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1 Teacher/Mentor Institute BEST Award Competition Dick Tumlinson Head BEST Award Judge

2 BEST Award Competition Inclusiveness Inclusiveness Diversity of participation Diversity of participation Use of the Engineering Process Use of the Engineering Process Sportsmanship Sportsmanship Teamwork Teamwork Creativity Creativity Positive attitude & enthusiasm Positive attitude & enthusiasm School and community involvement School and community involvement The BEST Award is presented to the team that best embodies the concept of Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology.

3 BEST Award Competition (cont.) Your teams participation in the BEST Award Competition is optional Your teams participation in the BEST Award Competition is optional To participate, an from your team to me is required by October 6 To participate, an from your team to me is required by October

4 BEST Award Philosophy Materials submitted by teams must be the work of students Materials submitted by teams must be the work of students Involvement of student peers in auxiliary roles is encouraged Involvement of student peers in auxiliary roles is encouraged Journalists Journalists Photographers Photographers Artists Artists Musicians Musicians

5 BEST Award Scoring The BEST Award competition will be judged using the following distribution of points: Project Engineering Notebook25 pts Project Engineering Notebook25 pts Project Engineering Notebook Project Engineering Notebook Marketing Presentation 25 pts Marketing Presentation 25 pts Marketing Presentation Marketing Presentation Team Exhibit and Interviews 20 pts Team Exhibit and Interviews 20 pts Team Exhibit and Interviews Team Exhibit and Interviews Spirit and Sportsmanship15 pts Spirit and Sportsmanship15 pts Spirit and Sportsmanship Spirit and Sportsmanship Robot Performance 15 pts Robot Performance 15 pts

6 BEST Award Presentations Project Engineering Notebook Project Engineering Notebook Linda Scott, Head Notebook Judge Linda Scott, Head Notebook Judge Marketing Presentation Marketing Presentation David Klein, Head Marketing Presentation Judge David Klein, Head Marketing Presentation Judge Team Exhibit and Interviews Team Exhibit and Interviews Spirit and Sportsmanship Spirit and Sportsmanship Rich Pozzi, Head Judge for Exhibits, Spirit & Sportsmanship Rich Pozzi, Head Judge for Exhibits, Spirit & Sportsmanship Robot Performance Robot Performance Dick Tumlinson, Head BEST Award Judge Dick Tumlinson, Head BEST Award Judge

7 August 6-7, 2012 Documentation The Engineering Notebook Linda Scott

8 Purpose of the Notebook To document the process the team uses to design, build and test the teams robot. To document the process the team uses to design, build and test the teams robot. An opportunity to tell the story of your robot An opportunity to tell the story of your robot Documentation is a critical aspect of the Engineering Process Documentation is a critical aspect of the Engineering Process Provides an crucial record of the process Provides an crucial record of the process Provides critical info between different groups Provides critical info between different groups Provides a checklist against requirements Provides a checklist against requirements Provides essential information for new people Provides essential information for new people Page 8 August 6-7, 2012

9 Page 9 August 6-7, 2012 BEST Award Notebook Judging The Notebook is an important Element of the BEST Award The Notebook is an important Element of the BEST Award 25% of the total score 25% of the total score Same Guidelines and Score Sheet as for non-BEST Award teams Same Guidelines and Score Sheet as for non-BEST Award teams Judged at the same time as non-BEST Award teams Judged at the same time as non-BEST Award teams

10 Important Dates Project Notebooks are due on Practice Day Project Notebooks are due on Practice Day Every team MUST submit a Project Engineering Notebook – NO EXCEPTIONS! Every team MUST submit a Project Engineering Notebook – NO EXCEPTIONS! If a notebook is not turned in on Practice Day, your team will NOT be able to compete on Game Day If a notebook is not turned in on Practice Day, your team will NOT be able to compete on Game Day Notebooks will be returned on Game Day Notebooks will be returned on Game Day Team Demographics Form MUST be submitted with Project Notebook Team Demographics Form MUST be submitted with Project Notebook Page 10 August 6-7, 2012

11 Team Demographics Form Team demographics information must be uploaded through the teams account at Team demographics information must be uploaded through the teams account at 1. Login 1. Login 2. Click edit next to their team 2. Click edit next to their team 3. Fill in team demographics information 3. Fill in team demographics information 4. Print the page 4. Print the page 5. Save the form 5. Save the form 6. Insert the page in the Project Engineering Notebook 6. Insert the page in the Project Engineering Notebook Page 11 August 6-7, 2012

12 BEST Award - Marketing Presentation David Klein, IDSA Associate Professor of Industrial Design

13 Page 13 August 6-7, 2012 Marketing Presentation As a component of the BEST Award, the evaluation of Marketing presentation are worth 25 points total (25/100) Project Engineering Notebook25 pts Marketing Presentation25 pts Team Exhibit and Interviews20 pts Spirit and Sportsmanship15 pts Robot Performance 15 pts

14 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute Schedule Saturday, Sept.15 Kickoff: Denver South HS Saturday, Oct. 6 Deadline to notify for Marketing Presentation participation. Saturday, October 20 Practice Day: Denver West HS Friday, October 26 Marketing Presentations on Auraria Campus, TE-121A Saturday, October 27 Game Day: Auraria Campus Events Center

15 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 15 Important Deadline Saturday, Oct. 6 Saturday, Oct. 6 Deadline to notify for Marketing Presentation participation Select a preferred and a backup 25-minute timeslot, either on the hour (i.e. 3:00pm), or half-hour (i.e., 3:30pm), between 8:00am and 5:00pm. Select a preferred and a backup 25-minute timeslot, either on the hour (i.e. 3:00pm), or half-hour (i.e., 3:30pm), between 8:00am and 5:00pm. These hours could be expanded to include LATER times (after 5:00pm) if high participation requires. These hours could be expanded to include LATER times (after 5:00pm) if high participation requires. Notify David Klein by or telephone, and wait for confirmation Notify David Klein by or telephone, and wait for confirmation

16 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 16 Marketing Presentation Date Friday, October 26 Marketing Presentations Saturday, October 27 Game Day at Auraria Events Center } A busy weekend!

17 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 17 Presentation Guidelines A minimum of 4 students must actively participate in the presentation. A minimum of 4 students must actively participate in the presentation. A maximum of 8 representatives for the team may be in the presentation room, including presenters, photographers, videographers, etc. A maximum of 8 representatives for the team may be in the presentation room, including presenters, photographers, videographers, etc. Adults/leaders are not allowed to participate, but may be present (counting as one of the 8 representatives) Adults/leaders are not allowed to participate, but may be present (counting as one of the 8 representatives) Representation by student presenters from more than one grade level is encouraged and will be considered in the evaluation as part of the teams recruitment efforts. Representation by student presenters from more than one grade level is encouraged and will be considered in the evaluation as part of the teams recruitment efforts.

18 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 18 Presentation Guidelines A minimum of 4 maximum of 8 +

19 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 19 Presentation Guidelines The presentation format is the prerogative of the team. The presentation format is the prerogative of the team. The team may provide any equipment it wishes to use. The team may provide any equipment it wishes to use. BEST will provide a computer, projector, and screen for presentations. All other equipment needs are the responsibility of the teams. BEST will provide a computer, projector, and screen for presentations. All other equipment needs are the responsibility of the teams. Direct questions about equipment and facilities to David Klein: Direct questions about equipment and facilities to David Klein: Failure to voice equipment needs may result in a team not having the necessary equipment for its presentation. Failure to voice equipment needs may result in a team not having the necessary equipment for its presentation.

20 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 20 Time Breakdown There will be a check-in station in near the presentation rooms. There will be a check-in station in near the presentation rooms. Teams should check in 15 minutes prior to their schedules time slot. Teams should check in 15 minutes prior to their schedules time slot. Presentation time limits are firm, if teams exceed they will get the hook Presentation time limits are firm, if teams exceed they will get the hook > 5 minutes: Computer set-up (optional) > 12 minutes: Presentation > 5 minutes: Q & A with judges > 3 minutes: Computer break-down (optional) = 25 5 minutes will be scheduled between presentation times for judges to confer 5 minutes will be scheduled between presentation times for judges to confer Teams not requiring computer set-up or break-down time may utilize that time for their presentation Teams not requiring computer set-up or break-down time may utilize that time for their presentation Practice!

21 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 21 Company Information Company Information - 2 points (2/25)Company Information - 2 points (2/25) Well-defined roles as company employees/owners/managers Well-defined roles as company employees/owners/managers

22 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 22 Design/Engineering Process Design/Engineering Process - 4 points (4/25) Brainstorming approaches- Early concepts, alternatives Brainstorming approaches- Early concepts, alternatives Analytical evaluation of design alternatives- What worked? What didnt? Why? Analytical evaluation of design alternatives- What worked? What didnt? Why?

23 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 23 Use of Available Technology Use of Available Technology - 4 points (4/25) CAD drawings, computer illustrations and/or models, simulations/analysis CAD drawings, computer illustrations and/or models, simulations/analysis WEB-based for promotional and/or recruiting WEB-based for promotional and/or recruiting Photography, video, other media. Photography, video, other media.

24 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 24 Strategies & Demographics Marketing Strategies - 3 points (3/25) Publicity efforts to inform school and community of their product (e.g. school newsletters, presentations to community and/or school groups, fliers/brochures, posters, press releases, etc.). Publicity efforts to inform school and community of their product (e.g. school newsletters, presentations to community and/or school groups, fliers/brochures, posters, press releases, etc.). Team Demographics and Operations - 2 points (2/25) Company team-building (team-building activities, representation and percentage of team involved in development, methods of team decision-making, etc.) Company team-building (team-building activities, representation and percentage of team involved in development, methods of team decision-making, etc.) Company team demographics (evidence of team diversity – male, female, variety of grades represented, minority involvement) Company team demographics (evidence of team diversity – male, female, variety of grades represented, minority involvement)

25 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 25 Quality of Presentation Quality of Presentation - 10 points (10/25) Communication skills and professionalism. Organized, prepared. Communication skills and professionalism. Organized, prepared. Meet specifications (time limit, 4 presenters, etc). Meet specifications (time limit, 4 presenters, etc). Creativity of format; visual elements like graphics, typography, images, and information are used in a creative way- to enhance clarity. Creativity of format; visual elements like graphics, typography, images, and information are used in a creative way- to enhance clarity. Quality of Q&A response to judges questions Quality of Q&A response to judges questions

26 Presentation Space July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 26

27 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 27 The Road to Success Apply the engineering/design process Define the problem and establish constraints Define the problem and establish constraints Read the rules and requirements Read the rules and requirements Research similar designs Research similar designs Inventory resources available Inventory resources available Brainstorm strategy and design possibilities Brainstorm strategy and design possibilities Evaluate the strategies & design approaches Evaluate the strategies & design approaches Analyze several alternative solutions Analyze several alternative solutions Select strategy & preliminary design configuration Select strategy & preliminary design configuration Accomplish final design - Build & test, modify & retest Accomplish final design - Build & test, modify & retest Document process and decisions along the way! Document process and decisions along the way! Deliver product Deliver product

28 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 28 Judges Sample Comments Positive Excellent; presentation was outstanding; this team had lots of practice. Excellent; presentation was outstanding; this team had lots of practice. The Project Manager was great. The Project Manager was great. Introductions were excellent; good brochures. Introductions were excellent; good brochures. Well-prepared; all elements covered. Prototyping was excellent. Well-prepared; all elements covered. Prototyping was excellent. Hit all points. Obvious that the students can follow instructions. Hit all points. Obvious that the students can follow instructions. Excellent presentation. Clever approach as a company organization. Excellent presentation. Clever approach as a company organization. Students were involved and enthusiastic. Students were involved and enthusiastic. Eager to respond to questions. Eager to respond to questions. Role-playing was effective in presenting details of design and construction. Role-playing was effective in presenting details of design and construction. Well-prepared for questions. Well-prepared for questions.

29 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 29 Judges Sample Comments Criticism Speaker spoke too fast during presentation Speaker spoke too fast during presentation Visual aids would have helped Visual aids would have helped Students did not show any enthusiasm Students did not show any enthusiasm Not dressed suitably Not dressed suitably Needed better drawings Needed better drawings No evidence of forethought or planning No evidence of forethought or planning Students did not cover the required items to be accomplished in the presentation; we had to pull these out in the Q&A Students did not cover the required items to be accomplished in the presentation; we had to pull these out in the Q&A Rock and roll music does not add to presentation; video is more effective with a narrator Rock and roll music does not add to presentation; video is more effective with a narrator

30 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 30 Judges Advice Dont read the presentation verbatim, use cards for notes. Look at your audience, not at the projection screen. Dont read the presentation verbatim, use cards for notes. Look at your audience, not at the projection screen. Use visual aids Use visual aids Pictures of people, drawings, mockups, your actual robot, etc. Pictures of people, drawings, mockups, your actual robot, etc. Take advantage of technology- software like PowerPoint, etc. Take advantage of technology- software like PowerPoint, etc. Dress appropriately, professionally Dress appropriately, professionally Dress and speak like youre interviewing for a scholarship Dress and speak like youre interviewing for a scholarship Casual business is expected, or better. Casual business is expected, or better.

31 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 31 Lessons From a Master Presenter 1/3Collecting images/info, organizing, sketching the story 1/3Building the presentation 1/3 Rehearsing, and editing in response to realized needs or excesses

32 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 32 Begin Low Tech

33 Practice! July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 33 His sense of informality came after grueling hours of practice.

34 July 30, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 34 Questions? David Klein, IDSA David Klein, IDSA

35 BEST Award Team Exhibit & Interviews And Spirit & Sportsmanship Spirit & Sportsmanship Rich Pozzi MSUD Engineering Technology

36 Aug 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 36 Purpose of Exhibit & Interview An understanding of the game theme An understanding of the game theme Demonstrate how the team has promoted BEST in the school and community Demonstrate how the team has promoted BEST in the school and community To creatively communicate the following information through a display and discussion with judges:

37 Aug 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 37 Exhibit & Interview Process Judges will visit table exhibits of each BEST team between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm Judges will visit table exhibits of each BEST team between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm Teams may be visited by several different judges during this period Teams may be visited by several different judges during this period Visits will be at tables, in pit and in stands, at the judges discretion Visits will be at tables, in pit and in stands, at the judges discretion Judges will have score sheet that requires them to evaluate every item listed in the evaluation section of the rules Judges will have score sheet that requires them to evaluate every item listed in the evaluation section of the rules

38 August 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 38 Exhibit Guidelines Standard 29 x 72 table will be provided Standard 29 x 72 table will be provided Display must not exceed floor space of 10x10 and 10 height Display must not exceed floor space of 10x10 and 10 height Skirting for table not provided Skirting for table not provided Each team should bring one extension cord and one power strip Each team should bring one extension cord and one power strip Other exhibit items may be used Other exhibit items may be used Additional equipment (audio-visual, extension cords) will be responsibility of the team Additional equipment (audio-visual, extension cords) will be responsibility of the team Each team is responsible for security of its own materials and equipment Each team is responsible for security of its own materials and equipment

39 Aug 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 39 Exhibit Guidelines (cont.) Mark all materials with identification and contact information Mark all materials with identification and contact information Set up exhibit after team photo during time for robot check-in Set up exhibit after team photo during time for robot check-in Exhibits should be manned by students from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm Exhibits should be manned by students from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm At least one student rep must be present to respond to Judges questions on robot design & construction At least one student rep must be present to respond to Judges questions on robot design & construction Candy and food items are not permitted as complimentary handouts Candy and food items are not permitted as complimentary handouts Each team is responsible for breakdown and clean-up of exhibit following awards ceremony Each team is responsible for breakdown and clean-up of exhibit following awards ceremony

40 Aug. 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 40 Exhibit Scoring Categories Exhibits will be evaluated on: Sharing information and/or technology resources, and mentoring other schools Sharing information and/or technology resources, and mentoring other schools Presentations and robot demonstrations to other schools & community groups Presentations and robot demonstrations to other schools & community groups Publicity (materials, media/press) within school and community about BEST Publicity (materials, media/press) within school and community about BEST Fundraising &/or sponsorship efforts Fundraising &/or sponsorship efforts Use of technology, display models or boards, or multi-media Use of technology, display models or boards, or multi-media Creativity in incorporating game theme into design and presentation of exhibit Creativity in incorporating game theme into design and presentation of exhibit Compliance with specifications (space allocation) Compliance with specifications (space allocation)

41 Aug. 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 41 Interview Scoring Categories Evidence of students enthusiasm, learning experience and understanding of the game theme Evidence of students enthusiasm, learning experience and understanding of the game theme Evidence that team recruitment included multiple grade levels and students from a cross-section of the school population Evidence that team recruitment included multiple grade levels and students from a cross-section of the school population Evidence that students were the primary designers and builders of robot Evidence that students were the primary designers and builders of robot Interviews may occur at the Table Exhibit, in the Pit, and in the Stands and will be evaluated on:

42 Aug. 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 42 Evaluation of Spirit & Sportsmanship Evaluation will occur throughout the competition The following will be observed: The following will be observed: Spirit promoted by the team during competition Spirit promoted by the team during competition Teams conduct throughout the day Teams conduct throughout the day Seating area Seating area Table display area Table display area Game floor Game floor Pit area Pit area

43 Aug. 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 43 Evaluation of Team Spirit Team spirit includes: Display of vigor and enthusiasm Display of vigor and enthusiasm Use of signs, posters, t-shirts, props, etc. Use of signs, posters, t-shirts, props, etc. Cheerleaders, mascots, costumes, bands, etc. Cheerleaders, mascots, costumes, bands, etc. Band limited to maximum of 10 instruments Band limited to maximum of 10 instruments Bands play ONLY during their teams 3-minute round Bands play ONLY during their teams 3-minute round No powered instruments, sirens, air-horns, etc. No powered instruments, sirens, air-horns, etc. Evidence of community involvement (for example community supporters present on Game Day) Evidence of community involvement (for example community supporters present on Game Day)

44 Aug.6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 44 Evaluation of Sportsmanship Sportsmanship includes: Outward display of sportsmanship Outward display of sportsmanship Helping other teams in need Helping other teams in need Conduct and attitude considered befitting participation in sporting competitions Conduct and attitude considered befitting participation in sporting competitions Grace in winning or losing Grace in winning or losing Evidence that students (not adults) are the pit crew Evidence that students (not adults) are the pit crew

45 Aug. 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 45 Remember Materials submitted by teams must be the work of the student participants. Materials submitted by teams must be the work of the student participants. Your teams efforts are being judged by a distinguished team of judges. Your teams efforts are being judged by a distinguished team of judges. Your team members will be representing your team and your school at all times during the competition; judges will be present during those times as well. Your team members will be representing your team and your school at all times during the competition; judges will be present during those times as well. Scores among the teams often differ by only fractions of a point. Scores among the teams often differ by only fractions of a point. Enjoy the experience ! Enjoy the experience !

46 Aug. 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 46 Read the rules Read the rules Fill in all the boxes Fill in all the boxes Read the rules Read the rules Have a good time Have a good time One More Time

47 Aug.6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 47 East High at 2010 Regional

48 Aug. 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 48 Other Regional Exhibits

49 Aug 6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 49 Other Regional Exhibits

50 Teacher/Mentor Institute August 6-7, 2012 BEST Award - Robot Performance Dick Tumlinson

51 Page 51 August 6-7, 2012 Robot Performance Robot Performance will determine up to 15 pts. Robot Performance will determine up to 15 pts. based on scores during the seeding competition: Team finishes in top 20%15 pts. Team finishes in top 20%15 pts. Team finishes in top 40%12 pts. Team finishes in top 40%12 pts. Team finishes in top 60% 9 pts. Team finishes in top 60% 9 pts. Team finishes in top 80% 6 pts. Team finishes in top 80% 6 pts. Team scores any points 3 pts. Team scores any points 3 pts. Team unable to score any points 0 pts. Team unable to score any points 0 pts.

52 Aug.6-7, 2012 RM BEST Teacher/Mentor Institute 52 BEST Award Internet Link Competition > Current Game Rules > The BEST Award > General Rules


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