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Destination Imagination (DI)

https://www.destinationimagination.org/

VISION

Inspire and equip participants to achieve anything they can imagine in life

MISSION

To engage participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills

DI PRINCIPLES

Fun learning: Explore STEM/STEAM concepts in a hands-on environment

Creative problem solving: Learn how to think, not what to think

Kid powered; team driven: Energize students to own all decisions, creations, and results

Friendly competition: Motivate teams to reach for the stars, while also rooting for each other

Global diversity: Encourage and celebrate differences in each other, and differences in ideas


THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Destination Imagination participants experience these components of the creative process while solving our Challenges.

RECOGNIZE
– Becoming aware of the Challenge
– Gaining an in-depth understanding of the Challenge

IMAGINE
– Generating ideas with team members
– Focusing on promising ideas
– Creating a project timeline

INITIATE & COLLABORATE
– Researching, exploring and experimenting
– Committing to options; building and completing all requirements

ASSESS
– Assessing progress; reworking or reimagining ideas
– Practicing presenting the solution

EVALUATE & CELEBRATE
– Presenting at a tournament
– Reflecting on and celebrating the experience



http://www.texasdi.org/