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Gifted Child Today, v32 n1 p59-63 Win 2009

Enrichment clusters, a component of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, are multigrade investigative groups based on constructivist learning methodology. Enrichment clusters are organized around major disciplines, interdisciplinary themes, or cross-disciplinary topics. Within clusters, students are grouped across grade levels by interests and focused toward the production of real-world products or services. This article describes Enrichment 2.0, an inquiry-based learning model where students select a topic, are grouped to work on the topic, and prepare an authentic product or service. It allows students who are not physically in the same space to collaborate in an area of interest. Enrichment 2.0 has the potential to bring gifted programming to communities and students currently underserved by traditional methods. Opportunities for gifted and talented students to collaborate with other gifted students in areas of interest are important to keeping gifted and talented students engaged and motivated in school. In the era of No Child Left Behind, educators need to continue to find ways to challenge the brightest students. Enrichment 2.0 offers an easy-to-implement program for enabling gifted and talented students to collaborate using 21st-century tools.

Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Academically Gifted, Internet, Web Sites, Inquiry, Active Learning, Group Activities, Student Projects, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Interests, Relevance (Education), Educational Technology, Teaching Methods

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Author: Eckstein, Michelle

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4858&id=EJ826488

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