Looking for a unique, creative after school activity? Then, Destination Imagination (DI) is for you!
DI is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic DI Challenges in the fields of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), fine arts and service learning.
DI teaches skills students can use in all areas of their lives, such as creative problem solving, teamwork, time management, as well as patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. DI teams create solutions to challenges, then present those solutions at one or more tournaments.
Through DI, students use the creative process to turn their ideas into reality and learn invaluable skills through the process including:
- Creative and critical thinking
- Team building
- Problem solving
- Risk taking
- Project management
Since its inception at BFA in 2012, 49 teams have competed at the regional level and 19 teams have competed at the state level; from 2016-19, BFA has had a total of nine teams qualify and represent the school at DI’s international level of competition – Global Finals.
For more information about DI for the 2020-21 season, please review the FAQs and the videos below.
If your child is interested in joining a team AND you are interested in becoming/assisting a Team Manager, please email Jason Sunahara, BFA DI coordinator, by Tuesday, Dec. 1. If you cannot commit to being a Team Manager this year but your child is interested in DI, DI Colorado has an a NEW option called “Square Dance” for students looking for DI teams. For more information, please click on the link to the FAQ document above.