Challenging Gifted Students Using the SCG Model, Part I
Instructor: Dina Brulles
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $175
Partner Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems
Too often, gifted students are left to their own devices. This course corrects that wrong by providing a cost-effective model for the fulltime teaching of gifted students in the regular classroom. While watching actual classroom segments and listening to the presenters' commentary on those segments, teachers learn to employ the essential components of the School-Wide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM), to appreciate its responsibilities, and to implement the necessary training to become an SCGM teacher, administrator, mentor or specialist. Educators study how to integrate effective questioning strategies and apply an assortment of other SCGM strategies in order to tend to their gifted students as equitably as they do the rest of their students.
1. Knowledge –at the end of this course, participants will be able to understand
a. how the SCGM works for educators
b. implementing the SCGM
c. methods for identifying gifted students
2. Skills –after this course, participants will be able to
a. use various methods of implementing the SCGM in the classroom
b. use cluster variations, cluster grouping and extension menus
c. evaluate twice exceptional gifted students and non-productive gifted students
3. Dispositions – participants will appreciate
a. the benefit of the SCGM for gifted and non-gifted students
b. the training process for gifted cluster teachers, administrators and participants
c. the various classroom demonstrations
A list of texts and readings will be provided upon course enrollment.
Register for this class through KDSi. NOTE: Upon registration, you have 2 months for course completion. Although many of our courses are approved for both 1 and 3 graduate professional development credits, participants can only receive credit for one version of each course.