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,…
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Join us this Spring for the PALNYC Workshop Series, 2014 Season. As a follow-up to an incredible NYC G&T Symposium in October, we are pleased to present our signature workshops including Navigating NYC’s G&T Options with an inside look at the programs that best accommodate advanced learners, and Supporting Your Child’s Gifts & Talents All Summer Long, offering practical ways to prevent…
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 Needs, presented 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
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 Development, Social & 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.
Time & Location: 8 am- 5 pm, NYU’s Kimmel Center at 60 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012
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…
Join Us Tuesday, April 9 to Discover How We Can Help Our Children Succeed
It’s one of the most important topics we’ve covered to date, and a discussion you won’t want to miss. What can YOU do to help your child succeed in school, and in life? Find out Tuesday, April 9 at P.A.L.’s thought-provoking panel discussion of middle school experts as we share the critical issues facing our NYC middle schoolers. Paul Tough’s…
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…
“Some mathematician, I believe, has said that true pleasure lies not in the discovery of truth, but in the search for it.” ~Tolstoy
Speaking of the search… in New York City, I’ve discovered numerous resources to support the math abilities of our children. Whether you’re looking for the right math tutor, an after school program, a Math Olympiad program, the new MOMATH Museum of Math, or just looking for books that support the mathematical mind, it all exists here.
Be sure to check out these book recommendations from Robert Berkman, director of Better Living Through Math, a start-up that focuses on professional development, curriculum design and programs for children and families.
Check back to hear tips and recommendations from Mr. Berkman’s talk at the P.A.L. Workshops on January 15, 2013. In the meantime, here are some other great math resources to explore:
New York City Interscholastics Mathematics League, NYCIML
Association of Teachers of Mathematics of New York City, ATMNYC
New York City Math Project Conference
Leadership in Math Education @ Bank Street
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…
Gifted & Talented Panel Downtown Tonight!
Our amazing panel of parents and school leadership will be on hand this evening, October 16 to give perspectives on public, private, citywide, districtwide and Hunter gifted and talented programs. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW YORK FAMILY MAGAZINE, Join P.A.L. for: GIFTED & TALENTED EDUCATION IN NYC: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT G&T PROGRAMMING Is gifted and talented education really that different?…
It’s ‘Parents as Partners’ Week in NYC
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