Destination Imagination

2020-2021 Chairs: Tracy Qin and Ujvala Pereira

di@medinapta.org 

 

 Destination Imagination is a team-based, problem-solving competition that encourages students to be creative, to think outside of the box, and to collaborate in a variety of unique challenges.  

 

Teams learn 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and courage) to build on their unique strengths.  

- destinationmagination.org

 

For 2020-2021, DI teams can participate whether they are able to meet in-person or are engaged in distance learning. We look forward to more DI teams and more families experiencing DI in a new way with us.

 

IMPORTANT: All students will need a personal device that supports Zoom to participate in remote team meetings. BSD-issued laptops block all video-conferencing platforms and unapproved web content, including all formats of Zoom. If you have any questions or need any support, please contact pta@medinapta.org

 

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DI Information Night

Want to learn more about Destination Imagination?

 

Join us for our virtual DI Information Night on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Zoom link (not yet active)

 


Registration

Registration opens: Monday, November 2, 2020.

 

Registration closes: Friday, December 11, 2020

 

How to Register: Find the DI registration form in My Family's Forms/Paperwork once registration opens. Complete the form and payment. Your registration is confirmed only after payment is received.

 

Club fees: $165 (estimated)

Fees cover team registration, instant challenge workshop and materials, program workshops, the regional tournament entry fee, and general operating expenses. Additional fees apply if you qualify for and choose to compete in other tournaments, such as DI Globals.

 


2020-2021 season roadmap

  • Nov 1: Challenge Previews: Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Service Learning and Early Learning Challenges
  • Dec 1: Challenge Previews: Engineering and Improv Challenges
  • Dec-Feb: Monthly DI Team Manager meetings
  • Jan: Instant Challenge Workshop (tentative)
  • Mar-Summer: Tournaments / Global Finals

All throughout the DI season, DI participants will meet with their teams to prepare for the Instant Challenge workshops and tournaments. Team Managers set the meeting times (usually once or twice per week) for each team.

 


Find a Team!

If you want to participate in DI but do not have a team, please contact your grade's coordinator. You will be added to our interest list, and our coordinators will make every effort to find the right team for you!

 

Coordinator Name Email
Rising Stars Coordinator (Grades K-2) TBD  TBD
3rd Grade Coordinator TBD TBD
4th Grade Coordinator TBD TBD
5th Grade Coordinator TBD  TBD

 


2019-2020 Recap

The 2019-20 season of Destination Imagination (DI) wrapped up with the Virtual Closing Celebration of Global Finals 2020 held on July 16-17, 2020 (https://www.globalfinals.org/).

 

The Medina DI team achieved a historic high in DI Global Finals and created a new best record.

  • Medina DI team Flaming Eiffel won the 2nd place in Global Finals virtual team challenge, among 2,200 submissions from 16 countries. Their total score was 183.72, and they were the only Washington state team that made Top 10 at the Elementary Level. The Flaming Eiffel team also won the 4th place in the virtual Instant Challenge 3.
  • The Electro Einstein team won 19th place in the split site of virtual Instant Challenge 3.

Congratulations!!! Special thanks go to all Medina volunteer parents (team managers, appraisers, helpers or supporters), kids, and DI PTA. And thanks to immediate past Co-Chair Brandon Wang who helped us a lot in the past years.

 

The DI journey in this season was so unusual, combined with 5 months hard working from each DI team (weekly team meetings, hands-on building time, IC workshops), and the last-minute cancelation of both the regional and state tournaments. We had 9 DI teams fully equipped with skills and solutions to ready for tournaments. However, passions and dedications from Medina DI teams were not stopped by distance or setbacks. In the shifting days of social distancing, two DI teams reunited and decided to continue to Virtual Global Finals 2020 (GF20). DI headquarters innovatively brought Global Finals into a virtual format that was open to anyone. Global Finals 2020 had almost 500 student teams from 16 countries and received more than 2,200 submissions for their Summer of Creativity event!

 

 

Questions? Email di@medinapta.org