• Hello Teachers!

    As of now, this page will have for you any information or important dates for meetings, trainings, conferences, or anything else related to GATE. Eventually, I am hoping this page will be a spot for me to share with you great lesson plans, projects, and programs I see as I visit all the PSUSD District GATE classes. To that end, if you ever have anything that is working really well for you that you would like me to share with other teachers, feel free to email me at emickelson@psusd.us or you can use the contact form on the Home Page. Thanks! Erik


    PSUSD GATE Certification Training

    Dates and Times and Location 
    Friday, September 29 (4:00-8:00pm)
    Saturday, September 30 (8:00am to 4:00pm)
    Friday, October 6 (4:00-8:00pm)
    Saturday, October 7 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm)
    333 Farrell (Corner of Baristo and Farrell) in Palm Springs

    To earn certification you must attend all 4 sessions.

    Topics Covered

    GATE Instructional Strategies:

    Icons of Depth and Complexity, Universal Themes, Project Based Learning, GATE and the CCSS

    Social/Emotional Needs of Gifted Students:

    Characteristics and Traits, Boredom, Underachievement, Gifted Boys/Girls/Adolescents

    Identification and Testing



    K-12 Teachers, Administrators and Counselors interested in Gifted Students



    Compensation will be given for the 24 Hours of in person training for a total of $600.00. 

    Participants must attend all sessions to receive payment.



    Please sign up on PD Links.



    Erik Mickelson at  (760) 221-1942 or  emickelson@psusd.us