As the STEAM Education Project was announced, students were eager to get started on their Destination Imagination (DI) project. The DI facilitators explained that the first step in the process was to create a vision board, a collage of images and words that represented their goals and aspirations for the project.

The students were excited to get started, and they spent hours poring over magazines and online images, searching for pictures that spoke to them and captured their vision for the project. Some students chose images of scientific experiments, while others selected pictures of art projects or designs for new inventions.

As they worked, the DI facilitators walked around the room, helping the students to clarify their ideas and think through their goals. They offered suggestions and ideas and provided guidance on how to turn their vision into a reality. The facilitators were amazed by the creativity and passion the students brought to the process, and they could see that making the vision boards was already having a positive impact on their motivation and self-confidence.

When the students had finished their vision boards, the DI facilitators hung them up on the walls of the classroom for all to see. Each one was a unique and beautiful expression of the students’ dreams and goals, and the facilitators knew that they would serve as a powerful reminder of what they were working towards as they moved forward with their DI project.

Over the course of the year, the students worked hard to bring their vision to life, collaborating with their teammates and applying the skills they had learned in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. As they made progress, they returned to their vision boards again and again, using them as a source of inspiration and motivation.

In the end, the students’ hard work paid off, and their DI project was a huge success. They were proud of what they had accomplished, and they knew that their vision boards had played a key role in helping them to achieve their goals.

As teachers and DI facilitators, it is important to ensure that our students are making vision boards as a way to clarify and focus on their goals. Vision boards can be a powerful tool for increasing motivation and self-confidence, and they can also encourage creativity and self-expression.

Do you make sure to have your students create vision boards as a part of your classroom or DI activities?

Why do you think they are important, and how have you seen them make a difference in your students’ learning and growth?