Upcoming Parent Workshops You Won’t Want To Miss

P.A.L. wants every parent to have access to the workshops around NYC that can help them better support their child. And while not all are free, we’re putting together some of the ones we think you should know about between now and summer. There will be more, and if you have any recommendations, please post them here.

Panel Discussion: Citywide G&T Public Schools
sponsored by PACE, Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education
Parent representatives from each of the five Citywide G & T elementary schools will share the unique aspects and challenges of their schools in the format of a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session. Sponsored by PACE: Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education
Date: Monday, April 15, 2013
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Location: Auditorium at PS20, 166 Essex Street @ Houston
Cost: FREE

Nancy Samalin’s:  Loving Without Spoiling: Be the Best Parent You Can Be
Parenting Workshop for parents of children 3 – 10. Gain practical skills that can be put into immediate action to raise compassionate, responsible, unspoiled children. Learn to: Set limits without feeling guilty, Stop bribing and gain credibility, Make NO mean NO, not maybe, Turn anger into empathy, Avoid empty threats & endless explanations, Be firm with behavior but permissive with feelings
Dates: Tuesdays, Apr 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 2013
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am, 6 sessions
Location: UWS
Cost: $360/pp; $550 couple; first session for first time observers is free

Nancy Samalin is an internationally known parenting educator, best-selling author and workshop leader who is single-handedly responsible for me still being hitched. If you and your spouse are at wits end- due to parenting differences or other issues, go see Nancy. Her hands-on approach  combines practical advice with an upbeat, entertaining style and plenty of humor. Although these are group workshops, Nancy will make time to address your individual concerns.

Parents League: Independent School Kindergarten Fair
Dates: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Time: 4:30-6:15 pm – Fair; Kindergarten Admissions Panel Discussion to follow: 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Location:  Grace Church School, 86 Fourth Avenue, between 11th & 12th Streets
Cost: See website for details

School Search NYC
Life After Nursery School: An Overview of Private School Admissions
how to get started, what to look for when touring schools, private v public, applications and interviews, school reports, admission procedures, testing, essays, recommendation letters and more.
Dates: Tuesday, Apr 17, 2013
Time: 6:30-8:45
Location: UWS
Cost: $100 per family

RIISE Parent Power Conference 2013: What it Takes to Get In and Succeed at an Independent School
For families of color,  learn all about independent schools recruitment,  retention, diversity issues, return on investment and take advantage of a Parent-Only Speed Networking event.
Dates: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Time: 1-6 pm
Location: UES, Museum of the City of NY
Cost: FREE!

This workshop reviews the Common Core learning standards, standardized tests, and academic interventions. During a breakout
session, participants will be provided with examples of standardized test results and progress monitoring information from a Response to Intervention approach.
Dates: Monday, May 13, 2013
Time: 9-1 pm
Location: NY Historical Society, 70 Central Park West
Cost: FREE!

The P.A.L. Workshops: Summer Slide Prevention: Enriching Experiences & Summertime Activities to Prevent Summer Slide
Keep those minds on fire with summertime mind sports, unique talent development camps, and a plethora of NYC-based activities, opportunities and resources. Plus meet other like-minded parents in our annual G&T speedsourcing event.
Dates: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 6-8:30 pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $15

Previous Events:

Critical Issues for the NYC Middle Schooler: Character Education & Bullying
Paul Tough’s book, How Children Succeed sets the tone for this thought-provoking panel of Middle School directors and parents as they share insight and perspectives on the critical issues Gifted & Talented children face in NYC middle schools.
Dates: Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
Time: 6:30-8:00
Location: Tribeca, 120 Warren Street, Downtown Community Center
Cost: $15

Learning & The Brain: Student Mindsets and Motivation- Attitudes, Stress & Performance
This one-day symposium will bring cognitive scientists, psychologists and educators together to explore the role that mindsets, attitudes, anxiety, goals, optimism, dopamine, intentions, resilience, persistence and character play in student success and achievement in life and school. Learn strategies you can use to make students more successful, motivated and resilient.
Dates: April 10, 2013
Time: 8:45 am – 6:30 am
Location: W 115th St and Broadway, Alfred J. Lerner Hall,

Special Education Law- Meeting the New Challenges 
The climate of special education law is changing and parents need to be prepared for the new challenges they’ll encounter in seeking and securing tuition reimbursement. Special Education Advocate Susan Luger, L.C.S.W. and Irina, Roller, Esq., will provide a comprehensive workshop for The Lang School Community*. This critical workshop will address key new issues parents need to be aware of and any new steps they’ll need to take, from start to finish for positive outcomes in seeking reimbursement.
Dates: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Location: The Lang School
Cost: FREE

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