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The Destination Imagination Challenge experience includes six competitive Team Challenges that are rooted in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) concepts. Our Challenges are developed annually with the help of educators, subject matter experts, and qualified volunteers who ensure that our materials cover a wide range of student interests. Each Challenge inspires students to explore their passions and discover their own talents and abilities. The Team Challenge experience fits well with the new BC curriculum as it encourages development in communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative skills along with developing strong project-management abilities.
Students form teams of up to seven members, select their preferred Challenge, and work together to develop their Challenge solution. Each team has at least one team manager (teacher or parent) who helps keep the team on track, but does not assist or interfere with the team’s solution. In BC, schools may use the program to enhance classroom curriculum although we recommend that teams take advantage of the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their innovative Challenge solutions project at a tournament. Our teams of trained appraisers provide valuable and positive feedback to teams at our tournaments.
September to October
- Request your free Team Challenge pack
- Select Team members/set meeting days/times
- Elementary Level teams – Grade 3 – 5
- Middle Level Teams – Grade 6 – 8
- Secondary Level Teams – Grade 9 – 12
November to December
- Follow the Roadmap (the how-to guide facilitate a team/team building/idea generation and selection tools).
- Attend Team Manager Training
- Team selects Challenge
- Practice Instant Challenges
January to April
- Create Challenge Solution to present at tournaments
- Regional tournaments in early March
- Provincial Tournament April 6, 2019