Complement your curriculum with Destination Imagination in your school!
The Destination Imagination Challenge Program is an easy and cost-effective way for school administrators to complement the curriculum and teach kids 21st century skills. It provides opportunities for kids to learn how to work together, solve problems effectively and experience the creative process.
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What DI Can Offer Your School District
The DI Challenge Program teaches students acceptance, tolerance and respect through team building Challenges. These skills will help promote anti-bullying in your schools.
The program season runs concurrent with the school year and costs less than $25 per student per year making it a cost effective and solid investment in both your students and your community.
Want to chat? Call State Director Max Kringen at 701-212-5372
Destination Imagination’s Mission
To develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity.
The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament.
Connected to national standards, Destination Imagination is more than a fun after school activity, it reenforces what your students are learning in the classroom.
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In 2011, researchers from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education conducted an independent research evaluation of the DI program. The evaluation focused on the program’s effectiveness, impact and participant satisfaction in areas relating to creative problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, teamwork and leadership. Among other findings, the researchers reported, “Students who participated in the activities and tournaments provided by DI outperformed comparable students who had not participated in DI on assessments measuring creative thinking, critical thinking, and collaborative problem solving.”
Students participating in Destination Imagination problem solving tournaments said in surveys that DI has helped them improve their grades, and that they “do better in school.”
Through participation in DI, students learn to collaborate and develop mutual respect for other people and ideas that may be different from their own.
Destination Imagination North Dakota is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. Our purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, we offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. We’ve been building leaders in communities just like yours for over 20 years.
State Director Max Kringen