The Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model: Making it Work!

WAETAG · December 20, 2020

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.

About Instructor


The Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted (WAETAG) is a non-profit 501(c)3 Washington state organization. We were established in 1982 to support the education of gifted and talented persons by empowering our educators. WAETAG is the cornerstone of three organizations whose main purpose is supporting gifted education in Washington state. Together with the Northwest Gifted Child Association, which provides support for parents, and the Washington Coalition for Gifted Education, our advocacy and legislative arm, we offer a three-tiered approach to accomplishing our vision of a world where all students are recognized, respected and passionately supported for their unique needs, talents, and gifts. Our Mission: To empower educators and communities to support the educational and social emotional development of talented and gifted students.

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