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Destination Imagination

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Program Overview

  • Destination Imagination (DI) is an educational non-profit that teaches the creative process to 125,000 students each year across grades K-12.
  • Our program takes place across 48 states and more than 30 countries including Canada, Turkey, Korea, Guatemala, Poland, China, India, Great Britain, Brazil and Singapore.
  • A 2011 study by the University of Virginia Curry School of Education found students who participated in DI significantly out performed non-DI students on standard assessments of creative thinking, critical thinking, and  creative problem solving.

TECHNICAL:  Show & Tech

The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning and related skills.

  • Present a show that includes an opening act and a headlining act.
  • Design and build a stage on which the acts will take place and that will move a team member from one location to another.
  • Enhance each act with a technical effect to amaze the audience.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interest, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Scientific:  Top Secret

Our Scientific Challenge blends the research and curiosity of science with the thrill and creativity of the theater arts.

  • Create and present a story about a secret mission.
  • Research and apply methods from cryptography and steganography to reveal secret messages.
  • Design and create a gadget that appears to be an everyday item.
  • Create and integrate a disguised character into the story.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Engineering:  In it Together!

Our Engineering Challenge asks teams to design, build and test load-bearing structures out of specific materials.

  • Design, build and test multiple free-standing structures that work together.
  • Develop a strategy for placing structures to support as much weight as possible.
  • Develop and present a collaborative solution to a global issue.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that highlight the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

FINE ARTS:  Vanished!

Our Fine Arts Challenge has students flex their acting and creative muscles as they experiment with different types of artistic media and theater arts, write scripts and design props. 

  • Research the meanings, roles and uses of colors.
  • Present a story about how the disappearance of a color changes the world.
  • Create a colorful character that is involved with the color’s disappearance.
  • Use technical theater methods to create a vanishing act.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

IMPROVISATIONAL:  3-Peat

Our Improvisational Challenge is all about spontaneity and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.

  • Create three improvisational skits from the same story prompt.
  • Present each skit in a different performance genre.
  • Portray a different stock character in each skit.
  • Enhance each skit with props.

SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT OUTREACH:  Ready, Willing & Fable

Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service to address real-life community issues.

  • Identify, design, plan and carry out a project that addresses a real community need.
  • Create a live presentation of a team-created fable that integrates information about the project.
  • Include an impact prop and a character that changes appearance.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Team Sponsor

Jessica Raley -

 (318) 549-5481

 jessica.raley@bossierschools.org

Team Managers
Contact Ellen Allen  Ellen Allen (318) 549-7122 Math Teacher
Contact Jessica Raley  Jessica Raley (318) 549-5481 Speech Teacher
Contact JJ Stallcup  JJ Stallcup (318) 549-5477 Business Education Teacher
Contact Rebekah Willis  Rebekah Willis (318) 549-5469 Librarian, AR Manager, StuCo Co-Sponsor, PBIS Reward, Google Apps Admin