Are you looking for some fun Instant Challenges for your next team meeting? Our Exploring Material Properties Cards are designed to engage your team in learning material properties and improve their Instant Challenge skills. When selecting materials to solve an Instant Challenge, it is important for your team to understand key material properties. Use these cards to help your team explore the malleability, hardness, elasticity, plasticity and density of each material.
Most of us who take part in Destination Imagination (DI), whether as a participant or volunteer, know that throughout each season we will learn the true meaning of success and what our personal definition of the term is. Successes happen during Instant Challenges, team meetings, debriefings with ourselves or others, and at tournaments. Sometimes at the end of the season, the true success comes from understanding how many failures or tries it took to reach that point.
As a Destination Imagination Team Manager, you will have many jobs to perform and all will play a vital role in the success of your team. Speaking from experience, being a Team Manager will touch your heart in a way that few things will. As you spend time with your team, you begin to care […]
share 2018-19 CHALLENGE PREVIEWS Download our First Look Document to learn more about each of our competitive Team Challenges. Important The information provided in this First Look document is a synopsis of each Challenge and is designed to help your team decide on which Challenge you would like to solve. Your team MUST download [...]
We recently asked some of our veteran DI participants to give one piece of advice to a team just starting out. From team-building to learning from failure to having fun, we’ve put together a list of 15 tips for teams to keep in mind this season as they travel on their creative journey. “If it […]
How do you be unique? You may be thinking, “That’s an absurd question. Everyone is unique! We all think differently, act differently, have different mannerisms and look different.” The problem is that it’s a bit more complicated than that; it’s more than just being unique. YOU know you’re different than everyone else. YOU know that […]
As a Destination Imagination Team Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to watch as your team members step out of their comfort zones, learn from failure, enjoy fits of laughter and bring their ideas to life. However, when starting out as a Team Manager for the first time, the process can seem a little overwhelming. Resources […]
When you open the 2017-18 Roadmap, you are going to notice some exciting changes! Based on a survey of experienced and new Team Managers, Roadmap has been rearranged and updated. If you don’t have time to start at the beginning of Roadmap, your first stop should be the Guiding Your Team section (page 9). You […]
share 2017-18 CHALLENGE PREVIEWS NEW THIS SEASON: Review our First Look Document to learn more about each of our competitive Team Challenges. TECHNICAL CHALLENGE The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning and related skills. POINTS OF INTEREST Design and build a device to navigate a tournament-provided maze. Design and [...]
Whether you’re participating in your first Destination Imagination tournament or you’re a seasoned DI-er, it’s important to create a checklist to make sure you have everything you will need on your team’s big day. Below is a basic checklist that includes many of the items you will need to bring (and a few you should bring) to […]
There is no doubt in my mind that participating in Destination Imagination (DI) led me to my job today – a test engineer at SpaceX, working to use (and reuse) rockets all with the goal to get humans to Mars. DI not only inspired me to pursue a career as an engineer, but it gave […]