Communication 2016 Level 1

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Communication activities have many “channels”.  The intent of this badge is for students to learn and participate in team communications as well as contribute, collaborate and create materials in a variety of media.

Award Path : Mentor recommendation

Complete each of the tasks to earn a team mentor recommendation:


Competency Description Number
Foundation of Communication
Task: Identify and describe the team communication channels. CA1.1
Use the following questions as a guide.

  • Who creates the communications?
  • What are the goals of the communication?
  • What is the target audience?
  • When is the communication published?
  • What frequency is the communication published?
  • What are the results/outcomes of the communication?
  • What resources are available?
Task: From the communication channel selected above, contribute or collaborate on two media items. CA1.2
Print items examples:

  • Newsletters
  • Sponsor Letters
  • Recruitment Materials
  • Photography

Electronic communication examples:

  • Social Media
  • Video Sharing
  • Email
  • Websites and webpages
Engage and Participate
Task: Participate in a communication channel according to team standards. CA1.3
Participation examples:

  • Social Media – Follow or “like” FIRST communication channels or other FRC teams.
  • FRC Publications – Available on the website
  • Websites – Read websites and resources published by other FRC teams or resources such as
Public Speaking
Task: Contribute, collaborate and/or create 2 presentations in preparation for future speaking opportunities. CA1.5
Presentation examples:

  • Presentations for judges
  • Presentations for potential or current sponsors
  • Presentations for schools / organizations
  • Presentations to younger students or the general public