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GATE Parent Meeting Ybarra Academy of the Arts and Technology September 03, 2013 Ybarra Academy Room 1 Mrs. Tom – GATE Lead Teacher Mr. Weiss-Wright – Assistant Principal
What is Gifted and Talented Education? In 1961, the California Legislature established the Mentally Gifted Minor (MGM) program for students scoring in the 98th percentile or above on standardized intellectual ability tests. By 1980 California established the GATE program allowing districts to set their own criteria for entrance. In 2000, Ed. Code requiring that GATE programs be planned and organized as differentiated learning experiences within the regular school day.
What is Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E) Provides greater depth and complexity with appropriate pacing of the core curriculum Develop and appreciation for learning and a value for intellectual development
Characteristics of gifted children Bright Child Knows the answers Has good ideas Works hard Listens with interest Enjoys peers Copies accurately Is pleased with own learning
Characteristics of gifted children Gifted Learner Asks the questions Has wild, silly ideas Plays around, yet tests well Shows strong feeling and opinion Prefers adults Creates new design Is highly self-critical
Rowland Unified School District GATE Program Rigorous Academic Focus Language Arts Math Social Studies Science Technology Enrichment Activities Fieldtrips
Rowland Unified School District GATE Program Overview Grades K-3: Watch Grades 4-6: Cluster Grades 7-8: International, thematic approach to learning across all subject areas. Grades 9-12: Honors, Advance Placement, and International Baccalaureate Courses.
GATE Program at Ybarra Academy Students 4 th 12 students 5 th 15 students 6 th 15 students 7 th (Honors) 8 th (Honors)
GATE/Gate-watch Referral and Identification Process Method of Referral Teacher Referral Parent Referral District Referral Areas to Qualify State Test Scores OLSAT Scores NNAT Scores Product Score Characteristics
GATE Program Requirements Curriculum Participate in district/school fieldtrips Complete three in-class GATE products per year Product #1 October 1 – December 6 Product #2 January 7 – March 7 Product #3 April 1 - May 23 Product Contracts
One Product from each of the following curricular areas English/Language Arts/Technology History/Social Studies/Geography Science/Math These are not additional assignments
Student Products Students highest level of productivity is reflected in the complexity and thinking level of the final product. Should be creative and multi-dimensional and reflective of differentiated classroom instruction. Student should feel the product represents his/her best classroom work
Student Activity Science Olympiad Cal State L.A. Tryout Information goes out in December Competition held in late Feb.
GATE Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee Forum for parents of GATE students School and district level sharing of ideas regarding the GATE program This committee is in charge of planning, evaluating, and recommending. GATE parent evaluation WE NEED TWO PARENTS TO REPRESENT YBARRA ACADEMY
Questions and Answers
Thank You/Gracias Please do not forget to sign the attendance sheet.