Team Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS):

A model for using data for problem solving and decision making that includes a systematic team process for:

›Organizing and conducting team meetings
›Problem solving and developing solutions with precision problem statements
›Defining action plans for implementing solutions
›Defining goals and evaluation plans for measuring fidelity and effectiveness (benefits to students)
›Documenting decisions and plans
›TIPS processes are generalize-able across data sets.

Funded by Institute on Educational Sciences, USA


›Steve Newton, Anne Todd, Rob Horner, University of Oregon
›Bob Algozzine & Kate Algozzine, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

For training and technical assistance, please contact your Regional Behavior Consultant.

Team Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) Ppt

TIPS Meeting Minutes and Action Planning Form: Used by school-based teams to capture the agenda for the meeting, minutes from the meeting, and an action plan in one document.

TIPS Team Fidelity Checklist: Used by the school-based team to evaluate its use of TIPS.

Hypotheses to Explore During Problem Solving (from Cabarrus County): Support resource created by Cabarrus County Schools personnel to provide sample problems, appropriate hypotheses, and possible interventions.

Guiding Questions for TIPS Teams: Support resource for school-based teams to facilitate the movement through the TIPS model.

TIPS Precise Problem Worksheet: Support resource for school-based teams to outline details of the problem and assist with action planning.

TIPS Table Tents for Training: Support resource for trainers to put on tables--includes the TIPS model on one side, and the "mantra" on the other.

TIPS-Simple Wording: Support resource for school-based teams with wording that is more practitioner-friendly.

Training Videos

Resources and Materials from UNCC and U of Oregon

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