September 01, 2015
Written by Tina Shaffer
It’s time to officially kick off a new season of Destination Imagination Challenge Program! The 2015-16 Destination Imagination Program Materials, which include the Team Challenges, Roadmap and Rules of the Road resources, are now available for download in the Resource Area. Program Materials are available to all registered teams that hold a 2015-16 Team Number and can be downloaded by the purchaser (Team Manager, school administrator, parent, etc.).
What is the Destination Imagination Challenge Program?
The Destination Imagination Challenge Program is a fun, hands-on system of learning designed to inspire young people to engage their innate curiosity while learning about structural engineering, science, automotive design, theatrical techniques, improvisation, social entrepreneurship and more. Each year, our volunteer educators and industry experts develop seven new academic Challenges for pre-K through university level students. Students who participate in Destination Imagination become better at collaboration, creative and critical thinking, and problem solving, and learn the skills needed to succeed in school, their careers and beyond. Click here to see proven results from a recent study.
Re-Imagine Learning with Destination Imagination
How does it work?
Students form a team (2-7 members) and recruit a Team Manager (often a parent or teacher) who helps the team stay on track throughout the season, but does not directly help the team with its solution to the DI Challenge. After the team chooses their preferred DI Challenge (i.e., Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts), they will begin working on a solution to that Challenge. Students typically work on solutions for 2-4 months. Teams then have the opportunity to showcase their Challenge solutions to trained Appraisers at a tournament, as well as speak with their Appraisers about their solutions and how they came up with their ideas.
Sign me up!
Visit ShopDI.org to register a team for the 2015-16 season of Destination Imagination. Teams registered in the U.S., Canada and Mexico will receive a hard copy of the Program Materials and may also download them directly from the Resource Area.
Contact us at [email protected] or by phone at 1.888.321.1503.
Which Challenge will you choose this season?