Lori Leibowitz is an experienced administrator and advocate for advanced learners. Having presented about personalized learning for gifted students all over the country, Lori brings her passion of reaching all learners while challenging and bringing out students’ full potential. Currently, Lori is the District Coordinator for the Gifted and Talented program for the Norwalk Public Schools in Norwalk, Connecticut. She previously taught in the Advanced Learning Program in Greenwich, Connecticut for twenty years.  Lori holds a Master's Degree from Sacred Heart University and her Intermediate Administrator Certification in the state of Connecticut.


Jessica Stargardter holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Connecticut. Jessica's experience with students includes teaching at the Summer Institute for the Gifted on Yale's campus and the Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli Gifted and Talented Academy in Hartford, Connecticut. She has presented all over the country about personalizing learning for gifted students. Jessica currently teaches in the Gifted and Talented Program in Norwalk, Connecticut where she uses technology with her students to enhance critical thinking and communication skills. 

Their topic is 'TECH-ify Enrichment Clusters'. In an increasingly connected world, it is time to incorporate technology and digital citizenship into our enrichment clusters. It's time to TECH-ify your enrichment clusters! Come to this workshop to learn practical strategies to implement technology into school-wide enrichment clusters. Test out apps and websites that perfectly align with your cluster topic to engage and excite students. Learn how to apply technology to the coordination of enrichment clusters and Type I, II, and III learning. Receive edtech swag for participation and leave with ideas to take your enrichment clusters into the 21st Century.

Lori Leibowitz
District Coordinator for the Gifted and Talented program for the Norwalk Public Schools
Jessica Stargardter
Teacher in the Gifted and Talented Program in Norwalk

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