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December 2014

Region 3 and 4 Tournament Registration Due

December 20, 2014

Registration for the Region 3 & 4 tournaments is due by midnight on December 20th. Teams can register for the tournament at https://registeryourteam.org

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January 2015

Instant Challenge Workshop (Regions 3 & 4)

January 31, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scales Elementary School, 6430 Murray Lane
Brentwood, TN 37209 United States
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Open to teams in Regions 3 & 4, this workshop allows teams to practice Instant Challenges, plus watch and learn as they see other teams solving Instant Challenges, too. Paper registration only through Region 4 Director Sandy Webster. An email will go out prior to the event for registration. There is only room for 40 teams, and space fills quickly!

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Instant Challenge Play Day (Region 1)

January 31, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Woodland Presbyterian School, 5217 Park Ave
Memphis, TN 38119 United States
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$20

ICPD gives teams a chance to practice the instant challenge skills they’ve been learning in a simulated tournament environment. It’s all for fun & helps teams figure out what they do well & what they need to work on, while helping to relieve some of the Tournament Day jitters of entering the Instant Challenge Room for the first time! Send registration forms (on the website - www.taidi.org) no later than one week before IC Play Day.  

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February 2015

Region 1 Appraiser Training

February 7, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
St. George’s Independent School – Germantown Campus, 8250 Poplar Ave.
Germantown, TN 38138 United States
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Other than the teams, the appraisers are the most important part of our regional tournament! We want them to be comfortable in their roles as ap-PRAISE-rs. Designed with ALL appraisers (new & experienced) in mind, this session will cover program structure, terminology, appraiser roles, rules of the road & how to apply them, rubrics for evaluating challenge elements, what to expect on tournament day, & how to interact with teams, team managers, & team parents. Additional sessions will address challenge-specific…

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Region 3 and 4 Appraiser Training

February 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Scales Elementary School, 6430 Murray Lane
Brentwood, TN 37209 United States
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The date has been changed to reflect the postponement due to weather. Other than the teams, the appraisers are the most important part of our regional tournament! We want them to be comfortable in their roles as ap-PRAISE-rs. Designed with ALL appraisers (new & experienced) in mind, this session will cover program structure, terminology, appraiser roles, rules of the road & how to apply them, rubrics for evaluating challenge elements, what to expect on tournament day, & how to interact…

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Region 3 Tournament

February 28, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Road Academy, 4700 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220 United States
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Region 1 Tournament

February 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Farmington Elementary, 2085 Cordes Road
Germantown, TN 38139 United States
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A celebration of all of the hard work by team members, team managers, appraisers, & tournament officials, parents, siblings, & others who support the teams throughout their journey.  

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Region 5 Tournament

February 28, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Awards will begin at 4 p.m.

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March 2015

Region 4 Tournament

March 7, 2015
Brentwood Middle School, 5324 Murray Lane
Brentwood , TN 37027 United States
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Region 6 Tournament

March 7, 2015
Center for Creative Arts, 1301 Dallas Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
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April 2015

Tennessee DI State Tournament

April 11, 2015
Lipscomb University, 3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204 United States

Teams from all over the state of Tennessee will gather to showcase their solutions, and see who will go on to compete at Global Finals! Important Links 1. An Insiders Guide to State Tournament 2015  NEW! 2. State Program 2015 NEW! With maps and challenge schedules. 3. Google map to Registration / Information - Located in the High School gym lobby of Lipscomb Academy. Schedule of Events Friday, April 10 5-8pm Early Registration, High School gym lobby of Lipscomb Academy 7:30 - 8:30pm Optional…

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September 2015

Nashville Mini Maker Faire

September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN United States
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Join Tennessee DI for an interactive booth at this special Maker event!

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DI Information Night

September 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Franklin Road Academy, 4700 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220 United States
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Free

Open to all Middle Tennessee parents and students.

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Region 1 Coordinator & Team Manager Season Kickoff Meeting

September 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maxine Smith STEAM Academy, 750 E Pkwy S
Memphis, 38104 United States
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New to Destination Imagination or want to start DI in your school? This is an opportunity for school coordinators and local educators to learn how to grow the program in their school or organization, and to volunteer for regional activities. New to DI? Please join us!!

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Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire

September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN United States
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Join Tennessee DI as we interact with Chattanooga and East Tennessee's most creative Makers! We'll be running an interactive booth -- there may be prizes and Instant Challenges ;)

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October 2015

Regions 3 & 4 Team Manager Training

October 10, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scales Elementary School, 6430 Murray Lane
Brentwood, TN 37209 United States
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$10

This training is for new and experienced Team Managers alike. There are two training dates to choose from (October 10 and a date in November, still to be decided), and the content is identical (except for the questions, comments, and helpful tips and pointers Team Managers bring with them!). There is a $10 fee, and coffee / light refreshments / and useful printed materials will be provided! Bring your burning questions for DI veterans and gather new insights from other Team…

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DI Presentation: Tennessee Association for the Gifted Annual Conference

October 22, 2015 - October 23, 2015
Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Boulevard
Memphis, TN United States
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Affiliate Growth Director Melissa Dick presents "Taking Apart the Toaster: The Importance of Creativity for Gifted Kids" at the Tennessee TAG Conference.

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Region 1 Team Manager Training & Team Member Skills Workshops

October 24, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Road
Memphis, TN 38119 United States
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$10

Team Manager training is not just for TMs!  Coordinators and Parents wanting to know more about the program and how to get the most from it are also welcome to attend.  We will talk about the program philosophy and materials, interference (what it isn’t, what it is, and how to avoid it), team and instant challenges, team building, and the creative process. While the adults are doing their thing, we’ll be offering a series of Skills Workshops at the same…

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January 2016

Region 1 Instant Challenge Play Day

January 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Woodland Presbyterian School, 5217 Park Ave
Memphis, TN 38119 United States
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$20

Instant Challenge Play Day gives teams a chance to practice the instant challenge skills they’ve been learning in a simulated tournament environment. It’s all for fun & helps teams figure out what they do well & what they need to work on, while helping to relieve some of the Tournament Day jitters of entering the Instant Challenge Room for the first time! Cost is only $20 for the entire team! Send registration forms (check back here soon for the form!) no later than one week…

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February 2016

Region 1 Appraiser Training

February 6, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
St. George’s Indep. School – Germantown Campus, 8250 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN United States
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Free

Mandatory for all Appraisers Other than the teams, the appraisers are the most important part of our regional tournament! We want them to be comfortable in their roles as ap-PRAISE-rs. Designed with ALL appraisers (new & experienced) in mind, this session will cover program structure, terminology, appraiser roles, rules of the road & how to apply them, rubrics for evaluating challenge elements, what to expect on tournament day, & how to interact with teams, team managers, & team parents. Additional sessions will address challenge-specific…

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