Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Teacher and Student

Qualified students are eligible to enroll in our Gifted and Talented Program. Challenging courses address the unique needs for both GATE and Seminar students. (See PB Middle's GATE Seminar Placement Policy)

Curriculum enrichment and modification provides depth, novelty, and complexity through:

  • curriculum compacting
  • Socratic seminar
  • in-depth exploration and research of global concepts and issues
  • integration of technology across the disciplines
  • Kohlberg's moral reasoning strategies
  • problem and project based-learning
  • Taba's method of questioning
  • constructivist inquiry-based approach to building knowledge and understanding

Opportunities for student choice and creative expression include:

  • VAPA video projection, design cycle, dramatic presentations
  • student-led conferences and portfolio exhibition
  • student-initiated service campaigns and projects
  • interactive notebooks
  • Simulations

San Diego Unified School District Gifted and Talented Program

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