Destination Imagination (DI) teams across the country encourage, inspire, and equip students to become the next generation of innovators.
At the start of each season, teams choose one of seven Challenges to work on cooperatively. The program is project-based, and so requires students to brainstorm, design, and create their solutions. Each year the Challenges are aligned to National Education Standards, STEM standards, and various Common Core standards. Challenges are offered in areas including technical, scientific, fine arts, improvisational, structural, and service learning.
Regional, state, and national tournaments take place around the world allowing teams to present and explain their solution to the chosen Challenge. In addition, they are an ideal venue for students to celebrate creativity and socialize with peers.
In the 2014 – 2015 school year, St. Anne’s-Belfield School offered two Destination Imagination teams, one for students in third and fourth grade and one for students in seventh and eighth grade, who selected to participate as an elective course. Parent volunteers coordinated both teams with the help of a faculty member in each division.