KAGE Conference 2021 Presenters - Joseph S. Renzulli

Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli is Director of UConn’s Renzulli Center for Creativity, gifted Education, and Talent Development and a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology. The American Psychological Association named him among the 25 most influential psychologists in the world. He received the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Award for Innovation in Education, considered by many to be “the Nobel” for educators, and was a consultant to the White House Task Force on Education of the Gifted. His work on the Three Ring Conception of Giftedness, the Enrichment Triad Model and Curriculum Compacting and Differentiation were pioneering efforts in the 1970s, and he has contributed hundreds publications to the professional literature. Dr. Renzulli has received more than $50 million in research grants and several million dollars of additional funding for professional development and service projects. 

Dr. Renzulli established UConn’s annual Confratute Program which has served more than 35,000 teachers from around the world since 1978. He also established the UConn Mentor Connection, a summer program that enables high-potential high school students to work side by side with leading scientists, historians, and artists and other leading edge university researchers. He is also the founder along with Dr. Reis of the Joseph S. Renzulli Gifted and Talented Academy in Hartford, Connecticut which has become a model for local and national urban school reform for high potential/low income students. 

His most recent work is an online personalized learning program that provides profiles of each student’s academic strengths, interests, learning styles, and preferred modes of expression. This unique program has a search engine that matches multiply coded resources with student profiles. Teachers also use the program to select and infuse high engagement enrichment activities into any and all standardized curriculum topics. Read more about Dr. Renzulli at https://education.uconn.edu/person/joseph-renzulli/


Tuesday, February 24, 2021

  • Keynote

Wednesday, February 25, 2021

  • Developing Creative/Productive Activities Across All Areas of The Curriculum