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    Ron Rice
    Kathryn Forsyth, Director

For Release: April 20, 2004

Dr. Joseph Renzulli, Renowned Gifted Researcher, To Speak In New Jersey

The Department of Education’s Northern Region Office will present Symposium III: What is Giftedness and How Do We Develop It? An Overview of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at the Passaic County Safety Academy in Wayne, New Jersey.

Symposium III is part of the Northern Region’s ongoing professional development series for instructors and administrators. Dr. Renzulli, designer of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, a successful model used in many schools throughout the country, will keynote the morning session, along with leading a special break-out session for administrators in the afternoon. Instructors will benefit from Renzulli’s lecture and the presentations of Best Practices from professionals in the field.

Dr. Renzulli is a professor and director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at the University of Connecticut. He has a B.A. in Math/Science Education from Glassboro State College, a M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, and a Ed.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Seats are still available for the symposium. The cost for the entire day of activities is $65.00, which includes breakfast and lunch, space is limited. The symposium will take place from 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM.

To register or to obtain further information, contact Shelley Fox, Gifted and Talented Coordinator for the Northern Region Office of the New Jersey Department of Education at 973-655-2100 or via e-mail at