Category: Talent Development

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…

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…

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Welcome Parents & Educators,
Mark your Calendars for Saturday, October 26, 2013! It’s time to Collaborate, Innovate and Educate for the benefit of NYC’s high potential youth. The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium,  a one-day symposium, is the first of its kind- a collaborative effort, reaching across university and school boundaries, past politicians and beyond bureaucracy. It’s about parents and educators, principals, university department heads, ed tech experts, mental health professionals and specialists working together in the best interest of New York City youth.
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The NYC Gifted and Talented Symposium features keynote speaker Carol S. Dweck, PhD., one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation whose widely acclaimed book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success explores how people succeed and how to foster success. Four strands of sessions include experts on talent development, social and emotional issues, the G&T process in NYC and supporting and advocating for twice exceptional and culturally diverse learners. A Curated Exhibit Hall offers a sampling of NYC’s best schools, programs and services for high potential youth, while the Education Technology ‘Ed Tech’ Discovery Showcase provides opportunities to explore web and app-based learning tools to support children and students. The Thought Leaders Roundtable discussion includes NYC’s most knowledgable and influential leaders in education.

Who Should Attend?

Parents and educators, principals, university department heads,  mental health professionals, education researchers, ed tech specialists, consultants, school counselors, pediatricians and pediatric dentists, school nurses, and more. The content is relevant for parents and professionals from Pre-K through middle school. 

There is something for everyone… Do you suspect advanced ability in your child but you’re not sure how best to support it? Want the inside scoop for getting your child into a Gifted & Talented program? Want to know if there is a better school fit for your child’s learning style? Need resources for supporting the talent development and passion area of your budding computer programmer, math wiz or entrepreneur? Want a richer understanding of what it means to raise a gifted child- the perfectionism, the potential for underachievement and uneven development? Looking for ways to individualize and differentiate learning in your classroom with mixed ability kids? Or want better tools to connect what’s happening in the classroom to kids and parents for better engagement?

What Organizations Are Involved?

Finally, NYC parents and educators have a one-stop shop to discover schools, online programs, services, resources and education technology dedicated to supporting the academic, social and emotional needs of high potential youth. The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium on October 26, 2013 at NYU’s Kimmel Center is a collaborative effort of Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC, (PALNYC), The Center for Mathematical Talent at Courant Institute, The Coalition of Gifted Schools (Hunter, TAG, NEST + M, Brooklyn School of Inquiry, PS85, Anderson, Lower Lab, The Lang School and Speyer Legacy School), Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE), Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG), National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), School Search Solutions, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and many more.

What to Expect

If you’ve read How Children Succeed, Outliers or Creating Innovators, you won’t want to miss our keynote speaker Carol S. Dweck, who literally wrote the book on understanding motivation and success. In addition, four strands of sessions cover all the bases- talent development, social and emotional development, negotiating the practical and supporting twice exceptional and culturally diverse learners. And don’t miss the Thought Leaders Roundtable, moderated by Sophia Hollander from the Wall Street Journal, that aims to redefine how we as a community of stakeholders can better support our high potential youth when we work in collaboration.

Think your job is done once you find the right school for your kid? Think again. Our experts from Child Mind Institute and the Child Study Center at NYU join us to share insight into the common issues that our kids face or need to master- anxiety, bullying, resilience, self-regulation and more.

The one-day symposium includes: experts on talent development, social and emotional issues – anxiety, resilience, motivation and character development; twice exceptionality and advocating for diverse learners; panel discussions on finding the right school; resources including a curated selection of NYC’s best programs and education technologies; and guidance to understand the arduous G&T path in NYC, including testing, admissions and school options.

Attendees may choose from any session of the four strands. A sampling includes:

  • Introduction to Social & Emotional Needspresented by Carolyn Kottmeyer with HOAGIES 
  • STEM Topics: How Can We Support Our Child’s Mathematical Development? presented by Mark Saul and Sian Zelbo, Center for Mathematical Talent at NYU’s Courant Institute
  • Nurturing & Advocating for Culturally Diverse Learners presented by Dr. Joy Lawson Davis
  • Finding The Right Fit for Your Child Among Citywide & District G&T, Self-Contained G&T, Single Sex, Co-Ed, General Ed & Homeschool Options?  a panel discussion
  • 30 Apps in 30 Minutes presented during the Education Technology Discovery Showcase

SCHEDULE

Join us October 26, 2013 at NYU’s Kimmel Center in the heart of Greenwich Village:

  • Support the cognitive, social and emotional needs of high ability kids, 2E and diverse learners with advice from our featured presenters. Choose from any session within four strands that include: Talent DevelopmentSocial & Emotional Support, Negotiating the Practical & Supporting 2E & Diverse Learners and become stronger advocates for your child or student’s needs.
  • Collaborate and network with like-minded parents, principals, teachers, education consultants and specialists from some of NYC’s top programs for high potential children.
  • A Curated Exhibit Hall to discover local and online programs 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, entrepreneurship, theater or zoology.
  • Education Technology (ED Tech) Discovery Platform with a hands-on opportunity to explore web and app-based learning tools to better support at home and differentiate in school.
  • Thought Leaders Roundtable THINK TANK includes NYC’s thought leaders in educating high potential youth and sharing best practices. Join the conversation to understand how we may work together to provide the best foundation and continued support for all of NYC’s high potential youth.
So join us Saturday, October 26 from 8 am- 5pm, to COLLABORATE, INNOVATE, & EDUCATE for NYC’s high potential youth.  
Dates: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time & Location: 8 am- 5 pm, NYU’s Kimmel Center at 60 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012
For more details, see the NYCGT Event Site and download the Mobile App (COMING SOON).
Download the NYC G&T Brochure; The NYC G&T Press Release;  Parent Letter or Prospectus.

To learn more about the event, visit nycgt.org or www.palworkshops.wordpress.com.

Download the NYC G&T Program, Session & Speaker details  here.

 

The Countdown Begins…

One month and counting! Register now for the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium at NYU’s Kimmel Center and join us to: Support the cognitive, social and emotional needs of high ability kids, 2E and culturally diverse learners with advice from our featured presenters. Choose from any session within four strands that include: Talent Development, Social & Emotional Support, Negotiating the Practical & Supporting 2E & Diverse Learners and become stronger…

How to Prevent Summer Learning Loss, or ‘Summer Slide’

On average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer. Some students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, but parents can help change that. Keep those minds on fire this summer with math, literacy and enrichment activities to keep your K-6th grader engaged all summer long. Join us Tuesday, May 21…

NJAGC Annual Conference & Family Event

Reserve your Zipcar or book your train ticket and take the kiddos along to the NJAGC’s 22nd Annual Conference, ‘Gifted in the Real World.’ The two-day event offers a day for educators on Friday, March 8 and a Family Day Program for parents and kids on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 4 pm, at The Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater…

The P.A.L. Workshops Turns Two This Month!

On February 15, 2011, The P.A.L. Workshops launched with one mission in mind: to support the parents of New York City by providing educational workshops, talent development resources for our children, and experts to help navigate the best opportunities available to our children in one of the largest and most complicated educational systems in the country. We’ve organized and facilitated…

The P.A.L. Talent Showcase

We love when local media takes a moment to recognize talented youth who work hard at their craft. DNAinfo.com recently showcased a few NYC-based kids in their story, ‘Superstar City Kids Let Their Talents Shine from A Young Age.’ Parents are always looking for great resources, programs and mentors for their children, and this article provided a few great recommendations…

Contemplating Gifted & Talented Education in NYC for Your Child?

Don’t miss our upcoming P.A.L. Workshop Series on G&T Education in partnership with New York Family Magazine: A Roundtable Discussion About Gifted & Talented Education and Programming in New York City this Tuesday, October 16 from 6:30-8 pm at the Downtown Community in Tribeca. We’ll have parent and school reps from many of the G&T programs throughout New York City.…

‘Tis the Season, The P.A.L. Workshops 2012-2013

  Join us for the P.A.L. Workshop Series, 2012-2013 season, beginning this month as parents, experts and educators together explore gifted & talented education and talent development. We look at the issues, the solutions and the resources available locally. Plus, we’re pleased to announce our first NYC G&T Conference in the Spring. We’ll have the top authorities on G&T education,…