Destination Imagination Eastern Region Tournament Saturday, March 12 at Salisbury Middle School; Public Welcome
Wicomico County Public Schools will participate in the Maryland Eastern Region Destination Imagination Tournament on Sat., Mar. 12 at Salisbury Middle School. Families, teachers, friends and other supporters are welcome to attend to watch the creativity and problem-solving skills of students in their Central Challenge Solutions.
The Eastern Region includes 56 teams from eight Eastern Shore counties, including 28 teams from Wicomico schools. Teams compete at the Regional Tournament to earn the right to advance to the Maryland State Tournament at University of Maryland Baltimore County on April 9. Qualifying teams at the state level earn the right to advance to represent the state of Maryland at Global Finals in May at the University of Tennessee.
Destination Imagination (DI) is a student-centered, technology-friendly, international organization for kindergarten through college students. It teaches life skills and expands imaginations through team-based creative problem solving. Destination Imagination emphasizes STEM / STEAM skills, creativity, teamwork, and problem solving. DI school facilitators in each school coordinate the DI program at their schools and help guide teams and their parent team managers.
The DI Program has two team components. The first component is the Instant Challenge. These challenges spark and quickly capture the team members’ imaginations as they attempt to solve a challenge on the spot. Students learn creativity skills, divergent and convergent thinking skills, risk taking, time awareness, cooperation, and how to have fun with their team members along the way.
The second component is the Central Challenge. Teams use art, technology, performance, and real world relevance as they tackle one of six different challenges each year. The team solution takes months to complete. Each challenge contains scoring elements that will be carefully judged by trained appraisers. Central Challenge presentations on Saturday will be open to the public.
2016 Wicomico County DI Teams with each team’s Central Challenge time:
Pace of Change ( Technical )
Bennett Middle School Daydreamerz, 8 a.m.
Westside Intermediate DI Spies, 10 a.m.
North Salisbury School F.D.I., 11 a.m.
North Salisbury School DI Racers, 11:50 a.m.
Westside Intermediate Lightbobs, 12:10 p.m.
Fruitland Intermediate DI Missiles, 12:30 p.m.
In Plain Sight ( Scientific )
Pemberton Elementary DInsteins, 9:30 a.m.
North Salisbury School DI Mindful Thinkers, 10:10 a.m.
Fruitland Intermediate Fire Breathing Ducks, 11:40 a.m.
Get A Clue ( Fine Arts )
Delmar Elementary DInamite, 8:10 a.m.
North Salisbury Energetic Maniacs, 8:50 a.m.
East Salisbury DI Dominators, 10:10 a.m.
Bennett Middle Legendary Llamas, 10:40 a.m.
JMB High School DI-scoverers, 12:20 p.m.
Close Encounters ( Improvisation )
Bennett Middle DI-namic DI-stroyers, 8:20 a.m.
Salisbury Middle DIcecream Narwhals, 8:50 a.m.
Salisbury Middle Funky Monkeys, 9:20 a.m.
Fruitland Intermediate Spiral Pigeons, 10:40 a.m.
Fruitland Intermediate DI Rock Stars, 11:10 a.m.
The Meme Event ( Project Outreach / Service Learning )
Westside Intermediate DI Brows, 8:10 a.m.
Pittsville Elementary Cats With Top Hats, 8:30 a.m.
Westside Intermediate Mustang Mindmasters 2.0, 8:50 a.m.
Westside Intermediate Imagination Dreamers, 9:10 a.m.
Fruitland Intermediate DI Smarties, 10 a.m.
Wicomico Middle Uncommon DInominators, 10:20 a.m.
Bennett Middle It's Not About Meme, 11 a.m.
Wicomico High School DI of the Tiger, 11:20 a.m.
Change in Direction ( Rising Stars K - 2 )
Westside Intermediate BeyonDImagination, 11:40 a.m.