"Never say you can't. Say you can but it will be difficult" - Dr. Sam
Odyssey of the Mind has been a leader in education for 40 years. It’s emphasized creativity, science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math long before it was a discipline. It started in Founder Dr. Sam’s innovative industrial design classes at Rowan University in the 1970’s. He believed learning should be fun, students should incorporate their own interests, there are always new uses for old items, and the way you ask a question is everything.
Odyssey of the Mind (OM™) teaches students how to develop and use their natural creativity to become problem-solvers. Imagine being faced with a problem that requires an original solution. It can be frightening. Now imagine not being afraid to solve that problem – that is what OM members learn. This skill and self-confidence will carry over to all areas of their lives. OM brings the classroom to life as students apply what they learn and combine it with their interests and passions to solve our unique open-ended problems. OM also emphasizes teamwork, budgeting, time management, public speaking, and so much more. This international program is designed to help students at all learning levels grow as individual learners, grow as team members, and to reach their full potential.
The Conway Public Library is putting together an Odyssey of the Mind team this year!
Team members will meet regularly at the library (at least once a week) to work on solutions to a long term problem that we will present at New England's regional competition in North Berwick, ME on March 25th, 2023.
All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in the MWV are welcome to attend this info session with their parents to learn more!