Renzulli Learning believes that teachers are at the heart of good teaching and we can’t underestimate the teacher’s critical role. Teachers need time and resources to build their knowledge base through ongoing Professional Development, structured professional learning communities, coaching and mentoring, and just in-time ongoing training.
Our Professional Development, second to none, has been developed and is based on the research and pedagogy of Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli and Dr. Sally Reis, the leading experts in the world in the field of creativity, talent development and Project Based Learning and is available and customized to support schools and districts. Renzulli Learning’s unparalleled Professional Development is guiding school leaders in recognizing the potential of their students while preparing students today for the jobs of tomorrow, many of which do not exist today.
Renzulli Learning’s Professional Development services provide proven, accessible classroom applications that model theory into practice for educators. Teachers learn to integrate our standards-based resources in order to maximize student engagement and topic retention. From meeting with community stakeholders, to supplementing existing lessons, to developing a differentiated curriculum with Problem Based Learning, to enhancing offerings for your gifted and talented population, or launching a full Schoolwide Enrichment Model – let our team lead the way!
In Person / Online Professional Development
Name of Session
Goal / Focus
|Getting Started with the Renzulli Profiler and Student Site||Participants will develop a working understanding of the Renzulli Profiler.||Participants will develop a working understanding of the Renzulli Profiler. Participants will explore the student experience and how the results of the student profile will assist the teacher with differentiation strategies. Participants will complete a profile and explore Renzulli Learning as a student using the Renzulli Learning – Getting Started in 10 Steps.|
|Getting Started with the Teacher Site||Participants will develop a working understanding of the Teacher Site||Participants of Renzulli’s Five Dimensions of Differentiation will develop a working understanding of differentiation of content, differentiation of instructional strategies, differentiation of classroom organization and management, and differentiation of products. Participants will reflect on their current differentiation strategies through a self-assessment of differentiation and engage in hands on activities to learn how students receive differentiated lessons and resources, and learn about survey data used to establish the student’s learning path. Participants will also learn about the journal, Assignment Maker, differentiated searches, and how to use the calendar for organization. Participants will learn how to monitor student progress, create classes and differentiated lessons, share resources and self-assessments. Teachers will be able to locate and utilize Project and the Virtual Showcase|
|Project Based Learning with Renzulli|
Participants will develop a working understanding Projects and the Renzulli Learning Virtual Showcase
Participants will develop a working understanding of the functionalities of My Projects (PBL) to assist them with implementation of Project Based Learning. Renzulli Learning makes Project Based Learning (PBL) easy with our platform by providing a safe and secure environment for students to work on and showcase their projects!
|Global Collaboration with Renzulli Learning||Participants will understand the functionalities and the uniqueness of Renzulli Learning Global Collaboration|
Global Collaboration within Renzulli Learning gives students the opportunity to work collaboratively on Project Based Learning with other participating schools around the world. Participating schools will partner-up with schools on an opt-in basis through Renzulli Learning.Students can be grouped into PBL enrichment clusters based upon any criteria within the system including interests, learning styles, expression styles, or can be sorted into custom groups by teachers. The projects culminate with a group presentation in which students will present their work to an authentic audience.
|Exploration and Applications||Participants will explore and create relevant material.||Each Participant will be given the opportunity to utilize and create relevant material for their students. Time to build and use grouping, lessons, projects, unit supplements, create Virtual Showcase and Global Collaboration.|
|Share and Care||Participants will share with colleagues their success with Renzulli Learning||This will give participants the opportunity to share with their colleagues on their Renzulli Plan. In addition, time will be given for teachers to ask relevant questions of the facilitator and their colleagues.|
Renzulli Learning for Language Instruction
Name of Session
Goal / Focus
Renzulli Learning for language instruction.
Participants will learn strategies to use Renzulli Learning as a tool to support emergent bilinguals.
Participants will learn about:
Enrichment for All Students
A Free On-Demand Course for You!
The Schoolwide Enrichment Model focuses on enrichment for all students through high levels of engagement and the use of enjoyable and challenging learning experiences that are constructed around students’ interests, learning styles, and preferred modes of expression.
Renzulli Learning takes the foundational methods of SEM and enables teachers to put it into practice in the classroom, every day. This free course will prepare you to utilize SEM and Renzulli Learning the most efficiently and effectively. Users who complete the entire course successfully will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Connecticut worth 9 professional development contact hours.
We are here to support you in your enrichment and differentiation efforts, whether it is for a few students, a whole class, or your entire school!