Spring is finally here and with it, more great local workshops for parents, educators and families.
Don’t miss The Beyond Flashcards Math Series in partnership with the Center for Mathematical Talent (CMT) at NYU’s Courant Institute.
Join us for Part 3 of our 4-Part math series, Beyond Flashcards: Logic
Tuesday, April 8 from 6:30-8pm at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca.
Sian Zelbo and Mark Saul from CMT join us once again for another installment of Beyond Flashcards, this time tackling the subject of logic. Prepare yourself for another interactive math workshop that will give your mind a workout.
Beyond Flashcards: Logic with CMT
Logic is the driving force behind mathematics and approaching logic in a fun and interactive way makes mathematics more engaging for children. In Beyond Flashcards: Logic, we will discuss the connection between logic and mathematics, and give examples of logic games and activities for children that will encourage mathematical thinking.
Mark Saul, PhD, NYU Center for Mathematical Talent at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences – Mark Saul directs the Center for Mathematical Talent at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. He grew up in the Bronx, got his BA from Columbia University and Ph.D. from New York University. He then spent 35 years in and around New York, teaching mathematics in classrooms from grades 3 through 12. For 12 years, he directed the prestigious Research Science Institute, an internship program for high-ability high school students at MIT. He has also has served as Senior Scholar for the John Templeton Foundation, guiding their portfolio in gifted education. Prior to that he was a program director for the National Science Foundation, where his portfolio included programs in mathematics curriculum, in teacher professional development, and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He is a 1984 recipient of that award, the nation’s highest honor for work in the classroom. Internationally, he initiated a student exchange program between Russian and American students, as well as an “Intel/Westinghouse” style competition for students of mathematics in China. He served as President of the American Regions Mathematics League, mathematics field editor of Quantum (the English-language version of the Russian journal Kvant), a board member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and a member of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board for the National Research Council. He has done curriculum development with the Educational Development Center and developed an internship program for high-ability students in Shanghai. His publications include numerous articles and books, including a elementary text on trigonometry, co-authored with I.M. Gelfand, a translation and ‘reader’s companion’ for Jacques Hadamard’s Elementary Geometry, and “The Peak in the Middle”, a guide for work with mathematically gifted middle school students, published by NCTM.
Sian Zelbo, JD, MA, NYU Center for Mathematical Talent at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences – Sian Zelbo is the Associate Director for the Center for Mathematical Talent and also the Math Specialist at the Speyer Legacy School, an independent school for advanced learners in Manhattan. Ms. Zelbo holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and an M.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education from Columbia Teachers College. Ms. Zelbo has a range of experiences in the field of math education, particularly working with advanced learners. These experiences include working as a classroom teacher, running afterschool math circles, coaching middle school and high school math teams, organizing and running math competitions, training teachers, and writing problem-solving curricula that are used all over the city.
Location & Details:
Tuesday, April 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This Workshop will take place at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca at 120 Warren Street between Greenwich Street and West St, across from Whole Foods Market.
Beyond Flashcards is a FREE 4-Part math workshop series that is ideally suited for parents, teachers, counselors and caregivers of upper elementary school students and is intended for adults only. This session is hands-on, therefore space is limited. Register now to join the conversation.
For questions, call 212.343.8881
We hope you can make it!
The PALNYC Workshops Team
Navigating NYC’s G&T Options, Tuesday, April 22
Join PALNYC for Navigating NYC’s G&T Options, offering an inside look at the programs that best accommodate advanced learners.
With all the frenzy around G&T tests each year– and not enough seats to go around– join our panel of parents for an inside look at NYC’s best programs for high potential youth. Are Citywide schools any different than a good general education or independent school program? What are the differences between Hunter, Citywide programs and districtwide offerings? Can a high-scoring gen ed public school help kids reach their highest potential? Do private schools better serve this population with their smaller class size and course offerings? Is charter school or home schooling an option for an advanced learner? You’ll hear samples of a typical day in the life and pros and cons of each program.
This workshop is intended for adults only and will take place on April 22, 2014 from 6:30PM – 8:00PM at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca located at 120 Warren St, New York, NY 10007. Stay tuned for more details about this and other workshops from PALNYC.
Beyond Flashcards: Visual & Spatial Thinking, Tuesday, May 13
An important component of mathematics is visualization. In this workshop we will discuss the role of visualization in mathematics and give parents and teachers concrete ideas for working with children to develop this skill.
Don’t miss Part 4 of the Beyond Flashcards Math Series in partnership with the Center for Mathematical Talent (CMT) at NYU’s Courant Institute. Sian Zelbo and Mark Saul from CMT join us once again for another installment of Beyond Flashcards, this time tackling the subject of visual and spatial thinking. Prepare yourself for another interactive math workshop that will give your mind a workout.
This workshop is intended for adults only and will take place on May 13, 2014 from 6:30PM – 8:00PM at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca located at 120 Warren St, New York, NY 10007. Stay tuned for more details about this and other workshops from PALNYC.
Preventing Summer Slide, Wednesday, June 4 at the Brooklyn School of Inquiry (BSI)
On average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer. Some students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, but parents can help change that. Keep those minds on fire this summer with math, literacy and enrichment activities to keep your K-6th grader engaged all summer long. Join us Wednesday, JUNE 4 from 6:30-8 pm at The Brooklyn School of Inquiry, for engaging, hands-on math activities, writing and critical thinking strategies and sample Mind Sports that you and your child can enjoy this summer.
Be sure to Check out our PAL EVENT PICKS for the Spring:
monday, april 7, 2014
The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education hosted by PACE 7:00 PM -8:30 PM • Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Pl. (between 16 and 17th Streets), NYC • FREE EVENT – PACE (the Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education) will hold its 3rd Annual Spring Parents’ Forum “The Parents’ Perspective on Citywide G&T Education” providing information about New York City’s Citywide Gifted & Talented (G & T) elementary schools. The event will take place on Monday, April 7, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at Washington Irving High School in Manhattan. Robin Aronow, Ph.D, an independent consultant and founder of School Search NYC, will moderate the event. Admission is free and open to the public. Parent representatives from each of the five Citywide G & T schools will be present at the forum. Current parents of Citywide G & T elementary students will share the unique aspects and challenges of their schools in the format of a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session. http://www.Citywideschools.org; Contact Katie Sperling with questions, email@example.com
tuesday, april 8, 2014
BEYOND FLASHCARDS: Logic, presented by PALNYC with Sian Zelbo and Mark Saul of CMT 6:30PM – 8:00PM • Downtown Community Center in TriBeCa • Free, register here – The driving force of mathematics is logic. CMT discuss the connection between logic and mathematics, and we’ll give examples of logic games and activities for children that will encourage mathematical thinking.
tuesday, april 8, 2014
SENG Webinar 2014 DIVERSITY SERIES: Social-Emotional Development of Asian-American Gifted Students, with Echo Wu, PhD 7:30PM – 9:00PM • Access instructions to this online webinar will be sent to your email one week prior, the day before and the morning of the webinar • $40 – The presentation will focus on specific social-emotional development and needs of gifted students who are Asian but are either born or grow up in the US.
wednesday, april 9 – saturday, april 12, 2014
CONVENTION FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN 2014 Convention & Expo View the schedule for this four-day conference here • The Pennsylvania Convention Center • Pricing varies and conference days are priced separately. Discounted rates are available. See conference registration form for more details. – The CEC Annual Convention and Expo, will bring together thousands of special education teachers, administrators, researchers, professors and students from around the world to discuss pressing issues and share information in areas such as Common Core State Standards, administration, autism, co-teaching and collaboration, emotional and behavior disorders, instructional strategies for math, reading, and science, policy, technology and response to intervention.
friday, april 18, 2014
NYC DOE Application Deadline for G&T Schools
tuesday, april 22, 2014
NAVIGATING NYC’S G&T OPTIONS, presented by PALNYC 6:30PM – 8:00PM • Location • $15, register here – Confused? Or want to learn more about the citywide, district, independent, and local gen ed programs for advanced learners? Parents offer an inside look at the programs that best accommodate this population in NYC. Come prepared to hear samples of a typical day in the life and pros and cons of each.
wednesday, april 23 – friday, april 25, 2014
ELEVENTH ANNUAL YOUNG CHILD EXPO & CONFERENCE, presented by Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education and Los Niños Services View the schedule for this three-day conference here • The New Yorker Hotel • $135 one day; $245 two day; $325 three day. Discounted rates are available. See conference registration form for more details. – The Young Child Expo & Conference is a joint project of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education and Los Niños Services designed to provide the latest information about early childhood development, services, resources, and products to early childhood professionals and parents in order to help all children reach their full potential. In one unique event, this conference integrates learning about a wide variety of important topics affecting typically developing children as well as those with special needs, including autism. For more information or to register, visit the Young Child Expo page.
saturday, april 26, 2014
NYC Urban Debate League Elementary School Championships • 1:30 PM • New York Historical Society • Free with Museum admission; all ages. Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, and elected officials started as members of school debate teams! Come and meet our future elected officials in the NYC Urban Debate League’s first annual Elementary School Championship. Watch these amazing students debate on their prepared topics, and stay for a more free-form round based on the objects found in the New-York Historical Society. Audience participation and questions are encouraged. Learn more about the nationally recognized NYC Urban Debate League and find out how to participate in their programs at nycudl.org
wednesday, april 30, 2014
Life After Nursery School: An Overview of the Private School Admission Process, presented by Robin Aronow 6:00PM – 8:00PM • YMCA Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 5 West 63rd St., NY, NY 10023 • Early Cost: $75 a Family for Workshop. Robin Aronow conducts this overview workshop in which she discusses private school admissions including: getting started, new schools, admission facts and application procedures, timelines, private v public, co-ed v single sex, progressive v traditional, parent interviews, child visits, reports, financial aid and more. www.schoolsearchnyc.com
saturday, may 3, 2014
SCIENCE SATURDAY, Presented by Parents & Science and The Science Outreach Program at The Rockefeller University
10:30AM – 3:00PM • The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue at 66th Street • Pricing varies from $25 individual tickets to a $75 family rate, early registration is recommended and must be purchased in advance. Buy your tickets here – Rockefeller’s inaugural Science Saturday will be filled with fascinating talks, demonstrations, and hands-on activities designed to engage and inspire children and their families. You’ll be able to observe insects and other animals, learn how your senses work, visit state-of-the-art research facilities, and meet world-class scientists.
thursday, may 8 – saturday, may 10, 2014
38TH LEARNING & THE BRAIN CONFERENCE: The Science of Smarter Minds
saturday, may 10, 2014
An Exploration of Choreography 11:00 AM; David H. Koch Theater, Enter via Lobby, West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue • $20 per person• What is choreography and what does a choreographer do? New York City Ballet artists will answer these questions and more as they guide you through excerpts from NYCB’s vast repertory. Hosted by Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht. Join us for these Saturday morning one-hour presentations designed especially for family audiences. Featuring short works and excerpts from New York City Ballet’s diverse repertory, NYCB artists guide you through the program, offering insights on the music and choreography. These performances are the perfect introduction to New York City Ballet and the world of classical dance! For tickets.
tuesday, may 13 , 2014
BEYOND FLASHCARDS: Visual and Spatial Thinking, presented by PALNYC with Sian Zelbo and Mark Saul of CMT 6:30PM 6:30PM – 8:00PM • Location • Free, register here – An important component of mathematics is visualization. In this workshop we will discuss the role of visualization in mathematics and give parents and teachers cornet ideas for working with children to develop this skill.
wednesday, may 14, 2014
Life After Nursery School: The Private School Panel, presented by Robin Aronow 6:00PM – 8:15PM • West Side YMCA Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 5 West 63rd St., NY, NY 10023. Registration: 5:35-5:55 PM; Workshop 6:00-8:15 PM• Early Cost: $40 a Family for Panel. Robin Aronow moderates this panel of private school parents representing approximately 20 sought-after schools including co-ed and single-sex, progressive and more traditional, urban and campus and covering a variety of Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Riverdale and Downtown schools. Parents will present the unique features of the schools their children attend and attendees will have the opportunity to get the flavor of the schools and compare them on a number of variables. It is anticipated that the following schools will be represented: Avenues, Bank St, Bilingual Buds (Mandarin Immersion), Brearley, Browning, Calhoun, Cathedral, Collegiate, Columbia Grammar and Prep, Dalton, Ethical Culture, Fieldston Lower, Friends, Grace Church, Horace Mann, Hewitt, Leman, LRSH, Mandell, Nightingale-Bamford, Riverdale Country, Speyer Legacy, Trevor Day and Trinity. www.schoolsearchnyc.com
sunday, may 18, 2014
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Family Program • Museum of Math (MOMATH)• Cost: $95 per person. Join CTY at the Museum of Math (MOMATH) for an intriguing new program at MoMath. Mathematics illuminates patterns and structures all around us. This program will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math. Please visit cty.jhu.edu/family for additional details. Register now Center for Talented Youth @ Johns Hopkins presents a sampling of NYC experiences as part of their Creative Connections programs designed specifically to meet the needs of young CTY participants. The imaginative and interactive programs include one-day and overnight learning experiences for students and parents at prestigious museums, science and nature centers, and aquariums. Program structure varies at each site, but every event includes hands-on activities designed to provide a stimulating environment in which families can learn together and discover fascinating new interests.
wednesday, may 21, 2014
I’M SO MAD: Tips to Help Your Kids Deal with Anger, with Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP, presented by The Child Mind Institute 6:15PM – 7:30PM • Child Mind Institute, Fascitelli Board Room, 445 Park Avenue • Free with Reservation – Behavior that is disruptive or impulsive can cause serious problems at home and at school. Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP, senior clinician in the ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center, explains how to adapt your parenting strategies to help your child cope with his anger. You’ll learn behavioral techniques used to reduce disruptive behavior and improve a child’s relationship with his family. These techniques are easy to implement at home and include those used in the treatment of disruptive behavior at the Child Mind Institute.
week of may 26, 2014
NYC DOE Decision letters mailed to families by G&T Schools
tuesday, may 27, 2014
Life After Nursery School: An Overview of the Manhattan and Citywide Public School Admission Process, presented by Robin Aronow 6:00PM – 8:00PM • Ansche Chesed Synagogue Sanctuary, 251 W. 100th St. at West End Avenue, NY, NY 10025• Early Cost: $60 a Family. Robin Aronow conducts this overview workshop in which she discusses Manhattan and Citywide Public School options and admission processes. Workshop topics include: Getting started, admission facts. timelines, touring considerations, public v private; gifted v general ed, zoning, special education and other options to consider. www.schoolsearchnyc.com
sunday, june 1, 2014
Be a Botanist for a Day: Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Family Program • New York Botanical Garden• Cost: $95 per person. Join CTY at the NY Botanical Garden and become a field botanist for a day in one of the world’s premier botanical gardens. Identify and compare plants used in landscape architecture; dissect a flower; blend your own native plant seed ball; and take a tram tour of this beautiful environment. Discover the connections between the historical context of the garden planning era and those who shaped garden design. Visit a re-creation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in the Conservatory and the newly conceived Native Plant Garden. The garden presents the beauty of native plants in a modern garden setting, celebrating the diversity of native flora and inspiring gardeners to use sustainable native plantings in their home gardens. This program begins around 9:00 a.m. and ends around 4:00 p.m. Morning refreshments and a $10 lunch voucher are included. Register now Center for Talented Youth @ Johns Hopkins presents a sampling of NYC experiences as part of their Creative Connections programs designed specifically to meet the needs of young CTY participants. The imaginative and interactive programs include one-day and overnight learning experiences for students and parents at prestigious museums, science and nature centers, and aquariums. Program structure varies at each site, but every event includes hands-on activities designed to provide a stimulating environment in which families can learn together and discover fascinating new interests. Learn more.
wednesday, june 4, 2014
SUPPORTING GIFTS & TALENTS ALL SUMMER LONG, presented by PALNYC 6:30PM – 8:00PM • Location • $15, register here – Offering practical ways to prevent summer learning loss just in time for summer break, you’ll get great tips, tools, activities, and resources to keep your elementary school child stimulated to prevent summer slide.
saturday-sunday, june 7-8, 2014
Be a Scientist for a Day…and Night with Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Family Program • Sterling Forest State Park • Cost: $165 per person. Don a lab coat and become a scientist for a day with NYU School of Medicine Department of Environmental Medicine at Sterling Forest State Park ! Planned activities include conducting a DNA experiment under the guidance of a leading genetic toxicologist; extracting DNA from strawberries with common kitchen items; determining how clean our air is and how much air our lungs can hold; searching out bacteria from the world around us; learning how to drill for oil; and recovering iron from the Sterling Forest Park soil. Plus, take a pond walk and an iron mine tour with an experienced park ranger who will help us identify the many different species of aquatic life and the abundant variety of plants, animals, and birds in the forest.This overnight program begins around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and ends around 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. It includes dinner, snacks, and a light breakfast. Bring sleeping bags, mats, and pillows as you will be sleeping on the floor of the State Park Visitor Center. Register now Please visit cty.jhu.edu/family for additional details.
week of june 9, 2014
NYC DOE Deadline for families to pre-register for placement offers at G&T Schools
tuesday, june 10, 2014
SENG Webinar 2014 DIVERSITY SERIES: Indigenous and Gifted: Nurturing Multiple Identities as a Means of Building Resilience to Stereotype Threat with Dr. Melinda Webber 7:30PM – 9:00PM • Access instructions to this online webinar will be sent to your email one week prior, the day before and the morning of the webinar • $40 – Gifted Indigenous students require opportunities and encouragement to develop their talents in responsive family, community and school environments, which simultaneously nurture their cultural identities alongside their gifts and talents. Gifted Indigenous students who are strong in their cultural identity and who learn in contexts where their culture is valued, are less likely to succumb to negative peer pressure and negative academic stereotypes, which undermine academic attainment and talent development. My research explores the socio-cultural complexities encountered by students who identify as both Indigenous and Gifted. It suggests ways forward in terms of helping gifted Indigenous students to nurture both their academic and Indigenous identities.