Timmy Technology and Team Toolbox was re-conceived from the original Timmy Technology unit published in 2009 to embrace the following:
Awareness: Children learn to accept and embrace diversity.
Acceptance: They accept difference and look for strengths.
Knowledge: They learn that there are all kinds of tools that can help them learn.
Determination: They begin to self-advocate for what works for them.
Transitioning: They learn to tell their story.
“…schools and teachers need to develop classrooms that are supportive of children and accepting of difference…. children’s strengths are emphasized and differences are considered a positive part of a learning environment because they allow children to share and experience diverse perspectives.”
Preparing Students for a Changing World (Banks et al, 2005, p. 255)