Check Out These Upcoming Events

PALNYC is always on the lookout for fresh programming and worthwhile events to share with you and there are some great events happening in the next few weeks that we want to share with you!

We’ve put together a round up of events and conferences specifically to help parents who are looking for talent development resources, or hoping to gain some tools to aid the social & emotional development of their child.

Check out some of our top picks below and then head over to the Calendar of Events for a complete listing of other great local upcoming workshops and conferences in the future.

Talent Development


thursday, june 9, 2016

How to Develop Your Child’s Talents6:30 PM – 8:00 PM • The Lang School, 11 Broadway, Suite 300 • Free – Join The Lang School for HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR CHILD’S TALENTS, a workshop presented by national expert Rena Subotnik on Thursday, June 9th at 6:30p.m. Talent Development is a long-term process that calls for critical interactions between promising young people, their parents, and their mentors/coaches. RSVP at to learn more.

Rena F. Subotnik began her position as Director of the Center for Psychology in the Schools and Education at the American Psychological Association in January 2002. Before she came to APA, Dr. Subotnik was Professor of Education at Hunter College, where she coordinated the secondary education program and served as research and curriculum liaison to the Hunter College laboratory schools (grades PK-12). In 1997-98, Dr. Subotnik was an APA Congressional Fellow in child policy with U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee. Her fellowship assignment involved drafting and promoting legislation related to teacher quality, which led to passage of Title II of the Higher Education Act in 1998. Since the fellowship, Dr. Subotnik has been actively involved in the community of scholars and practitioners concerned about federal policy related to teacher education.

Dr. Subotnik has been awarded grants from the McDonnell Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Education Sciences, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the American Psychological Foundation, U.S. Department of Education Javits program, and the Spencer Foundation.

She is co-author (with Paula Olszewski-Kubilius and Frank Worrell) of Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science (in Psychological Science in the Public Interest), and (with Ann Robinson, Carolyn Callahan, and Patricia Johnson) Malleable Minds: Translating Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience to Gifted Education (National Research Center for Giftedness and Talent). She is also author (with Lee Kassan, Alan Wasser, and Ellen Summers) of Genius Revisited: High IQ Children Grown Up (1993) and (with David Grissmer and Martin Orland) A Guide to Incorporating Multiple Methods in Randomized Controlled Trials to Assess Intervention Effects (2009).

wednesday, june 1 – sunday june 5, 2016

The World Science Festival Various times, locations and prices. See event website for details and be sure to check out the FREE offeringsThe World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Through discussions, debates, theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, intimate salons, and major outdoor experiences, the Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City and beyond.

sunday, june 5, 2016

Cool Jobs,12:00 PM-1:00 PM • NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10010 • Adult $25, Child $15, VIP Tickets available at the price of $100 – A NASA scientist prints 3D homes on Mars. An anthropologist solves mummy mysteries. An engineer tests new toys every day. What do these people have in common? A science job! Meet them all (and more) during this interactive event that gives everyone the chance to try each cool job for themselves. Cool Jobs is, once again, hosted by the one-and-only Science Bob. For more information about upcoming World Science Festival programs and events, membership information, or to make a donation, please visit www.worldsciencefestival.comAll VIP Premium tickets include a World Science Festival Planetary Level Membership and VIP seating.

Social & Emotional

sunday, july, 10, 2016 – friday, july, 15, 2016

ConfratuteSessions held at various times, see website for details •UConn 626 Gilbert Road Extension, Rome Commons Building Storrs, Connecticut 06269 • Pricing varies beginning at $900 for the weeklong conference, see website for details – Confratute is the longest running summer institute on enrichment-based differentiated teaching held at the University of Connecticut for over 35 years! Confratute is a combined CONFerence, and an instiTUTE with a lot of FRATernity in between. Confratute is geared toward providing educators with research-based practical strategies for engagement and enrichment learning for all students, as well as meeting the needs of gifted and talented students. Confratute consists of: OVER 50 STRANDS of intensive, week-long mini courses; IN-DEPTH TRAINING in the Schoolwide Enrichment Model; Differentiating Instruction & Curriculum; Literacy & Reading; Math Enrichment; Applied Technology; Instructional & Cluster Grouping; Underachievement; and more; MINI-KEYNOTES about relevant research and trends in regular and gifted education; SEM LEADERS FORUM of special strands and events designed especially for principals and administrators; SPECIAL TOPIC SESSIONS on a variety of topics such as creativity, thinking skills, underachievement, and more; EVENING FORUM SESSIONS to help you develop your own action plan for taking back home and implementing in your school or district; INVITED SPEAKERS who are authors and researchers such as Joseph Renzulli, Sally Reis, Susan Baum, Aaron Becker, Marcia Gentry, Angela & Brian Housand, Sandra Kaplan, Jann Leppien, Rachel McAnallen, and Del Siegle.

friday, july 22, 2016  – sunday, july 24 2016

The SENG Conference Experience, Sessions held at various times, see website for details • The Williamsburg Lodge, 310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA • Pricing varies beginning at $175 – $470, see website for details – SENG conferences prioritize recognition, understanding, and acceptance of the social and emotional needs of the gifted population. At the conference, SENG provides a wholly original forum to empower, support, and connect gifted individuals as well as teachers, parents, and counselors. Our 2016 theme is GIFTED: Our Past and Our Future.  We hope you will join us in Colonial Williamsburg for an exceptional 4 day event! Here is a sampling of the types of presentations you will find: Social-Emotional Needs/Overexcitabilities; Gifted Adults/Gifted Elders Initiative; Diversity; Parenting/Families; Counseling; Twice Exceptional; Home School and Outliers Among Outliers * Groups discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.Click here to Register for the SENG Conference Questions? or call the office at 844 488 SENG 

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