Contest Support provided by UT Tyler School of Education & Psychology
Mindset Breaking Experience Prelims will occur in an online format in November
. A decision about Finals will be made in December or early January.
In Mindset Breaking Experience© each team demonstrates its collective ability to think divergently in solving problems and is scored on creativity and effectiveness of the solution. Problems may be verbal, tactile, kinesthetic, or a combination.
Preliminary rounds are held for each level in November with the Final round held in late January or early February.
There are four levels of competition:
- Primary - Grades K through 2
- Intermediate - Grades 3 through 5
- Middle School - Grades 6 through 8
- High School - Grades 9 through 12
Each school or group may register 1 team for Primary, Intermediate, and Middle School levels and 2 teams for the High School level. Teams consist of 5 to 7 members.
The objective in coaching is to break mindsets that limit how resources can be used and help the team learn to work cooperatively and creatively in solving challenges.