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!

Thank You!

Events

Events will be recorded when possible and linked here and from Video+ tab

 
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Tips on Getting Started

September 14, 2021

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Zoom Call

Please link to RSVP

(Zoom link will be sent the day before the meeting.)

At the Coordinator Kick-off, we'll give you the latest updates on the Odyssey program, "getting started" discussion for new memberships, and answer any questions to help coordinators get their programs started.

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NEW

ODYSSEY ROUNDTABLE

Moderated Q & A for Coaches & Coordinators

October 19, 2021

November 16, 2021

December 14, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Zoom Call

Please link to RSVP

(Zoom link will be sent the day before the meeting.)

Monthly meetings for coaches and coordinators looking for insight, guidance, tips, and much more.  We'll answer all your questions.  Experienced coaches/coordinators on hand. 

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COACH TRAINING #1

Novice to Advanced Coach Training Sessions

November 6, 2021

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 team paperwork to competition logistics

February 5, 2022

Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am (tentative)

Location: 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 competitions.   We’ll cover team required forms, final practice tips, submission tips, and general updates and Q & A.    Experienced coaches will be on hand to answer any questions. 

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JUDGE TRAINING

Mandatory training session for all judges,

February 5, 2022

Time: 9:30 am or as determined  by your PC

Location: TBD

Please LINK for registration

Mandatory training for all Long Term and Spontaneous judges who will be judging at the WPA Regional Competitions 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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SPONTANEOUS FUN DAY

February 19, 2022

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Please LINK for registration

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

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REGIONAL COMPETITION

March 5, 2022

Location: TBD

Time: 7:00 am

Please LINK to register your team by Jan. 15

The Big Day! In-Person Competition 

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COACH TRAINING #3

Movin' On Up: Training for Advancing Coaches

Wednesday, March 9

Time: 7:00 pm

Zoom call

Please LINK for registration

Group presentations and open Q & A forum.  This coach session is for all teams advancing to State Finals.  Casual round table format brings experienced and new coaches together to discuss all things related to preparing for and competing in State Finals!

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PA STATE Odyssey of the Mind COMPETITION

April 2, 2022

Lock Haven University

Time: 7:00 am

State competition day! Compete against the best of the Regions across the State!

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

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

Feb. 15     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.