The graduate programs in Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut offer multiple pathways for interested graduate students to pursue advanced-level courses. Our graduate students have opportunities to gain in-depth knowledge about recognizing and responding to children and adolescents who need special programs and services to develop their gifts and talents. Coursework and related learning experiences focus on theory, research, and practice around creativity, talent development, and gifted education, with options for students interested in working as practitioners, researchers, and leaders in a variety of professional roles in the field. The following educational opportunities are available.
The recordings from the 2020-2021 Renzulli Center professional learning Saturday series for educators and the Thursday evening series for parents are available for you to view. With topics ranging from Implementing SEM Virtually to Avoiding Fluff in Differentiated Activities to Tips to Increase Student Motivation, this series can provide you with an opportunity to stay abreast of the latest issues in gifted education, talent development, and creativity.
In July 2020, because our in-person Confratute was canceled, we opted to provide 4 keynote webinars to our previous Confratute audiences. The descriptions of each of these keynotes as well as the recordings are available for you to view.
Bring the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) to your school community through customized professional learning for teachers and administrators. Workshops can be facilitated on site and online, and tailored consultation around planning, implementation, and team support is available.
Specific workshops focusing on an overview of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, Enrichment Clusters, Operation Houndstooth, and Curriculum Compacting are available. Interested schools and districts also may choose to customize Schoolwide Enrichment Model consulting. See the Renzulli Center Marketplace for specific details.
This free online course provides an in-depth, comprehensive overview of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM). This overview includes the resources and support you need to implement the SEM, whether that be in person, remotely, or a combination of both. The next class starts on July 19, 2021, and registration will open 3 days (July 16, 2021) prior to the start of the class.