Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) provides qualitatively differentiated learning experiences for students with unique abilities and talents in all academic areas and/or visual and performing arts. Research has shown that specialized instructional strategies, along with opportunities for gifted students to interact with each other on a daily basis, yield higher academic performance, as well as improved social and emotional well being.
GATE Parent Informational Night: October 17th, 2018 6pm-7pm Colina Auditorium
Link to GATE Parent night presentation --> CLICK HERE
Upcoming GATE After-School Activities:
What: 6th grade Teen Tech Day
When: May 30, 2019 12:00-3:05. Bus drop off/ parent pick-up
Where: Thousand Oaks Teen Center 1375 E Janss Rd TO, C 91362
How to sign up: Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis and will be capped at 60 students. Sign ups will be posted later this month. Watch for Mr. Frank's email.
Questions/Volunteers: Please contact Mrs Jantz with any questions (805) 495-7429 x1017 firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming GATE Lunch-time Activites:
Upcoming GATE Activities: GATE activities are geared for 6-8th grade GATE students, but are open to all Colina students. GATE students received invites to all GATE activities via Google learning account. Please check your Google Learn account and Google Classroom: GATE for all upcoming activities and to RSVP:
September 12- room 46
October 10- BGC
November 7-room 46
December 12- BGC
January 16- room 46
February 13- BGC
March 13- room 46
April 10- BGC
GATE District Advisory Committee Newsletters
GATE Newsletter April
GATE at Colina
GATE Administrator: Gia Jantz
Resources for Parents:
The National Association for Gifted Children website is an excellent source for teachers and parents. From their home page you can click the Information and Publications tab at the top to find many informative and helpful articles under sub categories for different groups like parents, educators, etc.
Under the "For Parents" tab there are many helpful lists like Characteristics of Gifted Individuals and Myths about Gifted Students.
There is also an excellent article titled What it Means to Teach Gifted Learners Well under the "Gifted Education Practices" tab.
2. The Gifted Development Center website. Articles exploring the idea of giftedness as a psychological reality with a focus on asynchronous development as opposed to giftedness defined simply by achievement.
3. Hoagie's Gifted Education Page. Everything from articles, to blogs, to online gifted community links.
Gifted Library at EARTHS Elementary School. Any CVUSD parent can check out books from their small library of books about parenting and encouraging gifted children. Located in the EARTHS main office.
District GATE enrichment and support events. This year there are plans for Solve-It days, Invention Convention, Teen Tech Convention and Breakout Room activities to name a few. Information on these days will come to parents of GATE students via email.
CVUSD GATE Website: Click Here