Odyssey of the Mind Information Meeting LEES CORNER Elementary School 2014-2015

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  • Odyssey of the Mind Information Meeting LEES CORNER Elementary School 2014-2015
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  • Every kid will fit in DRAMA/ACTING MUSIC/DANCE CREATIVITY ART BUILDING ENGINEERING TEAMWORK USING YOUR BRAIN 2
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  • What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOM)? Check out this video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Q4TcPEBy2Zw http://youtu.be/Q4TcPEBy2Zw Check out this video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Q4TcPEBy2Zw http://youtu.be/Q4TcPEBy2Zw
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  • Getting Started Option 1: Forming Team (Known Kids) Choose a Problem Choose Roles for the team Register for the Tournament Option 2: Review the problems for the year Choose a Problem Choose a role for the team Complete the form before due date Kids will be paired up based on the Choice of the problem/timelines. Option 1: Forming Team (Known Kids) Choose a Problem Choose Roles for the team Register for the Tournament Option 2: Review the problems for the year Choose a Problem Choose a role for the team Complete the form before due date Kids will be paired up based on the Choice of the problem/timelines.
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  • Participation in OOM K-2 (Primary Section not scored ) 3-5 (Division 1 Competition Level) 6-8 (Division 2 Competition Level) Minimum of 5 and Maximum of 7 Parents play major role as a Coach Every team should supply a Judge and a Volunteer for the competition K-2 (Primary Section not scored ) 3-5 (Division 1 Competition Level) 6-8 (Division 2 Competition Level) Minimum of 5 and Maximum of 7 Parents play major role as a Coach Every team should supply a Judge and a Volunteer for the competition 5
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  • OOM Problem Two different phases of Competition Long-Term Problem (Max 8 Minutes) Spontaneous Problem Hands on, Verbal, Verbal Hands-on (7 min timed, Unique to tournament) Competition requires both phases Primary Level Spontaneous Not Mandatory (Coaches Decision) Two different phases of Competition Long-Term Problem (Max 8 Minutes) Spontaneous Problem Hands on, Verbal, Verbal Hands-on (7 min timed, Unique to tournament) Competition requires both phases Primary Level Spontaneous Not Mandatory (Coaches Decision) 6
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  • 2015 Long term Problem Problem 1: Runaway 'Train (Mechanical/Vehicle) Problem 2: Experiencing Technical Difficulties (Technical Performance) Problem 3: Pandoras Box (Classic) Problem 4: Lose Your Marbles (Structure using Balsa Woods) Problem 5: Silent Movie (Drama/Performance Based) Primary: Wacky Weather Warning (Humorous performance with Rhymes ) Problem 1: Runaway 'Train (Mechanical/Vehicle) Problem 2: Experiencing Technical Difficulties (Technical Performance) Problem 3: Pandoras Box (Classic) Problem 4: Lose Your Marbles (Structure using Balsa Woods) Problem 5: Silent Movie (Drama/Performance Based) Primary: Wacky Weather Warning (Humorous performance with Rhymes ) 7
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  • High Level Rules No Outside Assistance! Cost limit ($145 and $125) Follow the specifications provided in the Problem TEAMWORK IT IS! Review scoring elements Spontaneous, Style, Creativity, Cost etc., No Outside Assistance! Cost limit ($145 and $125) Follow the specifications provided in the Problem TEAMWORK IT IS! Review scoring elements Spontaneous, Style, Creativity, Cost etc., 8
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  • How Much is Odyssey? School Membership Cost $135 Membership Is One Team / Division / Problem Team Costs (2013-2014) Registration = $75 Coaches Training = $25 Balsa Crush-a-thon = $20 (Optional) Spontaneous Workshop = $80 (Optional) Other Shared Team Costs T-shirts Materials for Skits and Spontaneous Problems Snacks School Membership Cost $135 Membership Is One Team / Division / Problem Team Costs (2013-2014) Registration = $75 Coaches Training = $25 Balsa Crush-a-thon = $20 (Optional) Spontaneous Workshop = $80 (Optional) Other Shared Team Costs T-shirts Materials for Skits and Spontaneous Problems Snacks
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  • Strategic Planning Review the problem with team Make a Schedule Train your team Team Work Creativity Brainstorming Role Playing (Based on Kids preferences) Send Clarifications Mock presentations (Time management) GET READY! Review the problem with team Make a Schedule Train your team Team Work Creativity Brainstorming Role Playing (Based on Kids preferences) Send Clarifications Mock presentations (Time management) GET READY! 10
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  • Parents Role Co-Coach/Parent Volunteer Snack Transportation Space Facilitation Schedule coordination Acquiring supplies, support materials Support whatever you can for Coach Co-Coach/Parent Volunteer Snack Transportation Space Facilitation Schedule coordination Acquiring supplies, support materials Support whatever you can for Coach 11
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  • OOM Roadmap Team registration deadline(internal to our school) Oct17,2014 Registration confirmation Oct24, 2014 Parents & Team Kick-off meeting (Coaches) - October last week. Coaches Training November 8, 2014 (Liberty Middle School Clifton, VA) Spontaneous workshop Jan24, 2015 (optional) Team Registration deadline Jan2015 Judges Training Feb28 (Stone Middle School, Centerville) Regional meet March 21, 2015 at Patriot High School, Nokesville, VA State Meet April18, 2015 Team registration deadline(internal to our school) Oct17,2014 Registration confirmation Oct24, 2014 Parents & Team Kick-off meeting (Coaches) - October last week. Coaches Training November 8, 2014 (Liberty Middle School Clifton, VA) Spontaneous workshop Jan24, 2015 (optional) Team Registration deadline Jan2015 Judges Training Feb28 (Stone Middle School, Centerville) Regional meet March 21, 2015 at Patriot High School, Nokesville, VA State Meet April18, 2015 12
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  • Elements of Success Team Commitment Comes From Within Kids 2 hours/week Coaches 4 hours/week, shared Coordinators Coaches, Judges, and Volunteers! Teams Must Have All of The Above Regional Support Coordinator Liaison Coaches Training Judges Training Prior To Competition Focus on The PROCESS! Have Fun... Team Commitment Comes From Within Kids 2 hours/week Coaches 4 hours/week, shared Coordinators Coaches, Judges, and Volunteers! Teams Must Have All of The Above Regional Support Coordinator Liaison Coaches Training Judges Training Prior To Competition Focus on The PROCESS! Have Fun...
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  • References www.va.odysseyofthemind.com (Virginia website; has coaches handbook) www.novasouth.org (Regional website; local events) www.va.odysseyofthemind.com (Virginia website; has coaches handbook) www.novasouth.org (Regional website; local events) 14
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  • 15 Q & A