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The goals for this project include goals for not only the students but also for the faculty at North Shore Elementary. As a school we look for ways to provide enrichment to all students. We also look for those strengths in students that are not always seen in a classroom setting. North Shore Elem. is a Title One school. Taking field trips, which is one way to provide enriching experiences, is often cost prohibitive for the majority of North Shore students. HoPS, Hands on Problem Solving, is an exciting and educational opportunity that comes to your school! It also provides teachers an opportunity to observe their students in a different learning environment.

Another goal of this project is to provide students with the skills necessary for test success. HoPS stresses careful reading and following of written and verbal directions precisely and emphasizes the thinking skills necessary for test taking. HoPS also addresses frustration levels and how to deal with stress

Obj. 1: Students will use creative and critical problem solving skills.
Obj. 2: Students will cultivate effective interactive teamwork.
Obj. 3: Students will improve critical and comprehensive reading skills.
Obj. 4: Teachers will observe their students and look for critical and creative thinking, leadership, etc.

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Taking the "Problem" out of Problem Solving -

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School:
North Shore Elementary School 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Sally Baynard 
 
Michelle Brommelsick, Christi Cool, Debbie Knapp, Debbie McAfee, Karen Pirone 
Students Impacted:
300 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
August 12, 2014

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Suncoast Credit Foundation & The Pinellas Education Foundation - $3,000.00

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Goal

The goals for this project include goals for not only the students but also for the faculty at North Shore Elementary. As a school we look for ways to provide enrichment to all students. We also look for those strengths in students that are not always seen in a classroom setting. North Shore Elem. is a Title One school. Taking field trips, which is one way to provide enriching experiences, is often cost prohibitive for the majority of North Shore students. HoPS, Hands on Problem Solving, is an exciting and educational opportunity that comes to your school! It also provides teachers an opportunity to observe their students in a different learning environment.

Another goal of this project is to provide students with the skills necessary for test success. HoPS stresses careful reading and following of written and verbal directions precisely and emphasizes the thinking skills necessary for test taking. HoPS also addresses frustration levels and how to deal with stress

Obj. 1: Students will use creative and critical problem solving skills.
Obj. 2: Students will cultivate effective interactive teamwork.
Obj. 3: Students will improve critical and comprehensive reading skills.
Obj. 4: Teachers will observe their students and look for critical and creative thinking, leadership, etc.

 

 

What will be done with my students

Classroom teachers place their students in teams of 3-5. By grade level the students will attend a 2 � hour in school field trip. When they arrive at the Media Center, the HoPS staff will explain the activities and then the competition begins! The teams rotate around 4 highly structured, creative, exciting, intellectually challenging and thought provoking activities. The activities are carefully designed to encourage creative safe and non-threatening risk-taking . As a team they must solve 4 very different and very challenging problems. HoPS stresses careful reading and following of written and verbal directions precisely and emphasizes the thinking skills necessary for test success! 

 

Benefits to my students

The benefits of students participating in HoPS are numerous! A few are listed below.
� Cultivates effective interactive teamwork
� Improves cooperative learning skills
� Improves reading comprehension skills
� Develops decision making abilities
� Provides an opportunity to use critical problem solving skills
� Helps develop leadership and cooperative worker skills
� Helps students recognize unique abilities and talents of fellow team mates
� Gives classroom teachers the opportunity to observe their students in a different learning environment

 

 

Describe the Students

North Shore is a Title One school. We have about 350 students in grades K-5 with 39% minorities. Our student population includes 24% ESE students. We also have four units of ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Our School grade for the past 4 years � 2009-10 (C), 2010-11 (C), 2011-12 (C), and 2012-13 (D) 2013-2014 (D)




 

 

Budget Narrative

HoPS is an in school field trip. The cost per pupil is $10. The cost includes all the materials necessary to complete the HoPS challenge, certificates and goody bags for every student, and ribbons and prizes for top 3 highest scoring teams.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 HoPS In school field trip $10 per student $3,000.00
  Total: $3,000.00

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