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DIscussions - Volume 1, Number 3 (01/12/2008)

Date Published: 
01/12/2008

Welcome:

This is the third issue of DIscussions, the Montana Destination ImagiNation Newsletter. If you missed the first issue you can find it on the Newsletters pages on Montana's web site.

Make sure your team and appraiser are registered for this year's tournaments.

In this issue:

Where Do We Start - Getting ideas for your solution

Cost: Costumes and Creative Materials

How to Find Supplies

Creating Storylines and Characters

Registration Instructions

To gain download access to challenges, rulebook and guides you must purchase a DI membership. Purchase your membership ASAP at www.shopdi.org

To participate in Montana DI tournaments you must register your team(s) and appraiser(s) at www.mt-di.org. Tournament Fee: $70 if team and appraiser registered by December 15. $100 after December 15.

DATES TO REMEMBER

Early Bird Registration ($70):

December 15, 2007

Registration Deadline ($100)

January 15, 2008

Instant Challenge Workshops

January - February

NW IC Workshop - January 26 - Kalispell Middle School

SC IC Workshop - January 26 - Manhattan Christian School

SE IC Workshop - February 2- Canyon Creek - Billings

SW IC Workshop - March 1 - Frenchtown

NC IC Workshop - March 1 - MSU Great Falls

Regional Tournaments

February – March 1

Dates and Locations

NW Regional - February 23 - Bigfork

SC Regional - February 23 - Whittier School, Bozeman

NC Regional - March 1 - MSU Great Falls

SE Regional - March 1 - Hardin

SW Regional - March 1 - Frenchtown

State Tournament:

March 29, 2008

Manhattan, MT

REGIONAL CONTACTS

Hamilton/Missoula

montanacq@mt-di.org

Kalispell/Bigfork

Anne Castren –

castrena@sd5.k12.mt.us

Jill Henion

jillh@vals.bigfork.k12.mt.us

Helena/Bozeman

montanacq@mt-di.org

Great Falls/Shelby

Laura Jo McKamey

ljmckamey@mcn.net

Billings/Hardin

Kathy Adler

adlerkathy@hotmail.com

Linda Troyer

troyermt@msn.com

For complete contact information go to the MTDI Contacts page

Rules of the Road

It is important for Team Managers to expose the team to the Rules of the Road early in the year. This newsletter will spotlight important rules that teams need to know as they begin to solve Instant Challenges and their Central Challenges.

RULE OF THE WEEK

Team Budget is the total value of all the materials your team will use in its Presentation not necessarily what your team purchased to create the solution. (If they only used 1/2 the paint they bought, they only list the cost of that 1/2 on their expense report.) For more information on Team Budget & Expense Report refer to pages 19-21 of the Rules of the Road.

Instant Challenge Tip of the Week

Ask a parent to assemble bags of the supplies needed for the nest 4 - 5 ICs.

More information on Instant Challenge on pages 27-29 and page 32 of Rules of the Road

Next Issue: "DIcussions"

Team Building Strategy: Focusing Ideas

Rule: Safety

Task Based Instant Challenges

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DIscussions - Volume 1, Number 2 (12/01/2007)

Date Published: 
12/01/2007

Welcome:

This is the second issue of DIscussions, the Montana Destination ImagiNation Newsletter. If you missed the first issue you can find it at DIscussion Volume 1 Number 1

In this issue:

Choosing a Challenge

Rules of the Road:

Interference in Instant Challenge

Types of Instant Challenge

Registration Instructions

To gain download access to challenges, rulebook and guides you must purchase a DI membership. Purchase your membership ASAP at www.shopdi.org

To participate in Montana DI tournaments you must register your team(s) and appraiser(s) at www.mt-di.org. Tournament Fee: $70 if team and appraiser registered by December 15. $100 after December 15.

DATES TO REMEMBER

Early Bird Registration ($70):

December 15, 2007

Registration Deadline ($100)

January 15, 2008

Instant Challenge Workshops

January - February

SE IC Workshop - February 2- Canyon Creek - Billings

Other Dates and Locations

To Be Announced

Regional Tournaments

February – March 1

Dates and Locations

NW Regional - February 23 - Bigfork

SC Regional - February 23 - Site to be determined

SE Regional - March 1 - Site to be determined

State Tournament:

March 29, 2008

Manhattan, MT

REGIONAL CONTACTS

Hamilton/Missoula

montanacq@mt-di.org

Kalispell/Bigfork

Anne Castren –

castrena@sd5.k12.mt.us

Jill Henion

jillh@vals.bigfork.k12.mt.us

Helena/Bozeman

montanacq@mt-di.org

Great Falls/Shelby

Laura Jo McKamey

ljmckamey@mcn.net

Billings/Hardin

Kathy Adler

adlerkathy@hotmail.com

Linda Troyer

troyermt@msn.com

For complete contact information go to the MTDI Contacts page

Rules of the Road

It is important for Team Managers to expose the team to the Rules of the Road early in the year. This newsletter will spotlight important rules that teams need to know as they begin to solve Instant Challenges and their Central Challenges.

RULE OF THE WEEK

No Interference in Instant Challenge!

For more information on Interference and Instant Challenge, refer to pages 28-29 of the Rules of the Road.

 

 

Instant Challenge

Tip of the Week

Practice one of each type of IC weekly!

More information on Instant Challenge on pages 27-29 and page 32 of Rules of the Road

Next Issue: "DIcussions"

Where Do We Start - Getting Ideas for your Solution

Cost: Costumes and Creative Materials

How to Find Supplies

Creating Storylines and Characters

If you no longer want to receive the MTDI Newsletter, DIscussions, please click unsubscribe. To unsubscribe from this MTDI newsletter, reply with "UNSUBSCRIBE" as the subject line.

DIscussions - Volume 1, Number 1 (11/17/2007)

Date Published: 
11/17/2007

Welcome

Welcome to the 2008 Montana Destination ImagiNation
program! This is the first of a series of newsletters that you will
receive to help you effectively plan and run your team meetings. Whether
you are a seasoned Team Manager or you are brand new to the program, the
newsletter will contain the information you need to guide your team to a
rewarding DI experience.

Registration
Instructions

To gain download access to challenges, rulebook and guides
you must purchase a DI membership. Purchase your membership ASAP at
www.shopdi.org

To participate in Montana DI tournaments you must register
your team(s) and appraiser(s) at
www.mt-di.org. Tournament Fee: $70 if team and
appraiser registered by December 15. $100 after December
15.


DATES TO REMEMBER
Early Bird Registration
($70):
December 15, 2007
Registration Deadline
($100)
: January 15, 2008



Instant Challenge Workshops

January
Dates and Locations
To Be Announced
Regional Tournaments

February – March 1

Dates and Locations
To Be Announced
State Tournament:

March 29, 2008

Manhattan, MT

REGIONAL CONTACTS

Hamilton/Missoula


Kalispell/Bigfork
Anne Castren –
castrena@sd5.k12.mt.us
Jill Henion
jillh@vals.bigfork.k12.mt.us

Helena/Bozeman


montanacq@mt-di.org

Great Falls/Shelby


Laura Jo McKamey

ljmckamey@mcn.net

Billings/Hardin

Kathy Adler


adlerkathy@hotmail.com

Linda Troyer


troyermt@msn.com


For complete contact information go to the
MTDI Contacts page

Rules of the Road

It is important for Team Managers to expose the
team to the Rules of the Road early in the year. This newsletter will
spotlight important rules that teams need to know as they begin to solve
Instant Challenges and their Central Challenges.


RULE OF THE WEEK

No Interference!

For more information on Interference, refer to pages 14-18 of the Rules
of the Road.

Instant Challenge Tip of the Week




Practice IC skills weekly!


More information on Instant Challenge on pages
27-29 and page 32 of Rules of the Road

Next Issue:
"DIcussions"

Choosing your Team

Challenge

No Interference Rule for

Instant Challenge

Types of Instant

Challenges

Pages