Posted by Katy Caughran on 4/12/2015

Researching a Model of Enrichment for All 
Submitted by: Mandi Hoxter, (MBE), Katy Caughran, (BWF)
It’s an exciting time to be in education as we embrace change and determine the most effective ways to reach our learners to instill the passion for learning.  Educators must make decisions that are student centered.  Our proposal is one that will not only help us gain perspective professionally, but help our students across the district form a growth mindset.  We know we need to reach each one of our students, guide them to reach their potential, and develop a true passion for learning.   We are living in a world of constant change that calls us to teach to the individual child. We would like to research new ways to engage learners who want to dig deeper and answer those burning questions.  We want all students to have an opportunity to get their hands dirty, build, connect and explore.  We want all teachers and students to embrace creativity, innovation, and technology.  We will research, network, and travel to various schools to help us develop an enrichment model with a “rising tide lifts all ships” perspective.  We will also be active participants this summer at UCONN’s National Conference on Gifted Education called Confratute.  We will take this year to research and adapt the best of all models to fit the needs of all of our kids in the district.