About ECS

In 1986, Susan Winebrenner founded Education Consulting Service Inc to provide practical inservice workshops for educators. Our cadre of associates enables us to provide highly effective workshops to help educators translate current educational research into effective classroom practice. All presenters are current or former classroom teachers, and offer expertise in a wide variety of educational topics.

Our specialty is providing highly practical and effective training for educators that will empower them to provide differentiated instruction to any student who needs it. Our specific expertise is in teaching gifted students and those who have learning or achievement difficulties.  However, the strategies we teach are based on Susan’s books, and can be helpful for many regular education students as well. 

To schedule a workshop, please email Susan Winebrenner at skwine76@gmail.com. She may be reached by phone at the folllowing two numbers, both of which are on California time.

760.510.0066 (land line) or 760.533.5155 (mobile)

Workshop Topics

  • Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom
  • Implementing and Supporting a Successful Cluster Grouping Program
  • Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom
  • Teaching Gifted Kids who are English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom
  • Teaching Twice Exceptional Students (Gifted and LD)
  • Teaching Strategies for the Mixed-Ability Classroom


Online Gifted Education Course for The Cluster Grouping Handbook from www.kdsi.org

For information about cost, etc, please contact Knowledge Delivery Systems (www.kdsi.org) for more information on the Cluster Grouping Course


Brief Course Description:

This online course demonstrates all the information from The Cluster Grouping Handbook by Susan Winebrenner and Dina Brulles. Participants at every grade level and subject area learn how to implement the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM), a cost-effective way to provide full time services for gifted students and students with learning difficulties.

Program Goals:

  By the end of the KDS course, participants will be able to:
  •   Identify and serve gifted students in a cost-effective classroom setting using a model that maximizes academic achievement for all students at  the grade level(s) that use the cluster model.
  •   Be confident in their abilities to create and use appropriate differentiation strategies with gifted clusters of students in all grades K-8.  Video segments provide concrete examples.