HOT NEWS:

2019-2020 team challenges were released on 8/1!

 

1) Purchase your team number now at ShopDI; and 2) download the First Look Document to learn more about the competitive Team Challenges for this year.

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

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.

 

Dec
4
Wed
Scientific Challenge Webinar
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Join our Affiliate Challenge Masters to learn about this year’s Scientific Challenge.

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

Dec
7
Sat
Team Manager Training @ Hamilton Middle School
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Team Manager Training @ Hamilton Middle School | Denver | Colorado | United States

All Destination Imagination trainings are offered to anyone working with a Destination Imagination team. There is no charge to you – it is paid for through your Colorado Affiliate fees. You only need to attend one training but are welcome to come to as many as you’d like.

 

Team Manager Training Agenda 110219

Jan
11
Sat
Spicy South IC Day @ Pueblo Community College
Jan 11 all-day
16th Annual Spicy South Instant Challenge Workshop @ PCC Fortino Ballroom
Jan 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
16th Annual Spicy South Instant Challenge Workshop @ PCC Fortino Ballroom | Pueblo | Colorado | United States

Space is limited to 40 slots. Sign up now!!!!!!!!!!!
COST IS ONLY $25.00 PER TEAM
This workshop will provide an opportunity for your team to take a trial run at INSTANT
CHALLENGES. Also, we will present the many uses of several materials that are commonly
provided, sharing ideas on how to navigate an Instant Challenge quickly, and how to
prepare a story presentation challenge from beginning, middle and end. There will be two
2- hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Up to 20 teams in each
session, inviting a total of 40 teams taking advantage of this workshop. TWO TEAM
MANAGERS ONLY may accompany their team, and you will be asked to assist us with all
student’s attention and their respect of time for all their fellow DI’ers. This opportunity is
not offered for the Rising Stars Teams.
Return only the bottom of this registration form below, along with your
$25.00 fee.
Registration Forms MUST BE RECEIVED on or before FRIDAY
DECEMBER 20, 2019. SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME BASIS.

16TH ANNUAL INSTANT CHALLENGE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM

 

 

Regional Challenge Master Training and Boot Camp @ Denver Metro Area = TBD
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jan
18
Sat
IC Day for Teams-NoCo Region @ Meadowlark K-8
Jan 18 @ 11:15 am – 1:15 pm
IC Day for Teams-NoCo Region @ Meadowlark K-8 | Erie | Colorado | United States

Registration coming soon

Jan
21
Tue
Appraiser Training Webinar-Fine Arts
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

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.

Jan
22
Wed
Appraiser Training Webinar-Instant Challenge
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Jan
25
Sat
Instant Challenge 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

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.

Jan
10
Fri
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!
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
10
Fri
Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support Group
Apr 10 @ 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
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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**Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support (please read the notes) 7:00 pm
**Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support (please read the notes)
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
**Wine & Wisdom - Team Manager Support (please read the notes)
We are hosting an additional location and night for the popular Wine & Wisdom for any team managers who find this time and location works for them. Wine & Wisdom nights are an opportunity to get together with other Team Managers and discuss specific topics....
2
Team Manager Training 8:00 am
Team Manager Training @ Ben Franklin Academy
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Team Manager Training @ Ben Franklin Academy | Highlands Ranch | Colorado | United States
All Destination Imagination trainings are offered to anyone working with a Destination Imagination team. There is no charge to you – it is paid for through your Colorado Affiliate fees. You only need to attend one training but are welcome to come to as many...
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5
Regional Directors Meeting 6:30 pm
Regional Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Regional Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices | Denver | Colorado | United States
 
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Fine Arts Challenge Webinar 7:00 pm
Fine Arts Challenge Webinar
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fine Arts Challenge Webinar
Registration is required.  Click Here to RSVP.  
7
New Team Manager Webinar 7:00 pm
New Team Manager Webinar
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Team Manager Webinar
Please register here
8
Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support Group 7:00 pm
Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support Group
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wine & Wisdom - Team Manager Support Group
Tonight’s Topics: Bring your questions – interference, planning, what happens when an idea fails? 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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12
Service Learning Webinar 6:30 pm
Service Learning Webinar
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Service Learning Webinar
  Registration is required for this event. Click here to RSVP.
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DI Colorado Board of Directors Meeting 6:30 pm
DI Colorado Board of Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices
Nov 13 @ 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.
Instant Challenge Night–Cherry Creek Region 6:30 pm
Instant Challenge Night–Cherry Creek Region @ Homestead Elementary School
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Instant Challenge Night--Cherry Creek Region @ Homestead Elementary School | Centennial | Colorado | United States
Come practice your Instant Challenge in tournament style. Get feedback, ideas and have fun!
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Technical Challenge Webinar 7:00 pm
Technical Challenge Webinar
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Technical Challenge Webinar
Registration for this event is required. Click Here to RSVP.  
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Improv Training Webinar 7:00 pm
Improv Training Webinar
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Improv Training Webinar
Attend a Webinar with the Improv Affiliate Challenge masters to learn more about this challenge.   Registration is required for this event.  Click here to RSVP.
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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.