The Cluster Grouping Handbook
How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All
Trim Size 8.5" x 11"
Page Count 272
In today’s standards-driven era, how can teachers motivate and challenge gifted students and ensure that all students reach their potential? This book provides a compelling answer: the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model. The authors explain how the model differs from grouping practices of the past, and they present a roadmap for implementing, sustaining, and evaluating schoolwide cluster grouping. Readers will find a wealth of teacher-tested classroom strategies along with detailed information on identifying gifted students for clusters, gaining support from parents, and providing ongoing professional development to teachers and other staff. The new edition:
- offers identification and placement guidance for a wide variety of student ages and populations
- directs special attention toward empowering gifted English language learners
- shows teachers how to use the Depth of Knowledge framework to differentiate learning tasks
- offers new ideas for integrating technology into both professional development and student learning
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Praise for The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model
“The Cluster Grouping Handbook is a must-read for anyone working with gifted education! This updated resource provides the necessary tips and tools for any school or district to engage in successful implementation of the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model. The authors define SCGM across multiple settings and scenarios, providing step-by-step guidance for both new and experienced coordinators responsible for identification and services for advanced learners. In addition to the many sample forms and reproducibles, this handbook offers language for communication and support with parents and teachers, as well as realistic teaching strategies for differentiation and personalized learning opportunities so all students are challenged.”—Michelle Swain, M.Ed., director, gifted and advanced academic services, Round Rock Independent School District
“The book is AWESOME! Brulles and Winebrenner hit another home run with their revised and updated Cluster Grouping Handbook. The structure of the book is well thought out, the content reader friendly, and the reproducible pages cover all the bases for program implementation. It is a practitioner's best friend, a guide for administrators, and a parent's hope for services that make a difference. The inclusive tone of the book also champions equity, excellence, and a commitment to do what's in the best interest of students. This resource is a professional development treasure for the field of gifted education.”—Dr. Jaime A. Castellano, professor, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
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