Authors: Nancy N. Heilbronner, Ph.D., Joseph S. Renzulli, Ed.D.
Product Code: 4997
ISBN: 9781618214997
Pages: 204
Availability: In stock.

Grounded in decades of research, the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) has been successfully implemented at hundreds of schools across the world. Now, The Schoolwide Enrichment Model in Science: A Hands-on Approach for Engaging Young Scientists takes high-engagement learning one step further by applying SEM teaching strategies to the science curriculum. In this book, teachers learn how to engage students and to teach the skills needed to complete meaningful, in-depth investigations in science. Activities are connected to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and current policy recommendations calling for the meaningful integration of technology and promoting thinking and doing like young scientists over rote memorization. Easy to read and use, the book incorporates many practical suggestions, as well as reproducible student and teacher handouts.


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Review by: Richard Bothmer - March 8, 2016
This book, The Schoolwide Enrichment Model in Science, by Heilbronner and Renzulli, is an important addition to the literature of methods in developing creative student achievement. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model evolved from Renzulli's Three Ring Concept of giftedness, which focused on gifted behaviors rather than gifted individuals. This was a breakthrough concept in the field of gifted education. Years of refinement and adaptation have led to the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM). This book is the first to focus the Model from more general use to a specific curricular area: Science.

This is where the SEM Science book is most practical; it keeps the science investigation on track even amidst enticing distractions. How? It provides guidance to the teacher in understanding SEM, and his/her role in guiding and supporting his/her students. There are numerous planning sheets, inventories, and sample letters to focus students' direction. Included are data-collecting instruments, all down-to-earth and practical, reflecting real field testing and refining. Websites, apps, and other technology resources are given as learning aids or tools to enhance students' learning. For progressively sharpening the methods of inquiry, this book is a solid piece of work.

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