Renzulli Creativity Programs – Pathways to Excellence in Innovation
The Renzulli Creativity Programs: Pathways to Excellence in Innovation is designed for students aged 13 to 17 and will be offered this summer at the University of Connecticut in Storrs from July 17th to August 6th.
The major goal of this program is to teach participants advanced learning skills and how to apply them in creative and investigative ways. Application is the hallmark of designers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators in all walks of life; and this program is designed to promote enthusiasm, a passion for learning, and high levels of engagement in students’ selected areas of interest.
This program will combine students from across the globe to work together in interdisciplinary teams. Students solve real life problems related to their academic strength areas, personal interests, learning style, and preferred modes of expression. Participants also develop important executive function skills such as time management, task commitment, goal orientation, team work, self-regulation skills, and a strong work ethic.
Unlike traditional academic or gifted and talented programs, Renzulli Creativity emphasizes advanced cognitive skills and a creative and investigative mindset in addition to pursuing advanced skills in one or more subject areas. The skills acquired through the Renzulli Creativity Program enrich life-long learning and are transferable to future academic and career challenges. This increased confidence is inherent to the world’s next generation of problem solvers and leaders.
Renzulli Creativity Programs are based upon the work of Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli, a leader in the field of gifted and talented education. The program is incorporates more than 40 years of research and combines educational principles that produce advanced cognitive skills and an investigative mindset.