5WHO is OM? All Volunteers! IMPORTANT! K-College Division depends on grade of oldestDivision 2 = 6-8 (up to 7 kids)Division 3 = 9-12 (up to 7 kids)Coaches/Co-Coaches = REALLYIMPORTANT!ParentsVolunteers (1/2 per team)Judges (1 per team)CoordinatorsAll Volunteers!
6WHEN is OM? Weekly (usually) Coaches Training March = regional meet 1 ½ hours (usually)Coach and team decide whenStart whenever the team forms(October-December)Coaches TrainingSaturday, November 20th , 9-3,Langston Hughes Middle SchoolMarch = regional meetMarch 5th Falls Church High SchoolMore meetings toward endLike being in a playApril/May = state/world meet (MD)
7WHERE ? Someone’s house Need May be space at McNair after school Wherever the team and coach decideNeedAn 8’ x 10’ space minimum (stage)Storage for propsRoom to paint and buildMay be space at McNair after schoolArrange with school (?)
8HOW MUCH is OM? “Cost limit” is NOT an individual fee It’s up to the team!Team shares all costsSnacks if neededMaterials for skitsMaterials for spontaneous problemsPTA pays for:MembershipCreativity counts!Thrift storesYard salesBasements, attics, neighborsTrash day (neighbors trash?)
9HOW MUCH is OM?“Cost Limit” = total value of items on stage ($50-$150)Examples:Cardboard boxes = $0 (junk)Feather hat = $20 (bought)Feather hat = $1 (made)Old pants = 50¢ (yard sale price)Exceptions:In Program Guide (wheelchairs, shoes, electric cords, musical instruments etc.)
10HOW is OM Done? Coaches identified (Yeah!) Students identified Teams cannot form without coaches!!Coaches say when they can meetStudents identifiedSign up based on friends/age/locationTeam formsCoordinators help form teamsSome already formed with room for newTeam meetsCoaches and teams take over from hereOrganize – first meeting (with mentor?)Work on team-buildingGet all the problems to reviewChoose problemWhen SURE team is final:Begin work on long-term problem
11HOW is OM Done? NO OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE! KIDS come up with ideas Kids RULE!Coaches coach, lead, guideParents support, don’t interfereKIDS come up with ideasKIDS build thingsKIDS write scriptsKIDS make stuff
12HOW is OM Done? Adults Snacks Transportation Team-building Decision-makingSkill-buildingCheer-leading
13Hey! What’s the Problem? 5 long-term problems Design and build vehiclesSolve a technical problemA solution based on the ClassicsBuild a balsa wood structureAn original performance– usually humorous in nature
14Hey! What’s the Problem? 5 long-term problems Design and build vehicles
15Hey! What’s the Problem? 5 long-term problems Design and build vehiclesSolve a technical problem – usually involving devices
16Hey! What’s the Problem? 6 long-term problems Design and build vehiclesSolve a technical problem – usually involving devicesA solution based on the Classics
17Hey! What’s the Problem? 5 long-term problems Design and build vehiclesSolve a technical problem – usually involving devicesA solution based on the ClassicsBuild a balsa wood structure
18Hey! What’s the Problem? 5 long-term problems Design and build vehiclesSolve a technical problem – usually involving devicesA solution based on the ClassicsBuild a balsa wood structureAn original performance – usually with song and dance (humorous in nature)
20Hey! What’s the Problem? 1 spontaneous problem Usually about 10 minutesDon’t know it before the meetPractice, practice, practice5 team members
21Hey! What’s the Problem? 3 kinds of spontaneous problems Verbal Paint manufacturers employ people to create names fortheir different colors of paint. Your problem is to givea name for a paint color, and tell what you might paintwith that color.Verbal-hands-onHands-onBuild a bridge out of straws, tape, and paper
22Hey! What’s the Problem? Spontaneous problems Judged on whether they are:CommonCreativeHumorous“Volcanic Redwhen my Momis mad!”
23Key Dates 1st team meetings Oct/Nov Coaches training (regional) Nov 20th(Sat 9-3) Hughes MSCoaches Q&As (2) TBATeam registration deadline TBA (Jan)Need ½ volunteer (2 hrs)Need judge (2 days)Spontaneous invitationalTJ Jan TBA(Sat 8-3)Judges training Feb 20th(Sat 9-3)-tentative date Hughes MSRegional meet March 5th(all day)-tentative dateFalls Church HS
24F U N ! Elements of Success Commitment – Motivation comes from within: Kids – 2 hours/weekParentsCoaches – 3 hours/week, sharedCoordinatorsCoaches, coaches, coaches!Main or Co-CoachSnacks or spontaneous stuffHouses for meetingsSupportCoaches training (regional)MentorsLibrary/WebsitesFocus on –The PROCESS!Having ...F U N !
25Welcome to Odyssey of the Mind Orientation Meeting Welcome to Odyssey of the Mind Orientation Meeting! Rachel Carson Middle SchoolThanks For Your Minds!ThinkWhere we ...