"Odyssey of the Mind (or OM) 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 level."
The Learning Center has brought OM teams to regional and state competition for years. The creativity and collaboration that happens when solving an OM problem is exactly the kind of learning that we want to bring to every student.
A Note From Judy Coleman
Our OM Coordinator and Award-Winning Coach
"Odyssey of the Mind is a great way to help foster leadership skills & collaboration strategies in our students. By working closely together through a process of questioning and exploring, it allows students to venture into a world of discovery they create on their own. OM helps foster their imagination; there are no right or wrong answers to any problem or stumbling block posed, however there are an infinite number of possible solutions which, as a coach, you help guide to.
We are a school with a Project Based Learning approach, and Odyssey of the Mind partners with this approach beautifully. It intertwines multiple core subjects and allows for the exploration and expansion of the students’ knowledge base while encouraging them to delve deeper in order to solve problems which they encounter along the way."