The Learning Center Charter School fielded two Odyssey of the Mind teams for the 2018-2019 school year and both teams earned 2nd place finishes at the regional competition in February. The middle school team advanced to the state level competition and placed 4th in March.
Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is an international educational program that provides creative problem solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members use creative problem solving skills in a range of scenarios from building mechanical devices to presenting dramatic interpretations of literary classics.
Thousands of OM teams across the U.S. and from approximately 25 other countries participate in the program. Students in the program work together as a team preparing for months before the competition. Team members learn valuable skills such as creative and critical thinking, global awareness, cooperative planning, and complex technical and artistic problem solving.
Judy Coleman, OM Director at the school, said, “I am incredibly proud of all of our teams. They all performed exceptionally well!”
Coleman, who also serves on the OM Western Board of Directors for North Carolina as well as the State Board of Directors, added that the 2019-2020 school year will see a creative interplay between the OM problem solving approach and the Project Based Learning approach at the charter school.
“Our students will be presented with ongoing scenarios that will truly stretch their creative problem solving skills!” said Coleman.