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Core Values

1. Description


2. Judging Session:

Your team will spend ten (10) minutes with the judges. In past years, during the first five (5) minutes, teams were given a surprise teamwork activity to complete in front of the judges. The judges will be looking for evidence of your team dynamics: How well does your team communicate? Do they respect each other? Do they incorporate each other’s ideas into the solution? Does your team have leaders? Do they incorporate elements of Gracious Professionalism ® in the way they communicate with each other? Are they able to solve the problem and complete the task?

The final five (5) minutes were reserved for the judges to ask the team questions about the activity and/or the season.

Not sure how this will look in 2020, with consolidated judging.

Judging Rubrics

What is Gracious Professionalism ® ?

Gracious Professionalism ® is part of the ethos of FIRST ® . The idea and phrase are found throughout FIRST, but no one has been a stronger champion than FIRST Executive Advisory Board Co-Chair & Distinguished Advisor, Dr. Woodie Flowers. “Gracious Professionalism is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. Gracious Professionals learn and compete like crazy but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process.”

We expect all team members, volunteers, coaches, and families to behave as Gracious Professionals.

3. Sample Questions

4. Tutorials

5. Examples

6. On-line core values exercises


3 Sept - Cup Stacking - to help welcome new team member

30 July - Book Shelf

21 July - Modified Stack Theme using blocks

14 July - Paper Tower Building

2 July - Decision Making

  1. Each person has a chance to speak on the issue
  2. Everyone listens
  3. Vote, majority wins