The Destination Imagination (DI) 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.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Science, Technology, Effective Storytelling
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Aircraft Design, Technical Engineering & Design, Accuracy & Precision, Effective Storytelling
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Structural Integrity & Failure, Structural Engineering, Technical Design, Effective Storytelling
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Technical Design, Theatrical Set & Prop Design, Improvisational Skills, Effective Storytelling
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Cultural Competency, Character Development,
Nonverbal Communication, Effective Storytelling
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Social Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Theater Arts Skills, Effective Storytelling
Instant Challenges require teams to engage in quick, creative, and critical thinking.
At a tournament, a team will receive an Instant Challenge and the materials with which to solve it. The team members must think on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution in a period of just five to eight minutes. Instant Challenges are performance-based, task-based, or a combination of the two.
Although each Instant Challenge has different requirements, all Instant Challenges reward teams for their teamwork. Instant Challenges are kept confidential until the day of the tournament.
Check out this great video for a brief overview of Destination Imagination in Michigan!