Hello FLL Teams, Coaches, and Mentors!
Please read this important information regarding judging at FIRST LEGO League Tournaments in Michigan for the 2016 Animal Allies season:
This year FIRST LEGO League Tournaments (Qualifiers and Championship) in Michigan will be requiring teams to create a Core Values Board. See Challenge Document https://firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net/fll/animal-allies-challenge-guide.pdf , pgs., 4-5, for board requirements. The team should bring this board when they go into the Core Values judging room. In addition to the Core Values board, teams will be observed participating in a team activity chosen by the Qualifier tournament, and will be asked questions by the Core Values judges.
Core Values Rubrics may be found here:
FIRST LEGO League Tournaments (Qualifiers and Championship) in Michigan will be asking teams to implement the Robot Design Executive Summary (RDES) format at the beginning of Robot Design judging session. See Challenge Document, https://firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net/fll/animal-allies-challenge-guide.pdf , pgs. 25-26 for details. The RDES is a presentation preparation tool to help teams highlight all the important areas of their robot design and development for the judges. Teams do not need to create a poster or written material for the RDES. However, if the team would like to share pictures of the design process, records of strategy sessions, or examples of programming (preferably printed), the RDES presentation is an appropriate time. In addition to the presentation using the RDES format, the team will be asked questions by the Robot Design judges.
Robot Design Rubrics may be found here:
As mentioned in the previous Michigan FIRST LEGO League email blast, Michigan is one of several regions that will be participating in a Project Rubrics Pilot this season. This means that the rubrics that will be used to by the Project judges at FIRST LEGO League Tournaments (Qualifiers and Championship) in Michigan will be different than what is publicly posted on the FIRST website.
Project Rubrics for Michigan may be found here:
One final note: All Michigan FIRST LEGO League email blasts may be found on the FIRST in Michigan website: http://michiganfll.blogspot.com/
Please let us know if you have any additional questions, or need additional information. You may reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we will answer your query as soon as possible, but it may take a few days.
Good luck to all our teams!
Pamela Williamson, Michigan FLL Partner
Twylia Voshol, Michigan FLL Lead Judge Advisor