Important Manager Information!

Your team cannot be scheduled for their Regional Tournament until you have a Background Check on file and have completed the “Keeping DI Particapants Safe” course online.

  • For more information on your Region’s background requirements click here.
  • If you have not received your invite to online training from Adobe Captivate Prime, please contact Rob.

Cherry Creek Regional T-Shirt & Pin

An excellent way to support the region and show your Cherry Creek DI pride is by purchasing a regional shirt and pin!

 

For only $15 a shirt, team members, team managers and parents can buy Cherry Creek shirts.

Every participant will receive one pin for free.

Profits from our sales go to support the teams in Cherry Creek DI Region.

Cherry Creek

Welcome to the Cherry Creek Region for DI Colorado, We’re so glad you’re here!

 

We support all the schools in the Cherry Creek School District, as well as independent and home-school teams within the area.

Cherry Creek Info

Register for Tournament Today!

Register for the Cherry Creek Tournament!

Click Here: Registration

 

 

Date: February 22, 2020

Location: Sky View Middle School

Welcome To Cherry Creek

Greetings to our amazing Cherry Creek DI participants!

 

 

And – welcome to a new DI season. Before we share all the details we know at this point for the upcoming season, we’d like to express our deep appreciation for all the hard work and dedication you bring in support of our kids. DI can’t function without our Team Managers – and you are facilitating an experience for your team members that they’ll remember fondly throughout their lives. You’re also helping them to develop life-long skills like creative problem solving, self-expression, self-advocacy, teamwork, time and budget management, as well as completing the innovation process. They’ll rely upon these skills throughout the rest of their educational experience – preparing them to be more confident, capable, and successful as a result.

 

So – simply stated, thank you. You ROCK!

 

Now – on to the great stuff we have in store to support YOU this year! Please read the enclosed information about the Team Manager training schedule (we have something new in store this year – design your OWN experience!), parental support, as well as where to find important resources on the DI websites (both Colorado’s as well as the international DI site).

 

 

Cherry Creek Regional Tournament:

February 22, 2020 at Sky View Middle School

 

 

Attaching yourself as the manager of record for your team ensures you can access all of the program and challenge materials available to you. It also allows us to communicate important information to you directly. If you are co-managing with anyone else, all managers can, and should, sign up. You can do this at destinationimagination.org.

 

One of our all-time favorite quotes is this, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.…” Harry Truman said this more than 60 years ago, and it still rings true today – especially for Team Managers. We, as adults, can’t actually “do” anything for our team – except to encourage them and love them throughout their DI experience. It’s up to them, yes, but they depend upon you – our Team Managers – to be their rocks, their support system and their inspiration.

 

You inspire us – THANK YOU for all you do!

Team Manager Trainings

DI Colorado provides trainings for both our new and “seasoned” Team Managers.

 

New Team Manager Training: Covers the basics: an overview of the program, what you’ll need to get started, Instant Challenge, team building etc. Our goal is to get you started on the right foot and comfortable with the Destination Imagination program. This training will not discuss any of the long-term challenges.

 

Team Manager Training: These training opportunities are located throughout the Denver Metro Area, Pueblo, Durango and on the Western Slope. This experience offer the richest, most complete training. You get to interact with experienced team managers and volunteers, all of whom are eager to help. The agenda for the Denver Metro trainings: Team Manager Training Agenda 110219

 

There is no charge for trainings. It’s included as part of your fees when you purchase your National Membership.

 

Jan
25
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CANCELLED IC Day-Western Slope @ Grand Mesa Middle School
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
IC Day for Teams-Thompson School District @ Thompson School District Admin Building
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
IC Day for Teams-Thompson School District @ Thompson School District Admin Building | Loveland | Colorado | United States

Information to follow

Southwest Colorado Instant Challenge Workshop @ Escalante Middle School
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Destination Imagination of Southwest Colorado is hosting an Instant Challenge (IC) Workshop on Saturday, January 25th, 1:00-3:30 PM at Escalante Middle School, 141 Baker Lane in Durango. The first 2 hours will be workshops focused on different aspects of Instant Challenge such as storytelling and using materials. The last 1/2 hour is reserved for Q&A with our tournament volunteers about IC or other parts of your DI journey. Come one, come all!!
This event is free of charge.

Please let us know you’re coming by registering online here.

Jan
29
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Appraiser Training-Improv Challenge
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Appraiser Training-Improv Challenge

Required training for the Appraisers of the Improv Challenge-To the Rescue

 

Registration for this webinar is required, Please Click Here to RSVP

Cherry Creek Pre-Tournament Team Manager Meeting @ Sky Vista Middle School
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
1
Sat
South Metro Instant Challenge Day @ St Mary's Academy
Feb 1 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm
South Metro Instant Challenge Day @ St Mary's Academy | Englewood | Colorado | United States
South Metro Teams Only: Instant Challenge Day is the perfect opportunity for your team to receive hands on experience in front of appraisers in a noncompetitive setting. Each team will rotate through 4 different types of challenges, be given feedback on their solution, teamwork and hints to make tournament day Instant Challenge less stressful. The challenges are tournament level appropriate.
Appraisers: Each team is required to provide one volunteer appraiser, this can be a parent, teacher, grandparent or…. if you’d like to see what Instant Challenge is all about have a parent escort your team and you be the appraiser. This person needs to commit to appraising until approximately 1:00 pm on Instant Challenge Day. There will be a training in the morning before teams arrive so no need to worry if your volunteer isn’t familiar with Instant Challenge. We’ll training them and make sure they are placed with an experience person. Your team will not be considered registered without a volunteer. Instant Challenge Day can’t happen without volunteers!
Registration opens in December. Space is limited, this event is always sold out.
Denver IC Day @ Evie Dennis Campus BLDG #4
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Southwest Colorado DI Drop-In – Durango @ San Juan BOCES Durango Office
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Southwest Colorado DI Drop-In - Durango @ San Juan BOCES Durango Office | Durango | Colorado | United States

Come in, browse program materials, check out our Instant Challenge Library, ask questions, use our technology  (computer, printer, photocopier) or get help with anything DI…

Feb
3
Mon
Appraiser Training Webinar-Technical Challenge
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.

Appraisers are required to attend a training online or in person prior to their tournament.

Registration is required for this event. Click Here to RSVP.

Wine & Wisdom - Team Manager Support Group

Wine & Wisdom nights are an opportunity to get together with other Team Managers and discuss specific topics. Or if you have an issue you need to talk over with other Team Managers this is the place for you. Bring a drink and light snack to share. This is an adults only evening, please leave the kids at home.

 

This evening is hosted by Dacia Donohue, an experienced Team Manager and current DI Colorado Board Member. If you are interested in attending email Dacia at Dacia Donohue for the address.

Feb
21
Fri
Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support Group
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wine & Wisdom - Team Manager Support Group
  • Tonight’s Topics: Tournament Prep
  • RSVP to Dacia Donohue at donohuesdodi@gmail.com
  • Bring a drink and light snack to share.
  • If you have a specific topic you want to cover, email Dacia, she’ll work it in!
Mar
13
Fri
Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support Group
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wine & Wisdom - Team Manager Support Group
  • Tonight’s Topics: STATE PREP
  • RSVP to Dacia Donohue at donohuesdodi@gmail.com
  • Bring a drink and light snack to share.
  • If you have a specific topic you want to cover, email Dacia, she’ll work it in!
Apr
17
Fri
Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support Group
Apr 17 @ 10:56 pm – 11:56 pm
Wine & Wisdom - Team Manager Support Group
  • Tonight’s Topics: Global Finals Prep
  • RSVP to Dacia Donohue at donohuesdodi@gmail.com
  • Bring a drink and light snack to share.
  • If you have a specific topic you want to cover, email Dacia, she’ll work it in!

 

Volunteer Positions - We Need YOU!

TBD

Attaching Yourself As Team Manager of Record

By now, your team has most likely read through all of the exciting Challenges of the 2019-20 season. If you’ve chosen your Challenge, you may have even started working on its solution already! Each year, our Challenge Writers work hard to make sure they develop fun and engaging academic Challenges for all of our participants and knowing which Challenge your team is participating in this season helps us identify the most popular Challenges, as well as better gauge the number of teams that are competing worldwide.

 

We need you to take a few minutes to enter your team’s information, including your Team Name, Team Challenge, and Challenge Level, in our Resource Area.

 

If this is your first time accessing the Resource Area, this portal will allow you to download documents, such as practice Instant Challenges, as well as ask Team Clarifications. So please go ahead and dig around while you’re in there!

 

HOW TO ENTER YOUR TEAM’S INFORMATION:

 

      1. If you don’t have a DI account, create one now by going to: https://resources.destinationimagination.org/shop.php/auth/account/create_new_account and entering your information.
      2. Once you have an account, go to the Resource Area here: https://resources.destinationimagination.org/resources.php.
      3. Make sure to view and accept the code of conduct!
      4. Highlight the Teams tab and then select My Teams.
      5. Click on Add Team, and then enter either the Team Number and order number (this information will come from the person who purchased the team number) OR the Team Number and the postal code.
      6. If you have multiple teams, repeat Step 5 to claim all of your teams.
      7. Click on the pencil icon to the left of your Team Number and then add/edit your organization name, team name, and the Challenge/Level your team will be participating in this season. Remember, you can change the Challenge if your team decides to make a switch from their original plan. However, once you’ve competed in your first tournament, you cannot change your Challenge.

 

Important: Because our scoring program is tied to the information you provide, please make sure everything is accurate!

Background Checks

Background Checks

 

In order to provide the highest level of after school activities for our participants, DI Colorado requires all team managers to have background checks. Please review our detailed Youth Protection Policy here.

 

There are several ways in which Cherry Creek Team Managers can complete their background check.

 

      1. Managers who are teachers or other school employees may submit a scan or photo of their teacher license number and their current district ID to Rob.
      2. Managers affiliated with non-CCSD schools in the Cherry Creek Region should check with their school office and follow those volunteer procedures. We do not need a copy of the report, but rather an official notification on letterhead from the school signed by an administrator that a background check has been passed and is on file.
      3. Managers may use Sterling Volunteers through our State Office– Click Here Our “Good Deed Code” is veq92lv. There will be a non-refundable fee of approximately $25 paid directly to Sterling Volunteers at the time of application.

 

All of the methods outlined above are confidential, and your personal information does not reside with DI Colorado. We will only have an indication if you have been cleared or not cleared. If a team manager is not cleared to work with students that volunteer has the right to have his/her case reviewed by the agency providing the background check. Your Regional Director will be notified that your team cannot compete in the regional competition unless a new team manager is provided and has cleared a background check.

Cherry Creek Newsletters

Costs

Team Membership
Type of Membership Price
   Competitive Challenge Materials $105 National Registration + $45 Affiliate Fee =$150
   Rising Star Challenge Materials $105 National Registration + $30 Affiliate Fee =$135

 

Practice and Challenge Materials/Supplies

Average of $250, DI emphasizes using inexpensive materials or “trash” items at no cost to the team.

 

Regional Tournament Registration

$50

Cherry Creek Regional Challenge Masters

Technical – The Big Fix

Scientific – First Encounter

Fine Arts – Picture This

Improv – To The Rescue

Engineering – In the Cards

Service Learning – It’s About Time

Rising Stars – Blast Off

Instant Challenge

Score Room

Resources Quick Links
Who's Who
maureenDewar

Maureen Dewar

maureendewar@hotmail.com

Maureen Dewar, Regional Director

pearlschwartz

Pearl Schwartz

pearlgschwartz@gmail.com

Pearl Schwartz, Regional Director

Cherry Creek Calendar
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Regional Directors Meeting 6:30 pm
Regional Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Regional Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices | Denver | Colorado | United States
 
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DI Colorado Board of Directors Meeting 6:30 pm
DI Colorado Board of Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
DI Colorado Board of Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices | Denver | Colorado | United States
All board meetings are open to the public.
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Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support Group 7:00 pm
Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support Group
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wine & Wisdom - Team Manager Support Group
Tonight’s Topics: Solution Troubleshooting, Instant Challenge Tips RSVP to Dacia Donohue at donohuesdodi@gmail.com Bring a drink and light snack to share. If you have a specific topic you want to cover, email Dacia, she’ll work it in!
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Appraiser Training Webinar-Instant Challenge 7:00 pm
Appraiser Training Webinar-Instant Challenge
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Appraiser Training Webinar-Instant Challenge
Appraisers are required to attend a training online or in person prior to their tournament. Registration is required for this event. Click Here to RSVP.
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Jeffco Region IC Day–Teams from All Regions Welcome 8:00 am
Jeffco Region IC Day–Teams from All Regions Welcome @ Dunstan Middle School
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jeffco Region IC Day--Teams from All Regions Welcome @ Dunstan Middle School | Lakewood | Colorado | United States
Come Practice your Instant Challenge Skills and get your team appraised and coached on this important part of the program. Cost is $40 for Jeffco teams, $45 for other regions.   Contact Paul to Register.  
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Cherry Creek T-Shirt Pick Up 6:30 pm
Cherry Creek T-Shirt Pick Up @ Sky Vista Middle School
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cherry Creek T-Shirt Pick Up @ Sky Vista Middle School | Aurora | Colorado | United States
Time to pick up Regional Tournament T-shirts that have been preordered.
Appraiser Training-Improv Challenge 7:00 pm
Appraiser Training-Improv Challenge
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Appraiser Training-Improv Challenge
Required training for the Appraisers of the Improv Challenge-To the Rescue   Registration for this webinar is required, Please Click Here to RSVP
Cherry Creek Pre-Tournament Team Manager Meeting 7:00 pm
Cherry Creek Pre-Tournament Team Manager Meeting @ Sky Vista Middle School
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cherry Creek Pre-Tournament Team Manager Meeting @ Sky Vista Middle School | Aurora | Colorado | United States
 
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Clarification Deadline!
Clarification Deadline!
Jan 31 all-day
Clarification Deadline!
Please see pages 24 and 25 of the Rules of the Road for more information.
DI's Mission

 

To develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st-century skills and creativity.

 

The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament.