In Destination Imagination (DI), students work together in teams to solve open-ended STEAM challenges designed to teach the creative process. There are both non-competitive levels (Rising Stars, Grades K-2, with the Early Learning Challenge) and competitive levels (Grades 3-12, STEAM-based challenges), along with our Special Stars program for special needs students in grades 3-12 that need the assistance of an adult aide.
Our mission is to inspire and equip students to imagine and innovate through the creative process. We achieve this with our project-based, academic, competition program in which students work together in teams to solve one of our seven open-ended challenges. Each challenge has a different educational focus: Scientific, Technical, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisation, Service Learning, and Early Learning (Grades K-2).
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Each team works on their solution over several months, and a solution is a presentation that is then brought to a local tournament to be scored and celebrated by trained volunteers. Competitive teams then have the opportunity to advance to the State and Global tournament levels. In the overall program typically 10% of all teams advance to the Global Finals; Centerville Destination Imagination typically advances 21.5% of their teams to the Global Finals held in Kansas City.
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