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Happy New Year! As you round the bend of the school year, try something new in Renzulli Learning to engage your students and open your classroom up to the world of personalized learning. For example, check out the new Personalized Activities by Subject, our all new Podcasts, or try a Contest/Competition!

 
 Personalized Activities by Subject Now Available!

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This enhancement supports Dr. Renzulli’s Infusion-Based Approach, and allows classroom teachers to incorporate extra highly-engaging activities for advanced students!

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Podcasts

Have you ever used Podcasts in the classroom? From the Enrichment Activities database, search the newly revised category, Videos & Podcasts, to locate resources that students can listen to.

This search can be performed from the Student Site or Teacher Site, and you can set advanced filters to identify by interest areas or a specific subject you are preparing to teach! Utilize Podcasts for the whole class, small groups, or for individualized learning.

 
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Are you using Podcasts?

As you prepare to introduce students to a new curricular unit, try a “podcast walkabout” where students listen to an assigned podcast while walking, then rejoin together in the classroom to discuss what they have learned and what they liked or disliked about what they heard. Read more in Relevant Reading below!

How are you using podcasts in the classroom? Let us know and tag us on Twitter (@RenzulliLearn) or Facebook (Like our page!) We might use your idea in a new Assignment Template to share with teachers around the world!

Requesting Best Practices!
Have you tried something new in Renzulli Learning that went well with your students? We’d love to share your Best Practices with other Renzulli Teachers! Please send an email to our Director of Professional Development, Jeanne Pascon at [email protected], with a paragraph or two, a photo or short video if you’d like (with parental permission for students shown), and any applicable links to content or products created.

 
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NPR Student Podcast Challenge – Jan 1 – Mar 24

The NPR Student Podcast Challenge runs from January 1st through March 24th. With the help of their teacher, students work to create a unique and creative podcast. The contest is open to individual 5th-12th grade teachers who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and their students. Teachers must submit entrant forms and corresponding materials on behalf of their students. Students are competing for a Grand Prize of $100.00, the chance for an NPR and/or member station journalist to visit their school to interview the student(s), AND NPR will air a segment of your podcast.

Search the Enrichment Database for “NPR Challenge” today! 

 
 Relevant Reading
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EdWeek: Teachers Are Turning to Podcasts as an Instructional Tool

Increasingly,
podcasts are becoming a common form of media in classrooms, both for learning
and for sharing what students have learned. From Kindergarten through high
school, podcasts are enhancing the learning environment and engaging students
through different learning and expression styles.

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 Noteworthy News
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SENG 7 Week Course

Do you have parents struggling to advocate for their gifted/2e child? Join Dr. Michael Postma and his wife Julie for this 7 week course titled, The Fit: Neurodiversity and Its Impact on the Social, Emotional, and Academic Development of the Gifted Individual. Sessions will cover topics such as understanding giftedness, atypical neurodevelopment, developing metacognition (understanding of self), personal issues such as perfectionism, anxiety, etc., identification issues, tackling schools, and much more.

What Will You Receive?

  • Seven pre-recorded sessions (over 8 hours of instructional material)
  • A personalized Family Action Plan
  • Weekly online discussion and Q&A sessions with Dr. Mike and Julie

The course starts on January 13th, so share this with your parents today!

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