GATE Professional Development


Orange County Council for the Gifted (OCC GATE) Annual Conference

OCC GATE's Annual Conference on Gifted Education will be held October 25, 2014 at the University of California, Irvine Student Center.  Administrators, teachers and parents are encouraged to sign up early before the conference is full.

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California Association for the Gifted (CAG) Annual Conference

CAG's 53rd Annual Conference for Administrators, teachers and parents of students who are gifted will be February 27 - March 1, 2015 in Palm Springs, California.


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. Next year's conference will be July 24-26, 2015 in Denver, CO.


Certificate Programs

Gifted and Talented Education Specialized Studies Program:

University of California Irvine Extension's Gifted and Talented Education Specialized Studies Program is offering a new course "Engaging Students Through Technology".  For more information about the GATE Specialized Studies Program, contact Lisa Kadowaki at: or 949-824-9304.


USC Differentiated Curriculum Certificate Program: 

USC Rossier School of Education’s online (hybrid) certificate program, will prepare you to serve the various and unique needs of your students.  With classroom-ready strategies & lessons and weekly coaching and support from an expert in curriculum and differentiated instruction, you will learn curriculum design elements that are responsive to the needs, interests, and abilities of gifted and high ability students.
This certificate program, created by Dr. Sandra Kaplan, will begin on September 1, 2014.  For more information contact Madeleine Mejia at 213-740-7746 or
Certificate in Education for the Gifted and Talented: 

The University of California, Riverside is offering a GATE Certificate Program that is designed to provide educators with the knowledge and unique skills needed to effectively work with GATE students in both regular and special classroom settings.  For more information contact or call 951-827-1655.