The Enrichment Cluster DatabaseJoseph S. Renzulli
Enrichment Clusters have been the "growth stock" of our Schoolwide Enrichment Model, and we have seen so many exciting examples of creative ideas for clusters and creative teaching that we thought it might be a good idea to develop a system for sharing these ideas with teachers and schools interested in initiating or expanding their Enrichment Cluster programs. Numerous teachers from around the country have responded to a survey that requested information about cluster titles, descriptions, and the curricular area(s) and grade levels for which these clusters were developed. These clusters have been put into a searchable database that can be accessed at no cost by interested persons. We believe that this database has three uses that will help teachers develop and expand their high-end learning services to students.
- Teachers can find and replicate clusters that have been developed by other teachers.
- Teachers can adapt and modify clusters in the database to incorporate their own ideas and innovative ways of approaching the facilitation of a particular topic or area of study. They can also combine approaches that have been used in two or more clusters.
- Teachers can contribute their unique ideas for original or adapted clusters to the database, thereby insuring that this vehicle for idea-sharing will continue to grow and take advantage of the unlimited creative ideas of teachers using this approach to providing enrichment experiences for students.
Start your search here: (search examples could be, Creativity, Language Arts, Grade 3-8, etc.)