What is Renzulli Learning?
The Renzulli Learning System (RLS) is an interactive online teaching and learning tool that provides personalized learning for students. Renzulli has been used by millions of students and more than 100,000 teachers in schools across the globe.
RLS is based on more than 40 years of research and development, conducted at the University of Connecticut and field tested across the country in all types of schools. Renzulli Learning applies gifted and talented teaching strategies and enrichment resources to total school improvement. The Renzulli system enables educators to easily personalize learning and differentiate instruction by using technology to quickly identify student academic strength areas, interests, learning styles and preferred modes of expression.
Renzulli Learning includes four key components:
- The Renzulli Profiler: Each student registers and then completes an on-line profile that gives teachers a comprehensive learning assessment of their academic strengths, interests, and learning and expression styles. Depending on the student’s age ad reading level, completion of the Profiler takes between 20 and 45 minutes.
- The Renzulli Differentiation Search Engine: The differentiation search engine matches thousands of on-line and some off-line resources to each student’s profile.. Students and teachers are also able to explore the entire database of over 35,000 carefully selected age-appropriate websites and resources, including enrichment activities, simulations, e-books, and projects.
- Lesson Planning and Differentiation Tool: The lesson planning and differentiation tool enables teachers and students to work collaboratively on topics, assignments, and projects. Teachers can differentiate and disseminate a lesson in as little as 15 minutes. They can create and differentiate their own lessons or use the Renzulli ready-made assignments and projects with linked-in resources. RLS enables students to understand ‘the why’ of using the Internet by helping them make the best use of web resources. It also helps students focus their interests as they pursue advanced level work. The tool also enables students to complete a differentiated project in a systematic manner to achieve their goal.
- The Total Talent Portfolio: RLS has on-line portfolios to store student’s work. It is accessible anytime, anywhere, and can transport student information from grade-to-grade or school-to-school. The portfolio records enrichment sites visited, students’ assessment of the on-line Renzulli resources, and favorite sites, as well as any projects and assignments students have completed. Teachers and parents can review this portfolio at any time.