Spring 2014 Calendar of Events

Parents & Educators,
Mark your calendars for these PALNYC and other great upcoming events. And be sure to share your event with us too!
PALNYC_SPRING 2014 SCHEDULE
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april

early april 2014 

NYC DOE G&T assessment score reports and applications sent to eligible students

tuesday, april 1, 2014 

CHOOSING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM, with Nancy Schulman 12:00PM – 1:00PM • Asphalt Green, Battery Park City, 212 North End Avenue • Free – Nancy Schulman, the head of the Early Learning Center at Avenues: The World School, addresses: When should your child start school; time frame for applying; how schools differ; what to look for when you visit schools; the application and interview process; and decision making — yours and the school’s.

wednesday, april 2, 2014

HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR ADOLESCENT’S ADOLESCENCE, with Nancy Samalin 10:00AM – 12:00PM • 180 Riverside Dr., Manhattan, NY • $360/person, $550/couple – Learn effective skills in handling the day-to-day challenges of parenting a pre-teen or teenager. This is an ongoing advanced workshop and new registrants are invited to observe the first session prior to joining the group.

monday, april 7, 2014

The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education hosted by PACE   7:00 PM -8:30 PM • Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Pl. (between 16 and 17th Streets), NYC • FREE EVENT –  PACE (the Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education) will hold its 3rd Annual Spring Parents’ Forum “The Parents’ Perspective on Citywide G&T Education” providing information about New York City’s Citywide Gifted & Talented (G & T) elementary schools. The event will take place on Monday, April 7, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at Washington Irving High School in Manhattan.  Robin Aronow, Ph.D, an independent consultant and founder of School Search NYC, will moderate the event. Admission is free and open to the public. Parent representatives from each of the five Citywide G & T schools will be present at the forum. Current parents of Citywide G & T elementary students will share the unique aspects and challenges of their schools in the format of a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session.  http://www.Citywideschools.org; Contact Katie Sperling with questions, kel4@columbia.edu

tuesday, april 8, 2014

BEYOND FLASHCARDS: Logic, presented by PALNYC with Sian Zelbo and Mark Saul of CMT  6:30PM – 8:00PM • Downtown Community Center in TriBeCa • Free, register here The driving force of mathematics is logic. CMT discuss the connection between logic and mathematics, and we’ll give examples of logic games and activities for children that will encourage mathematical thinking.

tuesday, april 8, 2014

SENG Webinar 2014 DIVERSITY SERIES: Social-Emotional Development of Asian-American Gifted Students, with Echo Wu, PhD 7:30PM – 9:00PM • Access instructions to this online webinar will be sent to your email one week prior, the day before and the morning of the webinar • $40 – The presentation will focus on specific social-emotional development and needs of gifted students who are Asian but are either born or grow up in the US.

wednesday, april 9 – saturday, april 12, 2014

CONVENTION FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN 2014 Convention & Expo View the schedule for this four-day conference here • The Pennsylvania Convention Center • Pricing varies and conference days are priced separately. Discounted rates are available. See conference registration form for more details. – The CEC Annual Convention and Expo, will bring together thousands of special education teachers, administrators, researchers, professors and students from around the world to discuss pressing issues and share information in areas such as Common Core State Standards, administration, autism, co-teaching and collaboration, emotional and behavior disorders, instructional strategies for math, reading, and science, policy, technology and response to intervention.

friday, april 18, 2014  

NYC DOE Application Deadline for G&T Schools

tuesday, april 22, 2014

NAVIGATING NYC’S G&T OPTIONS, presented by PALNYC  6:30PM – 8:00PM • Location • $15, register here – Confused? Or want to learn more about the citywide, district, independent, and local gen ed programs for advanced learners? Parents offer an inside look at the programs that best accommodate this population in NYC. Come prepared to hear samples of a typical day in the life and pros and cons of each.

wednesday, april 23 – friday, april 25, 2014

ELEVENTH ANNUAL YOUNG CHILD EXPO & CONFERENCE, presented by Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education and Los Niños Services View the schedule for this three-day conference here • The New Yorker Hotel • $135 one day; $245 two day; $325 three day. Discounted rates are available. See conference registration form for more details. – The Young Child Expo & Conference is a joint project of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education and Los Niños Services designed to provide the latest information about early childhood development, services, resources, and products to early childhood professionals and parents in order to help all children reach their full potential. In one unique event, this conference integrates learning about a wide variety of important topics affecting typically developing children as well as those with special needs, including autism.  For more information or to register, visit the Young Child Expo page.

 saturday, april 26, 2014

NYC Urban Debate League Elementary School Championships • 1:30 PM • New York Historical Society • Free with Museum admission; all ages. Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, and elected officials started as members of school debate teams! Come and meet our future elected officials in the NYC Urban Debate League’s first annual Elementary School Championship. Watch these amazing students debate on their prepared topics, and stay for a more free-form round based on the objects found in the New-York Historical Society. Audience participation and questions are encouraged. Learn more about the nationally recognized NYC Urban Debate League and find out how to participate in their programs at nycudl.org

wednesday, april 30, 2014

Life After Nursery School: An Overview of the Private School Admission Process, presented by Robin Aronow 6:00PM – 8:00PM • YMCA Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 5 West 63rd St., NY, NY 10023 • Early Cost: $75 a Family for Workshop. Robin Aronow conducts this overview workshop in which she discusses private school admissions including: getting started, new schools, admission facts and application procedures, timelines, private v public, co-ed v single sex, progressive v traditional, parent interviews, child visits, reports, financial aid and more.  www.schoolsearchnyc.com

may

saturday, may 3, 2014

SCIENCE SATURDAY, Presented by Parents & Science and The Science Outreach Program at The Rockefeller University

10:30AM – 3:00PM • The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue at 66th Street • Pricing varies from $25 individual tickets to a $75 family rate, early registration is recommended and must be purchased in advance. Buy your tickets here – Rockefeller’s inaugural Science Saturday will be filled with fascinating talks, demonstrations, and hands-on activities designed to engage and inspire children and their families. You’ll be able to observe insects and other animals, learn how your senses work, visit state-of-the-art research facilities, and meet world-class scientists.

saturday, may 3, 2014

WRITE/CODE/SPEAK, Interactive Media Showcase, presented by Girls Write Now

2:00PM – 5:00PM • Art In General, 79 Walker St. • Free with reservation, RSVP at rsvp@girlswritenow.org – WRITE / CODE / SPEAK features high school girls’ dynamic multimedia stories told through new platforms for writing. Using a variety of mixed media, including traditional writing, audio, GIFs, and HTML coding, the interactive installations of WRITE / CODE / SPEAK showcase the writers’ unique voices, backgrounds, and experiences as high school students in New York City. Youth writers present their media pieces with performances, encouraging the audience to experience their creative processes and stories. This showcase represents the culmination of the Girls Write Now Digital Media Mentoring Program for 2013-14. In collaboration with Art in General, a nonprofit that assists artists with the production and presentation of new work and informs and engages the public about their work, WRITE / CODE / SPEAK also features artist Lisi Raskin. Her exhibition Recuperative Tactics serves as the backdrop for the youth showcase. RSVP now to rsvp@girlswritenow.org.

thursday, may 8 – saturday, may 10, 2014

38TH LEARNING & THE BRAIN CONFERENCE: The Science of Smarter Minds

Three-day Conference • The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel • Early registration $464 – by February 28, regular registration $544 – This 3-day conference will focus on research in the fields of brain, cognitive and mind sciences. Register to explore ways to use the science of “smarter minds” to teach the skills students need to meet today’s new standards, curriculum and careers.

saturday, may 10, 2014

An Exploration of Choreography 11:00 AM; David H. Koch Theater, Enter via Lobby, West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue • $20 per person• What is choreography and what does a choreographer do? New York City Ballet artists will answer these questions and more as they guide you through excerpts from NYCB’s vast repertory. Hosted by Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht. Join us for these Saturday morning one-hour presentations designed especially for family audiences. Featuring short works and excerpts from New York City Ballet’s diverse repertory, NYCB artists guide you through the program, offering insights on the music and choreography. These performances are the perfect introduction to New York City Ballet and the world of classical dance! For tickets.

tuesday, may 13 , 2014

BEYOND FLASHCARDS: Visual and Spatial Thinking, presented by PALNYC with Sian Zelbo and Mark Saul of CMT 6:30PM 6:30PM – 8:00PMLocation • Free, register hereAn important component of mathematics is visualization. In this workshop we will discuss the role of visualization in mathematics and give parents and teachers concrete ideas for working with children to develop this skill.

wednesday, may 14, 2014

Life After Nursery School: The Private School Panel, presented by Robin Aronow 6:00PM – 8:15PM • West Side YMCA Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 5 West 63rd St., NY, NY 10023. Registration: 5:35-5:55 PM; Workshop 6:00-8:15 PM• Early Cost: $40 a Family for Panel. Robin Aronow moderates this panel of private school parents representing approximately 20 sought-after schools including co-ed and single-sex, progressive and more traditional, urban and campus and covering a variety of  Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Riverdale and Downtown schools.  Parents will present the unique features of the schools their children attend and attendees will have the opportunity to get the flavor of the schools and compare them on a number of variables. It is anticipated that the following schools will be represented: Avenues, Bank St, Bilingual Buds (Mandarin Immersion), Brearley, Browning, Calhoun, Cathedral, Collegiate, Columbia Grammar and Prep, Dalton, Ethical Culture, Fieldston Lower, Friends, Grace Church, Horace Mann, Hewitt, Leman, LRSH, Mandell, Nightingale-Bamford, Riverdale Country, Speyer Legacy, Trevor Day and Trinity.  www.schoolsearchnyc.com

sunday, may 18, 2014

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Family Program • Museum of Math (MOMATH)• Cost: $95 per person. Join CTY at the Museum of Math (MOMATH) for an intriguing new program at MoMath. Mathematics illuminates patterns and structures all around us. This program will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math. Please visit cty.jhu.edu/family for additional details.  Register now Center for Talented Youth @ Johns Hopkins presents a sampling of NYC experiences as part of their Creative Connections programs designed specifically to meet the needs of young CTY participants. The imaginative and interactive programs include one-day and overnight learning experiences for students and parents at prestigious museums, science and nature centers, and aquariums. Program structure varies at each site, but every event includes hands-on activities designed to provide a stimulating environment in which families can learn together and discover fascinating new interests.

wednesday, may 21, 2014

I’M SO MAD: Tips to Help Your Kids Deal with Angerwith Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP, presented by The Child Mind Institute 6:15PM – 7:30PM • Child Mind Institute, Fascitelli Board Room, 445 Park Avenue • Free with Reservation – Behavior that is disruptive or impulsive can cause serious problems at home and at school.   Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP, senior clinician in the ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center, explains how to adapt your parenting strategies to help your child cope with his anger. You’ll learn behavioral techniques used to reduce disruptive behavior and improve a child’s relationship with his family. These techniques are easy to implement at home and include those used in the treatment of disruptive behavior at the Child Mind Institute.

week of may 26, 2014

NYC DOE Decision letters mailed to families by G&T Schools

tuesday, may 27, 2014

Life After Nursery School: An Overview of the Manhattan and Citywide Public School Admission Process, presented by Robin Aronow 6:00PM – 8:00PM • Ansche Chesed Synagogue Sanctuary, 251 W. 100th St. at West End Avenue, NY, NY 10025• Early Cost: $60 a Family. Robin Aronow conducts this overview workshop in which she discusses Manhattan and Citywide Public School options and admission processes.  Workshop topics include: Getting started, admission facts. timelines, touring considerations, public v private; gifted v general ed, zoning, special education and other options to consider. www.schoolsearchnyc.com

june

sunday, june 1, 2014

Be a Botanist for a Day:  Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Family Program • New York Botanical Garden• Cost: $95 per person. Join CTY at the NY Botanical Garden and become a field botanist for a day in one of the world’s premier botanical gardens. Identify and compare plants used in landscape architecture; dissect a flower; blend your own native plant seed ball; and take a tram tour of this beautiful environment. Discover the connections between the historical context of the garden planning era and those who shaped garden design. Visit a re-creation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in the Conservatory and the newly conceived Native Plant Garden. The garden presents the beauty of native plants in a modern garden setting, celebrating the diversity of native flora and inspiring gardeners to use sustainable native plantings in their home gardens. This program begins around 9:00 a.m. and ends around 4:00 p.m. Morning refreshments and a $10 lunch voucher are included. Register now Center for Talented Youth @ Johns Hopkins presents a sampling of NYC experiences as part of their Creative Connections programs designed specifically to meet the needs of young CTY participants. The imaginative and interactive programs include one-day and overnight learning experiences for students and parents at prestigious museums, science and nature centers, and aquariums. Program structure varies at each site, but every event includes hands-on activities designed to provide a stimulating environment in which families can learn together and discover fascinating new interests. Learn more.

sunday, june 1, 2014

The World Science Festival & Ultimate Science Street Fair • Washington Square Park • FREE registration while tickets last • 10 am- 6 pm
Games, performances, interactive experiments, and the great outdoors combine for a full-day science extravaganza at the seventh annual World Science Festival Street Fair. Installations and activities from more than 50 organizations will focus on our three themes: space, weather, and robots.There’s so much to explore: cutting-edge science experiments on the International Space Station, Mars rovers, extreme weather simulations, and robots that might someday live in your house, to name a few! We’ll also have science celebrities on hand, so you can learn from the pros – and snag a photo. Aspiring scientists of all ages can find entertainment both inside the buildings and outside at performances and demonstrations. Register for the World Science Festival’s free outdoor events to receive early notification of special events, learn where you can have your photo taken with astronauts, and be the first to see the schedule of stage performances.

wednesday, june 4, 2014

SUPPORTING GIFTS & TALENTS ALL SUMMER LONG, presented by PALNYC  6:30PM – 8:00PM • Location • $15, register here – Offering practical ways to prevent summer learning loss just in time for summer break, you’ll get great tips, tools, activities, and resources to keep your elementary school child stimulated to prevent summer slide.

saturday-sunday, june 7-8, 2014

Be a Scientist for a Day…and Night with Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Family Program • Sterling Forest State Park • Cost: $165 per person. Don a lab coat and become a scientist for a day with NYU School of Medicine Department of Environmental Medicine at Sterling Forest State Park ! Planned activities include conducting a DNA experiment under the guidance of a leading genetic toxicologist; extracting DNA from strawberries with common kitchen items; determining how clean our air is and how much air our lungs can hold; searching out bacteria from the world around us; learning how to drill for oil; and recovering iron from the Sterling Forest Park soil. Plus, take a pond walk and an iron mine tour with an experienced park ranger who will help us identify the many different species of aquatic life and the abundant variety of plants, animals, and birds in the forest.This overnight program begins around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and ends around 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. It includes dinner, snacks, and a light breakfast. Bring sleeping bags, mats, and pillows as you will be sleeping on the floor of the State Park Visitor Center.  Register now  Please visit cty.jhu.edu/family for additional details.

week of june 9, 2014

NYC DOE Deadline for families to pre-register for placement offers at G&T Schools

tuesday, june 10, 2014

SENG Webinar 2014 DIVERSITY SERIES: Indigenous and Gifted: Nurturing Multiple Identities as a Means of Building Resilience to Stereotype Threat with Dr. Melinda Webber 7:30PM – 9:00PM • Access instructions to this online webinar will be sent to your email one week prior, the day before and the morning of the webinar • $40 – Gifted Indigenous students require opportunities and encouragement to develop their talents in responsive family, community and school environments, which simultaneously nurture their cultural identities alongside their gifts and talents. Gifted Indigenous students who are strong in their cultural identity and who learn in contexts where their culture is valued, are less likely to succumb to negative peer pressure and negative academic stereotypes, which undermine academic attainment and talent development. My research explores the socio-cultural complexities encountered by students who identify as both Indigenous and Gifted. It suggests ways forward in terms of helping gifted Indigenous students to nurture both their academic and Indigenous identities.

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