... Just Imagine a program where your kids build confidence through learning, a program where discovery is the only teacher, a program that builds lifelong learning and problem-solving skills.
Region Includes: Garland ISD Plano ISD McKinney ISD Lovejoy ISD Community ISD Bonham ISD Bell ISD Frisco ISD Allen ISD Heath ISD
School / Campus DI Coordinator: Amy Ramsey NEXT Region Website Click on Frisco Teams link
What is Destination ImagiNation ® ? Who we are, why we do it, and why the kids have fun! Central Challenge(worth 60%) Team Comes up with a solution to the 6 to 12 page Challenge Teaches Time management Academically-based (Structure, Improv, Theater, Robotics, etc) process-driven project emphasizing teamwork, creative problem solving and improvisation Side Trips (worth 15%) Team Chosen Must be two items that are not scored in the challenge Allow total creative freedom to showcase additional strengths INSTANT CHALLENGE (worth 25%) Team performs / builds a solution instantly on site the day of the tournament Development of an impromptu solution under tight time constraints creative problem solving techniques, performance, and creative use of materials time management
Teams can consist of 2-7 participants They meet weekly with the Team Manager Team Managers: Parent Volunteer They learn the Creative Problem Solving process and tools to help them as a team solve a Team Challenge over a sustained amount of time, as well as practice the application of the skills in impromptu challenges called Instant Challenges Culmination of their work is showcased at Destination ImagiNation ® tournaments The NEXT Regional Tournament Texas Affiliate Tournaments Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Global Finals
Teams use art, technology and performance as they tackle one of the Team Challenges. Team Challenge solutions can take from several weeks to several months to develop. Teams must do research and experimentation needed to solve every aspect of the Team Challenge and develop a performance-based presentation demonstrating the team’s solution. The Team Challenge is to be done 100% by the team members only. Teams work together to solve complex problems Destination ImagiNation ® -- Team Challenge
Instant Challenges teach participants to take what life is handing them moment to moment. The team will be given materials and a challenge to solve within minutes. They will need to perform, build, etc in front of the IC Appraisers. Only the Team Manager and the team are allowed in the room with the appraisers. Destination ImagiNation ® -- Instant Challenge
Points of Interest Present a team-created story about the dangers faced by vehicles, told from the point of view of one or more vehicles Design and build small vehicles that are able to reliably and accurately travel specific distances Use at least three different power sources for the vehicles
Points of Interest Explore how the science of wind energy can be used to make kinetic art move Design and create kinetic art that moves during the presentation Create and present an original story that features an invisible visitor Integrate wind energy research into the story
Points of Interest Present a team-created story about a character that uses a disguise Use only non-verbal theatrical techniques to present the story Design and construct at least two masks that enhance the story
Points of Interest Create a 5-minute improvisational skit about life after a dramatic change and how the characters adapt to this change Learn about different communication techniques and integrate one into the skit Use only white t-shirts, washable markers and team members to create all costumes, sets and props Create a slogan from three randomly selected nouns
Points of Interest Build a structure made entirely of glue and materials the team chooses from a list Test the structure by placing weights on it, and by subjecting it to torque-inducing impacts Produce a “bill of materials” listing the materials used in your structure, and provide samples of these materials Produce a prop or costume made of all the materials used in the structure Tell a story about something or someone that causes an unexpected twist or surprising change
Points of Interest Use collaborative problem solving tools to identify and select at least one real community need Design and carry out a project to address the real community need Create a movie that documents the project Evaluate the project and prepare a thorough project review Prepare for a live press conference
Points of Interest Learn about the seven colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet Create a play about Roy G. Biv’s birthday party Dress Roy G. Biv in all the colors of the rainbow, and dress the guests in their favorite colors Have each guest bring a gift that is made mostly of the color they are wearing
Instant Challenges require teams to engage in quick, creative and critical thinking. At a tournament, a team will receive an Instant Challenge and the materials with which to solve it. The team members must think on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution in a period of just five to eight minutes. In a world with growing cultural connections, increased levels and types of communication, and a new need for real-time teamwork and problem solving, the ability to solve problems quickly is becoming increasingly critical. Instant Challenges are performance-based, task-based, or a combination of the two. Although each Instant Challenge has different requirements, all Instant Challenges reward teams for their teamwork and the creativity of their solutions. Instant Challenges are kept confidential until the day of the Tournament.
5 Levels of Participation : Rising Stars! ™ (Ages 4-7) is non-competitive Elementary (3rd to 5th grade) Middle (6th to 8th Grade) Secondary (High School) University
Time flies when you’re having fun Week Stage Weeks Building your Team/ Understanding the Challenge Stage Weeks Generating and Incubating Ideas/ Research/ Inquiry Stage Weeks Focusing/ Preparing for Action/ Putting It All Together Stage Weeks Ready, Set, GO! Preparing for your Tournament Stage 5 Party Time!
Building Coordinators: and remind Team Managers of upcoming events Team Manager Organize and plan meetings Fill out or help fill out all paperwork Teach the team how to research Teach Teamwork methods Keep parents involved and notified of all DI events “No Interference” rule means “It’s not your job to solve the Challenge” Volunteers make this program possible
Tournament Officials & Volunteers All levels of competition Every team must provide a volunteer to participate Volunteers must be 18 years or over Volunteers can be judges, time keepers, door attendants, etc Parent helpers Snacks, errands, field trips Transporting/storing props Skill presentations Volunteers make this program possible
Let the Journey Begin Frisco ISD: Your team must be registered to participate. A Team Manager may get their registration numbers through FISD. Contact your school coordinator for this number. Janis Kirkpatrick will give your coordinator the number. To receive all of the DI info you will need, you will need team number to login to: Regional Tournament Registration: To participate in the Regional Tournament, your team must register for DI To register for the tournament, go to: Registration is due: Monday, Dec. 1st
NExT Region Calendar September1SatDetails of the challenges are available at October9TuesNExT Region Board Meeting at Smith Elementary from 5:30 pmSmith Elementary 9MonTeam Manager Training for new TM at Smith Elementary from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pmSmith Elementary 9MonTeam Manager Training for returning TM at Smith Elementary from 7:30 to 8:30 pmSmith Elementary 9MonChallenge specific sessions with Challenge Masters at Smith Elementary from 8:30 to 9:30 pmSmith Elementary 18ThursTeam Manager Training for new TM at Smith Elementary from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pmSmith Elementary 18ThursTeam Manager Training for returning TM at Smith Elementary from 7:30 to 8:30 pmSmith Elementary 18ThursChallenge specific sessions with Challenge Masters at Smith Elementary from 8:30 to 9:30 pmSmith Elementary November5Mon NExT Region Board Meeting at 5:30 pm at Smith ElementarySmith Elementary 5MonTeam Manager Training for new TM at Smith Elementary from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pmSmith Elementary 5MonTeam Manager Training on Instant Challenge at Smith Elementary from 7:00 to 9:00 pmSmith Elementary 10SatDeadline to register for the Winter Workshop December1ThursRegional Tournament Registration Deadline for Early bird fee of $100 per team 1SatWinter Workshop for teams and Team Managers at TBD from 10:00 am to 5 pm 2SunWinter Workshop for Rising Stars! Teams and TM at TBD from 10:00 am until 2 pm January12SatChallenge Master State Training 15 Tues Regional Tournament Registration Deadline for fee of $125 per team 21MonBoard Meeting February2SatAppraiser Training at Prince of Peace Christian School from 9:00 am to 12:00 noonPrince of Peace Christian School 4MonNExT Region Board meeting at Prince of Peace Christian School at 5:30 pmPrince of Peace Christian School 4MonAppraiser Training at Prince of Peace Christian School from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pmPrince of Peace Christian School 23SatNExT Regional Tournament at TBD from 8 am to 6 pm April12-13Fri-SatTXCPSO State TournamentTXCPSO State Tournament in Katy Texas May22-245Wed -SatGlobal Finals TournamentGlobal Finals Tournament at the of in
Resources Internet National: Texas State: NEXT Region:
Forms: Team Fall Workshop Forms – Competitive and Rising Stars! NExT Region Tournament Registration Form Instant Challenge Festival Form – Competitive and Rising Stars! Instant Challenge Scrimmage Form – Competitive only Appraiser Volunteer Form T-Shirt and Pin Order Form District Check Form Team Photo Form Team Member Medical and Photo Release Form All forms can be found at: