Presentation on theme: "GATE Parent Meeting Ybarra Academy of the Arts and Technology"— Presentation transcript:
1 GATE Parent Meeting Ybarra Academy of the Arts and Technology September 03, 2013Ybarra AcademyRoom 1Mrs. Tom – GATE Lead TeacherMr. Weiss-Wright – Assistant PrincipalHelen: Introductions
2 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.
3 What is Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E) Provides greater depth and complexity with appropriate pacing of the core curriculumDevelop and appreciation for learning and a value for intellectual developmentHelen: Overview of Agenda
4 Characteristics of gifted children Bright ChildKnows the answersHas good ideasWorks hardListens with interestEnjoys peersCopies accuratelyIs pleased with own learning
5 Characteristics of gifted children Gifted LearnerAsks the questionsHas wild, silly ideasPlays around, yet tests wellShows strong feeling and opinionPrefers adultsCreates new designIs highly self-critical
7 Rowland Unified School District GATE Program Rigorous Academic FocusLanguage ArtsMathSocial StudiesScienceTechnologyEnrichment ActivitiesFieldtripsHelen:While there are many areas of giftedness, Rowland’s GATE program has an academic focus.Enrichment activities are provided at the district level.95% of the GATE program takes place in the classroom via differentiated instruction.Only 5% takes place at the district level.
8 Rowland Unified School District GATE Program Overview Grades K-3: WatchGrades 4-6: ClusterGrades 7-8: International, thematic approach to learning across all subject areas.Grades 9-12: Honors, Advance Placement, and International Baccalaureate Courses.Helen:While there are many areas of giftedness, Rowland’s GATE program has an academic focus.Enrichment activities are provided at the district level.95% of the GATE program takes place in the classroom via differentiated instruction.Only 5% takes place at the district level.8
9 GATE Program at Ybarra Academy Students4th 12 students5th 15 students6th 15 students7th (Honors)8th (Honors)Liz:We cluster students so they have the opportunity to interact with each other.
10 GATE/Gate-watch Referral and Identification Process Method of ReferralTeacher ReferralParent ReferralDistrict ReferralAreas to QualifyState Test ScoresOLSAT ScoresNNAT ScoresProduct ScoreCharacteristicsGeorge
11 GATE Program Requirements CurriculumParticipate in district/school fieldtripsComplete three in-class GATE products per yearProduct #1October 1 – December 6Product #2January 7 – March 7Product #3April 1 - May 23Product ContractsLizGATE students are expected to participate in district fieldtripsGATE students must complete three pre-approved GATE products per yearA student contract must be executed for each product. Contract must be signed by student, parent, and teacher.*Failure to meet GATE program requirements results in student being identified as non-performing GATE student which voids eligibility for honor classes in junior high and high school.
12 One Product from each of the following curricular areas English/Language Arts/TechnologyHistory/Social Studies/GeographyScience/MathThese are not additional assignments
13 Student ProductsStudent’s 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
14 Student Activity 2008-09 Science Olympiad Cal State L.A. Tryout Information goes out in DecemberCompetition held in late Feb.
17 GATE Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee Forum for parents of GATE studentsSchool and district level sharing of ideas regarding the GATE programThis committee is in charge of planning, evaluating, and recommending.GATE parent evaluationWE NEED TWO PARENTS TO REPRESENT YBARRA ACADEMY