Five Dallas ISD teams will compete in the Destination Imagination (DI) Global Finals set for May 20-23 in Knoxville, Tenn. The teams advanced after placing well in the state tournament on April 11 at Skyline High School.
The DI program emphasizes creativity and teamwork to solve various open-ended challenges. More than 100,000 schoolchildren across the U.S. vie to reach the Global Finals.
The district teams advancing are:
- DI Postal Service, School for the Talented and Gifted, Project Outreach Challenge-Brand Aid
- Beats by DI, School for the Talented and Gifted, Scientific Challenge-Making Waves
- Literacy Militia (pictured), Bryan Adams High School, Project Outreach Challenge-Brand Aid
- The Cool Mustache Kids, Lida Hooe Elementary School, Fine Arts Challenge-Feary Tales
- Cabell Chargers, William Cabell Elementary School, Structural Challenge-Lose to Win
In the Brand Aid challenge, teams create a marketing campaign after creatively identifying, designing and carrying out a project that addresses at least one real community need. In the Making Waves challenge, teams create a sound machine that produces two different sounds. In Feary Tales, teams create a fairy tale about a character who faces and deals with a phobia. For the Lose to Win challenge, teams design and build the lightest structure possible that supports weight as parts of the structure are removed.
Last year, two Dallas ISD teams representing Rosemont Elementary and Middle School won the world championship in the Global Finals. A team from Bryan Adams High School finished third out of 46 teams in its category.