New to DI?
DI sounds great, but you would like to learn more.
Texas DI is an affiliate of Destination ImagiNation, Inc. To learn more about the DI program, visit the DI website at www.idodi.org. If you click the link, the site will open in a new window. Once you are at the IDODI site, check out the tabs ate the top of the page:
- Who We Are - The About selection in this drop down menu has a general description of Destination ImagiNation, Inc., the program, participation, challenges and how it all adds up.
- Programs - This is a menu of the various DI programs. Destination ImagiNation is the flagship program for students grades 3 through college. Additional programs supported by Texas DI are Rising Stars, for kids in grades K-2; DI eXtreme, projectOUTREACH, and The Construction Challenge
- The 2009-2010 Season - This menu selection allows you to read about the two types of challenges that make up the program, including summaries and a promotional video of this year's challenges. Information about DI tournaments are also available.
You may want to download the DI Program Guide. This has excellent general information about the DI Program and the process of forming teams.
DI is definitely the program for you. Follow the steps below:
1. To volunteer, select the Get Involved tab at the top of this screen. This page lists the volunteer roles in DI.
2. Next, you want to determine your Texas DI region. Select the Regions tab at the top of the screen to locate your region.
3. Get in touch with your Regional Director listed on the Regions page. This person directs the activities of the region in which you reside. Things to ask your Regional Director are:
- Is DI supported by your school district? If so, ask who coordinates the program for your district?
- If it is not supported by your school district, ask how to get started.
- If DI is new to your school district or school, ask about DI Free memberships. New schools are eligible for free memberships during their first year.
- If you are in a low socio-economic or high-risk school, ask about the Pilot Schools program.
4. Do not purchase a team membership until you have talked to your Regional Director. Some school districts will handle that for you and you may end up spending money unnecessarily.
5. After your team has a membership, you will need to register your team with Texas DI on this website. Keep in mind the following:
- Every Texas DI team must register with Texas DI. This requires that you set up an account on this website and check the box that you are a Team Manager. Follow the instructions for registering your team. This only registers you as a team in Texas. It does not register you for Regional Tournaments.
- Every Region has slightly different procedures for registering for the Regional Tournament. Your Region's website and Regional Director can assist you with this.
- Your school or school district coordinator may handle this, so check with that person before proceeding.