saturday, october 24, 2015
saturday, october 24, 2015
Early Childhood Education – Challenges and Opportunities 9:00am – 1:00pm • Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place • $20 for AIA members; $30 for non-members, Register here
This symposium intends to broaden the dialogue from the immediate space needs of the Mayor’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) initiative by focusing on best practices and innovation in early childhood environments. We will focus on three parts: The pedagogical background and necessity of early childhood education, the architectural environment it requires, and the current programs of providing UPK in New York City with its specific challenges and opportunities. Our goal is to foster a dialogue between educators, architects, City administrators, and parents on how we can all work together to support and enhance early childhood development and to establish key parameters for a high quality educational environment that is conducive to children’s holistic growth which will lay the ground work for their academic and personal achievement. Organized by: AIANY Architecture for Education Committee.
tuesday, october 13, 2015 through monday, november 02, 2015
Free Trial Classes: Young Dancers Program Times vary, contact studio for details • The School at Steps, 2121 Broadway, Upper West Side • Free
Try out a free class at this dance studio during this trial period. One class per child only. The Young Dancers Program welcomes children, ages 18 months – 5 years, to the exciting world of dance and music. Classes in this program are designed to introduce creative movement exercises that foster body coordination, rhythmic awareness, and a path to explore their own imagination. Trial classes are available for ages 2-5. See website for details. Intended audience: BAB, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary.
tuesday, october 27, 2015
Demystifying the Adolescent Mind: From Necessary Chaos to Order, A Communication Education Night with Francesca Schwartz, PhD & Sharon Thomas, MSc, MSED 6:00pm – 7:30pm Fusion Lincoln Center Campus, 157 Columbus Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10023 • Free
Our two speakers will share their knowledge of adolescent development and how to best support adolescents at home and school. This talk will include: Discussion on developmental tasks of adolescents; Why adolescents are often perceived as difficult; Executive function skills needed for school and life success, and more…. RSVP Appreciated, Click here to learn more and let us know you’ll be joining us. RSVP Appreciated. Click here to learn more and let us know you’ll be joining us.
thursday, october 29, 2015
FREE Gifted and Talented Open House, hosted by PACE Sessions at 10 am – 11:30 am and 6 – 7 pm At the BRONX LIBRARY CENTER • 310 E Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx • Free
For elementary age options (Kindergarten through 3rd grade) The Bronx Borough President’s Office, the Parents Alliance for Citywide Education, Local Gifted and Talented Schools, the NYC Department of Education, Educational Groups, Expert Consultants and fellow Parents who know the G&T process will be present for: Drop in sessions – Learn what you want, stay as long as you can; to Explore Gifted and Talented options near you; you can Sign Up for the G&T test (Hurry now – deadline is November 9th) and learn about the free Gifted and Talented test. You’re invited to come to learn about the G&T test process, find out about G&T Schools, talk to experienced parents and DOE representatives, and learn how a quality elementary school can ready your child for specialized high schools and college. There will be free refreshments, children are welcome!
thursday, november 5, 2015
Some call sleep food for the brain. The cost of poor sleep is much greater than many people think: it may have profound consequences for long-term health. Research suggests that normal sleep may be critical to memory function, as well as to healthy aging, and that chronic sleep disruptions may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. New research has also revealed that people who consistently fail to get enough sleep are at an increased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Sleep deprivation in children and teens has increased dramatically and undermines their functioning at an optimal level.
thursday, november 5, 2015
THE GIFT OF FAILURE, with Jessica Lahey 6:30pm – 7:45pm •The Parents League office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park & Lexington Avenues • Open to Parent’s League Members. Members: register on the member calendar here, non-members: join here to attend member events
What’s the best way to motivate students to own their education and develop resilience? Research has shown that the key to all these things is intrinsic motivation, or motivation that comes from within. Jessica summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, praise, and failure. Jessica offers parents, teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors practical advice for fostering intrinsic motivation and weaning kids off of extrinsic motivators such as short-term rewards, bribes, honors, coercion, and yes, even grades, while giving kids the support and encouragement they need in order to succeed. Jessica Lahey is an educator, author, and speaker. She writes the bi-weekly column “The Parent-Teacher Conference” for the New York Times, is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, and a commentator on Vermont Public Radio. Her book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, was published by HarperCollins August 11, 2015. Target Audience: parents with children of all ages.
friday, november 6, 2015 – november 16, 2015
Canstruction Exhibition On display daily • Brookfield Place New York, 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10821 • Free
An extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world, Canstruction challenges teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large scale structures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need. Vote for your favorite sculpture to win the People’s Choice Award at www.ArtsBrookfield.com/Poll. DELICIOUS TASTINGS: Meet pastry and baking arts chefs of The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) as they demo delectable tastings created with canned food! Jenny McCoy: November 12, 12 – 3PM, Dulce de leche topping from condensed milk
saturday, november 7, 2015
School Fest in District 14 12:00pm – 4:00pm • Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
Now in its 8th year, SCHOOLFEST is a one-of-a-kind school fair for North Brooklyn students and parents. All schools, early childhood centers, and extracurricular providers are invited to a single venue, the exciting Brooklyn Expo Center. Schoolfest is the place for parents to learn about local schools, early childhood programs and enrichment programs in North Brooklyn and Greenpoint/Williamsburg in particular.
sunday, november 8, 2015
NYC PTA Expo Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
NYC PTA Expo is a one-day experience to help New York City PA/PTAs achieve their goals, learn about resources, gain insights and network with NYC PA/PTA parents, educators, elected officials, and more.
sunday, november 8, 2015 – november 15, 2015
Before We Grew: Special Performances for Children on the Autism Spectrum Show times vary, see website for details • The Old Stone House 336 3rd St, Brooklyn NY 11215 • $30 per family
“Before We Grew” is a s gentle and beautiful show and explores the Brooklyn of the past in a multi-sensory story that is designed to engage young children at a variety of developmental levels. “Before We Grew” was specifically designed for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and is engaging for all children 2-5 and special needs audiences of all ages. November 8th and 15th performances are for families with children on the Autism Spectrum (all ages welcome) For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
tuesday, november 10, 2015
Why Content Matters: Closing the Knowledge Gap Reception 5:30pm – Program 6:00pm • Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 E 65th Street • Free
If comprehension and critical thinking were all-purpose, content-free skills – as many leaders and educators believe – then the actual content of the academic curriculum would not be important. But such skills – and many others – may depend upon deep knowledge, stored in long-term memory, rather than on the capacity to look things up. An increasing number of educators have come to believe that equal opportunity can only be achieved if all children are taught a sequenced, content-rich curriculum. What is the evidence for such a conviction? Featuring Michelle Allen, Principal, Icahn Charter School 4, David Coleman, President of the College Board, Valarie Lewis, Fellow at Core Knowledge and Dispelling the Myth Award Winner, Ian Rowe, CEO, Public Prep, in conversation with David Steiner, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy. Join the Hopkins-Hunter Forum for Education Policy and Core Knowledge for a conversation assessing the role that a strong curriculum might play in narrowing the achievement gap.
wednesday, november 11, 2015
Minecraft and Engineering Workshop at Sony Wonder Technology Lab Workshop 9:30am – 3:30pm • Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 • $95
Minecraft Engineering: Engineers will build Redstone circuits that program robotic turtles to navigate mazes and create TinkerCAD models that can be built automatically using programmed robotics, all in-game. Space Engineering: Engineers will learn Newtonian physics of space flight, gravity simulations, basic mechanical principles and simple C+ programing by programming a vehicle or moving a crane arm. We’ll take break in the Sony Atrium between workshop sessions. Kids should bring nut-free bag lunch, snacks, and drinks.
friday, november 13, 2015
Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training 9:00am – 3:00pm • Child Mind Institute 445 Park Ave (entrance on 56th St) New York, NY 10022 • $600 for up to two individuals per family
Adults caring for children often have questions about how to set clear expectations and manage behavior effectively. Especially when children exhibit challenging behaviors, adults want to know exactly how to address these situations with strategies that promote positive behavior, good social-emotional development, and increased self-esteem. The Child Mind Institute’s B.E.S.T. Program (Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training for parents, nannies, and caregivers) provides just this sort of preparation. Informed by the most up-to-date research, clinicians provide adults with a structured training experience aimed at the teaching and immediate application of practical techniques for effective behavior management.
wednesday, november 18, 2015
Building Brave Muscles: Behavioral Treatment for Selective Mutism 6:15pm – 7:30pm • Child Mind Institute 445 Park Avenue (with entrance on 56th Street) New York, NY 10022
- Building on the information covered during the Selective Mutism 101 workshop, Laura Kirmayer, PhD, MSW, associate psychologist and director of the Brave Buddies program at the Child Mind Institute, will review the behavioral skills that are crucial for effective treatment. These essential skills allow children to begin practicing tasks that encourage speech and participating in targeted exposures to increase “brave talking.” Dr. Kirmayer will provide video examples of real-life implementations and invite the audience to participate in skills practice. Additionally, she will cover the Dos and Don’ts of recognizing and encouraging “brave talking.”
sunday, december 6, 2015