Calling all creative students and their families! Join us for a Destination Imagination Information Night on October 29!
Has your child ever started planning their Invention Convention project months before the event? Do they randomly take things apart just to see how they work? If your kid is crazy about puzzles, loves to paint and draw, can build anything out of cardboard boxes, writes amazing stories, thinks up whimsical new worlds, has a flair for drama and acting, is totally into science, or has rewired your toaster into a working time machine (or wants to), then you may have a Destination Imagination child!
Destination Imagination (DI) is an international educational program that gives kids an amazing outlet for their creativity, while teaching them leadership, teamwork, positive thinking, project management, and so much more. Teams of up to 7 kids solve one of six open-ended Challenges (Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Service Learning, Improvisation, or Technical) in their own unique ways, and present their solutions at Regional Tournaments in March. Teams also solve an on-the-spot Instant Challenge at the tournaments, where they must think quickly on their feet and work together to solve a problem in around five minutes.
Teams involved in DI learn to excel in creative and critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, and project management. Students who have participated in DI say they believe participation helped them improve their grades and do better in school, increased their self-confidence, assisted them in becoming better communicators, enhanced their respect for others, and improved their creativity and problem-solving skills.
If you'd like to find out more, come join us for a DI Information Night on Tuesday, October 29, 6-7 p.m. in the Amherst Middle School Innovation & Design Room [enter Amherst Makerspace door "M" near softball fields in back]. Students are welcome and will have special activities. If you can't make it or have questions, please contact Amherst DI Coordinator Terri Behm (firstname.lastname@example.org).