Feature Film

Ainsworth: Students Thinking Outside of the Box

Destination ImagiNation (DI) is an international organization that provides ways for educators to get students’ creative juices flowing to teach problem solving, team building and the benefits of healthy competition. The challenges issued by DI help students develop skills and confidence which allows them to see difficulties simply as challenges that can be overcome using creative solutions.

At Ainsworth Community Schools, Ms. Baack oversees the DI afterschool program, issuing and appraising practice challenges and working with students, many of whom go on to compete in DI tournaments on a regional, state and global  level. DI provides kids with a creative outlet, and a way to be part of a team that doesn’t compete on a field or court. It allows them to connect, to flex their creative muscles and develop the confidence that comes from expressing ideas and sharing them in front of a group of peers. Watch to see the program in action!

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