3rd Edition

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model A How-To Guide for Talent Development

By Joseph S. Renzulli, Sally M. Reis Copyright 2014
    446 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: A How-to Guide for Talent Development (3rd ed.) presents a common sense approach for helping students achieve and engage in joyful learning. Based on years of research, the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) is founded on highly successful practices originally developed for programs for gifted students. The SEM promotes “a rising tide lifts all ships” approach to school improvement by applying general enrichment strategies to all students and opportunities for advanced level follow-up opportunities for superior learners and highly motivated students.

    This guidebook shows educators step by step how to develop their own SEM program based on their own local resources, student population, and faculty strengths and interests. Instead of offering students a one-size-fits-all curriculum, the model helps educators look at each student's strengths, interests, learning styles, and preferred modes of expression and capitalize on these assets. The book highlights the model's fundamentals and underlying research and provides information about organizational components, service delivery options, and resources for implementation. The book suggests methods for engaging and challenging identified gifted students and provides practical resources for teachers using the SEM with all students.

    List of Figures Preface Your Own Creativity Is the Best Way to Get to Rome Chapter 1 A Vision and a Plan: The “Why” of Schoolwide Enrichment Chapter 2 The Four Theories Underlying the SEM Chapter 3 An Overview of the SEM: Focusing on Student Strengths and Interests Chapter 4 Identifying Students for SEM Programs: The Talent Pool Approach Chapter 5 The Enrichment Triad Model in an SEM Program: Type I Experiences Chapter 6 Overview of Type II Enrichment: Developing Thinking, Investigative, and Personal Skills Chapter 7 Implementing Type III Enrichment: Thinking, Feeling, and Doing Like the Practicing Professional Chapter 8 The Total Talent Portfolio and Renzulli Learning System Chapter 9 Curriculum Compacting and Instructional Differentiation Chapter 10 Implementing Enrichment Clusters for All Students Chapter 11 Extensions of the SEM: The Schoolwide Enrichment Model in Reading (SEM-R) Chapter 12 Renzulli and Schoolwide Enrichment Academies Chapter 13 In Conclusion References Appendix A Titles of Some of Our Favorite How-to Books Appendix B Oh, the People You’ll Meet! Writing a Biography Appendix C Interest-A-Lyzers Appendix D Total Talent Portfolio Examples About the Authors Index


    Joseph Renzulli is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut, where he also has served as the director of the Renzulli Center For Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development.

    A detailed guide for developing a talent development environment, the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) may be customized for individual campuses or school districts based on resources, student populations, school leadership dynamics, and faculty strengths and creativity . . . The book is complete with easy to read graphics and reproducible activities for students.,Gifted Child Today, 6/21/15