A centers approach to teaching offers gifted students autonomy, choice, and differentiation in ways that challenge and stretch them individually. In this course, Erin Muck shares how she uses a centers approach in her language arts classroom with the goal of helping you make it work in your classroom.
The centers approach Ms. Muck uses and developed herself is called “The READ System.” She will walk you through the following:
- The power and advantages of using centers in your classroom
- Examples of what centers might look like in your classroom
- The specific benefits of using centers with your gifted students
This course meets National Association for Gifted Children Teacher Preparation Standards 1.2, 2.1, and 2.1, as well as Ohio Department of Education competencies a, b, and c.
Click here for a leader’s guide created by the Ohio Association for the Gifted and Talented.
Erin Muck is in her 21st year of teaching sixth grade English Language Arts. Pickerington Local Schools has been her home for her entire teaching career. Currently she is a teacher in Pickerington’s Gateway Academy, a comprehensive fourth through sixth grade gifted program. Erin has spent the majority of her years teaching in some form of gifted education. Erin received a Masters of Education degree from Ohio University and earned her Gifted Intervention Specialist endorsement from the University of Cincinnati. Erin is married to her high school sweetheart and resides in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. She is the mother of two children, Dillon, and Addison.