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1 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Who We Are What We Do Who We Are What We Do Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Celebrating 25 years of creative problem solving in Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Celebrating 25 years of creative problem solving in

2 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Goals Destination ImagiNation, Inc.’s Community of Programs and Destination ImagiNation ® The Mission Statement The Educational Goals The components of the Destination ImagiNation ® Equation To acquaint Participants with…

3 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Methods Presentation Discussion Video/DVD Activities Debrief

4 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt What is Destination ImagiNation, Inc.?

5 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Sponsors: National Dairy Council 3M AEM Sci Fi Staples Saputo Dollywood Passageways Travel NXLevel Solutions, Inc.

6 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Past Sponsors: Velcro USA, Inc Best Buy Children's Foundation Philips Consumer Electronics, Inc. MSC, Inc. Bank of America NASA Avid Technology, Inc. CopyMax U.S. Space & Rocket Center Fish & Richardson Conserve School American Institute of Foreign Study (AIFS) National Center for Creativity, Inc. BrightHouse Eastman Kodak Field Trip Factory Smuckers Krystal Scientific American KidPro lowa Egg Council Chick-fil-A Sharp Electronics Co. CyberAlert

7 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Mission Statement Destination ImagiNation, Inc. dedicates itself to enriching the global community and the lives of all those touched by our programs by providing opportunities to explore and discover unlimited creative potential through teamwork, cooperation and mutual respect.... a 501(C)(3) corporation

8 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Goals: Foster creative and critical thinking Learn and apply Creative Problem Solving methods and tools Develop teamwork, collaboration, and leadership skills Nurture research and inquiry skills, involving both creative exploration and attention to detail

9 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Enhance and apply written and verbal communication and presentation skills (both impromptu and sustained) Promote the recognition, use and development of many and varied strengths and talents Encourage competence in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to real-life problem solving ©Destination ImagiNation, Inc TM Training PPT v2 Goals continued:

10 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt What is Destination ImagiNation ® ? Our “Flagship” Program Community-based, school friendly program that builds participants’ creativity, problem solving and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful ways.

11 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Destination ImagiNation ® is.. The - The world’s largest “Membership- Based” creative problem-solving, process-oriented, International Program Currently exists in 50 states and 40+ countries and Canadian provinces

12 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Destination ImagiNation ® is.. over 13,000 teams of young people (over 100,000 participants) 350 Annual Destination ImagiNation ® Tournaments utilizing at least 100 volunteers & officials. 35,000 people in total!

13 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Destination ImagiNation ® is.. Destination ImagiNation, Inc. conducts an annual Global Finals event which drew over 20,000 participants, officials and support personnel in May 2007.

14 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt The Destination Imagination ® Program Has two major components –Team Challenge –Instant Challenge Promotes Educational Goals Primary difference between the two is simply the ways the solution is produced –Team Challenge — several months –Instant Challenge — a few minutes

15 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Central Challenge Develop CPS techniques and teamwork over a long period of time Are academically based and focused on different areas Have a research component May include an Improvisational Component One or more have an International theme

16 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Video

17 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Side Trips Encourage participants to discover and showcase their collective interests & abilities as a team and as individual Have an Educational Focus Allow teams total freedom to develop elements of their own choosing Allow teams to highlight team strengths Allow teams to make the most of each individuals abilities and interests

18 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Instant Challenge Put team’s CPS abilities, creativity and teamwork to the test in a short, time driven Challenge Have an Educational Focus Encourages teams to develop creative problem solving, time management, performance and improvisational techniques

19 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Activity Instant Challenge

20 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt The DI Equation Team Challenge Central Challenge Side Trips + Instant Challenge It All Adds Up to a Complete Educational package! LETS TAKE A CLOSER LOOK 

21 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Assessment Do you understand the difference between Destination Imagination, Inc. and Destination Imagination ® the program? Questions?

22 © 2005 Destination ImagiNation, Inc. DI_Inc.ppt Thank you for coming


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