Category: Q&A with Experts

Hello P.A.L [Parents of Accelerated Learners] NYC,

Welcome to PALNYC, If your child exhibits advanced abilities in reading, music, art, math or other areas, seems intensely curious or sensitive, appears bored or acts out in the general ed classroom, is already a bit too good at negotiating, or if you are simply looking for resources, programs and innovative tools to support your child’s learning needs, then you…

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

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…

Every Student Succeeds Act

Everyone’s talking about the Every Student Succeeds Act, which will render No Child Left Behind virtually obsolete. According to The Atlantic: The Senate on Wednesday approved the Every Student Succeeds Act, the bill that will reauthorize the nation’s 50-year-old omnibus education law and make the “pretty-much-universally despised” No Child Left Behind obsolete. The legislation, which has already gotten the Obama administration’s…

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 Supports ‘Breaking Through Walls & Featured Events for G&T Families

Spring is fast approaching and with it, more great local workshops for parents, educators and families. Check out the new line up of Spring Workshops from PALNYC and then head over to the Spring 2015 Calendar of Events for a complete listing of other great local workshops and conferences happening this Spring.

Featured Event: Breaking Through Walls

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 10.39.16 AMBreaking Through Walls- Breakthroughs in Twice Exceptional Education Conference & Gala with The Quad Preparatory School – As the first and only NYC conference focusing exclusively on Twice Exceptional children, this national conference, hosted by The Quad Preparatory School, will bring together cutting-edge Twice Exceptional providers including physicians; educators; psychologists; therapists; lawyers; and advocates; children who are gifted and learn differently, and their parents. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the event page.

Location & Details: 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

9:00am – 5:00pm

The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St

Prices start at $75 for students and up Continue reading

RIISE Parent Power Conference is Today!

Just a reminder… Don’t miss the Parent Power Conference 2014 today hosted by RIISE. We’re big fans of RIISE – for families of color who place a premium on quality education & private, independent schools who recognize diversity delivers innovation and global citizenship. The one-day event,  Saturday, June 7, will be held at Convent Avenue Baptist Church, brings together highly engaged parents & private,…

ONE MORE ‘SPATIAL’ EVENING WITH THE CENTER FOR MATHEMATICAL TALENT’S SIAN & MARK

Join us Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca for another FREE interactive math workshop that will give your mind a workout.  BEYOND FLASHCARDS: VISUAL & SPATIAL THINKING: Supporting your Child’s Ability to Visualize Mathematics An important component of mathematics is visualization. Beyond Flashcards: Visual & Spatial Thinking, is the final session of a four-part free…

The Best G&T School in NYC?

What is the best Gifted & Talented program in NYC? Well, we all know that depends on YOUR child…and of course who you ask…  So come find out, as we go NAVIGATING NYC’s G&T OPTIONS: Parent Perspectives Join PALNYC and our panel of parents from Hunter, Citywide, Districtwide and select independent schools on Tuesday, April 22 for Navigating NYC’s G&T Options,…

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS and more…

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…

FREE Parent & Educator Workshop this Monday, March 10- BEYOND FLASHCARDS: Meaningful Arithmetic

Join Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] in partnership with the Center for Mathematical Talent [CMT] at NYU’s Courant Institute for Part 2 of our 4-Part math series, Beyond Flashcards: Exploring Mathematics with Children this Monday, March 10 from 6:30-8pm at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca. Arithmetic is an essential building block in mathematics. Without proper understanding of key concepts, a simple problem could…