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Upcoming Conferences & Certificate Programs

Orange County Department of Education: Online GATE Certification Program


The Orange County Department of Education is pleased to announce its new GATE Certification program. This asynchronous course is designed with the busy professional in mind, comprised of eight modules, based on effective strategies to increase learning opportunities and guide gifted students to reach their full potential.

 Sessions will focus on characteristics of students who are gifted and differentiation utilizing the GATE standards of acceleration, depth, complexity, and novelty, as well as strategies to enhance, enrich and extend the core curriculum. The program will include protocols for interpersonal and intrapersonal skills to ensure development of the whole child.

The certification program meets the requirements for the Orange County GATE Collaborative as part of the Orange County Council for Gifted and Talented Education (OCC GATE). 

Please contact our office for more information, Julie Hull at

Register for the upcoming Fall session (16 week course) scheduled to begin on October 4, 2021 by following this link:

For district GATE Certification programs, please contact our office: 714-966-4328.



CAG Access Fall Institute


The CAG Access Fall Institute will provide sessions experts in gifted education on how to unlock potential with gifted learners and all students to advance equity and access to critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and inquiry.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Registration and information


OCC GATE 47th Annual Conference


Orange County Council for the Gifted (OCCGATE) is excited to announce the annual conference for K-12 educators working with gifted and advanced learners.

Save the date for the OCC GATE Virtual Conference: Equity. Engagement. Empowerment.

DATE: October 16, 2021

KEYNOTE: Colin Seale, CEO & Founder of think Law

Information and registration​

 NAGC Convention



The NAGC 68th Annual Convention, November 11-14, 2021, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort located outside of Denver, CO. Registration information.



 Social Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Annual Conference

The SENG Annual Conference is the premier national conference committed to the social and emotional aspects of giftedness. This conference is a must for administrators, teachers and parents of students who are gifted.



 CAG Summer Institute


The CAG Summer Institute is a three-day virtual learning experience for teachers and administrators to participate in curriculum development and to expand their expertise on how research and theory are transferred into practice.

Information coming soon!