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Engagement Raises Achievement Connecting the Curriculum to Kids’ Lives. Agenda. Overview Renzulli Profiler & My Activities Teacher Site Creating Virtual Assignments Classroom Management District-Level Access Q&A. Where did the Idea come from ?. A “marriage” between….

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agenda
Agenda
  • Overview
  • Renzulli Profiler & My Activities
  • Teacher Site
  • Creating Virtual Assignments
  • Classroom Management
  • District-Level Access
  • Q&A
slide3

Where did the Idea come from ?

A “marriage” between…

…30 years & $30-million of R&D on enrichment learning and teaching…

and the programming and personalization power of the internet.

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Where did the Idea come from ?

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The 3-Ring Conception of Giftedness

  • Drawing out Gifted Attributes in Students…
    • In Certain People
    • Under Certain Circumstances
    • At Certain Times
slide5

Where did the Idea come from ?

Our take…

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slide6

Where did the Idea come from ?

The Current Environment…

… THIS WEEK WE TOOK A TEST TO SEE IF WE’RE READY FOR THE TEST THAT TESTS OUR TEST SKILLS…

… Wait until KINDERGARTEN

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Where did the Idea come from ?

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The three “E’s” raise achievement

Engagement

Enthusiasm

Achievement

Encouragement

Renzulli earns students’ trust by first helping them identify their passions (i.e. relevance), then provides rigor

(Renzulli, 2004)

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Inspiring Students to Learn, Dream, & Achieve

1. Motivation through an individualized strength assessment

2. Differentiation through matched

resource utilization

3. Empowerment throughan open-ended, portable learning environment

4. Opportunities to contribute through the application of knowledge to real

world issues of personal interest

fulton participation
Fulton Participation
  • All K-8 TAG students and teachers
  • 12 Elementary Schools

(Abbotts Hill, Campbell, Conley Hills, Crabapple Crossing, Lake Windward, Liberty Point, Mountain Park, New Prospect, Love T. Nolan, Renaissance, Spalding Drive Charter, Woodland Charter)

  • 15 Middle Schools

(Autrey Mill, Bear Creek, Camp Creek, Crabapple, Haynes Bridge, Holcomb Bridge, Renaissance, Ridgeview Charter, River Trail, Sandtown, Sandy Springs, Taylor Road, Webb Bridge, Paul D. West, Woodland)

slide10

Engaging the Entire Community

  • Unique environments for the entire learning community:
    • Students: Strength-based, differentiated content & work product creation tools
    • Teachers: Classroom management, reporting, & accountability
    • Parents: Read-only access to their child(ren)’s activity
    • Managers: Administrator “Balcony View” of utilization
linking students to teachers
Linking Students to Teachers

Students will be prompted to select their teachers at their first log in

teacher self select rosters
Teacher Self-Select Rosters

“Authorized” teachers can self-select their student rosters from any registered student account

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Sample Strength Assessment

K-4 Ability-level Profiler

slide15

Sample Strength Assessment

Grade 5-12 Ability-level Profiler

sample strength assessment
Sample Strength Assessment

Spanish Language Profiler

slide17

Top 3

Interest

Areas

Top 3

Learning

Styles

Top 3

Expression

Styles

six years 100 000 hours finding categorizing resources
Six-years & 100,000 Hours Finding & Categorizing Resources…

Renzulli’s Curricular Database

Currently 30,000 resources categorized / catalogued by Interest, Learning & Expression Style, Grade & Ability level, and the Georgia Performance Standards

strength based differentiation engine tm
Strength-based Differentiation EngineTM

Matching Resources to Learning Profiles

1,200 Total Virtual FieldTrips

This child received48 VFT’s based on his interests & learning style

30,000 Resources24,000 Online6,000 Offline

Each child receivesapprox. 2,000 recommended resources

let s take the freedom example
Let’s Take the Freedom example…

Freedom: 200mm

  • Google Search of “freedom” yields:
    • 200mm results
    • Complete with advertisements and uncertainty
    • Requiring hours of surfing to find lesson-friendly sites
with human educators editorial help
With human [educators] editorial help…

Freedom: 200mm >> 179

  • Renzulli Search of “freedom” yields:
    • 179 results
    • Covering exploratory opportunities, creativity & analytical “how-to” training, and work product creation
with human educators editorial help22
With human [educators] editorial help…

Freedom: 200mm >> 179 >> ~20

  • Individual Student Searches of “freedom” yields:
    • 10 - 30 results
    • Categorized across 14 Enrichment areas
    • Filtered by the child’s interest, learning, and expressions style
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Lynne’s Top 3 Interests:Reading :: Social Action :: Writing

A search of the concept of “freedom” brings different activities to each student based on their top interest area, learning style and expression style…

lynne s interests in reading writing and social action are engaged by these selected activities
Lynne’s interests in reading, writing, and social action are engaged by these selected activities…
slide25

Lynne’s interests in reading, writing, and social action are engaged by these selected activities…

slide26

Frank’s Top 3 Learning Styles:Learning Games :: Technology :: Lecture

A search of the concept of “freedom” brings different activities to each student based on their top interest area, learning style and expression style…

slide27

Franklin’s learning styles of games, technology, and lecture are engaged by these selected activities…

slide28

Franklin’s learning styles of games, technology, and lecture are engaged by these selected activities…

slide40

Making the Web Accountable for Teachers…

    • Thumbnails for quick analysis
    • All resources one-click from an assessmentor work product
    • Track student activity
personalized portable total talent portfolios
Personalized, PortableTotal Talent Portfolios

Students become lifelong learners by building a portfolio of their favorite / best work over many years

Students build a Total Talent Portfolio over their entire school career

Students upload their projects for safe, portable storage

implementation ideas
Implementation Ideas
  • Intermittent supplemental class-wide teacher presentations during a unit of instruction
  • Computer center for students with classroom computers
  • Class-wide visits to the computer lab
  • Independent Study, Reading, or Inquiry time for individual students
  • Strategic compacting throughout a unit of study
  • 30-minute small group Wizard Project sessions
significant achievement gains
SignificantAchievement Gains
  • In less than a semester (16-weeks)
  • With weekly access (2-3 hours / wk)
reading comprehension results
Reading Comprehension Results
  • Random Assignment Achievement Gap

Difference between pre and post Iowa Test of Basic Skills Reading Comprehension by group for all students

your turn
Your Turn

www.renzullilearning.com

comparing learning styles
Comparing Learning Styles
  • Group Work
  • Simulation
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Technology
  • Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Games
  • Programmed Instruction
  • Independent Study