Destination Imagination (DI) is a project-based educational program that inspires and equips students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Teams in our program improve in creative thinking, critical thinking and collaborative problem solving. Our participants experience the creative process, develop new friendships and learn to work together.
HOW IT WORKS
- Annually, DI offers new standards-based Challenges in seven areas
- Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process.
- 2 to 7 members can be on a team, and students from kindergarten through university level participate.
- Each team needs an adult Team Manager. Team Managers help students stay on track but do not directly help the team develop its solution to the DI Challenge.
Each team needs at least one adult Team Manager (TM) to guide and inspire! If you are interested in managing or starting a team please email our Destination Imagination Coordinator to indicate your willingness to help with Destination Imagination. We will reach out to you once school begins to start forming teams.
Orientation for TMs is recommended and not required. If you are a first time TM, it is highly recommend that you attend an orientation session to get acquainted with the DI program and your role as a Team Manager. Below is a link to our regional website that will have training and event dates posted in September.
2022 - 2023 challenges
Please click HERE for a link to the videos that describe the individual challenges.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE GRADE REQUIREMENTS?Students from kindergarten through university level participate in the Destination Imagination Challenge Program. The following are the grade requirements to participate in the 2022-23 Destination Imagination Challenge Program at Marion Elementary:
- Early Learning (non-competitive): Kindergarten - 2nd grade
- Elementary Level: Kindergarten—5th grade
- Middle Level: 6th—8th grade