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University of Connecticut Neag Center for Gifted Education
and Talent Development

Confratute is the longest running summer institute on enrichment-based differentiated teaching held at the University of Connecticut for over 30 years!

Confratute is a combined CONFerence, and an instiTUTE with a lot of FRATernity in between. Confratute is geared toward providing educators with research-based practical strategies for engagement and enrichment learning for all students, as well as meeting the needs of gifted and talented students.
  • STRANDS: Intensive, week-long mini courses taught by educational leaders and master teachers. Confratute is a fully accredited graduate course at UConn and graduate credits may be taken on an optional basis.
  • SEM—International: A special strand is offered for members of the international community interested in developing Schoolwide Enrichment Programs in their country.
  • IN-DEPTH TRAINING: The Schoolwide Enrichment Model; Differentiating Instruction & Curriculum; Literacy & Reading; Math Enrichment; Applied Technology; Instructional & Cluster Grouping; Underachievement; and more
  • SEM LEADERS FORUM: Special strands and events designed especially for principals and administrators, taught by leaders of some of the most successful SEM schools from around the country.
  • SPECIAL TOPIC SESSIONS: Workshops offered daily on a variety of topics such as creativity, thinking skills, underachievement, etc.
  • EVENING FORUM SESSIONS: Workshops offered Monday-Wednesday to help you develop your own action plan for taking back home and implementing in your school or district by attending any or all of our evening events.
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Major addresses by authors and researchers such as Joseph Renzulli, Sally Reis, Yvette Jackson, Bart Roccoberton, Aaron Becker, Sandra Kaplan, Del Siegle, Rachel McAnallen, Susan Baum, Jann Leppien, and Marcia Gentry.

Renzulli   Reis   Kaplan   Siegle   McAnallen   Baum   Leppien   Gentry

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"The wealth of knowledge and the manner in which it was presented impressed me. Attending the strands and meeting new friends was great!"—Confratute 2013 Participant

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