You Asked, We Answered- FREE Professional Development, Teachers!


Want FREE Professional Development to support the advanced learners in your classroom? Now is your chance. While the donated seats last, we’re offering a FREE Professional Development opportunity to all NYC and surrounding area – public, independent, charter and homeschool educators. Visit the 2016 NYC G&T Symposium site and use discount code: PALTEACH

Teachers, don’t miss the keynote, Finding Nourishment for Advanced Learners in Today’s Educational Desert by Dr. Elaine Tuttle Hansen, the executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, who has devoted her career to the education of bright young minds and the pursuit of academic excellence. 


Symposium Details

The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit includes topics on talent development, social & emotional development and how to navigate the practical matters for parents and educators of NYCs high potential youth, including: What is Gifted? Understanding Identification; Intro to the Social & Emotional Needs of High Ability Youth; Genius: Then, Now, Tomorrow- Literacy & STEM Curriculum; Supporting Culturally Diverse, High Ability Kids; Providing Rigor and Relevance in the Classroom; The Flip Side of Gifted: Uneven, Unmotivated & Anxious and much more. To see session titles and descriptions, check out The 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit site.

In addition to well rounded panels and expert speakers, the Symposium boasts a Curated Exhibit Hall, a carefully vetted sampling of NYC’s finest educational programs and schools, and an Ed Tech Discovery Showcase to share new innovations in learning tools with parents and educators.

Join us March 12, 2016 at the New York Law School in TriBeCa to:

·         Share best practices during the PALNYC Thought Leaders Roundtable– The Secret Sauce: Articulating What Works in Educating High Ability Youth Citywide, a conversation and showcase of best practices among NYCs top schools for supporting high ability learners

·         Explore a variety of schools and programs that support the cognitive, social and emotional needs of high potential youth and find the right fit for your unique child.

·         Choose from any session within multiple strands, including: Talent Development, Social & Emotional Development, Navigating the Practical, Top-of-Mind Topicsand Professional Development, a dedicated strand for educators.

·         Collaborate and network with like-minded parents, principals, teachers, education consultants and specialists from some of NYC’s top programs for high potential children.

·         Visit the Curated Exhibit Hall to discover local and online programs, camps and enrichment specifically focused on the talent and ability areas of your child, whether their passion is art, reading, math, animals, architecture, music, chess, dance, sports, coding, game design, theater or entrepreneurship.

·         Try out the latest at the Ed Tech Discovery Showcase with even more innovative programs available for home and school use to enhance and engage students in learning. Come see firsthand how new tools are transforming engagement and improving learning outcomes.

·         Meet the Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund Discover Your Passion 2015 award winners, the third cohort of talented NYC youth that exemplify exceptional promise in areas such as the arts, comedic performance, computer science, music and chess.

·         Discover school programs and educational options relevant to your child, including co-ed versus single sex, boarding versus day programs, progressive versus traditional school philosophies, gifted & talented versus gen-ed programs, public versus private, charter, homeschool, online, one-to-one models– just about every option that NYC offers for your pre-K-8th grader.

The Symposium will also offer educators an opportunity to attend sessions for CEU in the Professional Development strand for educators  that includes: Providing Rigor and Relevance in the Classroom- presented by Elissa Brown, HUNTER College; Performance-Based Assessments; Genius: Then, Now, Tomorrow- Literacy & STEM Curriculum by 92Y and Discovery Eduction; Why Spatial? Spatializing the Curriculum with Dr. Amy Shelton, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth; The Secret Sauce: A Showcase of Exemplary Teaching & Best Practices in Action presented by PALNYC; Intro to Social & Emotional Needs of High Ability Youth; The Gifted Ed Toolkit: A Beginners Guide to Your Advanced Learner; Twice Exceptional Learners: Support, Advocacy and Educational Options for 2E Kids; The Dog Ate My IPad: Executive Function & Organizational Skills for Middle Schoolers; The Flip Side of ‘Gifted’: Uneven, Unmotivated, Perfectionist & Anxious; Math Education for Girls- Math Circles & Math Olympiads; Bridging the Great Divide through Parent Engagement and more.

To learn more about the sessions and descriptions, see The 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit Event site.

For a limited time, Educators may register for the NYC G&T Symposium PD Strand for FREE! Register for Educator Professional Development tickets hereUse access code PALTEACH and select the ticket type Educator Professional Development tickets  At the bottom of the page, enter the PROMOTIONAL CODE:  PALTEACH, hit APPLY then choose 1 ticket in the drop down menu and hit ORDER. You are on your way!





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