Getting Started – DIIMSA Guidesets
Facilitators, teachers and administrators highly recommend the popular DIIMSA Guidesets as a way to get started using the DIIMSA instructional framework for vocabulary and concept enhancement.
DIIMSA VBOARD is a vocabulary-enhancement activity that provides a way for students to connect words (content, concepts, academic vocabulary, PSAT/SAT) to a scene (picture or video) based on their own context of understanding. Learn More: DIIMSA VBOARD (Getting Started)
DIIMSA Pics-Fair is a topic- or concept-to-picture Instructional Assignment that provides a way for students to “let the camera drive the content” as they explore and research science in their own communities. Guidesets are full color and categorized for grade-levels and specific topics. Learn More: DIIMSA Pics-Fair (Getting Started)
DIIMSA Extreme Vocabulary is a checking for understanding strategy that is designed for the “Digital Generation.” The intent of using this strategy is to allow learners to show from their context of understanding, what they truly know about key concepts, vocabulary and associated content, while making it engaging to boost long-term understanding. This strategy is designed to increase knowledge and illustrate effective ways for students to experience “out of context” understanding of vocabulary. Learn More: DIIMSA Extreme Vocabulary (Practicing Level Participants)
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mechanisms, published by the Visual Realization Program, is a free enewsletter that profiles novel and innovative DIIMSA lessons, activities, methods, strategies and projects used by participants in the Visual Realization Program. Click here to access the mechanisms enewsletter