Earhart Students Excel
More than 40 fourth- and fifth-grade students from Amelia Earhart Elementary School competed for the second year in the Destination Imagination (DI) regional tournament. The school’s PTA sponsored seven teams and four of those teams went onto the state tournament; one has been selected to compete in the Global Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn. from May 24 to 27. Parent volunteers co-managed the teams and prepared the students for the tournaments. “What I learned from DI is that we can imagine anything together,” said fourth-grader Maylee Witte.
DI is an educational program where student teams independently solve open-ended challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. Teams learn important life skills including time management, presentation skills, collaboration, conflict resolution, and creative and critical thinking.
DI teaches the Creative Process, from Imagination to Innovation, aligned with Common Core, 21st Century Learning and science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).