Odyssey of the Mind Enrichment Program Alexandria Township Middle School
What is it? <ul><li>Creative problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>5 different problems to choose from – (team choice) </li></...
What makes a Team? <ul><li>5-7 students </li></ul><ul><li>Parent coaches </li></ul><ul><li>More than one team?  </li></ul>...
When do we meet? <ul><li>@ School with Teacher/Coach </li></ul><ul><li>First Trimester: Wednesday & Fridays </li></ul><ul>...
Training <ul><li>October 29 – Mrs. Accumanno + one parent </li></ul>
What is the Time commitment <ul><li>@ School – 35 minutes 2x per week </li></ul><ul><li>Outside school – 1+ hours per week...
How can you reach me? <ul><li>Please take a card – It has all my contact information on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Team Wiki – ...
Instant Challenge <ul><li>This is an open-ended Instant challenge </li></ul><ul><li>It’s hands-on & verbal </li></ul><ul><...
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  1. 1. Odyssey of the Mind Enrichment Program Alexandria Township Middle School
  2. 2. What is it? <ul><li>Creative problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>5 different problems to choose from – (team choice) </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Work </li></ul><ul><li>Student-Driven decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Builds confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork! ! ! </li></ul><ul><li>FUN! ! ! </li></ul>
  3. 3. What makes a Team? <ul><li>5-7 students </li></ul><ul><li>Parent coaches </li></ul><ul><li>More than one team? </li></ul><ul><li>Each team does a different challenge </li></ul>
  4. 4. When do we meet? <ul><li>@ School with Teacher/Coach </li></ul><ul><li>First Trimester: Wednesday & Fridays </li></ul><ul><li>Second Trimester: Tuesday & Thursday </li></ul><ul><li>@ Home with Parent Coaches – Your team sets your own schedule </li></ul>
  5. 5. Training <ul><li>October 29 – Mrs. Accumanno + one parent </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is the Time commitment <ul><li>@ School – 35 minutes 2x per week </li></ul><ul><li>Outside school – 1+ hours per week </li></ul><ul><li>Teams set their own schedule to meet </li></ul><ul><li>Nights, weekends </li></ul><ul><li>At least 40 hours of time OUTSIDE of school! </li></ul>
  7. 7. How can you reach me? <ul><li>Please take a card – It has all my contact information on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Team Wiki – All meeting dates, times, etc. will be posted here. </li></ul><ul><li>http://ams-odyssey.wikispaces.com / </li></ul>
  8. 8. Instant Challenge <ul><li>This is an open-ended Instant challenge </li></ul><ul><li>It’s hands-on & verbal </li></ul><ul><li>Directions: </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a team </li></ul><ul><li>take the contents of the bag & use it to create something </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a team representative to present your challenge </li></ul>
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