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Presented at Confratute, July 16, 2008. Implementing online enrichment clusters, Enrichment 2.0.

Presented at Confratute, July 16, 2008. Implementing online enrichment clusters, Enrichment 2.0.

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  • Introduce self Educational consultant Founder of Gifted Kids Network Parent of two gifted kids Serve on Boulder Valley School District TAG advisory Committee Secretary of BVGT Teach technology classes for GT kids through BVSD Lifelong learning

Enrichment 2.0 Gifted Education For The 21st Century Enrichment 2.0 Gifted Education For The 21st Century Presentation Transcript

    • MICHELLE ECKSTEIN
    • EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT
    • GIFTED KIDS NETWORK
    • WWW.GIFTEDKIDSNETWORK.COM
    © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All Rights Reserved Gifted and Talented Education for the 21 st Century
  • Introduction
    • Technology of the 21st century provides educators with new and exciting possibilities for engaging gifted and talented students in enrichment programs.
    • Enrichment 2.0 – Web based enrichment cluster which uses 21 st century tools.
  • Pedagogy and Best Practices
    • Joseph Renzulli’s Schoolwide Enrichment Model of Enrichment Clusters
    • Bloom’s taxonomy for high level thinking skills
    • Vickie Davis’s Flat Classroom Model
    View slide
  • What are Enrichment Clusters?
    • Internet based
    • Multi –grade
    • Interest based groups
    • Focused toward the production of real world products or services
    View slide
  •  
  • Wide range of individuals can participate
      • Gifted students from rural areas
      • Homeschooled students
      • Gifted students in urban schools
      • Gifted students from different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds
      • Adult mentors
      • International experts and professionals
  • Setting up an Enrichment Cluster
    • Write a description
    • Find schools/ students to participate
    • Establish a home for the cluster (wiki)
    • Obtain parental permission for students to participate
    • Introductions
    • Topic Choice
    • Research
    • Product Choice & Development
    • Showcase Student Work
  • Step 1: Write a description
    • Resources wiki
      • www.enrichment2.wikispaces.com
    • University of Connecticut’s database
      • http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/clusters/
  • Step 2: Find schools/ students to participate
    • Collaborate with other schools in your district
    • Collaborate with other schools in your state
    • Social Network of Educators interested in using Enrichment 2.0
      • www.enrichment2.ning.com
  • Step 3: Establish a home for the cluster
    • Online space where students can work together.
    • Requirements:
      • Safe and secure
      • Privacy options
      • Can be monitored
      • Ad free
      • Doesn’t cost too much
      • Space to post links and embed materials
      • Discussion forum
      • Allow for collaborative work
  • Where to call home?
    • Possibilities:
      • Wiki
      • Social Network
      • Content Management System or Virtual Learning Environment
    © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All Rights Reserved
  • Wiki
    • Free Wiki’s for educators
      • www.wikispaces.com or www.pbwiki.com
    www.giftedkidsnetwork.wikispaces.com
  • Social Network: Ning http://giftedkidsnetwork.ning.com/
  • Moodle www.giftedkidsnetwork.com/moodle
  • What’s the best home ?
    • My students have two sites we use for our enrichment cluster
    • www.giftedkidsnetwork.com/moodle a private network that includes discussion forums
    • www.giftedkidsnetwork.wikispaces.com a wiki that is currently set to private to protect student’s privacy and ensure their safety.
  • Step 4: Obtain Permission
    • Sample Permission forms on Enrichment2.0 wiki
      • www.enrichment2.wikispaces.com
  • Step 5: Introductions
    • Tools
    • Content
    • Students
    © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All Rights Reserved
  • Embed Introductory Materials
  • Avatars
    • Encourage students to create an avatar or find a graphic that represents their interests to use as their ‘picture’ on their blog or other public sites.
    • Have each student create a multi media introduction of themselves to share with the class.
    • This will familiarize students with the tools and allow students to get to know each other.
      • Voice thread www.voicethread.com
      • Animoto www.animoto.com
    • My student’s introductions
    • www.giftedkidsnetwork.wikispaces.com
  • Where do Enrichment Clusters begin? Adapted from How to Develop a Successful Enrichment Cluster by Joseph Renzulli http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/sem/semart01.html
  • Tools of the Enrichment 2.0 Cluster
  • Podcast
    • Podcasts -
      • The Discovery Channel
      • The Education Podcast Network
      • NPR 
      • History Channel
      • NASA
      • National Geographic
    • Students can use a blog search engine to find experts in their field and subscribe to their blogs
  • Step 6: Topic Choice
    • Students use the discussion forums and collaborative graphic organizers to select and narrow a topic.
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Collaborative Documents
    • Google Docs
    • Http://docs.google.com
    • Zoho www.zoho.com
  • Step 7: Research
    • Depending on the age of your students you can use:
      • School or public library
      • Post links to approved web sites on your online homeroom
      • Social Bookmarking sites
      • Allow students to search the internet
  • Embed links in the ‘homeroom’
    • Moodle
  • Embed links in the ‘homeroom’
    • Wiki
  • Embed links in the ‘homeroom’
    • Ning
  • Personal Learning Communities
    • News feeds provide rich content in areas of interest. 
      • Yahoo News , CBS News , Reuters , NPR , and ABC
    • Aggregators
      • Bloglines
      • Yahoo Reader
      • and Google Reader
  • Step 8: Product Choice & Development
    • A few applications students might consider using:
      • www.voicethread.com
      • www.flickr (photo sharing)
      • www.jumpcut (video creation)
      • www.animoto.com (video creation)
      • www.pixton.com (comic strip creation)
    • Additional tools listed on my blog www.talentedandgifted.net
  • Showcase Student Work
    • Share student work on the internet by creating a public wiki for final projects.
    • Have students blog about their project.
    • Have students present their projects at a talent fair or school assembly.
  • Competitions
    • Enrichment 2.0 students can enter their products in national internet based competitions such
      • www.thinkquest.org ,
      • www.ecybermission.com ,
      • http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/ ,
      • www.sallyridescience.com ,
      • www.exploravision.org , and
      • www.futurecity.org .
  • Obstacles to Implementation
    • Bandwidth
    • Blocking of multimedia sites
    • Access for students in poverty or rural locations
  • Examples of Enrichment 2.0 Clusters offered by the Gifted Kids Network
    • Animal Planet
    • Web Design
    • Cool Tools Rule
    • World Affairs and Global Health
    • GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION
    • FOR THE 21 ST CENTURY
    • MICHELLE ECKSTEIN
    • EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT
    • GIFTED KIDS NETWORK
    • [email_address]
    • WEB SITE: WWW.GIFTEDKIDSNETWORK.COM
    • BLOG : WWW.TALENTEDANDGIFTED.NET
    Enrichment 2.0 © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All Rights Reserved