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We’re excited to unveil these sneak peeks for the upcoming Team Challenges. Due to Covid-19, this season’s Challenges are being rewritten so that teams can solve them virtually. Check back later to view the full preview, including the Points of Interest and First Look PDF.

 

Please note that due to the challenges of Covid-19, our 2020-21 season will begin later than normal. The Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning Challenges will be released on November 1, 2020. The Engineering and Improvisational Challenges will be released on December 1, 2020. Colorado Regional Tournaments will begin in March 2021, and the Colorado State Destination Imagination Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 3rd 2021. More information coming on how these tournament will be held due to COVID 19.

 

Start forming your teams today so you are ready!     Purchase Your Membership Here!

Denver

Welcome to the Denver Region for DI Colorado. We’re so glad you’re here!

 

We support all the schools in the Denver Public Schools District, as well as independent and home-school teams within the area.

Denver Info

Welcome To Denver

Greetings to our wonderful Denver DI participants!

 

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.

Take your time and peruse our new site for all of your DI needs. As always- if you ever have any questions, reach out at any time!

Thank you to all of you! You’re AMAZING!

Denver DI Regional Challenge Masters

Technical

Amy Norder Email
Megan O’Brien Email

 

Scientific

Isaiah Thompson Email, 970-507-0800

Lizzie Ward: Email

 

Engineering

Jayme Cogswell Email
Colton Tapler Email

 

Fine Arts

Marta Garbowski Email, 303-204-9213 (TEXT only!)
Shelly Palicki Email

 

Improv

Coria Radcliff Email

Caroline Kuharski Email

Service Learning

Stacey Pendleton Email, 720-423-2062

 

Rising Stars

Jenny Spampinato Email, 720-231-1386
Natalie Spampinato Email, 720-939-2791

 

Instant Challenge

Katie Van Horne Email

 

Score Room

Brandon Anderson Email
Jeremy Fitches Email

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.

 

 

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

 

Attaching Yourself As Team Manager of Record

Our exciting Challenges of the 2020-21 season are about to be released. On November 1st and December 1st all of this years challenges will be available to be solved in person (small groups only) or virtually. 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

  1. Background ChecksIn 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.New for 2020-2021. Background checks are being administered and processed through DIHQ.
      1. You can purchase a background check at Background Checks. 
      2. You can either purchase a background check with your team number or you can purchase a team number independently.
      3. You will not be able to access team challenges and other resources until you have cleared your background check.
      4. If you have a LEVEL 3 background check from Sterling Volunteers due to volunteer work with a different non-profit, church, or school, you may share it with Destination Imagination. NOT Destination Imagination Colorado. Again, Destination Imagination.
      5. If you have a LEVEL 2 or 1 background check from Sterling Volunteers due to volunteer work with a different non-profit, church, or school, you may pay to upgrade to LEVEL 3 and then share with Destination Imagination.

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Minda McGurk, Regional Director

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Minda McGurk
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Denver Calendar
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Regional Directors Meeting 6:30 pm
Regional Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Regional Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices | Denver | Colorado | United States
 
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DI Information Night Virtual Meeting 6:30 pm
DI Information Night Virtual Meeting @ ZOOM
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DI Information Night Virtual Meeting @ ZOOM
Join us for a virtual information night to learn all about the 2020-2021 Destination Imagination Program in our new social distancing environment.   Please pre-register here and you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting
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DI Colorado Board of Directors Meeting 6:30 pm
DI Colorado Board of Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices
Oct 14 @ 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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DI Information Night Virtual Meeting 6:30 pm
DI Information Night Virtual Meeting @ ZOOM
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DI Information Night Virtual Meeting @ ZOOM
Join us for a virtual information night to learn all about the 2020-2021 Destination Imagination Program in our new social distancing environment.   Please pre-register here and you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting
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DIY DI: A Middle School Event 10:00 am
DIY DI: A Middle School Event @ Anywhere
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
DIY DI: A Middle School Event @ Anywhere
DIY DI What is it? DIY DI is an exciting, self-led, and safe DI experience where team members will do a series of challenges that will take them across the first half of the 20th century, without ever leaving the comfort of your own house....
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DI After Dark: A virtual middle school event 7:00 pm
DI After Dark: A virtual middle school event @ Zoom
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DI After Dark: A virtual middle school event @ Zoom
DI after dark: DI-ve into the past! Hop on the zoom call and blast back in time to work through escape-room type challenges with your team. Compete against other teams through the decades leading up to a massive game (crowdpurr) at the end! After you...
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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.