People have varying ideas of what grouping is, and many people don’t view it in a positive light. According to Karen Rumley, grouping is simply a way to develop a classroom culture of learning together by respecting differences.
In this course, Ms. Rumley will help you take a closer look at grouping by inviting you to do the following:
- Explore various approaches to grouping and task assignment to facilitate differentiation via classroom and management structures.
- Begin developing a collection of research that supports appropriate grouping strategies as beneficial to different types of learners, including gifted and advanced students.
- Learn how to appropriately use grouping strategies to benefit all learners, including gifted and advanced students.
This course meets NAGC Teacher Preparation Standard 3.2 and ODE Competencies a, b, c, and d.
Karen Rumley is the past president of the Ohio Association for Gifted Children. She is the director of instruction with Kent City Schools and formerly a consultant with the Summit County Educational Service Center, specializing in gifted services and programming as well as secondary English language arts and social studies. She has coordinated gifted programs for eight years and is the past secretary of the OAGC governing and executive boards. She is also the co-chair of OAGC Annual Fall Conference. She and her husband, Eric, live near Ravenna and enjoy travel, reading, and training in Kung Fu.