About Jeanne Pascon

Jeanne Pascon, M.Ed., is the Director for Professional Development and Client Support for Renzulli Learning. An educator for 25 years, she has been a classroom teacher, technology specialist, and gifted teacher in both Canton and West Hartford, Connecticut. Jeannie is passionate about technology integration, personalized learning, and creativity development in the classroom.
13 03, 2020


By |2020-03-23T17:03:02+00:00March 13th, 2020|Professional Development, Renzulli News|0 Comments

School May Be Closed, but the Learning Continues Free for the Remainder of Academic Year 2019-20 It is an unprecedented time of uncertainty for schools, teachers, and families around the globe. We understand educators are struggling to find solutions for students to continue their school work remotely. [...]

5 03, 2020

Tip of the Month: Celebrating Women’s History Month with Search, Assignments, and Groups

By |2020-03-05T18:40:30+00:00March 5th, 2020|Hints & Tips, Lessons, Professional Development|0 Comments

March is Women's History Month! Learn how to work with Search, Assignments, and Groups, while preparing to celebrate Women's History Month with your students! From https://womenshistorymonth.gov/ The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park [...]

11 02, 2020

Sharing Best Practices: Primary Grades – Live Animal Cams

By |2020-02-11T18:55:00+00:00February 11th, 2020|Hints & Tips, Lessons, Sharing Best Practices|0 Comments

Engage Your Primary Level Students in Writing Practice with Live Animal Cams! This month’s Best Practice comes from Mrs. Toni Kubousek, Renzulli Learning Professional Development Specialist and Content Curator. Toni was a first grade teacher and administrator in Tampa, FL before joining the Renzulli Learning team in 2006! Here’s [...]

5 02, 2020

Tip of the Month: Black History Month: Engage with Expression Styles!

By |2020-02-05T19:03:57+00:00February 5th, 2020|Hints & Tips, Lessons, Professional Development|0 Comments

Engage Your Students with Expression Style Groups to Celebrate Black History Month! Grades 3+ and up Computer access - at least one per group Join our Twitter Challenge - See Below! Use the Power of the Profiler to group your students according to Expression Styles, then let them [...]

10 12, 2019

Tip of the Month: Engage Your Students in the Holidays – and Learning!

By |2020-03-05T15:31:16+00:00December 10th, 2019|Hints & Tips, Lessons, Professional Development|0 Comments

The holidays are quickly approaching! Are you looking for something to do that’s FUN and ENGAGING to keep their attention, while embedding important skills and standards? Try this Winter Holiday Scavenger Hunt, teaching them critical search skills along the way, and culminating in EXPRESSION STYLE presentations back to classmates! [...]

10 12, 2019

Sharing Best Practices: Light Up Someone’s Holiday!

By |2020-03-05T15:24:41+00:00December 10th, 2019|Hints & Tips, Sharing Best Practices|0 Comments

This month’s Best Practice comes from our own Director of Professional Development and Client Support, Jeanne Pascon, M.Ed. Holiday Cards for Our Troops One of my favorite lessons of the school year, repeated each year students were in my G/T class - some from fourth grade all the way [...]

19 11, 2019

Tip of the Month: Scaffolding Your Type III Process

By |2020-03-05T15:33:40+00:00November 19th, 2019|Hints & Tips, Lessons, Professional Development, Sharing Best Practices|0 Comments

As I work with teachers starting their journey with the Schoolwide Enrichment Model and Renzulli Learning, I am often asked about timelines and assessing students’ work. The timeline is completely relative to the age/ability level of the students, how often you meet with them, how long you intend to [...]

19 11, 2019

The PD Corner: PBL vs PBL – Does it really matter?

By |2020-03-18T18:39:20+00:00November 19th, 2019|Articles, Professional Development|0 Comments

Project - ,  Problem - , and Inquiry-Based-Learning  “PBL” is not a new term, but it is getting a lot of air-time lately as educators strive to teach to the 21st Century learner. “Sage on the Stage” methodologies are being left behind as more and more schools encourage teachers [...]

24 10, 2019

Tip of the Month: Differentiated Lessons with a Little Halloween Fun!

By |2020-03-05T15:25:49+00:00October 24th, 2019|Hints & Tips, Lessons, Professional Development, Sharing Best Practices|0 Comments

Have you tried creating a Differentiated Lesson yet - so that each student is offered the resources best suited for them? Did you know that you can narrow your search results by adding your own custom subtopic?  Go to the Teach Tab/Lessons/New Lessons. Select your desired Grade [...]

1 09, 2019

Tip of the Month: New School Year Transition

By |2019-11-20T20:12:27+00:00September 1st, 2019|Hints & Tips, Professional Development|0 Comments

New School Year Transition - Have you done it yet? As your students walk through the door with their shiny lunch boxes and new sneakers, you realize that you do not want to waste ANY time in getting to know what makes them tick. What’s the best way? With [...]