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IS DI FOR YOU?

DI is fuels creativity and innovation including STEAM and 21st Century Skills through project based learning. DI participants excel in creative and critical thinking, increase their self-confidence, and improve their problem-solving and collaborative skills. In addition, as part of a Global community, DI participants have the opportunity to interact with participants from around the world.




Traditional School

Students start a team and work on Challenges either as part of a class, club or after school activity. A Challenge could be included in the curriculum as a project based unit. Instant Challenges can also be used as part of a curriculum. Teams present their solutions at a tournament and/or at school showcases. The process begins with starting a team.

CHARTER School

Students start a team and work on Challenges as part of a class or as a club. A Challenge could be included in the curriculum as a project based unit. Instant Challenges can also be used as part of a curriculum. Teams present their solutions at a tournament and/or at school showcases. The process begins with starting a team.

After School

Students start a team and work on Challenges as an enrichment program. Another alternative is to use Instant Challenges as stand alone activities. These are 20 to 30 minute activities that help build the skills needed to employ the Creative Process.

Home School

Children from a group of home school families can start a team. The process would be very similar as that of any parent group. In addition, the team could be formed and sponsored by the home school resource centers.

Parent Groups

Groups of parents can get together to start a team of their children. A team manager is identified. Usually the team meets in the team manager’s home but this is flexible.

Youth Organizations

Challenges can be done as an activity or integrated into the training program. For example in scouts, the Challenges could be an integral part of ongoing patrol leader training. The instant challenges could be used in patrol competitions. To begin, start a team