Each year, Destination Imagination works with educators and industry experts to develop seven, new academic Challenges in the fields of STEM, the arts, social entrepreneurship and early learning (Rising Stars!). Students work in teams to research, design and build a solution to their preferred Challenge. In solving a Challenge, they learn the creative process—a powerful learning tool that helps students assess problems, reflect on their progress, learn from failure and turn their original ideas into reality. Students who participate in the Challenge Program have the opportunity to present their solutions at a local tournament and if they qualify at the state level, they’re invited to participate in Global Finals, our culminating international tournament that celebrates student 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.
Great teams are made up of individuals that recognize their own unique talents. Every Destination Imagination team member has a special skill set that enables his/her team to solve complex and open-ended challenges.
Congratulations to Alexandra for showcasing her artistic skills! There were over 3,000 votes cast and it was a close race. Destination Imagination would also like to thank all of those who took time to create and submit videos for the Show Us Your Skills Video Contest.