WELCOMe

Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem solving program and competition for students in grades K-college.  It fosters teamwork, divergent thinking, risk-taking, creativity - and much more!  Students work in small teams and solve open-ended problems.  They learn to think on their feet, analyze results, & see things differently!   It's FUN & CHALLENGING.  If you've never done Odyssey of the Mind before, this is your year to start!

ODYSSEY HIGHLIGHTS

World Champions
P5 D3

Congratulations Upper St. Clair HS

Team #32374 P5 D3 &

Coaches Laura Murtough, Stacey Seewald & Meridith Markovitz on your fantastic 1st Place finish at 2020 Virtual World Finals!  

 

We are PROUD of you!!

Thank You!

Our Events

 
Notice: there will be an Odyssey of the Mind 2020-2021 Season!  Due to COVID-19 and the evolving restrictions, though, it may look a little different.  Your Regional, State, and National leaders will inform  you of the latest information.  Please be in touch, so you receive the latest information. 
Please link to our 2020-2021 Additions page for additional details.
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COACH TRAINING #1

Novice to Advances Coach Training Sessions

November 14

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom Call utilizing breakout rooms

Please LINK for registration

Coach Training is a great resource for coaches and anyone, really, who wants to know more about Odyssey. It is a wonderful day to learn from our region’s "experts." Training sessions in Style, Long Term and Spontaneous.  Plus Q & A  with Problem Captains and open discussion.

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COACH TRAINING #2

Competition Edition: from paperwork to parking

February TBD

Time: TBD

Please LINK for registration

Coaches & Coordinators are invited to attend this very informative Coach training session.   This session will focus on Navigating the virtual and in-person (if available) competitions.   We’ll cover paperwork, final practice tips, day-of tips, competition logistics, interpreting your scores, handling your parents, awards ceremony, etc, etc.  Experienced coaches will be on hand to answer any questions. 

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JUDGE TRAINING

Mandatory training session for all judges,

February TBD

Time: TBD

Please LINK for registration

Mandatory training for all Long Term and Spontaneous judges who will be judging at the WPA Regional Competitions ( In-Person and Virtual) or Spontaneous Fun Day.  Get in-depth knowledge from your Regional Problem Captain and learn what is expected on competition day.

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REGIONAL COMPETITION: IN-PERSON

The Big Day!

Location: This In-Person Competition has been MOVED TO AN ON-LINE COMPETITION

Deadline to Submit On-Line Materials:

March 6 at Noon

In-Person Competition for teams with Traditional Memberships who Registered to compete in person, if available. If an In-Person event is not possible, these teams will follow the Virtual Competition submission guidelines and compete in their own track, known as the On-Line Track,

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REGIONAL COMPETITION: VIRTUAL

The Big Day!

Deadline to Submit Virtual Materials:

March 6 at Noon

Virtual Competitions for all teams who registered to compete virtually. 

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SPONTANEOUS FUN DAY

February: TBD

Practice spontaneous problems and get feedback from experienced coaches and OMers!

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Jan. 15     Deadline - 11:59 PM - to register to a WPA Regional Competition

Feb. TBD     Deadline to submit a clarification request.

Bring Odyssey of the Mind to your Students This Year!

KEEP IN TOUCH

We're here to Help
 
Regional Directors
Angela Melton, 412.848.1342
Susan Rosati,  412.418.9117
regionaldirector.w@paodyssey.com

Connect to problem captains, event coordinators, etc.

Contact us!

regionaldirector.w@paodyssey.com

Susan Rosati 412-418-9117

Angela Melton 412-848-1342

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