GATE

SITE GATE PLAN

KEY CONCEPTS:

The District relies on the concepts and philosophy outlined in the California State Frameworks, the district standards and benchmarks and the State standards for Gifted and Talented Education. The Gifted and Talented Education Services are based on the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to develop his/her full potential.

1. Site Services

a. How are GATE services provided at the site for students?

    • GATE students are clustered together at grade levels or in combination grade level classes.
    • Each cluster class is instructed by a GATE Certified teacher
    • GATE cluster teachers follow the state approved curriculum which includes differentiating through the depth and complexity model developed by Dr. Sandra Kaplan. Student needs are met by determining the program strategies that best meets the needs of students which include one or more of the following: tiered assignments, acceleration, compacting, learning contracts or independent study.
    • Individual GATE Plans are developed with parent input for all students.
    • GATE student achievement progress is consistently monitored through common assessments and district benchmark tests.

b. How will you provide GATE training for instructional and support roles for teachers?

    • A GATE teacher will be participating member of the Site Leadership Team.
    • All GATE teachers will attend monthly district PLC meetings for training and collaboration

- for parents?

    • A site representative will be selected
    • District GATE Parent Advisory Committee
    • Parents will be invited to 3 site-based GATE parent meetings, beginning, middle, and end of year.
    • Communications about district level GATE parent trainings will be delivered

2. Needs Assessment and Services Evaluation

a. How are GATE students’ academic needs assessed by staff, parents and students?

 b. How are GATE students’ social-emotional needs assessed by staff, parents and students?

 c. How do staff, parents and students evaluate GATE services at your site?

 d. How do you share GATE data, needs assessments and evaluations with parents, staff and students?

    • Teachers must complete an IGP, (Individualized GATE Plan) for each student, or a group GATE plan for clustered students. Parents should take part in the development of this IGP, and it needs to be discussed at the first parent conference.

3. Curriculum and Instruction

a. What extensions/strategies will be used to meet the needs of GATE students?

    • GATE cluster teachers follow the state approved curriculum which includes differentiating through the depth and complexity model developed by Dr. Sandra Kaplan.
    • Student needs are met by determining the program strategies that best meets the needs of students which include one or more of the following: tiered assignments, acceleration, compacting, learning contracts or independent study.

b. How will you ensure differentiation is taking place?

    • Site instructional support team will monitor deliberate decisions made to support GATE student achievement by conducting learning walks and reviewing data.
    • Grade level team deliberate decisions will include support of GATE students.

c. How will you offer enrichment activities in addition to the core curriculum?

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