Global Finals 2014

Team NH Honored by NH FisherCats

Team NH Honored by NH FisherCats

Members of Team New Hampshire that have represented the state at Destination Imagination Global Finals were honored by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at a pre-game ceremony. While team member walked across the warning track and base lines, they were greeted with a lot of support from around the stadium, while the PA announcer explained how these […]

NH CAPTURES 12 “TOP 20”s at Global Finals!

NH CAPTURES 12 “TOP 20”s at Global Finals!

Local student teams competing at Destination Imagination Global Finals registered 12 “Top 20” wins in their Challenge and age group. The international competition is the finals for a Challenge-based learning program that builds creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills using science, technology, the arts, engineering, math and service learning. Over 1,400 teams from 16 countries […]

Team NH Strong at Globals; Honors Abound; Pinkerton & Hollis Brookline…

Team NH Strong at Globals; Honors Abound; Pinkerton & Hollis Brookline…

Destination Imagination Global Finals, the international Challenge-based learning competition of creativity, collaboration skills, science, technology, the arts, engineering, math and service learning closed Saturday night at the University of Tennessee Thompson-Boling Arena. Not only did Team New Hampshire finish well, but were led by award-winning finished by Pinkerton Academy and Hollis Brookline DI Teams (photos […]

Recent News

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]