Odyssey of the Mind is the largest international creative problem-solving competition worldwide. It is an innovative, extra-curricular learning experience in which school-based teams are tasked with solving problems that range from building mechanical devises to presenting their own theatrical interpretation of literary classics. Driven by discovery and exploratory learning, Odyssey of the Mind teaches 21st Century Skills, is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) focused and supports current curriculum standards. Learning to solve problems creatively and confidently is an invaluable life skill. Solutions are created 100% by the students on the team. Teams cannot accept outside assistance, even from coaches, teachers, or parents.
SPEF is continuing to monitor the guidance and policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic being offered by the CDC, the State of Connecticut and the Stamford Public Schools to assess the potential of administering the Odyssey of the Mind program for the 2020 – 2021 school year. We will continue to update the website with more information as these policies develop in preparation for the start of the school year.