Gifted and Talented Education. Dublin Unified School District G.A.T.E Parent Meeting October 18, 2012. GATE LIAISONS. Dublin High School Lenni Velez Wells Middle School Stephanie Anderson Fallon School Kelly Zummo Secondary GATE Coordinator: Mike Ruegg Kolb Elementary Kelly Russo
Gifted and Talented Education
Dublin Unified School District
G.A.T.E Parent Meeting
October 18, 2012
Dublin High School
Wells Middle School
Secondary GATE Coordinator: Mike Ruegg
Dougherty Elementary Dublin Elementary
Lina Barakat Lori Agenjo
Frederiksen Elementary Green Elementary School
Jennifer Lum Carley Kennedy
District GATE Coordinator: Tess Johnson, 925-828-2551. ext 8035
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)A gifted person is someone who shows, or has the potential for showing, an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression.
How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?
“Depth and Complexity”
Analyze the relationship of roles between gender?
Describe what Maroo faced and what impact these conditions had on Maroo. Then, explain how these conditions could affect the every day lives of Maroo’s tribe.
Create a customs chart and compare between Maroo’s culture and our culture.
Maroo and her tribe arrived at the beach for the first
time. What does she see? Write about a time you
went to somewhere for the first time – include details.
Maroo and Otak find the injured puppy and felt great excitement at the thought of keeping it. How would you have felt if you were Maroo or Otak?
What is an extended family?
Was there a time you were afraid in a nature setting?
In all our K-12 we have monthly events around the attribute of the month for Integrity In Action. There now exist a nonprofit organization, Integrity In Action. The organizations Mission Statement is:
Our mission is to ensure that all citizens, organizations and businesses in the city of Dublin are aware and involved in a city wide character program, Integrity In Action, which will be a model for all citizens to follow.
Our challenge to you is to write up a plan on how would you promote the monthly qualities of Integrity in Action in the city of Dublin, there by encouraging exemplary citizenship.
Four Components of a GATE Program
Our current policy states, “The Board of Education believes that all students have the right to be educated in a positive learning environment free from disruptions. On school grounds and at school activities, students shall be expected to exhibit appropriate conduct that does not infringe upon the rights of others or interfere with the school program”.
Keeping this policy in mind, the Dublin Unified School District has a zero tolerance to bullying. Your challenge, as a team of three to four students is to develop a week long anti-bullying campaign for all elementary students in the Dublin Unified School District. The number one team from each elementary site will present their campaigns to Mayor Sbranti, Superintendent Dr. Hanke, reps from the Dublin Integrity In Action organization at an Awards evening that will be held in February, 2013. Winners collective ideas will be used in a Dublin Unified School District week long anti-bullying awareness campaign that will be held in March. Detailed information will be handed out in early December.
For our gifted writers this is a challenge that you will love and enjoy.
Be creative and write a book on any subject of interest to you. We will have an authors event in the Dublin High School library scheduled in May, 2013. This is an event where you will be honored and your work will be made public for all to see and read.
Claim 1: Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.
Claim 2: Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range or purposes and audiences.
Claim 3: Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range or purposes and audiences.
Claim 4: Students can engage in research/inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate and present information.
Parent support the GATE program through
the following examples of extra curricular
activities that differ from school to school:
Stanford Program: Math, English
Odyssey of the Mind
Future Problem Solving
They are the unique force going forth into an unknown future.
They invent.They Imagine.
They heal.They explore.
They create.They inspire.
They push the human race forward. They possess creative and out of the box thinking pushing boundaries to infinite places. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? And while some see them as crazy, we see genius. Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. We owe it to our kids to be the catalyst to open their minds beyond now!
Offering A World of Learning