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Professional Development for GATE Teachers

GATE Collaborative Network
Focusing on Best Practices in Gifted Education 
      • Model lessons using GATE strategies
      • Collaboration with teachers across the county 
      • Protocols to create culture, climate, and collaboration within the classroom
      • Professional development hours with district approval

Registration is required for this FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
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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​


CAG Access Summer Institute

The CAG Access Summer Institute will provide sessions from pedagogy experts on how to incorporate instructional practices in your classroom for diverse gifted and advanced students.

Information coming soon! 


 Please contact Julie Hull at to develop a customized professional learning contract.