Message from Board of Directors of Maryland DI

The Board of Directors of Maryland DI, is grateful for the service of Sally Gold over the last 16+ years, as she has brought Maryland Creative Problem Solving, Inc  (Maryland’s Destination Imagination Affiliate) to a world class level.  As Affiliate...

Fight Your Kids’ Isolation and Loneliness with Some Family Victories

Fight Your Kids’ Isolation and Loneliness with Some Family Victories

If your family is like most since the pandemic began, you miss your friends, your social activities, and the day-to-day interactions that connect you to your community. It’s worse for children. For children, missing out on these experiences can take a serious toll. Research shows that children who experience long periods of loneliness or isolation […]
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Apple Tower STEAM Activity for Kids

Looking for more ways to incorporate fun, affordable STEAM activities into your virtual or in-person classroom, learning pod, or homeschool? With apple picking season in full swing, we’ve got a brand-new Instant Challenge for you! For this STEAM activity, students will build a freestanding tower as tall as possible that can hold an apple at […]
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How Destination Imagination Helps Kids Thrive Socially and Emotionally

If your kids or students have participated in Destination Imagination (DI) for a while, you may have seen them improve their social and emotional skills (see part 1 of this blog here). As a parent who managed 22 DI teams over 15 years, I certainly noticed that social and emotional behaviors improved in most of the […]
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Social-Emotional Learning: Why It’s Vital for Students

Social-Emotional Learning: Why It’s Vital for Students

Social-emotional learning (SEL) has been getting a lot of attention in the media lately, especially as school districts are deciding how or when to open for in-person learning. While social-emotional skills, also known as soft skills, are vital to our students’ futures, you may be wondering which skills and behaviors you need to be looking […]
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Sally is thrilled with all the well wishes and thank you's. She will miss her DI family and assures you all that Lisa will do a great job in moving our DI program forward. Here's a photo of Sally, on the left, and Lisa at Sally's send off celebration. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Board of Directors of Maryland DI, is grateful for the service of Sally Gold over the last 16+ years, as she has brought Maryland Creative Problem Solving, Inc (Maryland’s Destination Imagination Affiliate) to a world class level. As Affiliate Director, Sally has provided an unending enthusiasm and provided leadership for learners at all levels to provide creative solutions to STEM and Fine Arts challenges, through creativity, teamwork, communication, and originality. We will miss her positivity and motivation as she is retiring July 31st. The Board of Directors is, at the same time, excited to announce the appointment of Lisa Clark as the new Affiliate Director of MCPSI, as of August 1st, 2020. With 13 years' experience in a breadth of roles within the organization (i.e. team parent, team manager, regional challenge master), Lisa brings a passion for creativity and celebration that is unmatched. She will lead the Affiliate through these challenging times with new solutions related to our modality and transition, as we face creative problem solving remotely and in team setting(s) as is required by COVID-19 responsiveness, and will not only help us survive but thrive during this pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less

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Challenge Previews 2020-2021

We’re excited to unveil these sneak peeks for the upcoming Team Challenges. Due to Covid-19, this season’s Challenges will be written so that teams can solve them virtually

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About MCPSI

Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. Our purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, we offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation.