CALA 2015: The Differentiation Summit

Click the link below to see information from last summer’s CALA conference!

Tuesday June 23 on the UW-Whitewater Campus

The third Challenging Advanced Learners Academy (CALA) for educators will be held on the UWW campus Tuesday June 23, 2015.  This year CALA will be a one-day “Differentiation Summit,” in order to focus on the most-requested professional development topic related to the education of advanced and gifted/talented learners.  With morning keynoters and afternoon facilitated small group work, this summit will help classroom teachers learn and apply specific strategies to differentiate for advanced learners in the regular classroom (supporting educator effectiveness standards in both the Danielson and Stronge models).  $65/person (includes lunch) - come on your own or bring a school team!  For more information or to register, go to or contact Dr. Sue Schaar at

Recent Events and Speakers

June 23, 2015: CALA Differentiation Summit
October 2014, 2013, and 2012: credit offered in cooperation with WATG conference
June 2013: CALA II Academy
September 2012: credit offered in cooperation with Greater Dane County Talented and Gifted Network for grammar/vocabulary workshop by Michael Clay Thompson.
June 2012: CALA Academy
February 2012: on-campus workshop on GT assessment by Dr. David Lohman
December 2011: on-campus workshop on GT social-emotional development by Dr. Jean Peterson