Destination ImagiNation (DI)

Destination ImagiNation (DI)

DIDestination ImagiNation (DI) is a community-based, school-friendly program that builds participants’ creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful ways. The goals of Destination ImagiNation are for participants to:

  • Foster creative and critical thinking.
  • Learn and apply creative problem solving method and tools.
  • Develop teamwork, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • Nurture research and inquiry skills, involving both creative exploration and attention to detail.
  • Enhance and apply written and verbal communication and presentation skills (both impromptu and sustained).
  • Promote the recognition, use, and development of many and varied strengths and talents.
  • Encourage competence in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to real-life problem solving.

Whittier students of all ages can be part of DI: each team needs an adult/parent volunteer to be “Team Manager” and each team can include 3-7 students. Teams work together to solve challenges and present their solutions in the DI Regional Tournament.

This past year, nine Whittier teams competed and got their creative on! We are ecstatic to announce that third grade team DI Donuts, led by Julie DeCero, moved on to the state competition at Illinois State University! Congratulations, girls!

For more information on what DI is all about, please visit the website at destinationimagination.org.

Check out the 2016/17 team challenges and DI’s website.

If you’d like to learn more about DI at Whittier, ask questions, or start a team for the upcoming year, please contact Wendy Carter at wendylcarter@att.net or Shelly Beavers at schultz72@ameritech.net.