Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
The GATE program supports high-achieving and underachieving pupils who are identified as gifted and talented. By state definition, gifted students are pupils who possess a capacity for excellence far beyond that of their chronological peers. This capacity includes many and varied characteristics that require modifications of curriculum and instruction. These modifications form the basis of gifted and talented educational services.
Curriculum modification to provide
depth, novelty and complexity
- Interdisciplinary teaming in English and History
- Structured discussions, such as Socratic Seminars, allow for examination of differing points of view and optimize critical thinking skills
- Levels of thinking based upon Bloom and Costa; especially evaluation, synthesis and analysis
- Document Based Questions (Primary source analysis and analytical writing)
- Technology infused standards-based curricula supporting critical thinking
- Interactive classroom environment promoting student independence
- Problem-based learning, project-based learning
iMiddle's GATE/Seminar Courses:
Cluster and Seminar: iMiddle offers GATE cluster/seminar classes at all grade levels for English and History. Students who are certified GATE cluster or seminar by the district will be placed in these classes.