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.