MISSION OF TEXAS DESTINATION IMAGINATION
The mission of Texas Destination Imagination is to inspire the community of learners in Texas to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity.
The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning.
2020 Tomball ISD Students Advance to Destination Imagination State Tournament
Imagination and creativity were at an all-time high as Tomball ISD students excelled in the North Harris County Destination Imagination Regional Tournament in February. Five teams from TISD earned their way to the State Tournament set for April 3rd-4th in Denton.
Tomball ISD was well-represented across the region and came away with five State-Qualifying teams. Each team is composed of seven talented TISD students and are led by campus staff as their Team Managers. The teams work on their respective projects over a 2-4 month period and are judged on their challenge category within their challenge level.
These open-ended projects are challenges that align to student interests as well as educational standards and are categorized as such: technical, scientific, structural, fine arts, improvisational, service learning/project outreach, early learning/rising stars, and instant challenge.
Through these challenges, students are able to learn about the creative process from imagination to innovation. They garner the ability to recognize, imagine, initiate and collaborate as well as assess, evaluate and celebrate before presenting their projects at the regional, state and potential global level.
Tomball ISD will be represented at the State level by these five teams:
- 1st Place: Creekview Elementary (Technical Challenge) | Team Manager: Stephanie Scott
- 1st Place: Tomball Intermediate (Scientific Challenge) | Team Manager: Laurie Powell
- 2nd Place: Creekside Forest Elementary (Scientific Challenge) | Team Manager: Shelley Sheffield
- 1st Place: Creekview Elementary (Engineering-EL) | Team Manager: Meredith Holmes
- 1st Place: Oakcrest Intermediate (Engineering-ML) | Team Manager: Tori Cates
Congratulations to these schools!