2ND TRIMESTER ~ GATE/LION PRIDE ACADEMY HIGHLIGHTS
I wanted to share some highlights from our GATE students during Trimester 2. We welcomed many new students into our Lakeview Lion Pride GATE Academy. We learned about Theater Lighting and some of the ...more
Elementary Program: Elementary students who are identified as gifted may be served either in their home schools or through magnet programs. In either case, students receive qualitatively differentiated instruction. This may be provided through the enrichment strands of the language arts and mathematics programs, special projects, variations on class assignments or accelerated instruction. Typically, GATE students who remain in their home schools are grouped in clusters to meet their instructional needs. Students who opt to attend the magnet programs are assigned to classrooms where all students qualify for the GATE program. Golden Elementary School houses the magnet program for Lakeview. Further information can be viewed at http://pylusd.edlioschool.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=198908&type=d
LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GATE PROGRAM
Lakeview Gifted and Talented Program
Lakeview Elementary School provides a program committed to the enrichment of our Gifted and Talented students. The Lakeview GATE program, a site-based cluster program, delivers a specialized instructional program designed to address the learning styles of students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented.
The goal of the GATE program at Lakeview is to enhance learning and support the unique social and emotional development needs of GATE identified students. GATE students are clustered together in grades four and five which allows for intellectual and social interaction with peers of similar interests and capabilities.
In the classroom, special practices, procedures, and theories are used to scaffold instruction to meet the various learning styles and needs of GATE identified students. Students participate in differentiated learning activities that amplify and exceed grade level standards. Students have many opportunities to collaborate, think critically, and be creative during student centered lessons. Document-based questions with evidence-based writing, socratic seminars, collaborative technological-based projects (i.e. creating an online newspaper) are just a few examples of learning extensions used to engage GATE identified students within the different classroom settings.
The positive environment at Lakeview fosters an exceptional learning environment that encourages all students to strive for personal growth. Elementary school is pivotal in developing well-rounded students that are actively engaged in learning. Scaffolded instruction that is differentiated throughout the day is designed to match the individual needs of all students. At Lakeview, the GATE cluster-based program takes teaching and learning above and beyond to develop 21st Century learners.
LION PRIDE GATE ACADEMY
Lakeview is proud to offer a specialized after-school enrichment program for GATE. The Lion Pride GATE Academy is run by Mrs. Sabio, the Lakeview GATE Coordinator. It will be offered once a month. At each session, Mrs. Sabio has organized different guest speakers to speak to the students about an area of expertise and lead the students in a student-centered, dynamic-learning activity. This Academy will offer GATE students opportunities to extend their learning experience at Lakeview, and give them more opportunities to practice critical thinking and collaborative learning, and to be able to explore and learn about areas that will challenge their brains to think about subjects beyond the classroom. Some of the special guests being featured this year include experts in the following areas:
Theater/Lighting Google Classroom Technology
Video Production Writing/Publishing
In addition to the guest speakers at each session of the Lion Pride Academy, Mrs. Sabio will work with students to develop critical thinking skills and 21st Century skills by leading them to create different projects that focus on their areas of interest.
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