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2 Welcome to An Expansion of TIPS: Teaching Interdisciplinary Problem Solving through Educational Technology

3 Please turn off your cell phones.

4 TIPS Was Created by: Jim Carroll Joe Montecalvo

5 TIPS Is Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning

6 During the 2009—2010 school year, Jim Carroll, Trina Newton, & Binghamton City School District’s staffers wrote a successful New York State Learning Technology Grant (LTG)

7 TIPS/LTG Staff: Jim Carroll, Director Joe Montecalvo, Asst. Director Trina Newton, Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Ryan Hill, Assistant to Asst. Superintendent

8 Our Philosophy Jean-Jacques Rousseau? John Dewey? Jean Piaget? Aristotle? CHARLES SCHULTZ

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14 Facing the rear of the ship:

15 Project LEGAL Overview

16 Project LEGAL Created in 1976 by Director, Jim Carroll, Ph.D.

17 Project LEGAL New York State validation in 1979

18 Project LEGAL USDE validation in 1982, 1992 & 1996

19 Project LEGAL Has been implemented in thirty four states Hungary, Croatia, and the US Virgin Islands

20 Project LEGAL Since 1983, adoption schools in over 1500 school districts

21 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.

22 Facing our deck chairs forward:

23 Transforming Teaching and Learning at Binghamton High School & West Middle School & East Middle School & Seton Catholic High School

24 Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Students learn by constructing their own knowledge through The Public Policy Analyst.

25 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.

26 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.

27 Our Vision for Transforming Teaching and Learning Classrooms have Internet connectivity and can collaborate on common problems.

28 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.

29 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.

30 Year 1 of the Binghamton’s LTG took place in June of teachers from BHS, EMS, WMS and Seton Catholic met for 2 days and each of them created a PPA WebQuest lesson plan for one or more of their classes

31 After today’s workshop… There will be two more workshops Thursday, November 11, 2010 (8:30-3:30) Saturday, January 8, 2011 (8:30-3:30)

32 After today’s workshop… You will be expected to develop a WebQuest that will be due by Dec. 17 & a PowerPoint that will be due Feb. 8, 2011 Ongoing help from staff developers & directors in developing your WebQuest by , listserv & phone (toll free )

33 How Will the TIPS/LTG Project Benefit You?

34 In Closing

35 Keep Your Deck Chairs Facing Forward!!!


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