Welcome to the 2019-2020 Destination Imagination Experience!!

All Team Challenges are available NOW!!

 

Register today!  The cost is $150 per team.

Start a Team

CHECK OUT THE NEW, USER-FRIENDLY WEBSITE: DI COLORADO.
Also see our page: SPICY SOUTH.

IMPORTANT TEAM MANAGER TRAININGS!!

 

10/26/2019 - Introduction to Destination Imagination for Team Managers starting the experience and journey.  Anyone can attend, but we will focus on first time Team Managers.  8am-12pm at Pueblo Community College in the Occhiato Auditorium.

 

11/9/2019 - ALL Team Manager Training.  This training is EXTREMELY important.  You will have a chance to meet with the Challenge Master's and ask questions.  You will also be able to have access to Destination Imagination materials, information, and copies of the challenges.
 

Community Presentation, 10/10/19

 

A community presentation on the Destination Imagination experience will be held at Pueblo Community College in the Hoag Theatre in the Academic Building at 6 pm on October 10, 2019.  If you know anyone who is interested in starting a team or would like more information about Destination Imagination, please forward this email to them or let them know about the event. 

ATTENTION All School Coordinators: Contact us today if interested in having PCC's Presidential Leadership Program students serve at team managers.  They offer their time and leadership on a first-come, first-served basis.
Background Checks must be sent to Rob Brown.  MANDATORY FOR ALL TEAM MANAGERS!  You can also register with Verified Volunteers

Team Building

 

Team building with students can help them develop their ability to work together toward a common goal.  Solving a challenge together as a team can create a positive experience and everyone in the group wins.  It is important to emphasize to the students it is about cooperation and collaboration, not competition, when it comes to team building activities.  Being part of a team is an important skill to learn and can bring positive action in school, work, and the community.


 

The following skills can be developed from conducting team building activities:

  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Listening
  • Self-esteem
  • Idea exchange
  • Working with others and different groups
  • Leadership
  • Creative thinking

After each team building activity discuss some of the following questions with the group:

  • How well did your team work together?
  • How can we improve this?
  • How well did the group communicate?
  • What did you learn from this activity?


 

Back to Back


 

Pair up team members by height.  Ask them to lock arms with their back to each other.


 

With their arms locked see if they can sit down, kick their legs out straight, and then stand up straight again. 


 

If they are able to do that try it with a group of 4, then 8.
 


Key Dates for 2019-2020
 
October 26, 2019
New Team Manager Training
8am at Pueblo Community College

November 9, 2019
ALL Team Manager Training
8 am at Pueblo Community College

December 20, 2019
DEADLINE to register for Instant Challenge Workshop
December 20, 2019
DEADLINE to register for DI participation this year
January 11, 2020
INSTANT CHALLENGE WORKSHOP
Morning and afternoon sessions at Pueblo Community College, times to be released on Manager Training dates
January 31, 2020
Clarification Deadline
February 29, 2020
Challenge Appraiser and Volunteer Training
9 am at Pueblo Community College  - MANDATORY for all to participate in Regional Tournament
March 21, 2020
Spicy South Regional Tournament
ALL DAY at Pueblo Community College 
April 4, 2020
DI Colorado State Tournament
ALL DAY at Auraria Campus in Denver 
May 19-24, 2020
Global Finals
Kansas City, MO 

                                                                
Go to  www.dicolorado.com to see other events happening around the state, including dates and times for webinars for each of the challenges.
Regional Directors: Renette and Dave Magnino , drbrmanino@comcast.net

Assistant Regional Director: Megan Keller, megekeller@gmail.com

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