Effectiveness and Relevant Research
This section highlights case studies, research, white papers and book publications related to the creation, integration and design of DIIMSA.
VisualRealization.com is profiled in a complete chapter in the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Exemplary Science Success Stories book. The chapter also includes the summarized results of the DIIMSA pilot project. NSTA Exemplary Science Success Stories Monograph Series
Digital Imagery as an Instructional Mode for Student Achievement (DIIMSA) Pilot Project
Recognizing that historically used tools and strategies for the science classroom have fallen short in scope, function and usability, and are fairly static, we sought to combine proven components into a 3-tier unified solution. DIIMSA was then further developed, tested and implemented via pilot project efforts in the Houston Independent School District and a number of surrounding districts. These pilots were initiated in 2000 after a comprehensive dialogue with teachers and administrators, which included: instructional models, novel software incorporation, curriculum integration, practice-based professional development, technology usage, expanded model extensions, student-centered instruction, classroom management and effective pedagogical subset strategies such as grouping, debate, equipment and classroom management.
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