StressedOut
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Wed Apr 11,2018 09:27 PM

Do any other IB people do Odyssey of The Mind? I used to do it, and I’m a coach now and if any of y’all were going to the state Competition (Florida), it’d be nice to say hi and maybe see your performances.
annahorta
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Wed Apr 11,2018 11:57 PM

what is that??
StressedOut
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Mon Apr 16,2018 03:05 PM

@annahorta it’s a creativity competition! I’ve been in the program for 7 years, and basically you’re given a prompt and certain things that are needed in your solution and you have about a year to create a 8 minute long skit. Then there’s another aspect that is spontaneous, in which the team goes into a room with just them and a judge and they are given a problem they have to solve. There are 3 categories of it. Verbal: where the question and answer are both given verbally, Hands-On: where they have to build something with certain materials in order to achieve a goal, and Verbal Hands-On: where aspects of the above problem types are both included.
StressedOut
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Mon Apr 16,2018 03:06 PM

It’s always so much fun and it’s so interesting to see what kids can come up with on their own (because parents and coaches are not allowed to help the team with ideas)

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