Susan Winebrenner and Dina Brulles introduce course participants to a variety of teaching strategies, classroom management techniques, alternative assignments including extension menus, and differentiated instructional options that help teachers meet the needs of their gifted students in the heterogeneous classroom. Participants also view classroom segments of teachers utilizing essential components of the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model. The presenters cover placement of all students, emotional issues, teacher support issues, relevant research, and how to communicate with all stakeholders.
Winebrenner and Dulles take viewers step-by-step through the process of beginning the SCGM using a two to three year plan for initial implementation. They also review aspects of flexible groupings, curriculum differentiation, and monitoring progress so that all students have the opportunity to experience continuous growth.Course Resources