2 Team Manager Recap Registered with DI and received team number Received hard copy of the Program MaterialsClaimed your team atCheck website for Clarifications. (last day is Feb 15, 2015)Met with team, chose Challenge, work on solution, have fun.Following the RoadmapRead your Challenge and Rules of Road
3 Team Manager Recap….. Set up a team calendar Got a snack schedule Stay in touch with Team ParentsAsk Parents to help youNo InterferenceRelax and have FUN! Remember, it’s the Process!Practice Instant Challenges with your teamGiggle and eat Chocolate!!
4 To Do ListRegister with Washington Imagination Network (WIN) at .Volunteers* and formsParental Consent FormsSpecial Circumstances (2 teams, sibling teams, other kid commitments)Advanced TM Training, Tuesday, Jan 13, RSVPInstant Challenge Workshop, Saturday, January 31, 2015
5 Tournament Appraiser* *A word about your Volunteer Appraiser*18+y/o Preferably NOT a parent.DI Provides: Breakfast and lunch and a fun dayAll Appraisers must be available for the following daysTraining - Saturday, Jan , 2 hour training at KSSTournament - Saturday, Feb 28, 2015, 8am-5pm at KSS
6 Any Questions ? Concerns ? Doubts ? Nightmares ?!!! Before we move on…..Any Questions ?Concerns ?Doubts ?Nightmares ?!!!
7 Creative Problem Solving against the Clock INSTANT CHALLENGECreative Problem Solving against the Clock
8 What is an Instant Challenge? Instant Challenge provides a chance for a team to show off its creative problem solving skills in a short, unrehearsed presentation to Appraisers. Although each Instant Challenge has different requirements, Instant Challenges reward teams for teamwork and the uniqueness and creativity of the team’s solutionIC’s are 5-10 minutes longAt the tournament, each team that competes in a specific Team Challenge in a specific Level will receive the same Instant Challenge. (Rising STARS)New for No Electronic Devices (Rules of the Road pg 248)
9 Why do Instant Challenges? A great way to learn and practice Creative Problems Solving (CPS) tools for use in the Central Challenge. (Read about CPS Tools in your Roadmap)Great for team buildingInstills confidence in team membersTeam members can use techniques to help solve “challenges” in their daily lives - Remember we are teaching a process
10 Tips for Team ManagersPut together an Instant Challenge Toolbox- What’s in it?Pipe-cleaners, mailing labels, non-flexible straws, paperclips, rubber-bandsnewspaper, index cards, toothpicks, cardboard tubes, paper cups, paper plates, string, clothes pins, popsicle sticks, coin rollers, aluminum foil, paper bag, paper, corks, envelope, clay, spaghetti, unsharpened pencils or chopsticks, ping pong balls, markers, scissors, marbles, feathers, cotton balls, most anything from your recycle bin.Jo-Anns or Michael’s Coupons
11 Tips for Team Managers…. Let the team play with the materialsWhich materials are:ConnectorsLengthenersStrengthenersStart introducing time requirements.
12 Tips for Team Managers Three types of Instant Challenges Task / Performance /CombinationPractice IC’s in Roadmap, online, books and CD’sTeam Member roles:Leader / Reader / Timekeeper / TechieRising Stars – Leader / Story personPractice, practice, practice
13 At the Tournment – Rising Stars The general logistical flow at a Tournament Instant Challenge SiteRising StarsICs are usually three to ten minutes longImmediately before their RS performanceParents and audience can watchEach team has a different ICSimple and fun activity for the team to showcase their creativity and teamwork- Development of story (beginning, middle and end)- Use of materials- Teamwork
14 At the Tournment – Competitive Teams The general logistical flow at a Tournament Instant Challenge Site – Competitive TeamsCentral Challenge time and IC timeICs are usually five to ten minutes longTeams will not know the IC until it is presented at the TournamentNo audienceNot every member must participateTeams decide if one Team Manager may join them in the IC roomTeams may NOT talk about their IC, except PRIVATELY among themselves – Vow of Secrecy and Chill Out RoomIC scoring criteria may include but are not limited to:- Development of skit - Character development- Use of materials - Creativity of solution- Teamwork - Effectiveness of solution
15 Now is IC Appraised? Complete their objective? RS = Learning + Fun + Working TogetherCreativitySo-so / Cool / WOW! It blew my socks off!Teamwork / Team DynamicsMutual respect / Diversity of Skills / Team RolesPerformanceBeginning, Middle and EndPerformance Skills5. Sticky Notes / Sticky Notes and scores
16 Interference Two ways to commit Interference in IC room If team knows the Challenge before their actual competitionIf someone helps the team in the IC room during competitionA Team Manager can have a lot of fun working with team and training them in IC techniquesAll CPS Tools can be taught to the teamTeaching CPS tools in IC is teaching skillsHave team practice all three types of ICs
18 Task Based Instant Challenge Focus is on team working together to move, build, change or protect materials they are given in order to complete a task or communicate information.Evaluated on how well team works together to design the solution, effectiveness of solution and on the creativity of their final project
19 Task Based Instant Challenge Focus and listen carefully to instructions (oral and written)Practice giving everyone a partTask completionKnow where the points are in the ChallengeUnderstand all possible uses for materialsWork through “alternative uses”Use materials uniquely and creativelyBreak into sub-groups if necessary -Divide and Conquer
20 Performance Based Instant Challenge Focus is on team working together to create and present a theatrically solutionEvaluated on creativity of performance, presentation and/or use of materials along with teamworkTypes of Performance-based ICsWith PropsWithout PropsTeam-created PropsImaginary Props
21 Performance Based Instant Challenge Speak loudly and clearlyListen to instructions carefullyPractice giving everyone a partKnow where the points are in the ChallengeListen to teammates when doing ImprovDon’t make unnecessarily long speechesPractice talking yourself out of jamPractice saving a teammate who cannot think of linePractice using exaggerated movements / expressionsMake up own Improv games
22 Now it’s Your Turn….. Task Based IC Dish Duty All Aboard Performance Based ICAquariumFirst DayJoin the CircusBirdcageCombination IC
23 9 Questions after every Instant Challenge How did you do as a team?How well did you manage your time?What worked well? What didn’t work?If you could do it again, what would you do differently?How well did you use the materials?Did your solution fit the scoring?Did the solution work? Why? Why not?Could it have been more creative? How?What did you learn?
24 Improve your Instant Challenge Skills Assign team jobs to be better organizedLeader/Reader/Timekeeper/Story/TechieSwitch jobsVideotape the IC so the team can critique themselves, then ask, “What did you see?”Repeat the IC, with a different solutionRemove or change materialsRe-run Instant ChallengesDivide into two teams and competeTry imaginary propsSilenceShorten the time frame
25 Play Improv Games Resource: Whose Line is it Anyway on YouTube Party QuirksHeadlines
26 Instant Challenge Workshop SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015Klahowya Secondary SchoolInstant Challenge Workshop for Teams: 12:30pm– 4:00pmIC Training for Appraisers and TM’s*: 11am- 12 noon$35 per team / register by January 10, 2015First Come First ServedLate registration $45 until January 20thOptional activity
27 Instant Challenge Workshop Appraiser The Instant Challenge Workshop Appraiser is different from your Regional Tournament AppraiserIn order to participate in the ICW:Two Appraisers18+ y/oParents are encouraged to participateTraining will be 11am - 12noon, Sat Jan 31, 2015
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