Enrichment in the Elementary Classroom


Enrichment activities can provide students with additional learning opportunities. However, as educators, it can be a challenge to develop meaningful enrichment activities for students. "Enrichment encourages students to take a more expansive or in-depth look at a concept or topic, perhaps by further research, approaching it with a different lens or perspective, or connecting the subject to a more meaningful or rewarding facet of the real world" (Taylor, 2019, para. 2). There is a needed focus on meaningful ways to increase enrichment opportunities within the classroom setting.

The presenters have experience working with children in the educational system as well as within the higher education system. During this presentation, presenters will share resources, materials, and activities for teachers to implement into their elementary literacy, math, and physical education classrooms. Enrichment activities will be hands-on and digital to help provide that balance between tactile and online learning within the elementary classroom. However, the activities can be adapted to fit into middle school, high school, and higher education classrooms. A selection of the enrichment activities will also provide social-emotional growth opportunities.

Author Information
Jill Tussey, Buena Vista University, United States
Michelle Metzger, Buena Vista University, United States
Jessy Bibler, Buena Vista University, United States
Leslie Haas, Xavier University of Louisiana, United States

Paper Information
Conference: IICE2024
Stream: Primary & Secondary Education

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Posted by James Alexander Gordon