Category: Talent Development

Chance of a Lifetime

It is not too late! You have one more day to enter the Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund’s Discover Your Passion™ Competition.  The application deadline is September 30, 2016. Does your child excel in an academic area? Or do you know a student who would like to pursue a passion further? Violin? Soccer? Chess? Science? Drawing? Video Game Design? Debate? Social Justice? Improv? Entrepreneurial pursuit? If they are in 2nd to 12th grades, then they are…

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…

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…

Finding the RIGHT FIT at the Wrong Time

The school year is coming to a close and while most families have secured school placement for the 2015/2016 school year, many parents are looking for back-up plans. What do you do when you’re in a pinch to find a better program and you’re not able to plan a year in advance? PALNYC asked Alina Adams, author of Getting Into…

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!

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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 palworkshops@me.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… #1- The Daily Learning Routine

Summer is officially here and whether your child is at camp, on a family vacation with you, or with a caregiver during the week, PALNYC has you covered. We’ve got 60 Days of Summer Fun to beat the summer brain drain and prevent your child’s summer learning loss. For starters, don’t miss the recap of our 2014 signature session for parents last month on Preventing…

The Ultimate Science Street Fair is Coming

If you missed the AWESOME Rockefeller University Science Saturday family event earlier this month, with hands-on learning stations and real science in action,  The Ultimate Science Street Fair on Sunday, JUNE 1 in Washington Square Park is probably the next best thing. The event is the anchor of the 2014 World Science Festival with numerous programs starting May 28 for adults and families.…

Happy Birthday Rubik’s Cube

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube—an iconic logic game and classic brain teaser. The Rubik’s Cube has been engaging kids and adults alike since its invention in 1974 while teaching basic math concepts like spatial reasoning in the process. According to You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube a web resource for learning to solve the cube, “holding…