As the Creative Problem solving chair, I’m responsible for coordinating the participation of GES in the Destination Imagination Tournament
Destination Imagination is a community-based, school-friendly program that builds participants’ creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful ways. The goals of Destination Imagination are for the participants to:
- Foster creative and critical thinking
- Learn and apply creative problem solving methods and tools
- Develop teamwork, collaboration, and leadership skills
- Nurture research and inquiry skills, involving both creative exploration and attention to detail
- Enhance and apply written and verbal communication and presentation skill
- Promote the recognition, use, and development of various strengths and talents
- Encourage competence in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to real-life problem solving
The number of teams participating is only limited by the number of Team Managers available. Team Managers are volunteers (usually parents of a participant) who are 18 years or older. No more than seven students can be placed on a team.
Currently GES has 6 teams participating in the program. Although the deadline to form new teams has been reached, volunteers interested in helping with the program can do it by being an Appraiser during the tournament. Please contact me if you are interested in helping out. Being an appraiser involves one day of training and one day spent in the regional tournament. It will be a great way to see the tournament up close for those who are thinking about becoming a team manager next year.
For more information and to know all about the program go to the following web sites:
DI Home Page – www.idodi.org
Texas DI Website – www.texasdi.org
Mid Cities website – www.midcities.texasdi.org