The Enrichment Triad Model

The Enrichment Triad Model, developed in 1977 by Joseph Renzulli, was initially designed for use with gifted students, but has been expanded to include every learner in the classroom. Enrichment is defined as activities that are completed above the regular curriculum. During enrichment, students continue to learn, however, learning is more individualized.

Triad consists of three stages, referred to as Type I, Type II, and Type III. The stages combine to create a student-centered model, focusing on engagement and motivation by addressing the talents, passions, and interests of all students. Triad is student-driven and the interests and questions of students determine their learning path. It challenges students to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. When properly implemented, Triad impacts the learning of all students, enriching their lives and developing lifelong learners.