Destination ImagiNation® (DI) is not really a program, it’s a process. Team members engage in virtual creative problem solving and teamwork all year long with DI Challenges. Participants develop life-long skills that carry over into everyday life – but most of all, they have fun, discover talents they never knew they had, become friends with kids they might not have ever met, and reap the rewards of teamwork and friendship as they grow and learn.
DI in LISD is open to all enrolled students, in grades three through twelve. Campuses are beginning to form virtual teams for this school year. For more information, please contact your campus DI Representative (who is also a campus QUEST–G/T teacher) or the District Director, Kathy Wood.
Take a team of five to seven kids who are roughly the same age, add a mind boggling Team Challenge, shake it up with some on-the-spot thrills called Instant Challenges, add some costumes, props, a story line and, oh yeah, DON’T FORGET THE DUCT TAPE!
How much time does DI take? Students need to commit to an hour or two per week for virtual team meetings. Exactly how long and when is up to each individual team.
What should you do if your child in grades 3-12 is interested in DI? First, please read “What is Destination Imagination?” (What is Destination Imagination? – Spanish). Then, download and complete the registration form and commitment form (Registration & Commitment Form – Spanish). Finally, return the completed and signed forms to the campus DI Representative (who is also the campus QUEST–G/T teacher).
Even though the students have to solve the problem, DI teams need adult volunteers to help with managing virtual team meetings, instant challenges, teaching skills the children want to learn, and most of all for virtual team managers and appraisers. The more adults who commit to helping out, the less time intensive it is for everyone, and the more fun DI is for the kids. If you’re interested in helping with a virtual team or being a virtual appraiser for the DI competitions, please contact your Campus DI Facilitator or Kathy Wood. Please note that all DI team managers must be approved through the Leander ISD Volunteer Services. For more information, visit the Volunteer page.
“Without volunteer Team Managers and Appraisers, there can be no teams!”Courtesy of Victor Tom, Massachusetts DI, General Information About the Teams