Step 7

PREPARE GAME PLAY MATERIALS

Create score sheets for use during the GAME PLAY.Design them with efficiency in mind. While judging, you will be multi-tasking; actively listening, taking notes, scoring performances, directing presentations. The players will expect the judges to sustain an even, brisk pace. There will be only a minute between presentations to complete your scoring and then, after all the proposals are presented, only 15 minutes to make your funding dispersal decisions. Well-designed score sheets are indispensable.

  • For ideas, review the two Sample Score Sheets.
  • As a team, discuss what you would like to see on your score sheet.
  • Design your own score sheet and put it at the bottom of this page

As a team, determine how you plan to announce the winners and the losers. For fairness and equivalence, it is advisable to tabulate numeric scores using the criteria. Judgment will be required to apportion the $1M. Some teams may receive nothing. In this case, you may consider suggesting that the team address those areas in need of improvement and re-submit for the following round of funding.

  • Not only will you be expected to announce the funding amounts, but you will have to provide reasons. Aim to deliver constructive feedback. Consider dividing responsibility for this among yourselves.
  • The Decision Sheet Template has served students well in the past. Feel free to modify it. It is most effective if visible to all players.

Review the GAME PLAY Agenda & Set Design. As a team, list all the equipment and printed or electronic materials needed for the GAME PLAY. You may want to discuss these plans with the teacher.

  • Use the Checklist below as an organizer. In the first column, place checkmarks beside items you are personally responsible for. In the second column, indicate responsibility by entering “team,” “teacher” or specific team members for the items.
I AM
RESPONSIBLE
FOR THESE ITEMS
OTHERS ARE
RESPONSIBLE
FOR THESE ITEMS
(WHO?)
ITEMS FOR GAME PLAY QUESTIONS

 

  Access to score sheets for judges  

 

  Team name placards  

 

  Funding currency  

 

  Access to GAME PLAY Agenda & Set Design  

 

  Materials/Equipment for reporting information (markers, projector, screen …)  

 

  Judge’s gavel or other such device  

 

  Timer