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GATE Parent Meeting December 5, 2012 Welcome – Mr. Rosas, Principal 10 Truths about Giftedness – Mr. Cervantes The Gifted Point of View – Mr. Mandl Identification.

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1 GATE Parent Meeting December 5, 2012 Welcome – Mr. Rosas, Principal 10 Truths about Giftedness – Mr. Cervantes The Gifted Point of View – Mr. Mandl Identification Categories – Mrs. Petrossian A-G College Requirements – Mr. Chappelear Parenting the Gifted Child – Mrs. Miller

2 Welcome – Mr. Rosas, Principal

3 Ice Breaker – Mr. Mandl

4 The Truth about Gifted Students Mr. Cervantes

5 True or False: Gifted students are high achievers. Truth: Gifted students are very diverse. Not only do they come from different backgrounds, but they also exhibit an unlimited range of personal characteristics.

6 True or False: Gifted students do not need as much help as other students. Truth: Gifted students need guidance from well-trained teachers who challenge and support them in order to fully develop their abilities.

7 True or False: Our GATE program is the Advanced Placement classes. Truth: While AP classes offer rigorous, advanced coursework, they are not a gifted education program.

8 True or False: Gifted students serve as examples to others. Truth: In reality, average and below- average students do not look to the gifted students in the class as role models.

9 True or False: Gifted students have the highest grades. Truth: Some students may become bored or frustrated in an unchallenging classroom situation causing them to lose interest.

10 True or False: Gifted students are happy, popular and well adjusted to school. Truth: Some students do not share interests with their classmates, resulting in isolation.

11 The Gifted Point of View– Mr. Mandl

12 GATE Identification Categories Mrs. Petrossian

13 GATE Categories Intellectual Ability Students whose general intellectual development is markedly advanced in relation to their chronological peers. In general, students are tested only one time (usually 2 nd semester K). High Achievement Ability: Students who consistently function for two consecutive years at highly advanced levels in both English/EL* and mathematics. Specific Academic Ability Students who consistently function for three consecutive years at highly advanced levels in either English/EL*, mathematics, science or social studies.

14 GATE Categories Creative Ability Students who characteristically perceive significant similarities or differences within the environment, challenge assumptions, and produce unique alternative solutions Leadership Ability Students who show confidence and knowledge; influence others effectively; have problem-solving and decision making skills; express ideas in oral or written form clearly; show sense of purpose and direction. Ability in the Performing Arts or Visual Arts Students who originate, perform, produce, or respond at exceptionally high levels in either dance, music (voice), drama, or in drawing or painting

15 Parenting the Gifted Child

16 Take family trips to places of interest such as museums, gardens, and historical sites. Encourage your childs empathy and social responsibility, not just academic achievement. Encourage your childs interests and listen to his/her dreams. Provide exposure to the performing arts such dance, theatre, and music.

17 A-G Requirements – Mr. Chappelear

18 In closing… The GATE Committee is continually searching, screening, and referring students. Building the GATE Culture at Monroe High School Support network of peers and teachers Offering rigorous coursework Project based learning Service learning opportunities Spring Parent Meeting Awards Advanced Placement Workshops Parents College Subject Matter Engaging and encouraging your children.

19 Questions & Concerns GATE Office A-9 Mr. Cervantes, Mr. Chappelear, Mr. Mandl, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Petrossian


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