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Photo Role & Contact Information
Susan Graulty

Susan Graulty

GATE/VAPA Coordinator

(831) 786-2100

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David Manier

David Manier

Instructional Coach, GATE/ Differentiation

(831) 786-2100

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Origami Activity: Flapping Bird

Pause the video after each step to follow along as you create your flapping bird.

Origami Activity: Jumping Frogs

First make your rectangular paper into a square like this:

origami paper

Then follow the directions in this video.  Enjoy!


Gifted and Talented Education

                        GATE STEAM Nights

PVUSD GATE Students and Families in grades 4-6:  Please join us for this year's STEAM Nights!

GATE STEAM Nights will be held from 5:45-7:30pm on the following dates for the 2019/2020 school year:

  • March 10, 2020
  • April 7, 2020
  • May 12, 2020

Register here! *    ¡Regístrase aquí! *

*Registration available for PVUSD GATE students.

Students in actionStudent in Action

Gate Steam Night, November 2019

Fliphunt: Find Someone Who...

Click on a picture below to watch a Fliphunt video.  A Fliphunt is a scavenger hunt where you record a video for each item on your list.

                            Fliphunt video      Fliphunt video 2

GATE STEAM Night, September 2019

Paper Bridge Experiment with Flipgrid

Check out the Flipgrid videos students made in collaboration with their groups to document their Paper Bridge experiment. (Click on a thumbnail to view.)

Khriss R.  Kenzie S  Team K.A.N.Z  team people


Students using Depth and Complexity Icons

GATE STEAM Night, December 2018

STEAM Night Engineering ActivityBreak Out BoxMath Activity












Engineering, Math and Break Out Challenges

A Selection of GATE Strategies

Appropriate strategies for gifted students include (but are not limited to):

I'm Looking For

2018/19 GATE Liaison Forum

GATE Resource Links

DOK Resources