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Santa Lucia Region

includes Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paula Simka
Parent Representative 

 

Susan Graulty
Educator Representative

  Educational Opportunities and Upcoming Events

Regional Opportunities

 

Santa Lucia Region 5 Local Meetings for CAG

Parent & Teacher Volunteers Needed! Several times throughout the school year, our local GATE advocates meet to help in planning & fund-raising for our annual event, the Student-to-Student Conference, held at U.C. Santa Cruz mid-May.  Next Spring, 2016 will be out 8th annual conference.  Student-to-Student is presented for students, presented by students. This event is completely free to participants & open to all students who are interested, not only for GATE qualified students. For more information about fund-raising & planning meetings & to sign up your student, please visit our website at giftedcalifornia.org.

Student to Student Conference - April 30, 2016

Student Flyer
Prospectus Étudiant en Espagnol
Students Presenting at the Conference 

 

Lyceum of Santa Clara Valley

Lyceum of Santa Clara Valley is a non-profit, self supporting, parent participation organization established by parents and educators in 1971. The mission of Lyceum is to provide after-school & weekend enrichment classes and other opportunities for our gifted children that might otherwise not be available to them.  Lyceum also provides an arena for our kids to meet and socialize with other gifted children. Lyceum also offers a weekly social event for kids from several local organizations and meet up to share and play board & card games, even if your family is not a member.  For more information, please visit the website: https://www.lyceum-online.com.

  

County Board of Education Information

 

California Department of Education GATE information

www.cde.ca.gov/sp/gt/re/

A resource page about the specialized programs for gifted & talented education

 

Community Support: County Office of Education, Santa Clara County

www.sccoe.org

 

Community Support: County Office of Education, Santa Cruz County

www.santacruz.k12.ca.us

 

Community Support: County Office of Education, San Benito County

www.sbcoe.org

 

Community Support: County Office of Education, Monterey County

  www.montereyk12.ca.us

 

Regional Resources

 

GiftedAndTalented.com (formerly known as Stanford EPGY-Education Program for Gifted Youth)

Unleash your child's genius!  

Developed by Stanford University, Gifted and Talented is the premier online community dedicated to K-12 advanced learning and built on a foundation of over 50 years of research. Online courses, expert tutors, information and advice designed to help parents and educators develop accelerated learners.


Galileo Learning

Link/Title: www.galileo-camps.com

Description: Bay Area summer camps combining the spirit of exploration and innovation with art, science and outdoor education. Local camps available throughout the peninsula & south bay for 3 levels: Camp Galileo for Pre-K through grade 5, Galileo Summer Quest for grade 5-8, and Summer Camps at the Tech Museum of Innovation for grade 4-8.

 

California Future Problem Solving (the California affiliate for Future Problem Solving International, Inc.

Link/Title: www.cafps.org

Description: Teaching students how to think, not what to think…CAFPS combines intellectual challenge of creative problem solving with an interdisciplinary study of the future. This program helps students, grades 4-12 develop their abilities in research, critical thinking, creativity & teamwork, using a proven framework for clear and structured analysis.

 

Schmahl Science Workshops

Link/Title: schmahlscience.org

Description: Because learning good science should be fun! Schmahl Science Workshops provides summer camp, homeschool lessons and after school workshops for kids in elementary & middle school, based at History Park in San Jose and local public schools.

 

Odyssey of the Mind

Link/Title: odysseyofthemind.com is the website for the national level. For the Silicon Valley chapter, please view http://svomer.org

Description: Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

 

 Marté J. Matthews, MA, MFT

Link/Title: www.martejmatthewsmft.com and www.childfamilygroup.com

Description: Marté J. Matthews is a child & family therapist in San Jose with a special interest in working with gifted, talented and twice-exceptional “2E” students and their families. She is a SENG-model Parent Group facilitator, and offers linkage with resources, parent consultation & coaching and family therapy. The website contains additional information and resources for G/T/2E kids & families.

 

Gifted Homeschoolers Forum

Guidance, support, designing education for gifted kids and their parents.

 

 

Helios School in Sunnyvale Challenging and imaginative education to engage gifted K-8 learners. Our mission is to create a K-8 school and foster a community that meet the unique educational, social and emotional needs of gifted learners and their families. 


 


Please take a moment to renew (or begin) your CAG membership. Your membership and support is important.

More regional information for Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties may be found on our regional website: www.giftedcalifornia.org. Your representative from the Santa Lucia Region is Marté Matthews, Parent Representative.  An Educator representative is being sought. Email Marté at martejmatthews@sbcglobal.net with questions and requests for support within our region.


WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF THE ICONS AND WHAT MAKES THEM SO SPECIAL?

The DEPTH icons are language of the discipline, details, rules, patterns, trends, unanswered questions, ethics, and big ideas.

The COMPLEXITY icons are "relate over time,” "multiple perspectives,” and "across disciplines.”

The CONTENT IMPERATIVE icons are contribution, paradox, origin, convergence, and parallel.

The icons have been adopted by the California Department of Education as the preferred method for ensuring that GATE students’ courses of study are rigorous.

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