Oct 112011

Are you a parent, Teacher, other faculty member or even a student who knows enough about DI to know you want the program for your school (or organization) but don’t feel you know enough to speak intelligently to folks who determine if you will be sponsored?

Or you have just started a team (or several) and would like to give the parents some idea of what you’re all getting into?

The Region 1 board can help!

We have a dedicated group of experienced Team Managers, District Coordinators, Alumni, and active team members who are more than willing to come out to your group and give a short talk about the program and most importantly, answer those questions you may feel you’re not yet qualified to answer.

Just contact the Regional Director or any Executive Board member to start the scheduling process.


Oct 052011

We welcome again a team from Niles City Schools who registered October 5th.

Also, Welcome our 2nd new school for 2012, Summit Academy Youngstown Second who also registered October 5th.

We’re now up to 5 registered teams!

Go! Go! Go!

Sep 272011

Thinking about Creativity:

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.
Abdul Kalam Aerospace engineer, professor, and chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

Can anybody be given a great degree of creativity? No. They can be given the equipment to develop it-if they have it in them in the first place.
Sir George Shearing, OBE (August 13, 1919 – February 14, 2011) an Anglo-American jazz pianist.

Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience.
Masaru Ibuka (April 11, 1908 – December 19, 1997) a Japanese electronics industrialist and co-founder of what is now Sony.

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
Norman Podhoretz an American neoconservative pundit and writer for Commentary magazine.

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
Edward de Bono a physician, author, inventor, and consultant. He originated the term lateral thinking, wrote “Six Thinking Hats” and is a proponent of the deliberate teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.

Creativity is the answer. I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution.
Keenen Ivory Wayans an American actor, comedian, director and writer known as the host and creator of the FOX sketch comedy series In Living Color.

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.
Bryant H. McGill an American author and editor of the McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme, and other books in the McGill Reference Series, used by over one hundred thousand writers, educators, students, aspiring-poets and songwriters from over one hundred countries.

Sep 172011

This is the earliest I have ever seen Region 1 teams registered!

Everyone welcome 2 new teams from a new school- Horizon Science Academy, Youngstown who registered on Sept 06.

Welcome back 1 team from Springfield Local School District who registered Sept. 16!

Looks like we’re off to a good year!