Part carnival, part scavenger hunt, part education fair for parents and their children in kindergarten through 8th grade, the A’Fair is an interactive, fun-filled event that introduces NYC families to Education Technologies.
Overwhelmed by the tons of apps and educational online programs but want to find the gems to support your child’s interests and abilities? Whether your child wants more rigorous math challenges, personalized music lessons, reading and writing support, foreign language practice with native speakers or has a passion for technology tools like 3D printing, robotics or coding, it’s here, with a game-based approach that will be fun for the entire family.
We’ve done the work for you, so come see the possibilities that are helping parents and schools individualize, differentiate and support learning and talent development for your child.
What to Expect
The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair will include:
•It’s all Fun & Games: Educational too. A scavenger hunt that’s fun for the entire family and Ed Tech Bingo to start the fun. Plus there’s multiplayer demos with multiple chances to win prizes- free and discounted app downloads, Little Bits electronics and toys and games from Jade’s ToyBox.
• STEM, the Arts, Language & Literacy, Mind & Body Health and 21st Century Skills learningstations will allow your child an opportunity to explore his or her personal areas of talent, strength or interest.
• The 2014 Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund’s Discover Your Passion Competition in partnership with School Search Solutions presentsa showcase of their talented kid winners. Will your child be next?
• With a focus on families, The Ed Tech A’Fair allows parents with children in kindergarten through 8th grade an opportunity to explore withlike-minded families and peers – innovative new tools and student projects that inspire.
Schedule @ a Glance
9:30 Registration & Check In
10:00 PALNYC Welcome & The Michael Perelstein Memorial Discover Your Passion Competition
11:00-11:45 A Sampling of the Possibilities: The Parent Toolkit produced by NBC News Education Nation & sponsored by Pearson, Project Ed’s short films that teach, Flatiron School’s flying drone, freebie giveaways and more
11:45-1:00 The Cafe is Open for Lunch
12:00-3:30 HANDS-ON DEMOS & WORKSHOPS in: STEM, The Arts, Language, Literacy & Critical Thinking, 21st Century Skills and Mind & Body Health
Tickets to the Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair start at $10 for children and $20 for adults and can be purchased here.
For more details, download the PALNYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair Mobile App via Guidebook in the App Store.
The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair is hosted by New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math [NEST+m], New York City’s premier K-12 public school for Gifted and Talented students.
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 am- 3:30 pm
Location: NEST+m, 111 Columbia St, NY, NY 10002, on the southwest corner of Houston and Columbia St on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
Want to join us for FREE? Click here for more details of how you can help by volunteering on the day of the event.
Interested in Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities with PALNYC for the NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair or other events? View our Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus, and apply to sponsor, exhibit or advertise at the event and register here.
For questions or more details, contact PALNYC Executive Director Angelique LeDoux at 212.343.8881.
PALNYC Partners for The NYC Ed Tech Family Day A’Fair