Guest Speaker: Dr. Dina Brulles
The Cluster Grouping Model represents an inclusive model that allows gifted-identified students to learn together all day, every day, with teachers that receive specialized training. Effectively implementing cluster grouping enfranchises underrepresented populations and yields desirable achievement outcomes for all students with little impact to the school budget. Dr. Brulles will provide an overview, discuss implementation, examine achievement data for both gifted and general education students, and demonstrate methods for supporting the cluster-grouping model. Participants of these trainings will learn how to implement and teach in the model, identify gifted students’ learning needs, group students for maximum achievement potential, and build staff and parental support.