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Gifted and Talented
Education
New Parent Orientation
October 6, 2015
Hoori Chalian, M.Ed.
Director, Innovative Programs
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The Pasadena Unified School District offers a
Gifted and Talented Education Program
for eligible students in grades 3 - 12...
Identification of Students
Universal Screening
S All students in 2nd grade are assessed using the
Coloured Raven Matrices ...
Overview of GATE Tests
The Raven
S All students in 2nd grade are assessed using the Raven
S Assessment of visual-spatial r...
GATE Enrollment Data
S Based on 2014-2015 school year data, there are
2,070 GATE identified students enrolled in
PUSD scho...
GATE Instructional Options
ELEMENTARY MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL
Individual Learning
Plans
IB Middle Years
Programme
Honors...
Curriculum and Instruction
S A differentiated core curriculum program is available to
ensure positive motivation and the i...
GATE Differentiation Toolkit
Common Core State Standards-
Aligned
GATE Differentiation Toolkit
GATE Special Events
S Math Field Day – April 2016
S Innovation Clubs - ongoing
S Innovation Exposition – April 2016
S Juni...
Professional Development
S Staff development is provided as needed to support teachers
in understanding the unique learnin...
A Few GATE Resources…
California Association for the Gifted: http://www.cagifted.org
Council for Exceptional Children, The...
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GATE New Parent Orientation

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GATE New Parent Orientation

  1. 1. S Gifted and Talented Education New Parent Orientation October 6, 2015 Hoori Chalian, M.Ed. Director, Innovative Programs Kathleen Saldana Innovative Programs Program Assistant (626) 396-3600 ext.88462 OUR CHILDREN. LEARNING TODAY. LEADING TOMORROW.
  2. 2. The Pasadena Unified School District offers a Gifted and Talented Education Program for eligible students in grades 3 - 12. The program is designed to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented students and to maximize their academic and social development.
  3. 3. Identification of Students Universal Screening S All students in 2nd grade are assessed using the Coloured Raven Matrices (Raven) S All students in 5th grade are assessed using the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Parents, teachers, and administrators can recommend students in grades 3-11 to participate in GATE testing
  4. 4. Overview of GATE Tests The Raven S All students in 2nd grade are assessed using the Raven S Assessment of visual-spatial reasoning skills S Does not require any reading by the student The CogAT S All students in 5th grade are assessed using the CogAT S Cognitively demanding assessment comprised of 3 batteries: S Verbal Battery S Quantitative Battery S Nonverbal Battery
  5. 5. GATE Enrollment Data S Based on 2014-2015 school year data, there are 2,070 GATE identified students enrolled in PUSD schools. S This represents 12% of the total PUSD enrollment.
  6. 6. GATE Instructional Options ELEMENTARY MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL Individual Learning Plans IB Middle Years Programme Honors Classes Differentiated Instruction Honors/Pre-AP Classes AP Classes Independent Projects Enrichment Classes IB Diploma Programme GATE Clusters Curriculum Compacting Enrichment Classes: e.g. Math Academy/Coding/Theate r Arts Innovation Club International Baccalaureate (IB)Programme
  7. 7. Curriculum and Instruction S A differentiated core curriculum program is available to ensure positive motivation and the intellectual growth of gifted students. S Classroom instruction begins with the grade-level core curriculum and is differentiated based upon students’ needs and ability ensuring positive motivation and the intellectual growth of gifted students. S Opportunities for enrichment through new special programs such as Math Academy, Coding Club, Innovation Club, Theater Arts
  8. 8. GATE Differentiation Toolkit Common Core State Standards- Aligned GATE Differentiation Toolkit
  9. 9. GATE Special Events S Math Field Day – April 2016 S Innovation Clubs - ongoing S Innovation Exposition – April 2016 S Junior Docent Program – September 2015-May 2016 --Gamble House --Pasadena Museum of History
  10. 10. Professional Development S Staff development is provided as needed to support teachers in understanding the unique learning styles and abilities of gifted and talented students and in developing appropriate instructional strategies S Teachers can complete a minimum of 30 hours of professional development to earn distinction as a GATE Certified Teacher -must complete 6 hours of professional development every three years to maintain GATE certification
  11. 11. A Few GATE Resources… California Association for the Gifted: http://www.cagifted.org Council for Exceptional Children, The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG): http://www.cectag.org National Association for Gifted Children: http://www.nagc.org Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: http://sengifted.org International Baccalaureate Organization: http://www.ibo.org

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