We are thrilled to announce that Destination Imagination (DI) has been named one of HundrED’s Top 100 most impactful innovations that are changing the face of education for 2024. This is DI’s second year in a row receiving this honor.
Destination Imagination (DI) was chosen out of more than 3,000 applicants for our impact in education innovation, with nearly 200 education experts deeming our Challenge Experience innovative, impactful, and scalable.
HundrED identified a few common threads among this year’s selected innovations, and we are proud to be aligned with others that value these approaches to education:
- A focus on future skills, including 21st century skills, that help students to thrive in a changing world
- A focus on inclusivity, ranging from gender equality to student voice and agency to diversity
- A focus on well-being through social-emotional learning
- A focus on technology to bridge the learning gap during Covid-19
“It is an honor to share the stage with so many education innovations dedicated to reimagining all facets of the learning landscape,” said Renee Rainville, DI’s International Territory Consultant. “By providing a platform that houses not only the 2024 collection, but also hundreds of other worthy innovations, HundrED is amplifying an energy that impulses change at all levels. Together, we can generate wider awareness of the changing landscape of education so that all learners thrive.”
Rainville and DI’s Director of Education, Johnny Wells, represented DI at HundrED’s 2023 Innovation Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Wells also hosted a workshop for teachers and parents at Helsinki Education Week, exploring how the creative process can be used in academia and parenting to strengthen kids’ problem-solving and innovation skills.
“As a promoter of learning and of utilizing creativity and the creative process to empower learners, I was truly excited to be a part of the Helsinki Week of Education and attend the HundrED Summit,” said Wells. What an honor to join so many fellow influencers from around the globe! What an honor for DI to be recognized for our innovations in education for a second time.”
We invite you to read HundrED’s Global Collection 2024 to learn more about us and other education innovations to watch in 2024.