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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!

Western Slope

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

 

Our region supports all the districts in the central mountains and western slope of Colorado including Grand Junction, Delta, Glenwood Springs, Summit County, Eagle County, and Rifle, as well as independent and home-school teams within the area.

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Welcome To Western Slope

Greetings to our amazing Western Slope 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).

 

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!

 

 

Western Slope Challenge Masters

Technical

Please Volunteer!

 

Scientific

Rhonda Pinckard

Fine Arts

Improv

Ana Jurca

Engineering

Service Learning

Please Volunteer!

Rising Stars

Please Volunteer!

Instant Challenge

Chris Hines

Score Room

Sara Jurca

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
12
Sat
Team Manager Training: Challenge Specific @ Zoom
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Team Manager Training: Challenge Specific @ Zoom

This training will run throughout the day.

There will be an introductory session and then seminars on different topics, Team Challenges, Instant Challenge etc.

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 12, 2020 08:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lfuyqpjopH9zH6QIW66-jam7jNhJxfhiC

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Agenda: Team Manager Training

Dec
19
Sat
Team Manager Training: Engineering and Improv @ Zoom
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Team Manager Training: Engineering and Improv @ Zoom

This training will focus on the Engineering and Improv Challenges.

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 19, 2020 09:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
Click Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

This is a one hour meeting, you will be asked upon entry if you would like to attend the Engineering and Improv session.

Jan
7
Thu
Team Manager Training
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Team Manager Training

Join us to learn how the 2020-2021 season will be unlike any that has come before!

 

Please pre-register here and you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting

Jan
16
Sat
RCM Training and Boot Camp
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer Positions - We Need YOU!

Please Help!

We need volunteers for the following positions:

Technical Regional Challenge Master

Service Learning Regional Challenge Master

and we ALWAYS need more appraisers for our regional tournament!

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 Western Slope 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 Western Slope 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.

Western Slope Newsletters

Links to email newsletters…

Costs

Specifics for team-related costs in Western Slope TBA.

Resources Quick Links
Who's Who
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Jill Jurca

westslopedi@gmail.com

Jill Jurca, Regional Director

Western Slope Calendar
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Regional Directors Meeting 6:30 pm
Regional Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 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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Team Manager Training: Challenge Specific 8:30 am
Team Manager Training: Challenge Specific @ Zoom
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Team Manager Training: Challenge Specific @ Zoom
This training will run throughout the day. There will be an introductory session and then seminars on different topics, Team Challenges, Instant Challenge etc. Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Dec 12, 2020 08:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Register...
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Team Manager Training: Engineering and Improv 9:30 am
Team Manager Training: Engineering and Improv @ Zoom
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Team Manager Training: Engineering and Improv @ Zoom
This training will focus on the Engineering and Improv Challenges. Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Dec 19, 2020 09:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: Click Here After registering, you will receive a confirmation...
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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.