Welcome to the 2020-2021 Louisiana Destination Imagination season!
The exciting upcoming competition season will be unlike any other, as Destination Imagination, Inc. rolls out an all-new, virtual competition season!
Visit https://www.destinationimagination.org/ for program details, team resources, and up-to-the-minute news.
Visit https://www.destinationimagination.org/challenge-program/2020-21-challenge-previews/ for previews for this year's team challenges.
Four of this year's challenges will be available for download on November 1st and the remaining challenges will be released on December 1, 2020. Teams will be able to work either virtually or together to solve this year's exciting team challenges and prepare for instant challenges. More details will be released soon.
Check back for updates and e-mail email@example.com with any questions you may have.
We look forward to working with you again this year!
Nancy Farley, Affiliate Director
Joan Turek, Regional & Training Director
Linda Endicott, Growth Director
and the Louisiana Destination Imagination Board
Destination Imagination (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 vital life skills like time management, collaboration, conflict resolution, and creative & critical thinking.
Our program involves 48 states and more than 30 countries and provinces.
Emilie Gibson Remembered
Emilie Gibson, a former Louisiana Destination Imagination team member, was remembered for her creativity, grit, and bravery at the 2018 and 2019 LA DI State Tournaments. While a DI team member, Emilie bravely battled DIPG, an aggressive childhood brain cancer, and her family has established a foundation in her honor to raise awareness and funds for DIPG research. Visit the link below to learn about how you can help honor Emilie's memory and join the fight to end childhood DIPG cancer!
During the 2018 LA DI Tournament, a local news reporter covered Emilie's story. The KSLA 10:00 PM news clip, including interviews with Emilie's DI team manager, some of her school-mates and former team members, and with her father, Trey Gibson, may be accessed using the link below.
http://www.ksla.com/story/3764 0850/scholastic-competition- honors-bossier-city-student
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How to Start a Team
Destination Imagination teams require the oversight of an adult team manager, over the age of 18, who is interested in providing opportunities for children to learn new skills and solve a 2020-2021 Destination Imagination team challenge.
All team managers must pass a background check before forming a team in order to protect the health and safety of team members. They must also be willing to participate in training, meetings with team members (virtually and/or in person), and help the team prepare for tournament events.
In order to start a team for the 2020-2021 Destination Imagination season, please visit the link below. The link provides information about background checks, team challenges, and registration.
Teams should follow all health and safety guidelines recommended by the CDC during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Become a DI Tournament Volunteer
Destination Imagination runs on VOLUNTEER POWER and we sincerely appreciate all of our wonderful past and present volunteers! Please spread the word about the benefits of Destination Imagination and help recruit volunteers for the 2020-2021 season.
We need energetic, enthusiastic adults to invest in the lives of the best and brightest kids that Louisiana has to offer. Our volunteers make Destination Imagination a life-changing experience for kids all across the world! Sign up today!
This link explains ways you can become involved as a volunteer with the Destination Imagination program: www.destinationimagination.org/volunteer/
DI Team Managers, Appraisers, Officials, and other volunteers must complete training in Youth Protection policies to work with children during the 2020-2021 Destination Imagination season.
Before you volunteer, please read the Youth Protection Policy below and register to attend either team manager training, volunteer training, or appraiser training this year. If you are chosen as a volunteer, appraisers and officials will receive instructions about how to complete a background check.
Youth Protection Policy for Volunteers
DI Youth Protection Information for Parents
LA DI in the News
All teams are encouraged to host a skills day by inviting local professionals to teach basic painting, acting, sewing, building, and technical skills. Remember TMs, it is not interference to TEACH practical life skills as long as you are not influencing their ideas for official challenge solutions.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Visit the DI Resource Page for Valuable Team Resources:
Visit: www.dramanotebook.com/drama-curriculum/ for, you guessed it, tips on dramatic performances!
LA DI 2019 Tournament Results
Great performances and innovative solutions were showcased at the 2019 State Tournament. Congratulations to all the teams and thank you to all our great volunteers and sponsors. Special recognition to Elm Grove Middle School and Sun City Elementary School for hosting and to sponsor SuddenLink by Altice.