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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

Lizzie Ward

Fine Arts

Improv

Ana Jurca

Engineering

Service Learning

Rising Stars

Please Volunteer!

Instant Challenge

Please Volunteer

Score Room

Sara Jurca

Team Manager Trainings

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

All of our 21-22 Team Manager Trainings have yet to be scheduled.

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.

 

 

Volunteer Positions - We Need YOU!

Please Help!

We need volunteers for the following positions:

Technical Regional Challenge Master

Instant Challenge Regional Challenge Master

and we ALWAYS need more appraisers for our regional tournament!

Attaching Yourself As Team Manager of Record

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Challenge Season. Challenges will be released September 1.  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

IIn order to provide the highest level of after school activities for our participants, Destination Imagination requires Team Managers to have a background check. Destination Imagination will be administering background checks through the Destination Imagination store.

Check out Destination Imagination’s Youth Protection Policy here.

 

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.

 

New for 2021-2022. 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. You can purchase a LEVEL 3 background check from Sterling Volunteers for DICO or from work with a different non-profit, church, or school, you may share it with Destination Imagination. NOT Destination Imagination Colorado. Again, Destination Imagination. Sterling Volunteer DICO Background Check use Good Deed Code: veq92lv. If you are a Jeffco team manager, please contact Tina or Megan. 
    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.
    6. Your school district can opt to do a Group Waiver and submit to DIHQ

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, Co-Regional Director

Alisia Johnson, Co-Regional Director

Western Slope Calendar
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Regional Directors Meeting 6:30 pm
Regional Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Regional Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices | Denver | Colorado | United States
These meetings are for Regional Directors Only.
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DI Information Night 6:30 pm
DI Information Night @ Zoom Call
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DI Information Night @ Zoom Call
Join us to learn about Destination Imagination. We will be talking about the benefits of DI, Social Emotional Learning aspects of our educational experience, and how to start a team in your school or neighborhood.   Please pre-register here and you will receive a confirmation...
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DI Colorado Board of Directors Meeting 6:30 pm
DI Colorado Board of Directors Meeting @ DI Colorado Offices
Oct 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. Call before attending. Many meetings are held virtually.
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Team Manager Training 9:00 am
Team Manager Training @ Zoom Link
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Team Manager Training @ Zoom Link
This team manager training is designed for new and experienced team managers. We start by introducing DI, how to form and manage a DI team. Then we will have Instant Challenge how to’s, finishing up with a deep drive into your challenge. All content will...
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Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support Group 7:00 pm
Wine & Wisdom – Team Manager Support Group
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wine & Wisdom - Team Manager Support Group
Tonight’s Topics: Instant Challenge Tips and Tricks 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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DI Information Night 6:30 pm
DI Information Night @ Zoom Call
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DI Information Night @ Zoom Call
Join us to learn about Destination Imagination. We will be talking about the benefits of DI, Social Emotional Learning aspects of our educational experience, and how to start a team in your school or neighborhood.   Please pre-register here and you will receive a confirmation...
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DI After Dark – Middle School Teams 7:00 pm
DI After Dark – Middle School Teams @ Dunstan Middle School
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
DI After Dark - Middle School Teams @ Dunstan Middle School | Littleton | Colorado | United States
Attention Middle School Teams! Welcome to a whole new DI experience. Come experience DI in a whole new way! You and your team will be given a 4-part challenge to solve in one 4 hour period. Compete with your DI team, or just come on...
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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.