DI is an educational program where student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. DI is a challenge and process-based program. In working to solve Challenges, teams learn important life skills like time management, collaboration, conflict resolution, and creative & critical thinking.
Our program takes place across 48 states and more than 30 countries and provinces including Canada, Turkey, Korea, Guatemala, Poland, China, India, Great Britain, Brazil and Singapore.
2014 State Tournament
The March 8th State Tournament is over (see here for pictures), 52 teams competed to qualify for Global Finals on May 21-25, 2014, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
We appreciate all our hard-working volunteers and especially our Appraisers and Team Managers--your dedication and love for this program were evident on Tournament Saturday. Your months of effort with your team members really showed! We greatly enjoyed seeing all the returning schools on Saturday and are delighted with all of the new schools who joined LA DI this year.
A special thank you to Danny Milner, who volunteered as our tournament photographer on Saturday. If you have photos that you think would look great on this site or on Facebook, you can e-mail them to our webmaster, Ray Turek, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a non-profit, Louisiana Destination Imagination program runs because of volunteers and we thank you and appreciate you! Don't hesitate to share the DI program with others in your community so that more children will have the opportunity. Be a positive difference in the lives of children by volunteering for Destination Imagination!
Team Manager Checklist
E-mail Joan Turek at email@example.com to find out more.
2014-2015 Challenge Previews
Destination Imagination has released preview descriptions of this year's team challenges, available at this link.
Global Finals 2014, the main event of the Destination Imagination season, was held this last May, in Knoxville, TN. Over 1,100 teams from teams from 45 states, 7 Canadian provinces and 13 countries gathered to showcase their Challenge solutions. see the results at D.I.'s GlobalFinals.org Web site and the DI-TV Page. LA DI teams did great this year, as evidenced by Parkway High School's Community Service team finishing 1st in Instant Challenge and 6th overall in the world, Airline High School's Improv team finishing 8th, and South Terrebone High School fine arts challenge team finishing 13th in the world. Global Finals 2015 will be held May 20-23 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
The Jan 11 event saw over 230 elementary, middle school, high school and university students working out ingenious solutions to Instant Challenges and having a lot of fun being creative and learning teamwork. The venue was provided and hosted by Cope Middle School in Bossier City. Thank you to the 40+ volunteers that made the day possible.
Check the Media Page for a Super Saturday 2014 Slideshow & Pictures--courtesy of Danny & Lynn Milner. The upcoming Jan 24, 2015 Super Saturday should be just as much fun! Details here.