Category: News

POUDRE RIVER SCHEDULE POSTED

February 16th, 2019 By Calla

Hello Poudre River Coaches & Teams! The Regional Tournament schedule is now posted on the Tournaments menu and the Regions menu. This schedule is final and cannot be changed. We look forward to seeing the teams present their solution on March 24th!

https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/competitions/2018/16120_schedules_menu.html

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Julie Farr Scholarship Application Process Now Open

February 1st, 2019 By Calla

We are excited to share with you the opening of the Julie Farr Scholarship Application process. The deadline for students to submit an application is March 31st. Please visit the Julie Farr Scholarship page on the Parents Menu to learn more about this opportunity, the process and more!

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Clarifications Deadline – Feb. 15th

February 1st, 2019 By Calla

Don’t forget the last day to submit clarifications is Feb. 15th! Log into the Member Area to submit a team clarification and keep current with general clarifications that have been issued for your problem.

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Judges Training Coming Up

January 25th, 2019 By Calla

We are looking forward to meeting all our wonderful judges next Saturday, Feb. 10th at the Mt Evans training in Castel Rock (afternoon only) or at the Longs Peak training on Feb. 24th (morning only) or at the Poudre River training on Feb. 24th (afternoon only)!  You can attend any training date that is convenient for you. Questions? Contact our Judges Coordinator at judges@coloradoodyssey.org.

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Registration for Tournaments Is Open!

December 15th, 2018 By Calla

Online tournament registration is open. Please be sure to have the name of your judge & volunteer and their email address.

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State Director Posts Open Letter To DI Teams After Global Finals Costs Skyrocket!

December 7th, 2018 By Calla

Dec. 7th, 2018

 

Hello Colorado Destination Imagination Schools and Districts

 

It is unfortunate that your cost to attend Global Finals has just skyrocketed! If you were to participate in Odyssey of the Mind this year you would pay 48% less per team to attend World Finals than DI teams are being asked to spend to participate in Global Finals. Plus Odyssey of the Mind’s World Finals is on-campus, includes food and lodging, and all activities. Plus Odyssey of the Mind’s World Finals on-campus options including food and lodging are even less! On average, participating in Destination Imagination costs about 250%-300% more at the local level than participating in Odyssey of the Mind – check out our comparison sheet.

 

In fact, Odyssey of the Mind has deliberately kept its membership price the same ($135 – which allows for multiple teams) so that more young people can benefit from creative problem solving. If you’re a school or district whose budgets have been asked to do more with less, there is a better, more economical and original choice in Odyssey of the Mind. I encourage you to consider joining as a new member or if you want to make the switch this year and have already paid your DI registration fees – no worries, Odyssey of the Mind will accept your transfer at no charge this year – learn how here.

 

We don’t want cost and this last minute announcement deter you from participating in a creative problem solving program. We encourage you to continue your creative problem solving adventure and join the world’s very first and longest-running (40 years this year) creative problem solving organization: Odyssey of the Mind!

 

Sincerely,

 

Calla Pott

State Association Director

Colorado Odyssey of the Mind

 

Learn more about the difference between the two programs – OM vs. DI: What’s The Difference

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PIN CONTEST – HURRY TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

November 25th, 2018 By Calla

We need your ideas to design this year’s 2018-2019 state pin which will also be placed on the t-shirt. Download the entry form and submit by Dec. 1st!

Pin Contest Entry Form

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Spontaneous & Skill Building Workshops

November 10th, 2018 By Calla

Come enjoy and learn creative problem solving skills with challenging hands on and verbal hands on problems. Registration will open on Nov. 15th at 12 noon and teams can choose from 2 different dates and 2 different 90 minute sessions. Teams, coaches and parents will get an inside look of spontaneous competition while learning new approaches to solving those unique problems. Team members will develop out of the box thinking, identify different uses for common materials and teamwork skills. Teams also will learn the importance of taking a minute or two to brainstorm ideas and develop a plan to solve the problem. Visit the event information on our Calendar menu to register and learn more.

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PIN CONTEST TIME!

November 1st, 2018 By Calla

Calling all Omers to design the this year’s Colorado Odyssey state pin. Download the entry form and submit by Dec. 1st! Artistic skills not required – send us your ideas. Check out our pins from past years below and you can choose to include Omer or not – it’s up to you!

Pin Design Entry Form

2013-2014 CO Odyssey Pin

2012-2013 CO Odyssey Pin

2011-2012 CO Odyssey Pin

2010-2011 CO Odyssey Pin

 

 

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COACHES TRAINING – COME JOIN THE FUN!

September 15th, 2018 By Calla

Come join us for a half day of fun filled experiential coaches training! One coach from each team is required to attend a half day session. In addition, all first year coaches are required to attend one webinar the week prior. This helps you have a solid understanding of the program before attending the classroom session and allows your classroom training to be filled with experiential learning activities. Please visit our Coaches Menu on the Colorado Odyssey website for more information and to register!

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