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2 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Welcome to Creativity has the power to change the world. Becoming a team is a life-changing experience. Our world’s future depends on extraordinary problem solvers.

3 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Destination ImagiNation (DI) is an educational activity in which student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments. Our Impact -125,000 participants annually -Colorado is 3 rd largest with 900 teams -8 regions -www.extremecreativity.orgwww.extremecreativity.org -38,000 volunteers What is Destination ImagiNation?

4 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. The DI Program Teams showcase their Challenge solutions in Tournaments: Teams first attend Regional Tournaments –Boulder Regional Tournament is Saturday, March 16, at Monarch High –Thank you for registering! Teams can advance to Affiliate (State) Tournaments –First & second place per Challenge, per level –CO State DI Tournament is April 13, at CU Denver Top teams advance from Affiliate Tournaments to the DI Global Finals at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville – Boulder took 7 teams last year!

5 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Destination ImagiNation® Central Challenge –60% Instant Challenge –25% Team Choice Elements –15% 4

6 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Instant Challenge Success - Practice, Practice, Practice -And practice some more -Allowed to teach everything (even the solution) -Coach on all aspects of challenge -Practice, practice, practice -Challenges available online -Materials available for sale 5

7 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Interference Safety is NEVER interference Teaching skills the students ask to be taught is not interference Using Instant Challenge to teach building and performance skills is not interference Making sure the students understand the challenge is not interference No person (teacher, parent, friend, sales assistant) other than the team members may touch the materials used in the actual performance. That IS interference 6

8 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Interference 7 Skills Challenge and Rules SOLUTION The Team OWNS the top

9 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. A Word about Volunteers First preference: Each team would provide one parent to be trained as an Appraiser. –Appraiser Training, Saturday, February 9, at Monarch K-8 –Parent works another tournament in March Second preference: Parent volunteer would be trained as an Appraiser and work at the Boulder tournament. –Will try to accommodate the schedule Third preference: The parent volunteer would help with the Boulder tournament – 2- or 3-hour shift by helping with registration, sign-in, etc.

10 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. The DI Program This Year’s Team Challenges

11 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Boulder Regional Challenge Masters (RCM’s ) Technical: Kacy Speiker-Vorce, Scientific: Megan Morgenthaler, Fine Arts: Mary Ann Davis, Improv: Kim Saporito, Structural: Nora Johnson, Project Outreach -- Kim Saporito and Megan Morgenthaler Rising Stars -- Lisa Kihn,

12 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Working with Parents Provide a copy of Parent’s Guide from websitewww.idodi.org Ensure parents understand interference Their most important job is ensuring that their team member comes to meetings Divide costs of materials Share responsibility for snacks, food, and transportation At tournament, create a list of appraised elements, so they can follow what their kids do 11

13 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Boulder Tournament Housekeeping - Thank you for registering on Google! -Pick up team manager bar/pin -T-shirt order form due 2/20/13 -Appraiser training 2/9/13 at Monarch K-8 -Tournament schedule posted no late than 3/4/13 -Meet your RCM 12


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