December 09, 2013
Stuff We Love is back! Are you looking for some fun winter activities? From printable toys and ornaments to personalized snow globes, we came across a variety of cool finds that are sure to keep you busy this season.
December 05, 2013
Each of us that is somehow involved in Destination Imagination is no stranger to the word team. As participants you work together on a team to create a solution, as an Appraiser you work on a team to award points, and as a Team Manager you oversee a team throughout a season. As most of us can probably attest to, being on a team can be challenging, but we also know that success on a team, or even failure in times, is a rewarding experience and helps us grow as individuals.
December 03, 2013
There’s nothing like the energy and excitement of children. Combine that energy and excitement with a handful of Destination Imagination Challenges and you have an afternoon buzzing with noise and laughter amidst teamwork, concentration, creativity and imagination.
November 27, 2013
I am a freelance video editor and motion graphics artist, which is basically a bunch of fancy words that mean I do my best to make really awesome videos and animations for all different kinds of people. It also means I get to be creative, but even more so, my career depends on it. Thank goodness I did DI!
November 22, 2013
Last month, our JMU Destination Imagination (JMU DI) club traveled to Charlottesville, VA to participate in the inaugural Charlottesville Mini Maker Faire. The Mini Maker Faire is an amazing event that brings inventors, tinkerers, artists, crafters, brewers, DIYers, and creative problem solvers together to showcase their innovative creations. At our booth, we had showed a presentation on the Destination Imagination Challenge program explaining what the program is and all of the great opportunities available to anyone and everyone who participates. We even brought some fun DI memorabilia, such as our pin collections, t-shirts, and Global Finals trophies and medals that JMU DI has received in recent years. Everyone who stopped by our booth also had the opportunity to participate in an Instant Challenge. The Instant Challenge we hosted had participants working together to build a free-standing structure that was as high as possible, while being able to support a golf ball, softball or both. Participants were given only newspaper, two sticky labels, a softball and a golf ball.
November 21, 2013
There is a sense of urgency shared by educators, business leaders, parents and the President to prepare our young children for elementary school. The research is clear: brain development happens the first five years of a child’s life, and those first five years lay the foundation for everything that follows—learning, behavior and physical and mental health. Unfortunately, many young children are two years or more behind their peers when they start kindergarten, especially disadvantaged children who face a lack of access to high-quality early learning programs.
November 18, 2013
Interested in developing Instant Challenges for Destination Imagination? Our Program and Challenge Development Team needs you! We are currently looking for volunteers to work on Destination Imagination Instant Challenges for the 2015-16 program season.
November 14, 2013
Each year, a global community of leaders and innovators is invited to attend the Global Social Innovators Forum & Festival (GSIF) in Singapore. From technology to the arts, the event seeks to draw a wide range of attendees who are passionate about developing innovative solutions to economic, social and political challenges. This year, Destination Imagination’s Director of Asian Operations, Emily Panasowich, was one of four scholars selected to attend the event, which is quickly becoming Asia’s cutting-edge platform for world-class leaders and innovators from the private and public sectors.
November 13, 2013
Last month, we blogged about the importance of understanding a Destination Imagination Challenge. We even included some handy tips to help you navigate and break them down. Now that you have a better understanding of what is necessary to solve your Challenge, it’s time to tackle the next step in your process of unraveling a great solution: idea generation!
November 08, 2013
Got ideas? Our Program Development Team Needs YOU! We are looking for volunteers to work on Development teams for: *Destination Imagination® Team Challenges 2015-16 and 2016-17.