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Upcoming Conferences & Certificate Programs

Orange County Department of Education: GATE Certification Program


The Orange County Department of Education is pleased to announce its new GATE Certification program. This 6-month 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

Registration will open July 1, 2020 (limited space is available)

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


  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. Join us for three days of exclusive webinars with experts in the field of gifted education including Dr. Sandra Kaplan, Dr. Sally Reis, Dr. Joseph Renzulli, Dr. Frank Worrell, Dr. Anabel Jensen, and Dr. Eugenia Mora-Flores. 


Registration and more information




 OCC GATE 47th Annual Conference


Information will be posted when it is available.



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.