Each year it is a full time job trying to teach the students about FLL Project, Core Values and Robot design. Even this year it seems overwelming and now with two weeks to our first FLL competition (practice) we have to do even more. The michigan teams just recieved the following.
October 17, 2011
Michigan FLL Teams,
In order for you to prepare for your upcoming tournaments, we want to inform you that we are part of a FLL pilot. This pilot will help you prepare for two of your judged interviews.
• The first pilot requires teams to make a poster for Core Values judging. This poster will explain some of the more abstract parts of your team to the judges, and will facilitate the conversation between your team and the judges. A more detailed explanation and description is available on the website at www.firstinmichigan.org/fll . Look in Announcements (on the left toolbar) and you will find some news posted on October 16, 2011.
• The second pilot will require your team to prepare a one page report for Robot Design judging. This is called a Robot Design Executive Summary. The summary is intended to introduce the judges to your robot and your design process. A more detailed explanation and description is available on the website at www.firstinmichigan.org/fll . Look in Announcements (on the left toolbar) and you will find some news posted on October 16, 2011.
While these pilots might require a little more work on the part of your team prior to the tournament, we believe they will make it easier for your team when meeting with judges. We expect more quality interviews through this process.
While we don’t know if any Michigan teams will advance to the World Festival in St. Louis, Missouri, it is expected that these pilot activities will be followed there. We think this will help our Michigan teams.
Best of Luck to All Michigan FLL Teams,
They should have given this to us at the begining of the season and maybe we would have a chance to complete it.