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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. What is Destination ImagiNation? 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 800 teams -8 regions -www.extremecreativity.orgwww.extremecreativity.org -38,000 volunteers

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 15, 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 12, at CU Denver Top teams advance from Affiliate Tournaments to the DI Global Finals at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville

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 -Challenges available online -Door Prize – IC bucket! 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. 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 8

10 | © 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 1, at Grandview High or February 22 at Alameda High –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.

11 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. The DI Program This Year’s Team Challenges

12 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Challenge Breakout for 2014

13 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Challenge A -Technical: Dave Hogsett, Challenge B - Scientific: Cate Stanek, Challenge C - Fine Arts: Paul Chinowsky, Challenge D - Improv: Megan Morgenthaler, Challenge E - Structural: Nora Johnson, Service Learning/projectOutreach: Paul Chinowsky, Rising Stars: Meredith Sherock, Boulder Regional Challenge Masters (RCMs)

14 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Tournament T-shirts - $10 each - Front: “DI-fining Creativity,” Back: list of schools - Look for order form soon!

15 | © 2011 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Boulder Tournament Housekeeping - Thank you for registering on Google! -Pick up team manager bar/pin -T-shirt order form due 2/20/14 -Appraiser training 2/1/14 or 2/22/14 -Tournament schedule posted no late than 3/5/14 -Meet your RCM 14


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