DI Northeast Virtual Tournament!

Celebrate the work of Destination Imagination teams from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Pennsylvania from April 3rd through 11th during our DI Northeast Virtual Tournament!

Remote Teamwork

One of our New Hampshire teams has created a tutorial with tips on how to work together online to create a Virtual Team Challenge solution.

Join a Team

How can students safely engage in new educational experiences, and not fall behind during this time of remote learning and social distancing? By joining a Destination Imagination team!

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Meet the NH-DI Graduating Class of 2021 April 16, 2021 - We’d like to introduce you to the members of the NH-DI Graduating Class of 2021! This video features each of this year’s graduating high school seniors. It was originally shown as part of the Closing Celebration at the end of our DI Northeast Virtual Tournament. (more...)
Amazing Year, Teams and Tournament Results April 11, 2021 - This wasn't just a year, it was A YEAR. And we did it and made it though it together. Sunday night, NH-DI teamed up with our fellow non-profit Destination Imagination affiliates in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania for one amazing Closing Ceremony and Showcase of our amazing teams. Working remotely didn't stop creativity,… (more...)
DI Northeast Tournament – Closing Celebration April 11, 2021 - Join us at 5:00pm on Sunday, April 11th for the Closing Celebration of the Destination Imagination Northeast Virtual Tournament! We'll have an online parade with the participating teams, announce the winners of the Scavenger Hunt and the Appraiser Hat Contest, and reveal the teams that have qualified for DI Global Finals 2021! There are two… (more...)
It’s Celebration Week at the DI Northeast Virtual Tournament! April 7, 2021 - You won’t need to travel far to participate in our online celebration of the accomplishments of Destination Imagination teams from all over the Northeast USA at the DI Northeast Virtual Tournament website! Our DI Northeast Celebration Week began on Saturday, April 3rd with the rollout each day of videos for each Team Challenge. You can… (more...)
What is Destination Imagination?

Destination Imagination® is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams showcase their solutions at tournaments all over the world.

Destination Imagination is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. Its purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Approximately 200,000 youth make friends and learn the creative process through DI programs every year, and are supported by nearly 40,000 volunteers.

Destination Imagination’s programs are developed annually to ensure they are relevant and align to National Education Standards, STEM standards, ELA Common Core Standards, and Mathematics Common Core Standards. Every year, with the help of parent volunteers, educators, and subject matter experts, DI designs new and exciting Challenges for student teams to solve.

How the DI Challenge Program Works

Up to seven members can be on a DI team, and students from kindergarten through university level participate. Each team also needs an adult Team Manager. Team Managers help students stay on track, but do not directly help the team to develop its solution to the DI Challenge. Team Managers are often faculty members or parents.

DI fosters students’ curiosity, courage and creativity as they solve Challenges together as a team. A big part of our program is the Interference policy: in short, kids have to imagine, create and develop solutions on their own. Parents, Team Managers, family and friends can’t suggest ideas or force teams in certain directions. Outsiders can only facilitate the acquisition of skills and knowledge.

There are seven new Challenges to choose from each year. Each of the Challenges is developed by a team of educators and industry experts who target a particular area of the curriculum and its related standards of content and performance. The areas of focus include: Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Structural and Service Learning. There is also a non-competitive Early Learning Challenge that allows children to further develop their social skills and nurtures their curiosity and creativity.

The season takes place from September through May. Depending on the Challenge, teams typically spend 2 to 4 months developing and practicing their Challenge solutions. While most schools run DI as an after school program, some school districts incorporate the program into their electives curriculum.

After weeks spent creating and developing their solutions, the team solutions are assessed at regional, state, or international tournaments. Our tournaments provide the opportunity for participants to celebrate creativity with their peers and promote healthy competition. Every year, local volunteers help run 200 tournaments around the world. Top-scoring teams advance to their state or country tournament, also known as an Affiliate Tournament. The top tier teams from each Affiliate Tournament have the opportunity to participate in Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of creativity.

Participants learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation, which fosters their curiosity, courage and creativity. Students in our program learn higher order thinking and improve in creative and critical thinking while learning to work together as a team. Participants also have the opportunity to develop new friendships with students around the world.

How You Can Get Started

If you are trying to find a local Destination Imagination program, or would like to launch a new DI program at your school, please contact us—we’re eager to help!

The volunteers on NH-DI’s Outreach Committee will answer any questions that you have about our programs. We can also send NH-DI representatives to help run a DI Information Night at your school.

 

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