Remember about a month back when I suggested that you talk to your team parents about the possibility of going to the State Tournament? Good - because you are going to have the same talk again but this one is on steroids. For those going to the State Tournament, you are faced with the very real possibility of being invited to Globals. Don't think it won't happen to you. My team stabbed me in the back, aced their IC and got invited despite having a weak technical element for their team challenge (their performance and Side Trips were quite good though).
Whether your team is advancing to State Finals or not, I encourage everyone to stop on by (if feasable) and watch some solutions to the challenge you did and the challenges you didn't. The Secondary teams are always worth watching. Seeing older, more sophisticated teams perform can give teams plenty of ideas for next year.
Destination Imagination teaches the creative process from imagination to innovation using “inquiry-guided group learning.” Students use inquiry to find solutions for their selected challenge. Team managers provide the guidance and tools needed to facilitate the students' inquiry process. By working in teams of 2 to 7 members, stundents experience the advantages of teamwork. Team members learn to respect and build on the strengths and ideas of all team members.
Destination Imagination process includes, 21st Century Skills, brain health, teamwork, STEM, leadership skills and arts appreciation.
The creative process, “Thinking and Doing," includes these five parts:
• Recognize: becoming aware of a challenge or opportunity; maintaining a health state of mind (alertness, attitude)
• Imagine: applying thinking skills to develop ideas for solutions
• Initiate and collaborate: taking risks and controlling behavior; Working in collaborative manner
• Assess : sometimes requires starting over or admitting failure
• Evaluate and Celebrate: reflecting on the experience, resources, teamwork; celebrating the team's success in learning and experiencing the creative process from imagination to innovation
California Creativity has encouraged youth teamwork and creativity for over 25 years . Our program operates in seven regions in California to provide youth a venue to display their divergent thinking and teamwork as they creatively solve challenges. California Creativity Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation (EIN 33-0860160), and accepts tax-deductible contributions.
Purchase team number(s) from Destination ImagiNation - At time of purchase you will receive an email which will contain your team number(s) and order number. You will need the team number(s) and order number for the next step.
After September 4. 2012. register your team with California Creativity by going to register.caldi.org by the earlier of your region's date, or January 15, 2013. Use your DI Order number and Team Number to give your region the information needed to plan for the tournament.
Register for the tournament in your region. Registration for tournament will be available at register.caldi.org soon. Right now you can register you team which includes you volunteers and appraisers for the tournament.
*This year, all adults (Team Managers, Appraisers, Volunteers) register directly on the team page, not the event page.
It's good to contact your Regional Director early in the process. They can help set up an informational meeting at your school or organization, tell you about training opportunities, etc. Plus, it's good t
Each Region has it's own calendar and region page accessed by clicking on their name under «Region», above. Many regions also maintain a regional mailing list described on their region page.
Register you Team with California Creativity
Go to register.caldi.org create a login if you do not already have on and the register your team. You will need your team number 105-xxxxx and your order number that was supplied from Destination ImagiNation when your team number was purchased from them.
Register for the tournament in My region
Regional tournament registration varies by region. Monitor My region for the region-specific registration instructions.
IDODI.org and ShopDI.org have all you need to get started. When you Start a Team, you will receive the appropriate number of Team Numbers, the materials listed in the Program Guide, and e-mailed instructions on how to access the online system once DI has received payment.
California has an Affiliate fees that will be collected at ShopDI. Please be careful to select the California from the drop-down box when you Start a Team so that the prices are adjusted to reflect those mentioned below as they are added to your shopping cart. Regions in California vary in how they recoup operating expenses for training, special events, and the tournament. Contact your Regional Director if it is not clear in the Region's web pages.