Types of Enrichment
- Type I Enrichment activities are general exploring experiences to get students interested in a particular topic.
- Type II Enrichment activities provide group training, they let students practice the skills and acquire the knowledge they will need to successfully conduct their own activities
- Type III Enrichment activities are individual or small group investigations of real problems based on students interests and skills with the aim to produce a product for real audiences.
While students will be exposed to all three types of enrichment during their time at MS 890, 6th grade students will engage in mainly Type 1 enrichment, 7th grade in Type II and 8th grade in Type III.
Overview of Cohort Model
The graphic below shows the types of activities students complete during the period designated as an enrichment cohort. The bulk of the enrichment period in 8th grade is devoted to the completion of the capstone project.
Sample Student Work Products
In the following video, a student from PS 188 The Island School presents his culminating project. It is a great example of what students can do when they explore their interests and engage in rich and purposeful inquiry.