Welcome to our GATE Parent Night Alta Murrieta Elementary 2010-2011 “Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade.” Benjamin Franklin
GATE Parent Night Agenda Introductions What is GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Qualifiers for GATE Which tests? What scores? Grade Level Programs Differentiated Instruction Requalification Process Questions
What is GATE Gifted and Talented Education The GATE program is designed to provide challenging, meaningful learning experiences that meet the needs, interests, and abilities of the gifted student. In our programs, teachers differentiate content, process and product by providing depth, complexity, novelty, and acceleration.
GATE Language Arts Qualifier CST (California Standards Test) ADVANCED Language Arts 4th grade 402-600 5th grade 393-600 EOC (End of Course Exams) 90% or higher on Language Art Multiple Choice 5 on District Writing Prompt Raven test 95% or higher Teacher Recommendation Independent Worker Good Character Counts☺
GATE Mathematics Qualifier CST (California Standards Test) Advanced Math 4th grade 450-600 5th grade 450-600 EOC (End of Course Exams) 90% or higher Math Multiple choice 9 or higher on MARP Teacher Recommendation Independent Worker Good Character Counts☺
GATEEnglish Language Arts Literature Circles Jr. Great Books Read About Ticket to Read www.tickettoread.com
Experience ReadAbout: See Print Materials SmartFile Up Close Read About
Ticket to Read www.tickettoread.com
GATEMathematics Houghton Mifflin Fastt Math IXL.com Fraction Nation Hands On Equations
Houghton Mifflin Mathematics eduplace.com
Hands On Equations Using Concrete Methods to Present Abstract Concepts in Mathematics
Additional GATE Information Fifth Grade I.B.Q. Odyssey of the Mind www.odysseyofthemind.com
www.odysseyofthemind.com Mechanical/Vehicle Classics Performance Structure Technical Performance Problem 1: Extreme Mouse Mobiles Divisions I, II, III , & IV This problem requires teams to design, build, and run vehicles that use mousetraps as their only source of energy. The Mouse Mobiles will travel a course that has segments with different challenges. The team can choose from assorted tasks such as driving through a tunnel, raising a flag, hitting a target, changing direction, making a delivery, and will also perform two team-created challenges. The running of the Mouse Mobiles will be presented in a performance with a team-created theme.
Additional GATE Information GATE Contract GATE Survey
Requalification Process Students will need to re-qualify yearly based on the GATE criteria We will notify parents of placement at the beginning of every school year
Thank you for coming ! “Because We All Care”