Parent Volunteers Needed!
We need a parent volunteer (or two!) to coordinate the 2022-2023 Destination Imagination program for the Davis PTA. If you’re interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Curiosity · Courage · Creativity · Collaboration
Design · Problem-Solving · Performance & Presentation
Destination ImagiNation is here at Davis! Just imagine…a program where your kids build confidence through learning, a program where discovery is the only teacher, a program that builds lifelong learning and problem-solving skills, all in a FUN and supportive environment.
What is DI?
Destination Imagination (DI) is a cause-driven, volunteer-led, non-profit organization. Our purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, DI produces fun and engaging academic Challenges that give students the opportunity to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. Student teams solve our open-ended Challenges that incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the arts, and service learning disciplines and can present their solutions at tournaments.
Why do DI?
To find out, watch youtu.be/8qy4iwZeVeY!
Can you tell me more about the challenges?
Each team will pick a central challenge to solve over the next 4-5 months. At the tournament, they will present their solution to the central challenge, and will also receive an unrelated instant challenge to solve on the spot in 5-8 minutes.
For an introduction to this year’s challenges, see the 2022-23 DI Challenge Previews.
Full details of the challenge requirements, including scoring rubrics, are only available once teams have formed and registered.
Teams consist of 2-7 students from PreK to University level. Parent volunteers serve as team managers.
How does a parent new to DI learn to manage a team?
A road map is provided which tells you how to organize and plan your weekly meetings. It provides you with all necessary activities. There are also team manager trainings you can attend locally. Kathy Provenzano, Davis’ Faculty Chair and Coordinator, is also available to answer questions and provide support as needed.
When and where do teams meet?
Parent managers determine when and where to meet according to what works best for them and their team members. Teams should plan to meet for 1-2 hours each week. Some teams meet more than once per week in February in final preparation for the tournament.
For more information on this year’s challenge opportunities, and how to start a team
Click here. Consider becoming a team manager. It is beyond rewarding to support a group of children in this fun, life-enriching, educational experience.
Note: Team materials can be purchased at a discount through Davis. Please email the Davis DI Coordinator when you are forming a team to receive instructions regarding registration and so you will be part of the Davis DI support network.
For more information, please visit the DI website.