How to get successfully started with Odyssey of the Mind
Becoming a member of the Odyssey of the Mind Family is easy. Get started by clicking the button below.
You should be aware that the membership costs have not changed for over 30 years, however, because of what has happened in the world during the last couple of years, we find it necessary to adjust them this year.
To help both returning and new members, we are postponing the new membership fees until mid October. Act now and pay the same national membership everyone has for over 30 years. And remember, for most schools one membership will be enough for all your teams. (Read the details on the following page)
Once you obtain your Odyssey of the Mind membership and receive the program materials for the current academic year you are ready to get started. You will want to watch the Odyssey Academy videos beginning with Lesson 1. There are 15 lessons in total. Watching one video a week would equal one full semester in a traditional school year. This should keep teams plenty busy with learning! Most of the video sessions last 30 minutes or less.
Your team will learn what OM is all about from the videos and will work on solving their selected problem using the tools and skills they have acquired from watching the videos.
Think of OM like a weekly extra-curricular activity that complements traditional school coursework. On their Odyssey journey, your team members (and perhaps the coach) will learn science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM), as well as important life skills like creativity, teamwork, problem solving, divergent thinking, and much, much more. They will be taking the skills from the formal classroom and applying them in a fun way to solve their problem.
That's it! Our goal is to help busy parents, coaches, teachers and team members to become better creative problem solvers through the world-renowned OM program during this unprecedented time.
Please let us know if you have any questions, and have a splendid journey on this life-changing Odyssey.