HOT NEWS:

2019-2020 team challenges are out and available!

 

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.

Spicy South

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

 

Our region supports school districts in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and all other districts south and east to the New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Kansas borders, as well as independent and home-school teams within the area.

Spicy South Info

Welcome To Spicy South

Greetings to our amazing Spicy South 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).

 

 

Spicy South Regional Tournament:

March 21, 2020 at Pueblo Community College

 

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!

Spicy South Challenge Masters

Technical – The Big Fix

Charles Grossen

Scientific – First Encounter

Bill Bregar

Marlene Bregar

Fine Arts – Picture This

Improv – To The Rescue

Engineering – In the Cards

TBD

Service Learning – It’s About Time

Rising Stars – Blast Off

Instant Challenge

Brie Magnino

Score Room

TBD

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.

16th Annual Instant Challenge workshop: This year’s workshop is on January 11, 2020. There is a material cost of $25 per team.  See all the details in this link.16TH ANNUAL INSTANT CHALLENGE WORKSHOP

 

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

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 Spicy South Team Managers can complete a 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. Other Managers at Spicy South Region schools should check with their school office and follow their 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. If none of these options are suitable, you may use Sterling Volunteers through our State Office– (Click Here) Our “Good Deed Code” is veq92lv. There is a non-refundable fee of approximately $25.

 

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.

Spicy South Newsletters

Costs

Resources Quick Links
Who's Who
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Renette Magnino

drbrmanino@comcast.net

Renette Magnino, Regional Director

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Megan Keller

megekeller@gmail.com

Megan Keller, Regional Director

Spicy South Calendar
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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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
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9
Spicy South Team Manager Training 8:00 am
Spicy South Team Manager Training @ Pueblo Community College
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spicy South Team Manager Training @ Pueblo Community College | Pueblo | Colorado | United States
Come join the Spicy South team to learn about DI Spicy South for the year, meet your challenge masters and work on IC skills. Pueblo Community College in the Gorsich Center. Any team manager with a team number will be entered into a drawing for...
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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.
13
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.
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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.