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Professional Development for GATE Teachers

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 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 may be done here (limited space is available)

Download the GATE Online Flyer

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



2E Forum 2020.jpg2E Forum: Now What? Considerations for Supporting Students Who are Twice Exceptional in Uncertain Times

Learn instructional practices to meet the needs of Twice Exceptional students in a virtual setting.



October 13, 2020

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Live, Virtual Webinar

You will receive a meeting link upon registration

Featured Speaker: Sue Baum, Ph.D.

Susan Baum, Ph.D. is co-director of the International Center for Talent Development and Director of the National Institute for 2E Research and Development at Bridges Academy. Dr. Baum is an international consultant and is published in a multitude of books, chapters, and articles in the areas of twice-exceptional students, primary-aged gifted students, social and emotional factors affecting gifted students, and multiple intelligences.

Download the flyer

Register here




Saturday, October 10, 2020

Learn from experts in the field of gifted and talented education at the CAG Access Fall Institute. This exclusive virtual event will feature interactive sessions with Dr. Sandra Kaplan (University of Southern California), Dr. Donna Ford (Ohio State), Dr. Carolyn Callahan (University of Virginia), Dr. Marcia Gentry (Purdue University), and Dr. Scott Peters (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater). 


Five hours of professional development directly with experts in the field
Login to CAG Access online portal for event materials
Access to recordings for on-demand viewing after the event occurs
Networking opportunities in CAG Connect during the event
Fall Institute Certificate of Participation 


(Pacific Standard Time, California)
9:00-9:45 a.m. PST Exclusive Expert Session
10:00-10:45 a.m. PST Exclusive Expert Session
11:00-11:45 a.m. PST Exclusive Expert Session
12:00-12:45 p.m. PST CAG Connect Virtual Lunch
1:00-1:45 p.m. PST Exclusive Expert Session
2:00-2:45 p.m. PST Exclusive Expert Session



 OCC GATE 46th 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. This year's virtual venue will allow participants to attend without needing to leave the comforts of their home.


Join us on November 14, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.

For more information and registration, please visit 


















To download the flyer, click here


 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 - coming soon



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