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NC Odyssey of the Mind Awareness Session. International Creative Problem-Solving Program. NCOM Eastern Region Mission To Provide Creative Problem-Solving Opportunities for everyone and To Foster Original and Divergent Thinking. Teams, Coaches, Practices, Meets. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • NC Odyssey of the Mind

    Awareness Session

  • International Creative Problem-Solving ProgramNCOM Eastern RegionMissionTo Provide Creative Problem-Solving Opportunities for everyoneandTo Foster Original and Divergent Thinking

    Teams, Coaches, Practices, Meets

  • History of Odyssey of the MindThe program was started by a NJ College Educator, Dr. C. Samuel Micklus (Dr. Sam)

    Dr. Sam challenged students in his courses to solve assignments in unusual and creative ways. At the end of the semester, students presented their solutions in a competition

    In 1978-1979, the Odyssey of the Mind program began. Originally it was called Olympics of the Mind

    North Carolina was one of the 1st States outside NJ to participate and compete in an OOTM World Finals (were currently in our 21st year). Non-profit organizations in individual states/countries operate the program in their area Creative Competitions, Inc. (the international organization) was formed to develop the problems and administer the program at the national, and later, the international level

  • OOTM develops real-life communication and brainstorming skills, and rewards creativity and calculated risk-taking in the solution of complex problemsFocus is to develop divergent, independent-thinking skills(thinking outside the box, taking the path less traveled) through a challenging, AND FUN, learning process

  • What do we mean by divergent-thinking?Convergent Problem Solving - for every problem, there is just one correct answerDivergent Problem Solving - for every problem, there may be many correct answersOdyssey of the Mind encourages young people to explore many possible answers and to be creative in finding a solution

    Odyssey of the Mind allows kids to use their imaginations to interpret and solve complex problems in a FUN way!

  • Odyssey of the Mind InvolvesThe Most Creative and Original Solution Possible

  • Memberships & Team Structure

    Memberships are from: schools, clubs, churches, libraries, community groups and home schoolsTeams of 5-7P-DI-DII-DIII-DIVPrimary (K-2)Div I (all under age 12 by May 1st, 2003) (or every team member in 5th grade or less)Div II (under age 15 by May 1st, 2003) (or every team member in 6th-8th grade)Div III (under age 19 by May 1st, 2003)Div IV (full-time enrollment in College)

    (based upon age of oldest team member)

  • Long-TermThe Three Components of OOTM 200 Points Specific Rules Open-Ended Solution Presented in Skit Form (8-min) 100 Points On the Spot Anything Goes 3 Types Verbal Hands on - Hybrid50 Points Elaboration of LT Pizzaz, Sparkle, Polish Team Chosen ElementsLong-Term + Style + Spontaneous = Total ScoreStyleSpontaneousTotal 350 Points

  • There are six new problems released each year (Aug -Sept)

    Vehicle Problem 1 A Scene From Above

    Technical Problem 2 The Know-It-All *

    Classics Problem 3 Put a Spin On It

    Structure Problem 4 Odd Pod Structure

    Theatrical Problem 5 Fooled Ya!

    Primary Demonstration Only Music Lessons

    Not all problems are offered in all age Divisions*

    The Long-Term Problems

  • There is a cost limit to each problem ($100-135)- therefore solutions cannot be bought- only the materials used in competition included in the cost- duct tape & cardboard, lawn-sale value, scavenging- some items are exempt from cost, these are listed in the Odyssey of the Mind Program Guide

  • Solutions to the problems are ENTIRELY that of the team. No OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE is allowedOUTSIDEASSISTANCEQuestions YESAnswers - NO

  • What do OMERs Need?

  • CoachesAll VolunteersRegional TrainingSupport: Books, Videos, Web pages, Telephone.www.odysseyofthemind.orgwww.ncom.org

  • Training Tournament Temperament 2 4 hours No training Pre-tournament or at tournament

  • Expenses Membership in Odyssey of the Mind International $135 per school or org. NCOM Regional/State Registration $100 per Team $65 per team Early Bird before Dec 13, 2002 Coaches Training $12 per CoachTeam Support: Snacks Supplies R & D Travel to Tournaments Judge Volunteer

  • TimelineLate August Mid DecemberPurchase international membershipNovember 2, 2002Eastern Region Coaches TrainingDecember 13, 2002Early Bird Registration DeadlineFebruary 8, 2003Eastern Region Judges Training (Snow date Feb 15, 2003)March 8, 2003Eastern Region TournamentApril 5, 2003NCOM State TournamentMay 28 31, 2003Odyssey of the Mind International Tournament

  • North Carolina Odyssey of the Mind Dick Raley, State Director rraley@bellsouth.netRegional Directors:Central Jeff Newell jwnewell@duke-energy.comCoastal Betsy Adams adamsbets@hotmail.comEastern Patti Adams wp_adams@bellsouth.netNorthern David Asher dasher@triad.rr.comWestern Barbara Parris

    International Headquarters:Odyssey of the Mindc/o Creative Competitions, Inc.1325 Route 130 South, Suite FGloucester City, NJ 08030(856) 456-7776(856) 456-7008 (fax)email to: Contact InformationCheck out our Website for up to date informationhttp://www.ncom.org