2016 Spring Calendar of Events

Parents & Educators,

Mark your calendars for these PALNYC events and other great upcoming events for the Spring of 2016. Have an event you’d like to share with the PALNYC community? Tell us about it!

Talent Development
Social & Emotional
Negotiating the Practical
Special Populations
Programs for High Potential Youth
Special Events
Educational Conferences



tuesday, may 3, 2016

Can Education Technology Narrow the Achievement Gap? Reception 5:30 PM; Program 6:00 PM • Roosevelt House, 47-49 E 65th Street, New York, NY • Free – In the early days of television, there was no shortage of predictions that the medium would have a major positive impact on student learning. Today, we find the same optimism among some education reformers with regard to such technologies as digital tablets, data crunching, personalized learning, and adaptive testing. Some research suggests that, carefully used, the application of educational technology brings real gains in student learning. Other research summaries are far more pessimistic. Our country spends more than $10 billion on K-12 education technology. What can we say with any confidence about the promise and possibilities of such investments? Are there clear conclusions to be drawn about what, where and when the use of technology is beneficial, and for which students? What are the key challenges to be met in maximizing the potential contribution of technology to raise students’ achievement overall and to accelerate the learning of our most underprivileged students? Join a distinguished panel as we dive into these important questions. Featuring: Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education Research, Clayton Christensen Institute; Kevin Wenzel, Specialist, Blended Learning, DC Public Schools and Jamie Stewart, Co-Head of School and Lead Educator, AltSchool. Moderated by David Steiner, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy.

tuesday, may 3, 2016

2016 Adam Katz Memorial Conversation Featuring Whoopi Goldberg, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM • Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 • Free – We kick off Speak Up for Kids this year with the annual Adam Katz Memorial Conversation. Award-winning comedian, actress, human rights advocate and host of The View, Whoopi Goldberg joins Harold Koplewicz, MD, president of the Child Mind Institute, for a conversation about living and succeeding with mental health and learning disorders. UPDATE: No more seats are available at this event but we invite you to return to this page on May 3rd at 3:30pm to watch the livestream. We’ll be webcasting live from the Kaye Playhouse and will make the recorded event available to view afterwards as well. Please consider making a donation of at least $25 to help support free educational programming.

This event is made possible by the generosity of Ellen and Howard Katz.


saturday, may 7, 2016

The World Science Festival: City of Science – the Bronx
Saturday, May 7
The World Science Festival is switching things up this year. While we still look forward to the amazing family street fair in Washington Square Park in June, organizers have added mini festivals to each borough this year. The first “City of Science” event kicks off May 7 in the Bronx. At the inaugural event, kids will explore STEM concepts through a seismic accelerator launch, attempt to walk on water, play with various sizes of dominos and check out other puzzles and contraptions. FREE

tuesday, may 10, 2016

saturday, may 21, 2016

Learn Positive Discipline that Works! 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM • Upper West Side • $190 for one parent, $290 for two parents – Parenting Class for full-time working parents, couples and fathers of children 3-10. Do you nag, make empty threats, bribe, yell, or argue with your partner over your kids? Then this workshop is for you! Learn to: Avoid daily battles, love without spoiling, set limits without being punitive, express anger without hurt or harm, handle disagreements between parents over discipline

sunday, may 22, 2016

sunday, may 22, 2016

New York On Location, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Astoria, Queens, Kaufman Astoria Studios backlot (36th Street, between 34th & 35th Avenue), Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave), and surrounding streets—at the heart of the Kaufman Arts District • Free – Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, I.A.T.S.E. Local 52, and Kaufman Astoria Studios will present New York on Location, a day-long, family-friendly street fair that offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York. The public will have the rare opportunity to go inside 20+ working movie trailers and trucks—straight from productions shooting in New York—and speak directly with movie professionals about what they do on set. As in past years, the event will feature stunt performers demonstrating street fighting, high-falls, and stunt-driving; makeup and hair demos; and weather effects like snow and rain. Food will be available from movie catering trucks and treat trucks. MoMI will also have FREE admission all day


wednesday, june 1 – sunday june 5, 2016

The World Science Festival Various times, locations and prices. See event website for details and be sure to check out the FREE offeringsThe World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Through discussions, debates, theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, intimate salons, and major outdoor experiences, the Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City and beyond.


sunday, june 5, 2016

Cool Jobs,12:00 PM-1:00 PM • NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10010 • Adult $25, Child $15, VIP Tickets available at the price of $100 – A NASA scientist prints 3D homes on Mars. An anthropologist solves mummy mysteries. An engineer tests new toys every day. What do these people have in common? A science job! Meet them all (and more) during this interactive event that gives everyone the chance to try each cool job for themselves. Cool Jobs is, once again, hosted by the one-and-only Science Bob. For more information about upcoming World Science Festival programs and events, membership information, or to make a donation, please visit www.worldsciencefestival.comAll VIP Premium tickets include a World Science Festival Planetary Level Membership and VIP seating.


thursday, june 9, 2016

The Lang School Workshop, Join The Lang School and Rena Subotnik for Supporting Your Child’s Gifts & Talents: A Talent Development Roundtable on Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 pm. Expert Rena Subotnik explores ways for parents to support the strengths and talent areas of their children. Come get an actionable list of things you can do throughout the summer and every day to support your child’s strength areas. Multiple intelligences and talent development will also be discussed. Parents will lend concrete recommendations of local NYC-based resources, activities, events, and summer enrichment programs for your child to stay connected with peers and have hands-on learning opportunities throughout the summer. Plus, meet other like-minded parents at this informal session for preschool and elementary school parents.

Rena F. Subotnik began her position as Director of the Center for Psychology in the Schools and Education at the American Psychological Association in January 2002. Before she came to APA, Dr. Subotnik was Professor of Education at Hunter College, where she coordinated the secondary education program and served as research and curriculum liaison to the Hunter College laboratory schools (grades PK-12). In 1997-98, Dr. Subotnik was an APA Congressional Fellow in child policy with U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee. Her fellowship assignment involved drafting and promoting legislation related to teacher quality, which led to passage of Title II of the Higher Education Act in 1998. Since the fellowship, Dr. Subotnik has been actively involved in the community of scholars and practitioners concerned about federal policy related to teacher education.

Dr. Subotnik has been awarded grants from the McDonnell Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Education Sciences, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the American Psychological Foundation, U.S. Department of Education Javits program, and the Spencer Foundation.

She is co-author (with Paula Olszewski-Kubilius and Frank Worrell) of Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science (in Psychological Science in the Public Interest), and (with Ann Robinson, Carolyn Callahan, and Patricia Johnson) Malleable Minds: Translating Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience to Gifted Education (National Research Center for Giftedness and Talent). She is also author (with Lee Kassan, Alan Wasser, and Ellen Summers) of Genius Revisited: High IQ Children Grown Up (1993) and (with David Grissmer and Martin Orland) A Guide to Incorporating Multiple Methods in Randomized Controlled Trials to Assess Intervention Effects (2009).


friday, july 22, 2016  – sunday, july 24 2016:

The SENG Conference Experience, Sessions held at various times, see website for details • The Williamsburg Lodge, 310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA • Pricing varies beginning at $175 – $470, see website for details – SENG conferences prioritize recognition, understanding, and acceptance of the social and emotional needs of the gifted population. At the conference, SENG provides a wholly original forum to empower, support, and connect gifted individuals as well as teachers, parents, and counselors. Our 2016 theme is GIFTED: Our Past and Our Future.  We hope you will join us in Colonial Williamsburg for an exceptional 4 day event! Here is a sampling of the types of presentations you will find: Social-Emotional Needs/Overexcitabilities; Gifted Adults/Gifted Elders Initiative; Diversity; Parenting/Families; Counseling; Twice Exceptional; Home School and Outliers Among Outliers * Groups discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.Click here to Register for the SENG Conference Questions? Conference2016Williamsburg@sengifted.org or call the office at 844 488 SENG 

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