Today, I will arrive in Knoxville, TN, to interact with organizers and competing youth at the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals! Destination ImagiNation (DI) is a creativity and problem solving program for children from elementary age to college age. Teams of up to seven members compete in various challenges that require complex thinking, problem solving, teamwork and creativity. The goal of the program is to teach creative and critical thinking, presentation skills, problem solving, and teamwork skills. This year, a record 1,032 youth teams from throughout the world converge on this southern American city to compete for honors in the world’s largest critical thinking and creative problem solving competition. Arthur Harkins and I will present at a couple sessions.
DI is another pathway for breaking away from mediocrity in education. I will report more from the road. It should be fun!