Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) 

The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program supports unique opportunities for high-achieving and underachieving pupils who are identified as gifted and talented. By state definition, gifted students are pupils who possess a capacity for excellence far beyond that of their chronological peers.  This capacity includes many and varied characteristics that require modifications of curriculum and instruction. These modifications form the basis of gifted and talented educational services.

San Diego Unified School District serves gifted students through two program options:
1.  The Seminar program for the highly gifted and,
2.  The Cluster program for gifted and high ability students. 
SEEE Seminar Series joins forces with Math for America San Diego to present...

Demystifying the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Wednesday, October 15, 2014   

                                              4:00 – 6:30 pm

Phil Daro, a coauthor of the Common Core State Standards, will discuss its intention and the authors’ vision. In the second part of the seminar, invited panelists from two San Diego school districts and the San Diego County Office of Education will give insight into what districts are doing to implement the Standards and support teachers. This will be followed by a moderated discussion about the issues.


4:30 pm Reception and Networking

5:00 pm Welcome and Introductions

5:10 pm Speaker:  Phil Daro, Coauthor Common Core State Standards  (Melodie:  see for info and photo)

5:50 pm Panel Presentations

6:15 pm Moderated Discussion and Q & A

7:00 pm Adjournment


Location:  University of San Diego, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium


Moderator and Panelists include:


·       Nadine Bezuk, Director of the School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University

·       Mark Alcorn, Mathematics Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education

·       Phil Daro, Coauthor Common Core State Standards

·       Brian Shay, Mathematics Co-Chair at Canyon Crest Academy (High School) and CCSS-M panelist

·       Khamphet Pease, 8th Grade Mathematics Teacher, Wilson Middle School, and 2014 Teacher of the Year

Please RSVP by September 30, 2014

At where additional information is available


Attendance is free. A voluntary donation of $10 to offset expenses is welcomed at the door.


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