A Curriculum Framework for Successful Gifted EducationCarolyn Rethwisch
Developed by:Joseph Renzulli& Sally ReisUniversity ofConnecticutMain FocusTo applypedagogy ofgifted educationto the wholeschoolTheory of HumanPotentialWhat makes giftedness?Theory of High-endLearningHow do you developgiftedness?The Basics of SEM
What is the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) about?
The Schoolwide Enrichment Model• The application of gifted education pedagogy to total schoolimprovement• Provides enriched learning experiences and higher learningstandards for all students by:1. Developing talents in all students2. Providing a broad range of advanced enrichment3. Providing advanced follow-up opportunitiesbased on strengths and interests
Compacting the Curriculum• Select learning objectives• Identify students for assessment• Develop and conduct pre-assessment• Streamline instruction• Provide instructional options• Provide enrichment and acceleration options• Record student progress
Total Talent Portfolio• Information that portrays student strengths• Classify information into general categories of• Abilities• Interests• Learning Styles• Markers of Successful Learning• Review portfolio regularly to provide enrichmentactivities• Use to negotiate various acceleration and enrichmentoptions• Use for personal, educational, and career counseling
FORGINGReferencesRenzulli, J. S. (1977). The enrichment triad model: A guide for developing defensibleprograms for the gifted and talented. Mansfield Center, CT: Creative LearningPress.Renzulli, J. S. (1986). The three-ring conception of giftedness: A developmental model forcreative productivity. In R. J. Sternberg & J. E. Davidson (Eds.), Conceptionsof giftedness. New York: Cambridge University Press.Renzulli, J. S. & Reis, S. M. (1985). The schoolwide enrichment model: A comprehensiveplan for educational excellence. Mansfield Center, CT: Creative LearningPressRenzulli, J. S. & Reis, S. M. (2001). The schoolwide enrichment model executive summary.Retrieved from: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/sem/semexec.html