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Training & Workshop Information


Click here to register online for ISD 287 workshops. Please register, even for free events, so we can be prepared.

Oct 16, Metro Area MN DI Information Night, 6:30-8:00 PM, Free, ISD 287
For DI Program Coordinators, new team managers, interested parties, folks new to the program – anyone who wants an overview of what the season will entail.

ISD 287, 1820 Xenium Lane North, Plymouth 55441
Click here for a map to ISD 287.

Nov 11, Team Manager Workshop, 9-4 or 1/2 day options: $35 for the day, $20 for half day, AM or PM, ISD 287  Click here for details.
We welcome ALL TMs to the entire Workshop day!

The AM session will be a Team Manager Extravaganza, covering all aspects of team managing. Offering three separate sessions: we will walk through the entire DI season with new team managers, discuss tips and tricks and advanced techniques with experienced team managers; and present Rising Stars! team managers with the ABCs for our youngest DI’ers.

The PM sessions will focus on skills building, and will include an IC session with all team managers, and brief presentations on Interference,  Team Choice Elements and Improv techniques for all teams.

All Team Managers are invited to a lunch time round-table discussion about the Challenges from noon to 1 PM.  Please bring your own lunch.

Dec 2, Technical Skills for Teams, 9-12 and 1-4, $60/team, ISD 287
New! This session will give teams hands-on experience with all kinds of tools and gizmos, focusing on developing some skills and familiarity with Tools and Safety, Woodworking, Basic Electronics and Simple Machines. The first and second session are full, and registered teams will receive a confirmation.

Dec 2, Rising Stars! IC Circus, 9:45-11 or 11:30-12:45, $35/team, ISD 287
2 sessions! 9:45-11:00 and 11:30-12:45. Instant Challenge practice for our early learners! A fun hands-on morning for our rising DI stars! All teams must be accompanied by an adult. The first session is full and we can take two more in the second session! Please contact Kim Kallroos at ASAP if you would like to attend the IC Circus!

Dec 9, Jan 6 and Jan 20, Instant Challenge Workshops for teams, 9-12 or 1-4, $60/team
These half-day workshops for Teams and Team Managers will give you BOTH the opportunity to practice several instant challenges.  Demystify Instant Challenge!  Your team will engage in a round robin intensive IC session for a morning.  Observe different creative strategies and techniques for solving all different types of ICs, and boost your confidence in this hands-on, FUN workshop!  Led by experienced Team Managers, Challenge Masters, IC Appraisers, and long-time DI’ers, your team will leave feeling on top of IC!

Dec 9, 9-12 or 1-4, South Education Center, Richfield
7450 Penn Ave S, Richfield 55423

Jan 6, 9-12 or 1-4, Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy, Champlin Park
6100 109th Ave N, Champlin 55316 (1-4 PM session is FULL)

Jan 20, 9-12 or 1-4, Johnsville Elementary School, Blaine (priority for North Metro Region teams)
991 125th Ave NE, Blaine 55434

All elementary and middle level teams must be accompanied by an adult.

No walk in registrations, as training materials are put together for only confirmed registered teams.

Dec 9, Jan 20, Engineering Challenge Structure Workshop for teams, $30/team
Structure Teams!  Check out this great training JUST FOR YOU. We will cover all the basics, including how to test a structure, what to expect at weigh-in, how scoring a structure works, understanding materials, and a little bit of everything that will be especially helpful to newer teams to the challenge.

Dec 9, 9-12, South Education Center, Richfield
7450 Penn Ave S, Richfield 55423

Jan 20, 1-4, Johnsville Elementary School, Blaine
991 125th Ave NE, Blaine 55434

Jan 6, 13 and 20, Brave New Workshop Improvisation Boot Camps!
  Click here for details.
Our pals at the Brave New Workshop Student Union are offering THREE of their famous Improvisation Boot Camps for any DIers, grades 4-12!
 Click here to register!  Max of 30 team members per session.

The folks and classes at BNW are AWESOME!!! Improv is for EVERYONE!! Amp your Instant Challenge and your Team Challenge solutions with your improv skills!

All sessions 9-12 at the Brave New Workshop Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55403

Feb 3, Meet the Challenge Masters, 9-11, at ISD 287, Free
Meet face to face with our MN DI Affiliate Challenge Masters, who will answer your questions about the season’s upcoming Tournaments, and describe tournament day procedures for each Challenge.  This is like having a secret weapon!  Don’t miss this opportunity!  Open to all Team Managers and Secondary Level Teams.

Feb 3, Appraiser Training, ISD 287, Free
Use this interactive registration form to sign up to be an MN DI Appraiser!  -Get Involved – Volunteer

11:00-11:15 Registration for New Team Challenge Appraisers
11:15-12:00 Intro to DI for New Team Challenge Appraisers
11:45-12:00 Registration for Returning Team Challenge Appraisers
12:00-12:30 General Session for all Team Challenge Appraisers
1:00-3:00 Sessions with Affiliate Challenge Masters by Challenge, for all Team Challenge Appraisers


Nov 9, Team Manager Workshop, 9-3:30, Anoka-Hennepin Sandburg Education Center Room 304, $20 (free to Anoka-Hennepin TMs ONLY)

Register here for the North Metro Team Manager Workshop!

New Team Managers 9-3:30 
Experienced Team Managers, Instant Challenge, Improv and Team Choice Elements 1-:3:30

Anoka-Hennepin Sandburg Educational Center, Room 304
1902 2nd Ave, Anoka 55303

Dec 7, Team Manager/Instant Challenge Workshop, 7-9 PM Harding High School Library, St Paul, $20 

Register here for the East Metro Team Manager Workshop! This workshop is cancelled. 

Harding High School
1540 6th St E, St Paul 55106

Register here for the Lakes and Prairie Region workshops!

Oct 28, Team Manager Workshop, 8:30-12:30, Moorhead High School  (Media Center)

Moorhead High School
2300 4th Ave S, Moorhead 56560

Jan 13, Mid Year Summit, 1:00-4:00 PM, Horizon Middle School

Mar 10, Appraiser Training, 9:00-4:00, Horizon Middle School

Horizon Middle School
3601 12th Ave S, Moorhead 56560

Nov 14, Team Manager Workshop, 5:30-7:00 PM, Proctor High School Media Center

Register here for the Great Lakes Region Team Manager Workshop! Check back for more trainings…

Proctor High School

131 N 9th Ave, Proctor 55810

We will cover starting a team, what practices look like, Instant Challenges, tournament day, moving an experienced team forward, and MN and global tournaments.