Spont Day

Spont Day 2018 will be Sunday, December 9th, 11am-3:30pm in Katz Pavillion. Once again this year we are grateful for the generosity of Wise School, our hosts for this event. Space is limited to 45 teams and registrations will be accepted on a first come basis. The deadline for registrations is November 10th. If you’re new to Spont Day…welcome!!. More details will be provided, but for now it goes like this:

You will receive a Spontaneous problem via email sometime before November 24th. The coach or whomever will be running the problem on Spont Day are expected to practice this problem with your team during the week leading up to the event. Several times if necessary. The idea is to become familiar with it, as you will be assessing 8 team’s solutions to it on December 9th:

Your “cost of admission” is

  • To provide the materials to run your problem for 8 different teams…the materials are relatively inexpensive.
  • To provide an adult to run the problem at Spont Day 8 times, and provide feedback to those 8 different teams: ideally, this person is the coach, but there are some circumstances where the coach may need to delegate the responsibility.
  • If you are coaching more than one team, each team must register separately, and you are responsible to provide one adult to run the problem at the event for each registered team

Your team’s parents are invited, too.  The first half of the event, they will attend parent workshops designed to provide both some experience solving Spontaneous problems and a discussion of a parent’s role in the program.

It is a an educational and engaging afternoon, and a great place to immerse yourself in the Spontaneous portion of this program.


Spont Day registration is officially full! See you all there!