Print

Print


Sarah:

There are no hard and fast requirements regarding boards. Some teams have elaborate layouts, others little to nothing.
At international FLL competitions, we were surprised to see teams set up 12 x 12 x 12 booths, many with lights, national flags, and elaborate displays.
For regional FLL tournaments, a research board is always helpful, as it allows other teams to see what you have done and because it can be a useful prop during your research presentation.
Most teams will have a research board and will often put their team names/numbers on the top/sides/back.
Some teams have been creating core values boards and even putting together skits for the core value judging session, again all optional. 
We started out with a basic solitary tri fold research board our first year in FLL, and have slowly become more elaborate over time.
You can see our research and team boards and some of our team building videos on our Facebook page.

If this is your first year, don't try to do too much, but focus on the basic presentations. 
Regardless of what year you are, be sure to use the tournament as a way of educating and exciting your team for everything they did right and how they can do things even better next year.
Some of our best ideas have come from observing other teams.
My suggestion about boards is to let the team decide, based on what they think would be fun to do, what would be helpful for a presentation, and what is doable in what time you have left. 
Be sure to follow the judging rubrics that First uses when creating boards and presentations.

Best wishes!

Bob Henshaw, 9th yr. coach
Follow us on Facebook at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_DynamiteTwisters_&d=BQIFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=J5fb0ELkRoh7TzAGYz99sSMvB-c7i4AC0HDT2OVPrww&m=P9PXjRx2oyu2XBsxZnuNDry_S3CbRDxscDTKvG0ppuo&s=YtqpX3nV-xOnyMLuRQOYBux5jX2s_2nvSDEKToRQKrM&e= 


-----Original Message-----
From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sarah Oden
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2015 5:22 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: How many posters/display boards do we need?

I'm confused with how many posters/display boards our team needs for the tournament.  There is so much information out there, I don't know what is truly NEEDED and what is just nice to have.  A simple google search turns up thousands of examples of great boards for all kinds of things!

Do we need a Team Board?- our name, number, team members, etc.

Do we need a Research Board? We just went to a practice meet and some teams had boards, we did not.

Do we need a Core Values Board?  What is this?  Or do we just need to know what they are and give examples?

Any other boards?  I'm thinking tri-fold manufacturers love FIRST!  : -)

Thanks folks!
Sarah

-- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list".

-- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.

-- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list".

-- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.