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GATE Program

What is GATE?

GATE stands for Gifted and Talented Education. The Mission of the GATE program is to provide an enriched and differentiated learning experiences for identified gifted and talented students. Standards-based curriculum supported with the elements of depth, complexity, novelty and acceleration ensure that students are provided with challenging learning experiences. Through a differentiated approach, students will develop their intellectual, emotional, creative and social gifts to the fullest.

The focus of our elementary GATE services starts in the regular classroom. The elementary GATE Program at VUSD is implemented in the form of cluster groupings and enrichment activities. Cluster groupings are groups of identified GATE students within a regular classroom. Gifted students will be offered challenging & enriching activities commensurate with their abilities by their classroom teacher. Enrichment programs offered through Educational Services include several STEAM Saturday events and two GATE family nights. 

 

GAte saturday - SAturday, April 25th

 

  Mini Makers Event

New Date!!!

Register Today!  

 

WE HAVE RESCHEDULED THIS EVENT FOR APRIL 25TH.  ALL GATE FAMILIES, INCLUDING THOSE WHO REGISTERED FOR THE MARCH 7TH EVENT, WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THIS FORM.


Mini Makers
Tinker, create, design, make! This program will have you thinking outside the box to design and invent beyond your wildest dreams. Use your STEAM skills and put them to the test to make hands-on creations that will show off your creative genius. Join this class and learn how to become a Mini Maker!

Mini Makers
Tinker, crear, diseñar, hacer! Este programa te hará pensar fuera de la caja para diseñar e inventar más allá de tus sueños más locos. Utiliza tus habilidades STEAM y ponlas a prueba para crear creaciones prácticas que muestren tu genio creativo. ¡Únete a esta clase y aprende cómo convertirte en un Mini Maker!

Location:
Eugene Padan Elementary
200 Padan School Road
Vacaville, 95687

Use the link above to open the registration form. Click on the 'submit button' after completing registration.  Reminder emails will be sent the week prior to the event.  

Use el enlace de arriba para abrir el formulario de registro. Haga clic en el 'boton enviar' despues de completar el registro. Se enviaran correos electronicos recordatorios la semana anterior al evento.

 

 

 

GATE Admissions and resources

Students referred in grades 2-6  for testing are assessed utilizing the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test  [Version 3] this year.

The NNAT3 [Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test] is a brief, culture fair and nonverbal measure of intellectual ability. The assessment consists of 48 questions that rely upon reasoning using figural designs, not upon verbal skills. The ‘problems’ are challenges in Pattern Completion [PC]; Reasoning by Analogy [RA]; Serial Reasoning [SR]; and Spatial Visualization [SV]. For more information and to view sample test questions, click here.

NOTE: Standards of qualification via Intellectual Ability [NNAT3] and/or Academic Achievement will be modified to show exemplary academic success for the next year as a direct result of sunset of California Standards Testing [CST] in 2013.

 

Websites Worth a Look

www.solanolibrary.com - Visit the Library and its numerous educational resources and activities!

www.animoto.com - Make your own videos in minutes

diy.org- Challenge yourself to 'design it yourself' !

www.sumdog.com - Exciting math games for all level of learners

www.edutopia.org/blog/48-summer-websites-kids-teachers-keith-ferrell - Check out Edutopia !

www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html - NASA's awesome, interactive site for kids!

www.aplusmath.com - A site developed to help students improve their math skills interactively

www.fleurdelis.com/meanings.htm - ‘ShakespeareGATE ‘ website to explore family crests

www.hoagiesgifted.org/art_theater.htm#origami-   Multiple topics from origami, to reading lists...

www.exploratorium.edu/music/index.html

www.m-w.com -Merriam-Webster online dictionary, thesaurus and more

www.bigbrainz.com - Math skill-set building

www.arcademicskillbuilders.com – Fun, games and learning

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Contact Us

Roxann Lynch-Burns

GATE Coordinator

453-6136

Roxannl@vacavilleusd.org

 

Ryan Galles

Director Elementary Education

(707) 453-6142

Ryang@vacavilleusd.org

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