Grades 3-8Teams of 5-7 members work together and unleash their imaginations to tackle one of five crazy challenges. Teams creatively present their solutions in a performance at a regional tournament.Destination Imagination (DI) is the world's largest creative problem-solving competition for youth, with thousands of participants across the U.S. and around the world. DI teams typically meet once each week from November through mid-March. Each team is managed by a parent volunteer and sets their own meeting schedule. Minnetonka DI teams consistently take top honors at every level! Participants learn to think on their feet, develop collaboration and leadership skills and have fun!MORE ABOUT DI: Destination Imagination is a project-based program that builds participants’ creativity, problem solving and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful ways. The goals of Destination Imagination are for participants to:
Foster creative and critical thinking.
Learn and apply creative problem solving.
Develop teamwork, collaboration and leadership skills.
Nurture research and inquiry skills.
Enhance and apply written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Encourage competence in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to real-life problem solving.
ABOUT OUR DI TEAMS: Minnetonka DI Teams...
Consist of 5-7 members, often from the same school.
Typically meet once each week from November to mid-March.
Work together and unleash their imaginations to tackle one of five crazy challenges.
Present their solutions in a short performance at regional, state and global tournaments.
State tournament typically occurs around Spring Break, with Global Finals in May.
Develop collaboration and leadership skills, think on their feet and have fun!
****Meeting dates and times will be set according to the Team Managers’ and participants’ schedules once teams are formed. TEAM MANAGERS: Each team needs an adult Team Manager to facilitate team meetings, tournament logistics and team safety. A good DI Team Manager must:
Have a good sense of humor
Appreciate creativity and innovation
Enjoy working with children and young adults
Be interested in helping young people learn creativity, teamwork and problem solving
Have a positive and friendly attitude
Training, resources and support for Team Managers will be provided. If you are interested in becoming a team manager, please indicate this when you are registering. Find out more about being a team manager here: Team ManagerIMPORTANT DATES:
2019/20 Challenge Released: September
DI Teams Released: Late October
Destination Imagination Informational Meeting, Minnetonka Community Education Center: October 7, 6:00pm.
All Metro Team Manager Workshop (District 287): Not yet released. (See link for more information: Trainings and Workshops)
West/ Southwest Metro Tournament: Mid-Feb (Will be released on this link: http://mndi.org/)
Global Finals: Date tbd (More info here: Global Finals)
INFORMATION MEETING: Want to learn more? Please join us October 7, at 6 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Education Center for an information meeting. Open to parents & students.