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Regionals Start SATURDAY

Regionals Start SATURDAY

The first 1,200 students will compete at New Hampshire Destination Imagination Regional Competitions this Saturday at Nashua High School NORTH and Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzey. Click for the Nashua Regional Information Page Click for the Swanzey Regional Information Page Tournament Survival Guide Students around the state are getting ready to demonstrate six months […]

Instant Challenge Practice Resources

Instant Challenge Practice Resources

Destination Imagination has shared a number of great resources to practice Instant Challenges with your teams before competition season opens. Click to get to the Free Instant Challenge Practice Resource page. Instant Challenges are designed to test teams with a multifaceted Challenge with just minutes to solve. These Challenges put the team’s creative problem solving abilities, […]

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 […]

Team Managers

Team Managers: Check the Read It Or Weep Guide

Team Managers: Check the Read It Or Weep Guide

Earlier we shared some paperwork tips, but here is the complete guide from NH Destination Imagination Team Managers — the Read it Or Weep Guide– broken into four easy to read sections. Click to go to the Guide.  

NH Team Manager Tournament Survival Guide

NH Team Manager Tournament Survival Guide

The New Hampshire Destination Imagination Team Manager Tournament Survival Guide is now posted! This includes a reminder of the documents needed at the tournament and links to all the important items in one place. CLICK TO GET TO THE SURVIVAL GUIDE page. You’ll be happy you did.

DI Grad Tassels for the Class of 2015

DI Grad Tassels for the Class of 2015

Hey graduating seniors! You’ve worked hard and learned a lot in your years of Destination Imagination. Now when you “walk the walk”, do it in DI style with the Class of 2015 Graduation Tassel from NH Destination Imagination! On the tassel you will find rolls of duct tape, globes and various charms that scream IDODI! […]

Training

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 […]

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 […]

Kickstart Ideas

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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Release: Saturday: 1,200 Students Display Focused Creativity, Teamwork, STEM Skills in Nashua and Swanzey

Release: Saturday: 1,200 Students Display Focused Creativity, Teamwork, STEM Skills in Nashua and Swanzey

1,200 Students Display Focused Creativity, Teamwork, STEM Skills NH Destination Imagination Regional Tournament Start Saturday in Nashua and Swanzey; 170+ Student Teams Try to Advance to State Finals NOTE: Week 2 of competition is next week in Berlin and Kingston; State Finals in Hampton on March 28th   [Teams participating this week are at the end of this […]

T-Shirt Order Deadline is Feb. 10

T-Shirt Order Deadline is Feb. 10

It’s time once again to get the State T-Shirts in time for your competition! This year, we have a blue shirt with some our favorite wildlife – and a bear in a NHICC the gNHome hat holding duct tape. (We assume NHICC ran away). Look like the team YOU ARE! But hurry – the deadline […]

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!

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, […]