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Overview

School Wide Enrichment Program

The Narragansett Pier School is fortunate to have an enrichment program available for all students.  It is our hope that reading though these pages will bring focus and clarity to the enrichment program that we provide.

    We believe that our school is a place for talent development for all students, therefore, we are working hard to achieve the goals listed below.  They are based on Joseph Renzulli's work on the "School-Wide Enrichment Model" at the University of Connecticut. 

Goal 1:  To develop the talent potentials of young people by (a) systematically assessing strengths, (b) providing enrichment opportunities, resources, and services to develop the strengths of all students, and (c) using a flexible approach to curricular differentiation and the use of school time.

Goal 2:  To improve the academic performance of all students and to blend into the standard curriculum activities that will engage students in meaningful and enjoyable learning.

Goal 3:  To promote continuous, reflective, growth-oriented professionalism on the parts of all school personnel.

The Enrichment Teacher

 

The enrichment teacher's schedule is based on Renzulli's 3/5th model in which 3 parts of the day (or week) is dedicated to direct services to students and 2 parts of the day (or week) is dedicated to collaborative work with teachers and facilitation of program services.

The enrichment teacher acts as a resource consultant, peer coach and facilitator to the students and staff through the use of technology and other materials to:

Type 1 
Provide ALL students with enrichment opportunities through interest-based activities before and after school.

Type 2 
Provide classroom teachers with resources and strategies to assist in the development and revision of differentiated instructional units and/or lessons with emphasis on higher-level thinking skills. (i.e. differentiated instructional strategies addressing content, process and products)  and collaborate with teachers within the classroom on the delivery of differentiated units and/or lessons. 

Type 3 
Provide identified students with challenging learning experiences and projects that are extensions of the regular curriculum, during SOAR Block in the resource area (Room W-14). Type 3 projects are investigations and explorations of real world problems which delve deeper into the curriculum and are based on student interest. Research projects culminate in a fair or exhibition.