Coordinate The Coordinator handles all of the details and logistics of a Fluid Power Action Challenge event. This includes finding a location, managing the budget, recruiting teams, soliciting local businesses (if needed), sending instructions to teachers or team leaders, and ordering Challenge kits, t-shirts, trophies and food for Workshop and Challenge Days (we’ve created tons of resources to help you do these things – check them out here). The Coordinator job responsibilities can be handled by more than one person if needed. See below for Timeline and Step-by-Step Instructions. [The Challenge] gives them an opportunity to step away from the current video-centered life and look at and interact with the world more in-depth. Coordinator TimelineCoordinator FAQFor Teachers For Student Teams 6 months before: Find a Location to Hold the Challenge Schedule Workshop and Challenge days Set registration fee Determine Cost of Challenge Recruit local middle schools/school boards and let them know that you are going to hold a Challenge. Promotional Flyer Coordinator’s e-mail to teachers announcing challenge (Sample) E-mail attachment – Sign-up form for schools Solicit local support Coordinator’s e-mail to local companies (Sample) Sponsorship Flyer B & W Sponsorship Flyer Color E-mail attachment – Challenge Sponsorship Form Save the Date Once teams are signed up: Send an e-mail to the teachers, with the following forms as attachments. Coordinators e-mail to teachers (Sample) E-mail attachments Challenge Agenda Challenge Rules Team Registration Form Student Consent Form Tips for Teachers & Mentors Sample Portfolio Order Kits (1 per team Required) NFPA Fluid Power Challenge kits Available from: Mechanical Kits Ltd. / 1-877-430-4549 / email@example.com Order T-shirts (Suggested) You can use this artwork and logos to get started, and use any color shirt you like NFPA Foundation Logo Fluid Power Action Challenge Logo Fluid Power Man Logo Order Medals (Suggested) Order Trophies (Suggested) Arrange tour for teachers (Suggested) Notify the press Sample Challenge press release announcing event Sample Challenge press release after event 1 month before: Preparing for Workshop Day Make arrangements for lunch Prepare copies to hand out on the Workshop Day: Challenge Rules (1 per team) Challenge Rubric (2 per team) Pre-Challenge Survey (1 per student) Mid-Project Checklist (1 per team) 2018-19 NFPA Challenge Scenario Workshop Day Teacher Meeting Workshop Lifter Step-by-Step (2 per team) Workshop Rotating Platform Step-by-Step (2 per team) Portfolio Checklist (1 per team) Portfolio Notebook Template (1 per team) ISO-Ortho Views Explained (1 per team) Sponsor Signs (11 by 17) School Name Signs (11 by 17) Challenge Event Invite for Families, Community. Preparing for Challenge Day Prepare copies to hand out on the Challenge Day: Post-Challenge Survey (1 per student) Teacher Feedback Form (1 per teacher) Student Certificates Print and display Sponsor Signs and School Name Signs as you did on Workshop Day Tell Us How it Went! Send your pictures, along with a brief story about your Challenge event, to Stephanie Scaccianoce at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your suggestions and feedback. Q: How much time can a Coordinator expect to spend on organizing a Fluid Power Action Challenge? A: Approximately 45 hours from start to finish and that includes the time spent at Workshop and Challenge Days. Q: Do you have a mentor program to help if questions come up? A: Yes! We have experienced Fluid Power Action Challenge hosts that you can contact with related questions. All you have to do is email Stephanie Scaccianoce at email@example.com to get connected! Q: What is the best time of year to schedule a Fluid Power Action Challenge? A: Anytime of the year works well, even during the summer at a kid’s camp. However, try to avoid conflicts such as state-wide testing days. About the Action Challenge 2018-19 Challenge Scenario 2018-19 Challenge Layout Challenge Rules Challenge Rubric Judges Rubric Portfolio Notebook Template Tips and Tricks for Teachers & Mentors Student Consent Form Presentations 2018-19 Introducing the Challenge 2018-19 Lifter PowerPoint Instructions 2018-19 Rotational PowerPoint Instructions Supplemental Materials & Instructions Fluid Power Fundamentals Fluid Power Careers Presentation Iso-Ortho Views Explained Cube Instructions (legal) Process Cube Slides (legal) Design Process Diagram Mid-Project Checklist (1 per team) Looking for more content for your students? Try these 30 minute videos: Fluid Power: A Force for Change. Discovering Fluid Power We want to hear from you, share your experience! Teacher Feedback Form It is important to create a timeline and plan for milestones that need to be achieved between Workshop and Challenge days. Teams are encouraged to investigate concepts from the previous year’s program: Daman Products Inc. Team Sample Portfolio High School Team Sample Portfolio Middle School Team Sample Portfolio The portfolio is worth 45 points and should be given ample time and consideration to complete. Use the Portfolio Checklist to structure your portfolio & include the Portfolio Notebook Template. Know the difference between Iso and Orthographic Views. Review the Judges Rubric and don’t forget to use the required terms in the portfolio. We want to hear from you, share your experience! Take the Pre-Survey before or at the beginning of workshop day. Take the Post-Survey at challenge day. Learn more about careers in the industry!