Oregon DATA Project meets TIPS

More than 60 educators from across the state gathered at Lane ESD on Nov. 5 for Team Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) training, provided by Rob Horner and Anne Todd from the University of Oregon and Mickey Garrison from the Oregon Direct Access to Achievement (DATA) Project.

The Oregon DATA Project is working with the UO team to embed TIPS’ research-based strategies into the data team model. The goal is to provide linkages for getting the right people with the right data to make the right kinds of decisions that will directly affect instructional considerations and improve student outcomes. The training focused on the crucial meeting foundations needed for successful and efficient meetings, as well as the process for moving toward precision problem definition in order to better match solutions or strategies to student needs.

The group of educators had the opportunity to not only participate in the training but to assist the project in further developing the meeting foundation and problem-solving tools to meet the unique needs of their district- and school-level data teams.