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WELCOME to MW Odyssey Online Coaches TrainingOnline Coaches Training
INTRODUCTIONS Debra Garling, Odyssey Coordinator ext / David Bernsley, HS Principal What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?
COACHES HS: Joann & Jessica Mazzola Nicole Maggio MS: Maryann Shirley / Joanne McInerney John Cappiello CV:Lauren Phillips / Diane D’Errico NM:Kathy Doherty / Adriana Filippone PT:Liz Pesce &Tracie Foster What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?
OMers 1 st year? 2 nd ? 3 rd ? 4 th ? 5 th ? 6 th ? 7 th ? 8 th ? What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?
MW Cheer M – O – N R – O – E Monroe – Monroe Woodbury! Repeat 3 times! What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?
PAPERWORK Permission Slip (Regionals) Contracts - OMers - Parents T-Shirt Orders - Practice - Practice - Supporter What is Divergent Thinking?What is Divergent Thinking?
What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)? International Creative Problem-Solving Program Based upon idea that creativity is a skill that can be taught and further developed w/practice Team-effort, based loosely upon a sports model Develops real-life communication and brainstorming skills, and rewards creativity in the solution of complex problems What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?
What is divergent-thinking? Convergent Problem Solving - for every problem, there is just one correct answer Divergent Problem Solving - for lots of problems, there may be many correct answers There are no wrong solutions calculated risks are encouraged Odyssey allows kids to use their imaginations to interpret and solve complex problems in a FUN way! What is Divergent Thinking?What is Divergent Thinking?
History of Odyssey of the Mind Dr. C. Samuel Micklus (Dr. Sam) His college program expanded to NJ High Schools OotM began. History of Odyssey of the MindHistory of Odyssey of the Mind
Long-Term Style Spontaneous The Three Components of OOTM 200 Points 200 Points Specific Rules Specific Rules Open-Ended Open-Ended All Solutions Presented in Skit Form (8-min) All Solutions Presented in Skit Form (8-min) 100 Points 100 Points On the Spot Anything Goes 3 Types - - Verbal - - Hands on - Hybrid 50 Points 50 Points Elaboration of Long-Term Elaboration of Long-Term Pizzaz, Sparkle, Polish Pizzaz, Sparkle, Polish Team Chosen Elements Team Chosen Elements Long-Term + Style + Spontaneous = Total Score Raw Scores are “Adjusted” so the team with highest raw score (for each component) receives the full possible score (200, 100, or 50 pts for the three components). Other team scores adjusted proportionally The Three Components of OOTMThe Three Components of OOTM
Participation commitment: - Team members (OMers) - Coaches - Volunteer Judges and Officials - OMer families - OMer families The Long-Term Problems The Long-Term Problems The Long-Term Problems Continued…The Long-Term Problems Continued…
Six new problems released each year Vehicle –Problem 1 Technical– Problem 2 Classics – Problem 3 Structure – Problem 4 Theatrical– Problem 5 Primary – Demonstration Only Cost limit to each problem (usually ~$ ) Cost limit to each problem (usually ~$ ) The Long-Term Problems The Long-Term ProblemsThe Long-Term Problems
The problem is to design, build, and run three vehicles that will deliver parts to an Assembly Area. The team will create a signal that lets the audience know which vehicle is about to travel and deliver a part. The parts will be assembled into a pet animal. Once assembly is completed, the animal will perform a trick. The theme of the presentation must include the delivery of the parts, the assembly, and the pet animal. Cost limit: $145 USD. Cost limit to each problem (usually ~$ ) #1: Vehicle: Pet Project The Long-Term ProblemsThe Long-Term Problems
…create and present an original performance that includes a technical representation of messages being sent by . A Sender character will send three s: 1-requires a return receipt, 1-w/ work of art attachment, and 1-that goes through a SPAM filter. 2 of the s will go to a receiver character and 1 will go to an offbeat location. Each will pass through a central server before reaching its final destination. Team members are not allowed to touch the s while the server is processing the messages. Cost limit: $145 USD. #2: Technical: The Must Go Through The Long-Term ProblemsThe Long-Term Problems
…create and present an original performance that includes a replica of a documented architectural structure that was built between 1,000 AD and 1,600 AD. The performance will include 3 works of art that "disappear" and 2 characters that go on a quest to find them. When the works of art are found, they will be incorporated into the replica. The performance must also include 2 songs that are choreographed Cost limit: $125 USD. #3: Classics: ARTchitecture: The Musical #3: Classics: ARTchitecture: The Musical The Long-Term ProblemsThe Long-Term Problems
Teams will design and build a structure made of only balsa wood and glue that will balance and support as much weight as possible. Before weight placement begins, the team will present a commercial that includes the structure rolling down a ramp. The structure will be scored for how far it rolls and for how much weight it holds. The team will integrate the placement of the weights into the performance. Cost limit: $145 USD. #4: Tumble-wood The Long-Term ProblemsThe Long-Term Problems
…create/present an original humorous performance that includes 2 characters that “act naturally” but are odd to those around them. 1 scene will establish the "normal" behavior of 1character that, at some point in the performance, finds itself among others who react to the out-of-place behavior. The other character's behavior will stand out too, but this character will end up in a setting where its odd behavior is considered normal. The performance will include a meter that indicates the degree of odd/normal behavior and a creative scene change. Cost limit: $125 USD. Sponsored by NASA. #5: Theatrical: “How You Look at It” #5: Theatrical: “How You Look at It” The Long-Term ProblemsThe Long-Term Problems
Spontaneous Problems Verbal – verbal responseVerbal – verbal response “Name something that is _______” “Name something that is _______” Hands on – manipulation of materialHands on – manipulation of material “Build the Tallest Tower” Verbal/Hands On (Hybrid) –verbal / hands on Verbal/Hands On (Hybrid) –verbal / hands on Aluminum Foil Spontaneous ProblemsSpontaneous Problems
Do it with Style ! Style is the elaboration of the Long-Term Team shows judges what they are particularly excited about or most proud Style is presented during Long-Term Style is presented during Long-Term Do it with Style !Do it with Style !
Outside Assistance The Team MUST conceive, design, construct, and perform their own ideas. OOTM is a Hands-On Program for Kids, but a Hands-Off Program for Adults (PARENTS TOO!) OUTSIDEASSISTANCE Outside AssistanceOutside Assistance
OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE FORM one copy for Staging Judge only 7 members can contribute to problem solution coaches are facilitators coaches can assist Div I teams in filling out forms, but must use team’s own words if OA did occur, list on form, may result in a penalty penalty is proportional to amount and type of help given Outside Assistance FormOutside Assistance Form
PENALTIES Prevent teams from bending or breaking the rules Prevent safety hazards Prevent interfering with other teams Prevent delaying competition Prevent misbehaving PenaltiesPenalties
PENALTIES Spirit of the Problem - circumventing rules in either Long- Term or Spontaneous (-1 to -100 Points). Unsportsmanlike Conduct - impairing another team’s solution, disruptive behavior, inappropriate language. Intentional (or unintentional) damage to facilities (-1 to -100 points). Outside Assistance –from anyone: coach, parents, other kids, audience. (-5 to -200 points). Incorrect/Missing Membership Sign – -1 to -15 points. Over Cost Limit – Materials over cost limit (-1 to -100 points) Over Time Limit – For each 10 sec or fraction (-5 points) PenaltiesPenalties
Tournaments Odyssey of the Mind tournaments are held in the spring of each year around the world at various levels Local Regional State / Country World Finals Local Regional State / Country World Finals Although a competition, it is also meant to be a time for the teams to be rewarded and to have FUN! TournamentsTournaments
Odyssey of the Mind Recognition OMER’s Award In recognition of teams or individuals who demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship, exemplary behavior, and exceptional talent Ranatra Fusca presented to teams or individuals who exhibit exceptional creativity, either through some aspect of their problem solution, or an extraordinary idea beyond the problem solution Tournament Placement determined by total score Ties are awarded if there is less than 1 point difference OOTM RecognitionOOTM Recognition
Odyssey of the Mind Be Creative ! Be Creative !Be Creative !
Scheduler Scheduler (how often and where team meets) Facilitator Facilitator (helps the team stay organized) Teacher Teacher (teaches basic skills) Asks QUESTIONS Asks QUESTIONS (to help team focus, open-ended) Spontaneous practice Spontaneous practice (practice often, variety, strategies) Role of the Coach What is the Role of the Coach?What is the Role of the Coach?
ROLE of the OMer Team BuildingTeam Building Do ALL the work!
ROLE of the Parents Get kids to & from practice Attend 8 million fund raisers Encouragement Team BuildingTeam Building
CONTRACTS Team BuildingTeam Building STUDENT Expectation ____ I realize that no ODYSSEY problem has only one solution, and that a successful team is one which cooperates by considering EVERYONE'S ideas. I will not criticize anyone's ideas. ____ I agree that my behavior at meetings will be constructive. If it is behavior that is not appropriate in school, it is not appropriate at an ODYSSEY meeting. ____ I agree to cooperate on whatever solution the team chooses, even if it is not my first choice.
STUDENT Expectation cont. Team BuildingTeam Building ____ I agree that all solutions, 'including props, costumes, signs, etc., will be made completely by me or a member of my team. I realize that if there is any part of our solution that the team cannot complete without assistance, we must redesign that part of the solution. ____ I understand that, at the meet, only 5 team members may participate in the spontaneous solution. ____ I understand that the ODYSSEY program recognizes all teams that bring a solution to the tournaments are considered "winners."
STUDENT Expectation cont. Team BuildingTeam Building ____ I agree to show other teams the utmost respect and good sportsmanship. ____ I will maintain my academic eligibility to participate in Odyssey. (MS/HS)
CONTRACTS Team BuildingTeam Building PARENT Expectation ____ I agree, in the proper spirit of ODYSSEY, not to interfere with the team's solutions. All creations, inventions, decorations, ideas, must come from the team members. NO OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE! If work is done at home, I will not be involved. If work is done at home, I will not be involved. ____ I agree to make every effort to have my child attend each meeting. If there is a conflict, either my child or I will notify the coach(es). I understand that each team member is critical, and I will see that my child honors his/her commitment to team.
PARENT Expectation cont. ____ I realize that my child's coach(es) will be contributing a significant amount of time and effort to provide a rewarding experience. If asked I can providing snacks when it is my turn. ____I will be punctual when dropping off or picking up my child from meetings. ____ I agree to discuss all items listed above with my child. ____I understand that there will be fund raising involved and I will help out in any way that I can. I will help out in any way that I can. Team BuildingTeam Building
T-SHIRTS (minimum order 25) Team BuildingTeam Building Forever Fierce
T-SHIRTS Team BuildingTeam Building Creative Crusader
All MW shirts are adult sized. Not youth.
FUND RAISING Team BuildingTeam Building
FUND RAISING FAQs Team BuildingTeam Building Last year’s efforts Time frameTime frame Amount neededAmount needed
FUND RAISING FAQs Team BuildingTeam Building This Year’s GOAL= $10,000
MW Odyssey Merchandize Team BuildingTeam Building CC Magnets CC Window Clings Shopping Tote Bags Click Pens WristbandsShirts
FUND RAISING Team BuildingTeam Building Laurie Rodenheiser
FUND RAISING Team BuildingTeam Building FUDGE SALES
Team BuildingTeam Building 1.Sales began 11/3 2.Sales end 11/28 3.Goal per OMer 4.40% 5.OMer competition
FUNDRAISING Team BuildingTeam Building Spaghetti Dinner/ Holiday Boutique Holiday Boutique Friday November 30 th Leslie McInerney
FUNDRAISING Team BuildingTeam Building Vendors Wanted! Friday November 30 th
FUNDRAISING Ideas Team BuildingTeam Building UNO’sUNO’s School Hat DaysSchool Hat Days Applebee’s BreakfastApplebee’s Breakfast
End of Year Banquet Team BuildingTeam Building Organizer Wanted! Early June
Important DATES What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)? Spaghetti Dinner 11/30 Spontaneous Night 1/3 Regional Tourney 3/2 Community Performances 3/21 State Competition3/22-3/23
Hotel Reservations STATES: Friday, March 22 nd Holiday Inn Arena: 2-8 Hawley Street, Binghamton 1 (607) WORLDS: May 21 st – 26 th Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan (see web site for hotel options) What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?
G&T EXPAND Web Pages What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?What is Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)?