What is DI?
Creative Problem Solving 101…Destination Imagination (DI) is a unique program where kids take what they know and what they are good at and learn to apply it. They work together and cooperatively with a team of 5 to 7 members to solve of one the five competitive Team Challenges. Each challenge has its own educational focus. A non competitive Team Challenge designed for K thru 2nd is available for the younger set. Each Team Challenge is designed to be open-ended and solvable in many ways and on many levels.
How Do I Do DI?
If you or your child is interested, please talk to your principal or the DI building coordinator at your school.
Also: We want to make this program available to as many interested students as possible. Teams are managed by parent volunteers. Being a team manager can be a truly rewarding experience, and plenty of training and support is available to help you. Please let me know if you are interested in managing a team.
If you would like information on our region, the program, or on how to start a team please email our regional director, Stephanie Gonterman at email@example.com or Tyler Ratliff at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dal-Rich region covers all public and private schools in the Richardson and Highland Park attendance areas.
What do kids get out of DI?
Make new friends
Learn to solve all kinds of problems
Learn to think on their feet
Learn that if something goes wrong, you just keep going
Learn to understand and appreciate the ideas, strengths, and abilities of other team members
Learn to manage time more efficiently
Learn to plan out a project and bring it to a conclusion
Learn to rely on themselves
Learn to be more organized
Learn how to resolve disagreements and manage conflict in a positive way
Learn not to give up
Learn to use technology, tools, machinery safely
Learn that we can do more than we ever thought we could