ERIC Number: ED312851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Orono Science Project. Enriched Science for Gifted Cluster Students.
Rogers, Karen B., Ed.
This package includes compaction plans, enrichment opportunities designed to be substituted for the basic science curriculum already mastered, and extensive bibliographies of materials and books for gifted students in the Orono (Minnesota) school district. The project focused on training seven science teachers for cluster teaching of students gifted in science in grades 4-8. The teachers received training in principles of curriculum differentiation, compaction and modification, as well as the current literature and characteristics of gifted science students. The implemented programs yielded increased teacher motivation, increased classroom interest and student participation, refinement and articulation of the Orono science curriculum, and a more supportive administrative stance toward the curriculum. Charts include enrichment activity matrices covering processes of comprehension, application/analysis, and synthesis/evaluation for several topics of study, and bibliographies by grade and topic. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Orono School District, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota