TIPS: Teaching Interdisciplinary Problem Solving through Educational Technology: Professional Development Is CRITICAL.

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  • TIPS: Teaching Interdisciplinary Problem Solving through Educational Technology: Professional Development Is CRITICAL
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  • Welcome to TIPS Created by: Jim Carroll Joe Montecalvo
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  • TIPS Staff: Jim Carroll, Co-Director Ira Gelernter, Co-Director Joe Montecalvo, Asst. Director Kate OHara, Senior Staff Developer Fred Fisher, Staff Developer Art Fortin, Staff Developer David Gelfand, Staff Developer Norm Harris, Staff Developer
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  • TIPS: Based on Project LEGAL USDE validation in 1982, 1992 & 1996
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  • Project LEGAL Has been implemented in thirty four states Hungary, Croatia, and the US Virgin Islands
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  • Project LEGAL Since 1983, adoption schools in over 1500 school districts
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  • Project LEGALs Validated Objectives Significant student growth in knowledge and comprehension of the U.S. Legal/Judicial System. Significant student growth in law-related problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
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  • TIPS Is Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning
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  • Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Students learn by constructing their own knowledge through the two TIPS models for problem solving: The Public Policy Analyst and CompuLEGAL.
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  • Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Teachers serve as co-learners, mentors, coaches and resources to engage students to use technologies to solve inter- disciplinary problems, think critically and answer their own questions.
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  • Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Curriculum is restructured to engage students in solving real- world problems that relate to all content areas and state standards. In-depth knowledge, analysis and application of major concepts are emphasized.
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  • Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Classrooms have Internet connectivity and can collaborate on common problems and bring in virtual experts through virtual reference desks (e.g., Ask-A- LEGAL Eagle).
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  • Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Performance-based assessment of student products published on the World Wide Web; also, self- assessments and monitoring of progress toward improvement on state content standards.
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  • Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Our website contains numerous applications, links, collaborations, and virtual reference desks that support research, analysis, problem solving and communications, and these electronic resources will expand under TIPS.
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  • TIPS: Teaching Interdisciplinary Problem Solving through Educational Technology: Professional Development Is CRITICAL
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  • Professional Development Is CRITICAL The *CRITICAL objectives
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  • C urriculum R estructuring: Assisting teachers to redesign their courses with a focus on interdisciplinary problems using TIPS models
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  • Inservice Training that will focus on the TIPS problem based learning models and on the use of WebQuests and PowerPoint to support the integration of technology into instruction
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  • I ntegrating C omputer A pplications The Public Policy Analyst CompuLEGAL Through sustained professional development: after school workshops, listservs, toll free assistance
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  • Samples of TIPS Computer Resources Ask-A LEGAL Eagle CompuLEGAL The Public Policy Analyst (PPA) CRITICAL Lessons
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  • L earning Standards Assisting students with achieving NYS/NYC content standards and new graduation requirements.
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  • Technology Innovation Challenge Grant $7+ million over five years: 1999--2004
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  • Challenge Grant Funds Teacher training Release time and stipends
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  • Teacher Training 4-day workshop in August 4 one-day workshops School visits Listservs Online assessments After school workshops
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  • TIPS Problem Solving Models CONLAW: CompuLEGAL & Ask-A-LEGAL Eagle -American History (grades 7,8,11,12) -Language Arts (any grade) PPA: The Public Policy Analyst -P.I.G. (grade 11,12):PPA -Global History (grade 9, 10): IPPA,GHPPA -American History: AHPPA -Science (any grade): PPA -Language Arts (any grade): PPA
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  • Challenge Grant Funds Computers
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  • Challenge Grant Funds LCD projectors
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  • Target Teachers 106 teachers in year 1 112 more in year 2 (218) 111 more in year 3 (329) 121 more in year 4 (450) 122 more in year 5 (572) 123 more in year 6 (695)
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  • Target Students Over 80,000 students in years one through three
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  • In Closing
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  • TIPS Is Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning
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  • Please Make TIPS Your Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning

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