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GATE Program

Resources for Parents of Advanced Learners


Dear Parents of Advanced Learners,

I wanted to make sure you are aware of the following parent resources:
There is an Advanced Learner Parent and Teacher Information Notebook at each school site with information on the identification process, differentiation, definitions, middle and high school Honors/AP courses, a list of resources for parents, and state standards. Ask for this notebook in your school office.
·          You can also find GATE information on the Carlsbad Unified School District GATE web site: http://www.carlsbadusd.k12.ca.us/gate.html . It is linked to the Carlsbad Unified Homepage at www.carlsbadusd.k12.ca.us/ .
·          Each school has a GATE Parent Library with the following titles available for parents to check out:
  •        Guiding the Gifted Child, by James T. Webb, PhD.
  •        Smart Girls, A New Psychology of Girls, Women, and Giftedness, by Barbara A. Kerr, PhD. Dr. Kerr
  •        Smart Boys, Talent, Manhood, and the Search for Meaning, by Barbara A. Kerr, Ph.D, and Sanford J. Cohn, PhD. 
  •        Helping Gifted Kids Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers, by Carol Strip, PhD.
  •        The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids, How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child, by Sally Yahnke Walker, PhD
  •        Some of My Best Friends Are Books, Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School, by Judith Wynn Halsted.
  •        Dreamer, Discoverers Dynamos – How to Help the Child Who is Bright, Bored, and Having Problems in School, by Lucy Jo Palladino, PhD
  •        Freeing Our Families FromPerfectionism by Thomas S. Greenspon, PhD
  •        The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children – What Do We Know?By Neihart, Reis,Robinson, and Moon
  •        Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades – And What You Can Do About It,by Sylvia Rimm, PhD
  •        Motivating Gifted Students, by Del Siegle and Betsy McCoach
  •        Intelligence Reframed, by Howard Gardner
  •        College Planning for Gifted Students, by Sandra L. Berger
     Ask your school’s librarian or library tech for assistance.
If you have any additional questions, please call me at (760) 331-5023 or email me at jvallone@sdcoe.net
Joyce Vallone
GATE Facilitator