Global Finals 2014

40 NH Creative STEM Teams Competing at Global Finals

40 NH Creative STEM Teams Competing at Global Finals

Over 40 Granite State teams are competing with teams from around the world at Destination Imagination Global Finals at the University of Tennessee this week. The teams compete in challenge based learning competitions with a focus in science, technology, the arts, engineering, math and service learning. They are among over 1,400 teams from 16 countries […]

Global Finals Mobile App is Ready

Global Finals Mobile App is Ready

Does your tablet or mobile phone have a good browser? Great! Point your browser to http://app.globalfinals.org/index.php and create an account and get access to your team’s schedule, maps, schedule of events and more! Related Posts: – How and Why to Follow #GlobalFinals14 on Social Media – Team New Hampshire Meets Before Competing at Global Finals   […]

#GlobalFinals14: How (and Why) To Use Social Media

#GlobalFinals14: How (and Why) To Use Social Media

Destination Imagination Global Finals is the world’s largest event of its kind. This is NOT the time and place to share where you are at Global Finals. However, even if you don’t have a Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account, you can still monitor what is happening from Globals – even on your cell phone. If you […]

Recent News

Destination Imagination to Kick Off 2014 Global Finals’ Celebration of Creativity and Innovation with “America’s Got Talent” and “American Idol” Finalists

Destination Imagination to Kick Off 2014 Global Finals’ Celebration of Creativity and Innovation with “America’s Got Talent” and “American Idol” Finalists

CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Destination Imagination (DI),  a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the arts and service learning challenges, will celebrate Global Finals 2014, the world’s largest creative thinking and problem solving competition for students from May 21-24. A record setting 1,414 qualifying […]

Global Finals Valedictorian is from NH!; 2nd NH-DI Senior Honored

Global Finals Valedictorian is from NH!; 2nd NH-DI Senior Honored

Each year at Destination Imagination Global Finals there is a graduating ceremony for graduates of high school, college, masters and Ph.D. programs. This year, the Destination Imagination has chosen a New Hampshire senior as valedictorian for the event.  As the GlobalFinals.org web site says: Congratulations to Mariah Maki from Jaffrey, NH, Destination Imagination’s Valedictorian of Global Finals […]

40 NH Teams Qualify to Advance to Global Competition

40 NH Teams Qualify to Advance to Global Competition

Over 200,000 students in 30 countries, including over 300 New Hampshire student teams started working in the fall to develop solutions to mind-bending Challenges. Now 40 of those teams will be competing with over 1,250 teams from around the U.S. and the World at Destination Imagination Global Finals. Results and Photos are NOW AVAILABLE on […]

Ideas & Kickstarts

2 New Ice Breakers to Build Your Team

2 New Ice Breakers to Build Your Team

Ice Breakers are a form of Instant Challenge that help teams build trust, collaboration and situational management skills needed to solve any Destination Imagination Challenge. Here are a few new Ice Breakers to help your teams! The Machine Game  Adapted from: ResidentAssistant.com The object of this game is to create a machine out of the […]

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What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works

What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works

In an informative article by Maria Popova on her Brain Pickings site writes that creativity is a grab-all type of term, but what did some really creative people have to say? She quotes Bradbury, Eames, Angelou, Gladwell, Einstein, Byrne, Duchamp, Close, Sendak, and others. For example, to quote from the article: For Ray Bradbury, creativity was the art […]

Getting Visual with Story Planning

Getting Visual with Story Planning

Educator and blogger Shelly Terrell put together a good resource of visual aids to help students and educators create or “tell the story” when words sometimes just don’t work out. These organizers can help teams look at alternate ways of generating stories – and going back on ideas they may have discarded at some point.

Training

Over 300 Appraisers Trained for Innovation & Creativity Tournaments

Over 300 Appraisers Trained for Innovation & Creativity Tournaments

About 100 volunteers attended NH Destination Imagination Appraiser training Saturday at Newfound Regional Middle School in Bristol. Over the past several weeks, New Hampshire Destination Imagination has  trained over 300 volunteers to appraise solutions from over 3,000 students on more than 200 student “DI” teams at tournaments that begin in March. Each year, NH-DI is proud and […]

Saturday: Appraiser Training North

Saturday: Appraiser Training North

This Saturday,  Newfound Middle School in Bristol, NH will host the final 2014 Appraiser Training. Appraiser teams literally aPRAISE the creative solutions of Destination Imagination team solutions at the five NH-DI Tournaments. Student teams have been working to generate innovative solutions to Challenges based  in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning Challenges. If you have […]

Appraiser Training: Think Like Kids with Creativity, Collaboration

Appraiser Training: Think Like Kids with Creativity, Collaboration

What are your weekend plans, other than the Big Game? Over 200 volunteers from around the state decided to learn to be creative, identify collaboration and communication skills and try to act like kids. They were at NH Destination Imagination (“DI”) Appraiser Training in Londonderry. These “Appraisers” were trained to judge student team solutions at […]