Pre-K to Grade 12
Discipline Transfer Goals
GATE Transfer Goal 1
Independently utilize thinking strategies to effectively engage in problem solving and inquiry.
GATE Transfer Goal 2
Exhibit behaviors of independent learners across dimensions of learning.
GATE Transfer Goal 3
Apply skills of personal competence and reflection, seeking assistance when needed, to engage in meaningful learning experiences and social situations.
GATE Transfer Goal 4
Collaborate with diverse partners to establish a repertoire of learning approaches, develop unique talents, and apply talents in novel situations.
Our Shared GATE Vision
To provide learning experiences that enhance and nurture students' gifts and talents while developing their 21st Century Skills.
Our Shared GATE Mission
We are dedicated to developing students' creative and critical thinking abilities through exciting, challenging learning experiences that meet the needs of students who demonstrate exceptionally high intellectual ability and academic achievement.
Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School and Eastern Elementary School GATE Program Overview
Ruth Ann Monroe Primary and Eastern Elementary schools have a unique situation that will benefit students in both schools. Each building has a GATE teacher focused specifically on the individual needs of the students in their buildings while working collaboratively together to ensure essential skills are developed seamlessly from the primary experience to the intermediate experience. Emily Lowery will be working with the students at Ruth Ann Monroe while Libby Baumgardner will be working with students at Eastern. Both GATE teachers are experienced classroom teachers bringing diverse expertise to their roles.
Instructional practices implemented in both buildings will include:
Process of Identification
A variety of indicators are used to identify students for GATE services. Along with standardized test scores on measures such as MAP, PARCC, and CogAT; classroom teachers and the GATE teacher consider anecdotal records and classroom observation of students to identify traits common in gifted and talented students. GATE students typically demonstrate a combination of 4 or more of the following traits:
1. Thinks and responds quickly; grasps new facts and concepts with ease
2. Recalls facts/concepts easily; is a large storehouse of information about specific topics
3. Wants to know how things work; grasps cause-effect relationships and complex patterns
4. Is curious, wants to know "why;" questions and pushes for more information
5. Performs at high levels; demonstrates knowledge of content
6. Follows through with product/assignment when interested in topic/problem
7. Can concentrate on topics of interest for long periods of time
8. Is persistent even when setbacks occur
9. Has high expectations of self; may be perfectionistic at times
10. Needs little supervision/direction when interested in topic/project; is a self starter
11. Puts unrelated ideas together in new and different ways; makes connections
12. Is clever, playful, sense of humor; good at manipulating ideas, words, and even people
13. Has a non-conforming attitude at times; is not afraid to be different
14. Is adventurous; willing to take risks
15. Is imaginative and inventive with language, objects, use of space
16. Is self-confident when interacting with peers
17. Likes to direct/dominate when involved in group tasks
18. Can organize and bring structure to situations, groups, and things
19. Shows concern for fairness, justice, social issues
20. Is respected by peer group