Educators, 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…
Category: Ed Tech
It’s Here! The 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented ‘Right Fit’ Symposium & Benefit, March 12, 2015
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 12, 2016 and join PALNYC and our partners at the 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit— one day to invest in your child’s future. Update your calendar! PALNYC announces the second biennial 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit is now on Saturday, March 12, 2016! — one day to invest in your child’s future. This day-long symposium,…
PALNYC in partnership with School Choice Solutions announces $20,000 in scholarship available for students with exceptional talents!
The 2015 Discover Your Passion Competition is now taking applications for the chance to win $5,000 in scholarship money and the September 16th deadline is fast approaching! Does your child have a passion they would like to pursue further? Music? Soccer? Science? Drawing? Video Game Design? Debate? Entrepreneurship? If your child is in the 2nd to 8th grade and enrolled in…
Spring Clean your Devices in 7 Simple Steps
Spring cleaning isn’t just for reorganizing your closet anymore. In this digital age where tablets, laptops and phones have replaced calendars, notebooks and cameras, staying organized and productive is intended to be streamlined, but with all of these devices it can often be challenging to cut out the clutter. Luckily for you, PALNYC has made a list of seven simple…
The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair
Welcome Families, Educators & Ed Tech Enthusiasts! Join Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC and New York Family on Saturday, November 8, 2014 for The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair: Introducing Families to Ed Tech Learning Tools through Engaging Play 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…
Take the Cardboard Challenge!
Encouraging children to build and create new toys from materials that you have on hand is a great way to reinforce STEM skills while keeping things imaginative.
Take Caine Monroy as the perfect example of an innovative young builder who, at only 9 years-old, took cardboard scraps from his father’s garage to create a fully functional arcade:
You don’t have to build an entire arcade to test the waters of engineering. If your child is interested in creating something like Caine, encourage them to join the Global Cardboard Challenge – a worldwide challenge issued to children encouraging them to build something great using only their imagination and some cardboard. The challenge will take place in October and students are encouraged to join local challenges or host their own, so sign up today and start planning!
Where can you go to participate in the Cardboard Challenge in NYC?
On the weekend of October 11-12, Blue School will be hosting their 2nd Annual Cardboard Challenge in partnership with the Imagination Foundation. The Blue School will be challenging students to build musical instruments out of cardboard!
Blue School Cardboard Challenge
When: Saturday, October 11 & Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Blue School (map)
The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair
Looking for more resources for your engineering-minded student? Be sure to sign up for PALNYC’s NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair, taking place on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:ooam- 3:30pm. Brought to you by PALNYC and our media sponsor New York Family and hosted by NEST+m, the NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair is part carnival, part scavenger hunt, part education fair for parents and their children in kindergarten through 8th grade with a focus on introducing Education Technologies to NYC families.
The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair will feature some of the best Education Technologies available in the domains of STEM, The Arts, 21st Century Skills, Mind & Body Health and Language & Literacy. Our exhibitors are carefully curated from the top companies in Education Technology to support, differentiate and individualize learning at school and at home. Learn more about the Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair here. EDTECH FAMILY DAY – FAMILIES
Participants in the cardboard challenge are encouraged to submit their projects to PALNYC for review and the opportunity to have them displayed at the NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair. For more information, contact Angelique LeDoux at email@example.com. Or call 212.353.8881.
More STEM Resources
hAPPy Connections: TinkerBox – If you can imagine it, you can build it with TinkerBox. TinkerBox is a fun, free-to-play physics puzzle game. While it is full of interesting science facts and teaches basic engineering concepts, TinkerBox is more than just educational! Take the tools in your hands to explore your creativity and imagination with Invent mode. Build outrageous machines and share them with your friends. • Free
60 Days of Summer Fun… #9- Learn to Appreciate Technology
Remember your first Apple Computer? Mine was a Mac LC. To Mac purists I may have been late to the party, but I made up for it with the number of computers purchased since then– and hoarded: the Quadra, the 20th Anniversary Mac, pretty much every pro model since the LC. I consider our relationship a two way street- for the number…