Odyssey of the Mind JUDGES TRAINING 2014 OKLAHOMA

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  • Odyssey of the Mind JUDGES TRAINING 2014 OKLAHOMA
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  • What is Odyssey of the Mind? Team-driven creative problem solving competition Team-driven Creative Problem solving Competition
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  • What is Odyssey specifically? Four divisions in Odyssey Primary: K,1 st,2 nd grade Division I: 1 st -5 th grade Div. II: 6 th -8 th grade Div. III: 9 th -12 th grade Div. IV: collegiate Three major parts to Odyssey Long Term200 points Style50 points Spontaneous100 points
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  • What do officials do? Long Term Staging area judge Long Term Judges Style Judges Spontaneous Judges
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  • Long Term Problem 8 minute skit that obeys specific criteria Worked on entire year 5 different problems Problem 1- Vehicle Problem 2- Technical Problem 3- Classics Problem 4- Balsa wood Problem 5- Performance
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  • Vehicle Problem Alternates between large and small vehicles Vehicles have to complete certain tasks Lots of objective scoring
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  • Runaway Train Up to 3 vehicles Travel on tracks to stations Overcome obstacles from a list Humorous conductor character Victory lap with banner
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  • Technical Problem Build devices to perform specific tasks Objective scoring
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  • Experiencing Technical Difficulties Create at least 3 devices operated by rubber bands Eachs function different Complete 7 required tasks Ring bell Raise a flag Open book, etc Technical Failure which must be fixed Mysterious Engineer Character EVERYTHING MUST FIT IN TWO SUITCASES
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  • Classics Problem Performance based around classic works Art, literature, architecture, history, etc. Subjective Scoring
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  • Pandoras Box Video game retelling of Pandoras Box Prologue with Representation of the box A Gamer Character Multi-level video game 3 avatars that represent a different evil Power meter Hope
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  • Balsa Wood Problem Teams build balsa wood structures to hold as much weight as possible Scoring for Balsa wood is crazy* *My opinion
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  • Lose Your Marbles Structure holds as much weight as possible Starts with 5 marbles in structure Device removes part of structure, releases marble Integrate weight placement and losing your marbles into performance
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  • Performance Problem Large emphasis on performance elements (humor, stage presence, etc) Generally some kind of quest with 3 tasks Subjective Scoring
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  • Silent Movie Show a silent movie being made in present time Explain why Director Movie Critic Humorous Villain Character 3 silly acts of villainy Subtitles Musical score Short trailer
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  • Style Complements Long Term problem Found in back of Long Term 5 scoring categories, 10 points each 2 dictated to you: Visual appearance, creative use of a material 2 Free Choice 1 Overall Effect of the four Style elements in the performance Things that make you go WOW! Doesnt have to be tangible
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  • Spontaneous Completely independent of Long Term No coach present, team goes into a room and do a problem 3 types of problems Verbal Verbal-hands on Hands on Total secrecy about the problem
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  • Outside Assistance Nobody is allowed to help with the problem in any way. No giving them ideas, no telling them their ideas are good/bad, etc. As a judge, you cant tell them what to improve, only hints
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  • Dissecting a problem INTRODUCTION THE PROBLEM LIMITATIONS SITE, SETUP COMPETITION SCORING PENALTIES STYLE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR WILL PROVIDE TEAM WILL PROVIDE
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  • Forms: Team Required List 3 copies * Tells the judges what to score * ^^^IMPORTANT Vary from problem to problem
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  • Forms: Style 3 copies Cant be anything already scored in Long Term 1 and 2 are dictated by problem 3 and 4 are free choices 5 is a bit of writing to make the judges score them well
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  • Problem 3- 2 years ago Read through problem Talk about problem Look at forms View solution View solution Talk about judging long term/style
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  • Clarifications When teams dont understand part of the problem General Clarifications Team-Specific Clarifications
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  • Competitions 3 Competitions Super Regionals- Feb. 28, Sequoyah Middles School, Edmond State- March 28, Oklahoma State Student Union World Finals- May 20-23, Michigan State University, East Lansing Div I teams perform in the morning, higher divisions later Spont all day
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  • Placement Top 6 teams per problem per division advance from Super Regionals to State 2 teams per problem per division advance to World Competition Scores are a combination of all three scoring categories put together Special Awards OMER Award Ranatra fusca Award Ranatra fusca award winners advance automatically to World