How to Choose a Team Challenge

By: Tina Shaffer

Welcome to the Destination Imagination Challenge Experience! Now that you have purchased your Team Number, it’s time for you to begin your creative journey—starting with choosing your Team Challenge!

When your team meets for the first time, watch our 2017-18 Challenge preview videos and review our First Look document. This will give you a brief look at this season’s Challenges, including some of the themes and components for each Challenge.

Think you have an idea of which Challenge you would like to solve? You can view your preferred Team Challenge in full through our Resource Area. (Please note that our Team Challenges can only be downloaded by the Team Number purchaser—Team Manager, school administrator, parent, etc. For more information on how to view Team Challenges in full, download our step-by-step guide.)

Having trouble deciding on a Challenge? Have your team complete our Team Interest Inventory survey, located on page 94 in Roadmap.

  • First, have each team member fill out the Individual Specialties Inventory
  • Second, have the team add their scores on the Individual Specialties Tally Sheet
  • Third, combine all team member scores on the Team Specialties Tally Sheet
  • Fourth, discuss the results and talk about how your team’s talents might help you choose a Team Challenge

If the team cannot decide which Challenge to take on because of a tie, they can use the Paired Choice Analysis Form on page 80 in Roadmap.

This activity will allow the team to turn their individual Challenge preferences into number values. It will also help take the emotion out of choosing a Challenge because whichever Challenge receives the most points, wins!

Once your team has chosen a Challenge, you’re ready to get solving. Good luck, teams!