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VUSD 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 curriculum and appropriate 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 occur after the school day and on weekends.

News

9/20/18

Good Morning GATE parents and students! 

 

Registration for the GATE GROSSOLOGY event is now live.

A hands on scientific exploration of never-ending curiosity about the nasty, grody, and hideous discoveries of planet Earth!

Callison Elementary School 6261 Vanden Road, Vacaville, CA 95687

Please follow this link to register. 

https://goo.gl/forms/lXwwRRFkBWUl9NEF3

 

If this will be your first GATE event attendance please complete this permission slip and print it out and return it to me at the Educational Services Building at 401 Nut Tree Road before Saturday October 20th. 

 

This permission slip form is good for all of the GATE events for the rest of the school year. Attendance is voluntary. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns about GATE please feel free to contact me through email at katiew@vacavilleusd.org or by phone at 707-453-6135. 

 

Best, 

 

Katie Whitman

District Librarian and GATE Coordinator

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GATE Admission & Resources

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

The NNAT2 [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 go to: http://www.tests.com/practice/NNAT-Practice-Test

NOTE: Standards of qualification via Intellectual Ability [NNAT2] 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.wordle.net – have a project, design a dynamic visual display

http://www.tagxedo.com - the next level of dynamic visual displays

http://www.animoto.com - make your own videos in minutes

https://diy.org/- challenge yourself to 'design it yourself' !

http://www.space.com/nightsky/  For those who just can’t enough of the stars

http://www.sumdog.com/ - Exciting Math Games for all level of learners

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

www.aplusmath.com -A site developed tohelp 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 fromorigami, to reading lists...

www.solanolibrary.com- County library’s site offering free homework help

 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.thinks.com/daily_codebreaker.htm - Looking for crossword challenges without clues....

www.arcademicskillbuilders.com – fun, games and learning