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The cornerstone of the GATE Program is differentiated instruction that takes place within the classroom at all grade levels. This method of teaching requires teachers to be flexible in their approach to teaching and adjust the curriculum and presentation of information to individual learners. Classroom instruction is differentiated based upon student needs, interest, and ability, ensuring positive motivation and the intellectual growth of gifted students. 

While differentiated instruction is applied at all grade levels, the GATE Program encompasses several other opportunities for enrichment experiences for GATE students.     

Innovation Club

Innovation Clubs & Exposition

Pasadena Unified School District is pleased to announce a unique learning experience for students in our Gifted and Talented Education program. GATE students at each of our elementary and middle school campuses have the opportunity to join the Innovation Club where they will work in teams to complete a variety of design challenges.

Ultimately, participating students will be prepared for the PUSD Innovation Exposition – our district’s innovative alternative to the typical science fair. The Innovation Exposition is much more than a science fair – it enables students to explore interests and talents by offering five elective categories from which students can choose: Invention, Science Fiction, Environmental Innovation, Engineering (Reverse), and Scientific Inquiry. For more information about PUSD’s Annual Innovation Exposition, please visit the Innovation Exposition website.