Seven Odyssey of the Mind teams composed of 40 Scotia-Glenville students competed at the regional contest at Shenendehowa High School on Saturday, March 5; one high school team is headed to the state's competition on April 2 at Binghamton University.
The Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems in a team setting. Embedded in the process are 21st Century Skills such as Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Global Awareness, Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills, Self-Direction and Adaptability. [Read MORE]
If your child is very creative, likes to do projects with his or her hands and really enjoys new adventures, joining one of the Odyssey of the Mind teams now forming at Scotia-Glenville may be just the ticket!
The Odyssey of the Mind Informational Night will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 21 in the Middle School cafeteria.
Odyssey of the Mind is a program for students in grade K-12 that provides them with an exciting learning experience that promises to be both challenging and fun! Whether you are interested in becoming a team member or would just simply like to learn more about Odyssey of the Mind… We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact District Coordinator Amanda Shults at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-229-9155.
Check out more at the Scotia-Glenville Odyssey of the Mind website: scotiaootm.com
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High School team to compete at the NYS Odyssey of the Mind competition on April 11
Two Scotia-Glenville teams - one from Glendaal and one from the High School - placed in the top three area school teams during the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition on February 28; the S-G High School team will go on to statewide competition this Saturday - April 11 - at Binghamton University.
In all, 45 Scotia-Glenville students competed on seven teams at the Odyssey regionals, which were held at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park. The teams were from Glendaal, Sacandaga, Lincoln and the High School. [read MORE]
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Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.
Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world levels.
Odyssey of the Mind is designed to help students:
▪ Identify challenges and think “outside of the box” to solve problems
▪ Develop team-building skills by working with a team of 5-7 students
▪ Nurture and develop the creative thinking process as a problem solving tool
▪ Learn how to work within a budget and how important it is to reuse and recycle
▪ Understand that there is not always just one way to solve a problem
Here's more about the Odyssey of the Mind competition.
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Scotia-Glenville students have participated in Odyssey of the Mind for the past several years, including teams that have competed at the state finals in Binghamton.
▪ 2009 Odyssey program (page 5 of newsletter - PDF)
▪ 2008 Odyssey program (page 5 of newsletter - PDF)
▪ 2007 Odyssey program (page 8 of newsletter - PDF)