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Ready to Go!

Ready to Go!

“There’s nothing like watching a team manager cry because she’s so proud of her team.” That’s what a California official told us after last weekend’s Los Angeles regional tournament. Every year, many thousands of students from all over the world show us just how much kids can accomplish on their own. The results can seem […]

Connecting DI to the Standards

Connecting DI to the Standards

Education in business leader Sir Ken Robinson asked how can we educate students for their lifetime when we do not know what the world will look like in five years? Destination Imagination is part of that answer. Teams in the Destination Imagination (DI) program improve in creative thinking, critical thinking, and collaborative problem solving that will […]

Camp Gottalikachallenge in Full Swing

Camp Gottalikachallenge in Full Swing

  Camp Gottalikachallenge, the NHICC Summer Camp – and one of the oldest creativity summer camps in the nation is in full swing. Now 20 years old, the first week of the camp along the lakes of the Granite State is in full swing. Wednesday night, the “scaredy cat dinner” (you have to ask a […]

Recent News

Concord and Littleton Regional v1 Schedules Posts; Regional Pages Open

Concord and Littleton Regional v1 Schedules Posts; Regional Pages Open

The first two preliminary schedules, version 1 for the Concord and Littleton NH-DI Regional Tournaments are posted. Please note: These may be updated multiple times and the only official schedule is available the day of competition.  All tournament pages are now open! Click here for details, or simply choose Tournaments from the menu above! Team […]

READ ME: The Regional Tournament Survival Guide is Posted

READ ME: The Regional Tournament Survival Guide is Posted

This is the must read document the year – The Read it Or Weep Regional Tournament Survival Guide. It’s so important it’s up for an Emmy and a Tony. (Not really, but Emmy and Tony want you to read it). What do you need to do before, at and after the tournament are all covered to […]

Seniors: got tassel?

Seniors: got tassel?

Hey seniors? You can graduate in style with the NH Destination Imagination graduation tassel, perfect to perk up any mortarboard (that square graduation cap) and make it say I DO DI! Click to get the details! (PDF) And remember, when you are in college, to come back as an Appraiser!    

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 […]