Conferences & Certificate Programs

Upcoming Conferences and Events

 Differentiated Instruction:
Optimizing Gifted ​Student Learning


 August 10 & 11, 2017

  • Day 1: Intro to Differentiation (Grades 2-8):
    Characteristics of the Gifted, Differentiation, Icons of Depth & Complexity, and Socratic Seminar
  • Day 2: Building on Differentiation:
    Curriculum Compacting, TLAD, Questioning Techniques
 Protocols to encourage interpersonal and intrapersonal skills
will be embedded throughout the training
​For flyer and registration link CLICK HERE.     

2017 OCC GATE Conference

Tapping into the Gifted Mind

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • New Location: Cal State University, Fullerton

Keynote: Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin
Featured Speakers

Lisa Van Gemert
Sharon Duncan
Nathan Levy

Register now! 

CAG Summer Institute
August 2-4, 2017
Oceanside, CA
CAG Conference
March 2-4, 2018
(More information to follow)
  Online registration and Information for both of these events.

Social Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Annual Conference
The SENG Annual Conference is the premier national conference committed to the social and emotional aspects of giftedness. This conference is a must for administrators, teachers and parents of students who are gifted. Check back soon for the 2016 conference date.

Certificate Programs Education Certificate Programs

Gifted and Talented Education Specialized Studies Program, University California, Irvine
University of California Irvine Extension's Gifted and Talented Education Specialized Studies Program is offering a new course "Engaging Students Through Technology".  For more information about the GATE Specialized Studies Program, contact Lisa Kadowaki at: or 949-824-9304.

Gifted Education Certificate, University Southern California  

USC Rossier School of Education’s online (hybrid) certificate program, will prepare you to serve the various and unique needs of your students.  With classroom-ready strategies & lessons and weekly coaching and support from an expert in curriculum and differentiated instruction, you will learn curriculum design elements that are responsive to the needs, interests, and abilities of gifted and high ability students.
This certificate program, created by Dr. Sandra Kaplan, will begin on September 1, 2014.  For more information contact Madeleine Mejia at 213-740-7746 or
Certificate in Education for the Gifted and Talented, University California, Riverside
This GATE Certificate Program is designed to provide educators with the knowledge and unique skills needed to effectively work with GATE students in both regular and special classroom settings.  For more information contact or call 951-827-1655.