Global Finals 2020 Update: Teams had just 6 weeks to solve the Virtual Team Challenge, Distance Makes the Art Grow Stronger. They had to create a work of art and perform a story about characters who work together to reach a goal - all while using at least one video conferencing platform to perform their story. More than 600 teams from 15 countries participated in Global Finals 2020: Summer of Creativity.
While the Virtual DI tournament presented a different set of challenges this year, the students at Morning Star Middle School rose above and decided to embrace the opportunity. Our 4 teams used virtual tools and videoconferencing to connect with each other pretty much every day, but not just for social calls- to actually create! The theme of the challenge was "Distance Makes the Art Grow Stronger" but for our students this was more than true- the distance really brought our
Let’s face it. The 2019-2020 school year ended a little unceremoniously, as we all ran for cover against coronavirus. Despite educators’ and parents’ best efforts this spring, online learning may have been challenging, possibly producing mixed results. Now’s the time for a do-over. With the new school year upon us, you may be focused on how to improve the experience and outcomes for your students. We’re here to help. Here are three insights we learned from our own adventures
This article first appeared in Wired magazine 10 years ago - but the sense of wonder and excitement still remains the same. MIND BLOWING. THAT’S really the only way to describe Destination Imagination. My kids participated in the Destination Imagination program for years. Ask them, and they’ll tell you that it’s been the highlight of their school years. And yet, when it comes down to it, they have a hard time explaining just what the program is about, saying the right words t
We’re excited to unveil these sneak peeks for the upcoming Team Challenges. Due to Covid-19, this season’s Challenges will be written so that teams can solve them either in-person or virtually. Check back later to view the full preview. The Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning Challenges will be released on Nov. 1, 2020. The Engineering and Improvisational Challenges will be released on Dec. 1, 2020. Start forming your team today so you are r
So much of our lives is up in the air right now. But we know one thing is certain: if you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to get started on the next season of Destination Imagination (DI). Normally at this time of year, we’re announcing all of the Challenges. As you can imagine, coronavirus upset our typical schedule. We also needed more time to polish up our plans based on what we learned from Virtual Global Finals, the Summer of Creativity. Until we have everything read