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Destination Imagination

October 1, 2011

Have you heard about Destination ImagiNation?

Destination ImagiNation is an exhilarating after-school activity in which students work in teams to solve mind-bending Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments.  Destination ImagiNation takes the ideas of creativity, divergent thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving and wraps them up in FUN! By applying knowledge and skills your child may already possess as well as the opportunity to learn new skills, and understanding that there is more than one way to solve a problem, teams find out that with a bit of imagination there is nothing they can’t do!

Why is Destination ImagiNation better than most after-school activities?

  1. DI is focused on cultivating 21st century skills:  creativity, teamwork & problem solving. The Challenges are developed by experts in their given fields.  Subject matter is relevant to current trends.  Participants never have the same experience twice.  Thanks to a partnership with the Center for Creative Learning, participants gain a remarkable set of skills and tools that transform the way they solve problems for the rest of their lives.
  2. Destination ImagiNation teaches the Creative Problem Solving process (yes, it’s a defined process!) in fun and rewarding environments.  The emphasis is on process, more than outcome.  Particpants learn to work together in comfortable settings like their homes or schools.  DI provides materials.  Teams present their Challenge solutions to live audiences in fun-filled Tournaments, where Appriasers are trained to reward points to teams for their achievements.
  3. Challenges are developed for a wide range of students interests. Current Challenge categories cover technical, scientific, theatrical, improvisational, structural and service-learning areas.   There is also a noncompetitive Rising Stars Challenge for 4 to 7 year olds.
  4. DI’s award-winning program is connected to national education standards.

We encourage you to join Destination ImagiNation.  Help bring creativity, teamwork and problem solving to all students and take part in an extraordinary community-based experience.

Parents, if you’re forming a new team, you may even have the option of recruiting members who are also gifted, thereby providing your child with another opportunity to spend time with his or her intellectual peers.

To learn more about DI, check out the national website.  You can also see the challenges for this year by clicking this link: DI Challenges.

To find out how to get your child involved in a DI group in Bozeman, contact IrvingDIprogram@gmail.com or 586-6481.  For contact information on other areas in Montana, visit the MT DI website.

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