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Professional Development for GATE Teachers

Orange County Department of Education: Online GATE Certification Program 2024


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 the 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​​

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

Beginning May 27, 2024

More information & Registration

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
        Registration​ ​or Click for GATE Collaborative Flyer​​​

         ​OCC GATE 50th Annual Conference

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

        OCC GATE Conference: November 16, 2024

        For more information & registration​

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