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2 Introducing… Scaling-Up Project Project CRITICAL CRITICAL

3 Scaling-Up Project CRITICAL A 5-year Gifted Education Grant for Region 10 based on Syracuse University’s Project LEGAL A 5-year Gifted Education Grant for Region 10 based on Syracuse University’s Project LEGAL

4 Objectives Project LEGAL overview Overview of CRITICAL Project Activities Obstacles and Benefits

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10 Project LEGAL Overview

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

12 Project LEGAL’s technology specialist technology specialist Joe Montecalvo

13 Project LEGAL New York State validation in 1979 New York State validation in 1979

14 Project LEGAL USDE validation in 1982, 1992 & 1996 USDE validation in 1982, 1992 & 1996

15 Project LEGAL’s Validated Objectives Significant student growth in knowledge and comprehension of the U.S. Legal/Judicial System. Significant student growth in knowledge and comprehension of the U.S. Legal/Judicial System.

16 Project LEGAL’s Validated Objectives Significant student growth in law-related problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Significant student growth in law-related problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

17 Project LEGAL Has been implemented in thirty four (34) states Hungary, Croatia, and the US Virgin islands

18 Project LEGAL Since 1985, NYC adoption schools including those in Region 10 Since 1985, NYC adoption schools including those in Region 10

19 Project LEGAL Includes… Project CHARACTER: Region 10 Project CRITICAL: Region 10 Project TIPS: Region 2 (Bronx $7M Technology Grant: 1999—2005)

20 Project LEGAL & G/T ` ` USDE LRE Grant on G/T for 12 states ` USDE Javits Grant: NYC (incl. CSD CSD 5) `00--`04: `00--`04: Javits Grant for CSD 3 & 5

21 Scaling-UP Project CRITICAL Builds Upon: Project CHARACTER The Character Public Policy Analyst Project CRITICAL: Consultants: Dr. Joseph Renzulli Dr. Jim Borland Dr. Lisa Wright Project TIPS: The Public Policy Analyst: Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts

22 Scaling-Up Project CRITICAL Proposal

23 Scaling-Up Includes… 8 new Target schools each year 4 content teachers per school: language arts, US history, global history and science

24 Workshop: August Joe Renzulli, Jim Borland, Lisa Wright -New Identification System for G/T -The Public Policy Analyst: an Internet application for problem solving -Differentiated Curriculum Strategies

25 After school workshops K-12 articulation in technology integration & problem solving strategies Scaling-Up Includes… Dr. Melanie Calvert: full-time on-site technical assistance After school workshops K-12 articulation in technology integration & problem solving strategies

26 NEEDS The new standards

27 NEEDS Literacy and technology

28 National Needs Only 20% of teachers are comfortable using new technologies in their classrooms Only 20% of teachers are comfortable using new technologies in their classrooms “Teachers need education and support to use new technologies for improved teaching and learning.” USDE technology literacy challenge “Teachers need education and support to use new technologies for improved teaching and learning.” USDE technology literacy challenge U.S. Needs 2 million technology-proficient teachers in the next seven years U.S. Needs 2 million technology-proficient teachers in the next seven years

29 Interactive Teaching Style In the future all classroom teachers will integrate new technologies into their curriculum

30 For CRITICAL Teachers The future has arrived!

31 Target Students Students in regular classrooms:

32 CRITICAL Grant Funds Teacher training Teacher training Release time and teacher stipends

33 CRITICAL Grant Funds CRITICAL CRITICALSoftware Materials Materials –Teachers –Students

34 Project CRITICAL The The objectives CRITICAL objectives

35 & I n-service T raining: C urriculum R estructuring & I n-service T raining: Project LEGAL’s Technologies Project LEGAL’s Technologies Project LEGAL’s Problem-Based Learning Models Project LEGAL’s Problem-Based Learning Models Gifted Theorists’ Models: Gifted Theorists’ Models: Renzulli, Borland, Wright Renzulli, Borland, Wright

36 & I n-service T raining: C urriculum R estructuring & I n-service T raining: Gifted Gifted Theorists’ Models Theorists’ Models

37 & I n-service T raining: C urriculum R estructuring & I n-service T raining: Project LEGAL’s New Technologies Project LEGAL’s New Technologies

38 I dentification A new identification system for G/T created by J. Renzulli, J. Borland, and L. Wright

39 Renzulli’s Three-Ring Concept

40 C omputer A pplications The Public Policy Analyst

41 L earning standards Helping all students to improve academic performance Helping all students to improve academic performance

42 Project Activities

43 STEP 1: Teacher Selection Principals need to select 4 teachers: Principals need to select 4 teachers: Language arts, US History, global history and science (not chemistry or physics) They must be able to attend August and willing to implement Project CRITICAL

44 STEP 2: Initial Training August 16 & 17: 8:30-3:00 August 16 & 17: 8:30-3:00 August 18: 8:30 – 11:30 August 18: 8:30 – 11:30 ($500 stipend from SU) ($500 stipend from SU) Harlem Renaissance Community School Technology Center (Ralph Bunche School) Harlem Renaissance Community School Technology Center (Ralph Bunche School)

45 Step 3: Implementation Pre-testing (week of 9/30) of all students in class Identification Identification of G/T students in regular classrooms(10/1) Classroom Implementation (9/30/04—6/05)

46 STEP 4: Technical Assistance Classroom visits from Classroom visits from Dr. Melanie Calvert Dr. Melanie Calvert Monthly after-school meetings ($37.50 stipends) Monthly after-school meetings ($37.50 stipends) Toll-free phone, listserv & e- mail to SU directors Toll-free phone, listserv & e- mail to SU directors

47 STEP 5A: Workshops 4 More Full Day Workshops throughout the year at the HRCTC conducted by Jim Carroll, Joe Montecalvo & Consultants 4 More Full Day Workshops throughout the year at the HRCTC conducted by Jim Carroll, Joe Montecalvo & Consultants

48 STEP 5B: Workshops After School workshops conducted by Dr. Calvert, consultants and directors After School workshops conducted by Dr. Calvert, consultants and directors

49 STEP 6: Products Due Teacher WebQuests (due on 1/12/05) Teacher WebQuests (due on 1/12/05) PowerPoint Lessons (due on 3/9/05) PowerPoint Lessons (due on 3/9/05)

50 STEP 7: By Year-End Post-tests Post-tests Standards test data Standards test data

51 Potential Obstacles

52 Lack of teacher access to needed equipment –Computers –Connectivity

53 Potential Obstacles Lack of clear under- standing of CRITICAL –Clarity –Clarity of implementation requirements

54 Potential Obstacles Principal’s commitment –Release –Release time –Equipment –Support

55 Obstacles... SURMOUNTED

56 Benefits: Teachers Teachers become technology- proficient

57 Benefits: Teachers Technology integration skills Training on G/T theorists & curriculum differentiation Stipends

58 Benefits: Students Identifying talented students and meeting their academic needs

59 Benefits: Students Technology-proficient Academic standards Enhanced Curricula Employable skills

60 Project CRITICAL: Phone

61 Project LEGAL: Fax

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63 Project LEGAL: Web Page


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