Welcome to the PMG Enrichment Website

 

2016-2017

 

Enrichment grades 2-3 

 

 

      email: dchelminiak@ctsdnj.org

  

 

      phone: 908 735-5151   ext. 9-124 

 

Schoolwide Enrichment

 

Clinton Township School District

 

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model is based on Dr. Joseph Renzulli's Triad Model and supported by the National Research Center for the Gifted and Talented. The model was chosen because it is based on recognizing and developing the total talents of all students within and outside of the classroom. The responsibility for the talent development of all students is shared by the enrichment teachers, classroom teachers, and specials teachers working collaboratively. The enrichment teacher acts as a facilitator in the design and implementation of differentiation strategies to meet the developmental needs of individuals in a heterogeneous classroom.

 

 

District Philosophy

 

CTSD Schoolwide Enrichment services are available to all district students. Drawing upon current research, our district answers the question, "What is best for all of our students?" by following Renzulli’s Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM).  Research indicates that abilities are not static and that they can be dynamically developed and strengthened in all individuals.  The SEM provides enriched learning experiences and higher learning standards for all children through three goals; developing talents in all students,  providing a broad range of advanced-level enrichment experiences for all students, and providing advanced follow-up opportunities for all based on their strengths and interests. The SEM focuses on enrichment for all students through high levels of engagement and the use of enjoyable and challenging learning experiences that are constructed around students' interests, learning styles, and preferred modes of expression. It develops the teaching repertoire of the classroom teacher, as well as, provides support from an enrichment teacher.

 

Students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of programs.  Participation often involves completing applications, signing contracts and meeting specific activity requirements.  For academic activities, specified academic criteria must be met.  Various enrichment activities are offered throughout the year, allowing students multiple opportunities for involvement.

 

 

Rationale

 

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model is supported by the National Research Center for the Gifted and Talented and the National Association for Gifted Children. The model was chosen because it is based on recognizing and developing the total talents of all students.

 

The responsibility for the talent development of all students is shared by the enrichment teacher, classroom teachers, and unified arts/specials teachers working collaboratively. The enrichment teacher acts as a facilitator, resource, and coach in the design and implementation of differentiation strategies to meet the developmental needs of individuals in heterogeneous classrooms.

 

 

Essential Questions

  

1.  How can we best meet the needs and interests of each student within a supportive and caring educational environment?

 

2.  How can we best provide meaningful learning activities that challenge and motivate each student to reach his/her full potential?

 

  

 

District Goals

 

Our schoolwide enrichment model services all of our students. Drawing upon the current research, our district has answered the question,"What's best for all students?" through our Schoolwide Enrichment Model. It is a model that develops the teaching repertoire of the classroom teacher as well as supplying support through an enrichment teacher/coordinator.

 

1. To develop the talent potentials of all young people by assessing their strengths, providing enrichment opportunities and resources to develop their strengths and using a flexible approach to curricular differentiation and the use of school time.

 

2. To provide the academic performance of all students in all areas of the regular curriculum, to blend into the curriculum, activities that will engage students in meaningful and enjoyable learning.

 

 

 

 

Triad