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250+ Appraisers Trained; More Next Weekend

250+ Appraisers Trained; More Next Weekend

New Hampshire Destination Imagination works because of people who are willing to volunteer their time to help Granite State students achieve amazing things. Saturday, over 250 people were trained to appraise the creative solutions that will be presented by student teams at Destination Imagination competitions starting in March. These solutions are complex answers to STEAM-based Challenges […]

500+ Learn Creativity, Collaboration Skills {Photos}

500+ Learn Creativity, Collaboration Skills {Photos}

Teaching over 500 students the creative process and collaboration, communication and problem solving skills may not always make for great photos – but they do make for great tools to help teams solve complex challenges based in STEM, Improvisation, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Of greater importance, they become life skills that help drive […]

Team Training in January! Will We See You?

Team Training in January! Will We See You?

Each year, NH Destination Imagination hosts our Instant Combustion and Improv Workshop. This year, on Saturday, January 10th, Londonderry High School will host the event that brings alumni and experienced Team Managers and appraisers to train teams in a series of FUN and CREATIVE mini-workshops. This year: Learn all about performance and task-based Instant Challenges […]

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Appraisers; Training Starts Saturday

Appraisers; Training Starts Saturday

It’s takes amazing people to keep NH-DI running! At each tournament, the solutions to Team Challenges and Instant Challenges are evaluated by friendly volunteers that we call Appraisers. They’re called ApPRAISErs because their job is to PRAISE the accomplishments of each team, and to AWARD as many points as possible. In Destination Imagination, the emphasis is […]

Over 100 Attend Team Manager Cafe

Over 100 Attend Team Manager Cafe

Over 100 Team Managers attended the annual New Hampshire Destination Imagination Team Manager Café at Merrimack Valley Middle School in Penacook on Saturday, November 22, 2014.  Team Managers learned about how to help a team build communications, collaboration and creativity skills while solving challenges – to be solved strictly by the team – in STEM, […]

Saturday: ALL Team Manager Training Cafe

Saturday: ALL Team Manager Training Cafe

It’s what makes Destination Imagination so unique: It’s the volunteer Team Managers that facilitate – but not solve – the Team’s Challenge. This Saturday,  new and veteran Team Managers converge for the Team Manager Cafe. The annual cafe has a variety of “courses” to meet a variety of needs of team managers. It’s exactly what you need […]

Training

All Team Managers; Coordinators: Cafe Time!

All Team Managers; Coordinators: Cafe Time!

‘Tis the time for the All Team Manager Cafe! This training event is designed for veteran Team Managers, Newbies, and Rising Stars! You will have the opportunity to choose from a fine array of well-seasoned and superbly prepared sessions. Best of all, you get to learn from some of the best – and each other! And, […]

New Team Managers Show in Force

New Team Managers Show in Force

It’s takes an outstanding volunteer to be willing to learn how to facilitate a team of students to leverage their creativity and build their communications, collaborations and problem solving skills. Fortunately, nearly 70 new Destination Imagination team managers were up to the task and attended  the New “TM” Café on Saturday at Pembroke Academy. Photos […]

Saturday: New Team Manager Training – Register Now

Saturday: New Team Manager Training – Register Now

New Team Managers: This is all about to get a lot more fun. This Saturday, New Hampshire Destination Imagination will host our annual New Team Manager training at Pembroke Academy just south of Concord in Pembroke. It’s a day of in-depth, hands-on (and fun) training. After an opening overview, you will experience the Destination Imagination program […]

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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.

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T-Shirt and Pin Design Contest Winner Announced

T-Shirt and Pin Design Contest Winner Announced

We’d like to thank all those creative teams for their great submissions to our Pin and T-Shirt Contest! If your team participated in our contest, your team manager will be sent our new NO INTERFERENCE T-Shirt as a thank you! The WINNING design concept was submitted by William Berglund, a 5th grader at the Auburn […]

Have a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving

Have a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving

From all of us at New Hampshire Destination Imagination and NHICC , please have an amazing Thanksgiving. Enjoy the snow. Maybe make a Snorkey (snow-turkey). Maybe something else. Now swing on over to our Facebook page and tell us how you are making your Thanksgiving special!

Remembering Marjorie Allen

Remembering Marjorie Allen

Marjorie Allen passed away early Saturday morning after a long battle with cancer. NH Destination Imagination has lost one of our most dedicated volunteers. Marjorie devoted 33 years and countless hours to working with children to develop their creative problem solving skills. For 17 of those years, she worked with New Hampshire children. She filled […]

By November 17, 2014 Read More →
We Need T-Shirt and Pin Designs!

We Need T-Shirt and Pin Designs!

NH-DI will need a new design for this year’s T-shirt and pins, and we’ve decided that the DI kids of New Hampshire would be the best possible source for some highly creative ideas! Can the members of your DI team come up with a winning design concept? If so, please ask your kids to enter […]

How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain (TED-Ed)

How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain (TED-Ed)

We have a lot of Team Members and Team Managers – and volunteers – who play instruments. Did you know why it can help you in all different subjects? This TED-ed talk explains new research.  

By September 29, 2014 Read More →