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Department Information

Welcome to the world of Destination Imagination. Destination Imagination is an educational program in which student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the Challenges. Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills-they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving.

Goals
Methods
  • Have fun!
  • Learn critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Learn and apply creative problem solving methods and tools.
  • Develop teamwork, collaboration and leadership skills, working together to achieve goals.
  • Nurture research and inquiry skills, involving both creative exploration and attention to detail.
  • Learn and apply written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Promote the recognition, use, and development of many and varied strengths and talents.
  • Encourage competence in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to real-life problem solving.
  • Young people of similar age work on teams of up to 7 members over 8-12 week period.
  • Experiential Education is employed to effectively engage participants in learning.
  • No Interference is allowed from anyone outside of the team.
  • Adult Team Managers act as facilitators to a team.
  • Team Manager trainings provided by experienced trainers in all affiliates.
  • Problem solving skills are cultivated by using tools.
  • Creativity is appreciated by Team and Instant Challenges that are open ended.
  • Individual and team strengths are promoted by Side Trips based on Multiple Intelligence Theory.
  • Instant Challenges engage participants in rapid-fire critical thinking.
  • Team Challenges engage participants in sustained problem solving.


Wray Elementary's 2018-2019 Destination Imagination Team

Wacky Weirdo's

Team Members

Front: Kayle, Avery, Brylee

Back: Cristian, Sam, Toron, Sawyer

The team began meeting in September to choose their central challenge. They chose the Scientific Challenge.....

Medical Mystery
  • Research the human body and medical conditions that affect the human body.
  • Create and present a story about a medical mystery that affects a human character.
  • Design and build a representation that shows the medical mystery and at least one symptom.
  • Present an action or scene that is shown from two or more perspectives at the same time.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team's interests, skills, area of strength and talents.