CALA and the Office of Academic Challenge and Enrichment offer monthly meetings and workshops around issues of advanced learning. All CPS parents and educators are welcome to attend. If you’d like to suggest a topic or recommend a speaker, please let us know – we appreciate your ideas!
Here’s the calendar of upcoming CALA meetings and related events –
Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7-8:30pm
CALA-PAG (Parent Advisory Group) Meeting on Academic Challenge, Enrichment, and Advanced Learning
This is the a monthly meeting to engage parents around issues of academic challenge, advanced learning, and twice exceptionality in the Cambridge Public Schools. The focus of this meeting will be on the CPS Academic Challenge Plan and Policy, and on putting interventions and resources in place for the 2013-2014 school year.
Light refreshments provided.
Conference Room #1410, 1st Floor, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02138
To get information on the Academic Challenge and Enrichment Office and upcoming events:
Contact Paula Feynman – Pfeynman@cpsd.us or 617-349-6427
July 19-21, 2013
Warm a Gifted Heart: 2013 Annual SENG Conference: Orlando, FL
SENG, Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted, is a national organization whose mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. The SENG Annual Conference is uniquely focused on the social and emotional development and challenges facing the gifted population. We believe the emotional piece is the foundation for the development of healthy, happy, well-adjusted, appropriately educated, and contributing gifted members of society. Parents, educators, mental health professionasl, and medical professionals are all welcome. This year’s special guest is Temple Grandin, a professor, prolific author, and one of the most accomplished and renowned adults with autism in the world. In her presentation “Different, Not Less” she will share her insights into the challenges twice-exceptional learners face, as well as a fresh perspective on what we in the support community of parents and professionals can do to help some of our brightest children succeed.
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821
October 24-25, 2013
18th Annual New England Conference on Gifted and Talented Education:
The Changing Face of Gifted Education — Supporting the Whole Child
The 18th Annual New England Conference on Gifted and Talented Education is being hosted by Maine Educators of the Gifted and Talented. The theme of this year’s conference is The Changing Face of Gifted Education — Supporting the Whole Child. Featured speakers include Thomas Hebert and Mary Slade. For more information visit MEGAT and NECGT.
Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
November 7-10, 2013
Shifting into High Gear: 60th Annual Convention and Exhibition of the NAGC
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) hosts the largest annual convention devoted to gifted learners each fall. Classroom teachers, gifted/talented coordinators, school administrators, researchers, parents, college and university faculty, and more, will converge in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 7-10, 2013, for the 60th Annual NAGC Convention. Throughout the preconvention events, concurrent sessions, poster sessions, exhibit hall, general sessions, and networking events, you will witness the power of diverse viewpoints—from the field and from the classroom—coming together to make learning and life a challenging and rewarding experience for our nation’s gifted learners.