<ul><li>Adapting  </li></ul><ul><li>Project LEGAL   </li></ul><ul><li>to Improve Citizenship and Character in Region 10 </...
<ul><li>Our Staff:  </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Gregory Hodge, Director  (FDA Principal) </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Jim Carroll, Chie...
<ul><li>Adapting  Is Our Vision for Transforming  </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning   </li></ul>
<ul><li>The  Adapting  Philosophy Is Illustrated in this  Peanuts  Cartoon </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>So, what is </li></ul><ul><li>Project LEGAL and  </li></ul><ul><li>How Are We “Adapting” It? </li></ul>
Project LEGAL Overview
Project LEGAL (Law-related Education: Goals for American Leadership) <ul><li>Created in 1976 by Director, Jim Carroll, Ph....
Project LEGAL <ul><li>New York State validation in 1979 </li></ul>
Project LEGAL <ul><li>USDE validation in 1982, 1992 & 1996 </li></ul>
Project LEGAL <ul><li>Has been implemented in thirty four states  </li></ul><ul><li>Hungary, Croatia, and the US Virgin Is...
Project LEGAL <ul><li>Since 1983, adoption schools in over 1500 school districts </li></ul>
Project LEGAL’s Validated Objectives <ul><li>Significant student growth in knowledge and comprehension of the U.S. Legal/J...
<ul><li>Other LEGAL projects: </li></ul><ul><li>CRITICAL 1996—Present </li></ul><ul><li>(Harlem: Gifted Ed & PPA) </li></u...
<ul><li>Adapting’s  Vision for Transforming  </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning   </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn by...
<ul><li>Adapting’s  Vision for Transforming  </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning   </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers serve as...
<ul><li>Adapting’s  Vision for Transforming  </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning   </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms have I...
<ul><li>Adapting’s  Vision for Transforming  </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning   </li></ul><ul><li>Our website conta...
<ul><li>Adapting  </li></ul><ul><li>Project LEGAL   </li></ul><ul><li>to Improve Citizenship and Character in Region 10: <...
<ul><li>Teacher Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>To integrate LEGAL’s  Public Policy Analyst  and/or  CompuLEGAL  into   U.S...
<ul><li>Specific Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Pre- and Post-testing </li></ul><ul><li>2 WebQuests (online lesson plans) ...
Adapting’s  Problem Solving Models <ul><li>CompuLEGAL:   An interactive case method to analyze over 60 landmark Supreme Co...
Samples of TIPSComputer Resources <ul><li>Ask-A LEGAL Eagle </li></ul><ul><li>CompuLEGAL </li></ul><ul><li>The Public Poli...
In Closing
<ul><li>Adapting  Is Our Vision for Transforming  </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Please Make  Adapting  Your Vision for Transforming  </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning and…   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Keep Your Deck Chairs Facing Forward!!!  </li></ul>
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Adapting </li></ul><ul><li>Project LEGAL </li></ul><ul><li>to Improve Citizenship and Character in Region 10 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Our Staff: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Gregory Hodge, Director (FDA Principal) </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Jim Carroll, Chief Consultant (Syracuse University) </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Montecalvo, Technology Consultant (Syracuse University) </li></ul><ul><li>Fred Fisher, P.T. Staff Developer </li></ul><ul><li>Art Fortin, P.T. Staff Developer </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Gil Turchin, Evaluator (SPEZ, Inc.) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Adapting Is Our Vision for Transforming </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Adapting Philosophy Is Illustrated in this Peanuts Cartoon </li></ul>
  5. 10. <ul><li>So, what is </li></ul><ul><li>Project LEGAL and </li></ul><ul><li>How Are We “Adapting” It? </li></ul>
  6. 11. Project LEGAL Overview
  7. 12. Project LEGAL (Law-related Education: Goals for American Leadership) <ul><li>Created in 1976 by Director, Jim Carroll, Ph.D. as an infusion project into American history courses </li></ul>
  8. 13. Project LEGAL <ul><li>New York State validation in 1979 </li></ul>
  9. 14. Project LEGAL <ul><li>USDE validation in 1982, 1992 & 1996 </li></ul>
  10. 15. Project LEGAL <ul><li>Has been implemented in thirty four states </li></ul><ul><li>Hungary, Croatia, and the US Virgin Islands </li></ul>
  11. 16. Project LEGAL <ul><li>Since 1983, adoption schools in over 1500 school districts </li></ul>
  12. 17. Project LEGAL’s Validated Objectives <ul><li>Significant student growth in knowledge and comprehension of the U.S. Legal/Judicial System. </li></ul><ul><li>Significant student growth in law-related problem-solving and critical thinking skills. </li></ul>
  13. 18. <ul><li>Other LEGAL projects: </li></ul><ul><li>CRITICAL 1996—Present </li></ul><ul><li>(Harlem: Gifted Ed & PPA) </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS 1999—2006 (Bronx: Tech Skills in content areas & PPA) </li></ul><ul><li>CHARACTER 2002—2007 (Harlem: CEPPA) </li></ul><ul><li>LTG 2002—Present (many sites: tech skills: PPA) </li></ul>
  14. 19. <ul><li>Adapting’s Vision for Transforming </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn by constructing their own knowledge through our models for problem solving: The Public Policy Analyst and CompuLEGAL. </li></ul>
  15. 20. <ul><li>Adapting’s Vision for Transforming </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  16. 21. <ul><li>Adapting’s Vision for Transforming </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms have Internet connectivity and bring in virtual experts through virtual reference desks (e.g., Ask-A-LEGAL Eagle). </li></ul>
  17. 22. <ul><li>Adapting’s Vision for Transforming </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Our website contains numerous applications, links, and virtual reference desks that support research, analysis, problem solving and communications, and these electronic resources will expand under Adapting . </li></ul>
  18. 23. <ul><li>Adapting </li></ul><ul><li>Project LEGAL </li></ul><ul><li>to Improve Citizenship and Character in Region 10: </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Expectations </li></ul>
  19. 24. <ul><li>Teacher Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>To integrate LEGAL’s Public Policy Analyst and/or CompuLEGAL into U.S. History or P.I.G. courses through WebQuests and PowerPoint Lessons to improve Student Performance on state tests and LEGAL’s validated tests. </li></ul>
  20. 25. <ul><li>Specific Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Pre- and Post-testing </li></ul><ul><li>2 WebQuests (online lesson plans) </li></ul><ul><li>4 Release Day workshops </li></ul>
  21. 26. Adapting’s Problem Solving Models <ul><li>CompuLEGAL: An interactive case method to analyze over 60 landmark Supreme Court cases & Ask-A-LEGAL Eagle: a virtual reference desk </li></ul><ul><li>- American History (grades 7,8,11,12) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>P.I.G. (grade 11,12) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>PPA: The Public Policy Analyst (PPA): Students develop policy solutions for social problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P.I.G. (grade 11,12): PPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global History (grade 9, 10): IPPA,GHPPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American History: AHPPA </li></ul></ul>
  22. 27. Samples of TIPSComputer Resources <ul><li>Ask-A LEGAL Eagle </li></ul><ul><li>CompuLEGAL </li></ul><ul><li>The Public Policy Analyst (PPA) </li></ul><ul><li>CRITICAL Lessons </li></ul>
  23. 28. In Closing
  24. 29. <ul><li>Adapting Is Our Vision for Transforming </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul>
  25. 30. <ul><li>Please Make Adapting Your Vision for Transforming </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning and… </li></ul>
  26. 31. <ul><li>Keep Your Deck Chairs Facing Forward!!! </li></ul>

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