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.

chapter Chapter 1|17 pages

Understanding the Gifted Learner

Theoretical and Research Background Underlying the Schoolwide Enrichment Model in Science

chapter Chapter 2|10 pages

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model

chapter Chapter 3|27 pages

The Total Talent Portfolio in Science

chapter Chapter 4|21 pages

Engaging Students Through Type I Activities in Science

chapter Chapter 5|16 pages

Developing Type II Skills in Science

chapter Chapter 7|14 pages

Additional Components in Science— Beyond Triad

chapter Chapter 8|10 pages

Keeping Up With Technology

chapter Chapter 9|9 pages


Blending Standards With Opportunities for Creative Teaching