Welcome to An Expansion of TIPS: Teaching Interdisciplinary Problem Solving through Educational Technology
TIPS Was Created by: • Jim Carroll • Joe Montecalvo
TIPS Is Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning
TIPS/LTG Staff: • Jim Carroll, Co-Director • Joe Montecalvo, Asst. Director
Facing the rear of the ship: An Overview of… Project LEGAL
Project LEGAL • Created in 1976 by Director, Jim Carroll, Ph.D.
Project LEGAL • New York State validation in 1979
Project LEGAL • USDE validation in 1982, 1992 & 1996
Project LEGAL • Has been implemented in thirty four states • Hungary, Croatia, and the US Virgin Islands
Project LEGAL • Since 1983, adoption schools in over 1500 school districts
Project LEGAL’s 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.
Facing our deck chairs forward: Transforming Teaching and Learning at School Without Walls & Cobblestone School
Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Students learn by constructing their own knowledge through The Public Policy Analyst.
Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Teachers serve as co-learners, mentors, coaches and resources to engage students to use technologies to solve problems, think critically and answer their own questions.
Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Curriculum is restructured to engage students in solving real-world problems that relate to state standards. In-depth knowledge, analysis and application of major concepts are emphasized.
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).
Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Performance-based assessment of student products published on the W.W.W.; also, self-assessments and monitoring of progress toward improvement on state content standards.
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.
After today’s workshop… • There will be one more full day workshop • After school technical skills workshops to assist you in developing a TIPS WebQuest (for which you will be paid) • Ongoing help from staff developers & directors in developing your WebQuest by e-mail, listserv & phone (toll free 888-443-4720)