North Carolina Odyssey of the Mind Eastern Region Coaches Training

Tentative Schedule


8:30 - 9:00 Registration
Session
Room #1 Room #2 Room #3 Room #4 Room #5 Room #6 Room #7 Room #8
1
9:00 - 9:45 First Time Coaches Returning coaches Rules and Paperwork
Time Management Style Tournament Procedures
2
9:50 - 10:35 Coordinators Forum Returning coaches Rules and Paperwork
Time Management Style Tournament Procedures Understanding Scoring
3
10:40 - 11:25 Thinking Skills
Verbal & Combination Spontaneous Hands On Spontaneous Time Management Resources Working with Balsa Wood Understanding Scoring
4
11:30 - 12:15 Thinking Skills
Verbal & Combination Spontaneous Hands On Spontaneous Team Building Resources Working with Balsa Wood
Lunch 12:15 - 1:00
5
1:00 - 1:45 Thinking Skills
Verbal & Combination Spontaneous Hands On Spontaneous Team Building Style Tournament Procedures Understanding Scoring
6
1:50 - 2:35 Thinking Skills
Verbal & Combination Spontaneous Hands On Spontaneous Team Building Style Tournament Procedures Understanding Scoring
7
2:40 - 3:05 Prob 1 Prob 2 Prob 3
Prob 4 Prob 5 Prob 6
8
3:10 - 3:35 Prob 1 Prob 2 Prob 3
Prob 4 Prob 5 Prob 6

Class Descriptions

First Time Coaches: This class will cover the format of the program, role of the coach, getting started with teams, ground rules, outside assistance.
Returning Coaches: Forum discussion of issues including maintaining program ethics, outside assistance, team composition and selection, parent participation, and "this happened last year…what would you do?"
Hands-On Spontaneous: Practicing, scoring, strategies, and techniques for hands-on spontaneous problems.
Verbal and Combination Spontaneous: Practicing, scoring, strategies, and techniques for verbal and combination spontaneous problems.
Style: Defining, possibilities, elaboration, integration, how and when to develop, completing the form.
Tournament Procedures: Details about tournament day, atmosphere, schedule, location, traffic flow outside and inside. What improvements would you like to see, and who will help do them?
Problems 1-6: Each session of each problem will cover the same material; objectives, rules and scoring criterion for the Long-term problem, the problem clarification procedure, outside assistance, and tournament procedures specific to each problem.
Rules and Paperwork: Team rosters; tournament registration; cost, outside assistance, and style forms; complaints and tribunal procedures; normalization of scores; and site-specific rules.
Team Building: Activities, steps to…, styles of…, experiences, and insights.
Time Management: Managing a timeline, organization, planning and prioritization.
Working with Balsa: Tools, properties of balsa, grading and choosing, cutting, gluing and testing.
Coordinators Forum: Organization, funding, space and time commitments, contracts, grade levels and inclusion of all students.
Thinking Skills: The creative problem solving process, brainstorming, SCAMPER, and other tools.
Understanding Scoring: How the raw score reflects the scoring requirements from the problem descriptions, how it is reported on the score sheet, and how to explain it to team members.
Resources: Local resources for materials, books, websites etc.