Using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model With Technology is an extension of a talent development model implemented in more than 2,500 schools across the U.S. and widely used internationally. More than 40 years of research and development have documented the effectiveness of the SEM approach to promoting higher level thinking skills and creative productivity.
This solution-oriented book, unlike other books focused on using technology in the classroom, recognizes that digital technologies are changing and evolving at lightning speeds. Our effective skills for using technology transcend time by focusing on how to find and use digital resources and tools rather than listing the resources that already exist. Focusing on the skills that support critical thinking and problem solving, decision making, and communication, the authors seamlessly merge technology to launch students toward independent productivity. This accessible and highly practical guide is rich with examples that will change the way you think about education while providing hands-on “how-to” guidance for creating a culture of excellence and innovation in your school and classroom.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1 The Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) Chapter 2 From the SEM to Using Technology Chapter 3 Who Are Your Students? Part II: Technology Enhancements for the Enrichment Triad Model Chapter 4 Type I—Curiosity and Exposure Chapter 5 Type I—Engaging Students Chapter 6 Type I—Connecting to Student Understanding Chapter 7 Type I—Student Experiences Chapter 8 Type II—Technology Processes Chapter 9 Type II—Technology Skills Chapter 10 Type II—Processes and Skills in Action Chapter 11 Type III—Investigations of Real Problems Chapter 12 Type III—Student Initiative and Productivity Part III: Putting the Pieces Together Chapter 13 From the Enrichment Triad Model to the Classroom Chapter 14 Casting a Future Plan Appendix A Taxonomy of Type II Enrichment Process Skills Appendix B SEM:Tech Templates References About the Authors
Angela M. Housand, Ph.D., is an associate professor and coordinator of the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Graduate Programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her work, focused on developing talent and identity in digital environments, has been presented and published internationally.
Brian C. Housand, Ph.D., is an associate professor, coordinator of the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program, and recipient of the Max Ray Joyner Award for Outstanding Teaching is Distance Education at East Carolina University.
The use of technology outlined here incorporates skills and processes, analysis, presentation, and critical and creative thinking in a way I have not seen in “how to teach with technology” books . . . [T]he content is absolutely solid. I would recommend this book for every teacher . . .,Rebecca Bell,NSTA Recommends, 1/3/17
I appreciate the multi-faceted look at technology in the classroom—we must think about how we're using technology, not just if we're using it. This book pushes the use of websites, apps, and devices beyond mere “electronic worksheets” into enriching experiences and provides some great scaffolds to get you there.,Ian Byrd,Byrdseed.com, 1/1/17
Along with addressing the need for attention to digital technology, this book focuses on strategies that help develop critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and communication - all skills that students need to experience success and fulfillment in life. For teachers who desire to expand the use of technology in the classroom as well as allow for independent productivity from students, this is a resource to explore. ,Gifted Child Today, 10/1/17