Destination ImagiNation Spectacular 2001-2006 Newburyport, MA USA

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The Kelley Elementary/Nock Middle School (Newburyport, MA USA) Destination ImagiNation team performances from 2nd Grade (2001) through 7th Grade (2006).

We borrow the Sum41 (Island Records, http://www.islandrecords.com/sum41/ ) song “In Too Deep” in this video. All proceeds from the sale of the Sum41 “ROCKED: Sum 41 in Congo” DVD are to go to help children affected by war in the Congo through http://www.warchild.ca/merchandise_dvds.asp#From_http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4474571010332545472″ War Child Canada’s International Humanitarian projects .

Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering a global, youth-centered, creative problem-solving program. Destination ImagiNation emphasizes creativity, problem solving and teamwork.

DI Challenges have open-ended answers, empowering participants to create solutions that are imaginative, original, divergent and ingenious! Students work together in teams to tackle these challenges under the direction of a team manager.

Once team members develop a solution, they present it in a performance. The team designs and creates, without adult assistance, all props, costumes and other artistic and technical elements necessary to bring the solution to life. The team’s solution can take from several weeks to several months to develop. But the team’s solution is not complete until they receive their final improv from the appraisers just before the presentation! Teams showcase their solutions at a MADI tournament.

Competitions are held statewide. Regional Tournaments begin in February followed by our State Finals in late March or April. The DI year culminates with Global Finals in May, where the best of the best match wits, imaginations and personalities to become world champions. MADI (Massachusetts Destination Imagination) also conducts training for team mangers and appraisers. Team mangers are merely facilitators since this program is “hands on” for kids and “hands off” for adults.

Pete Jalajas & Mark Sceery
Student: Erik Robert Jalajas
Team Manager, Videography, Editing: E.W. Peter Jalajas
Team Manager, Videography, Editing: Mark Sceery