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The 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit includes topics on talent development, social & emotional development and how to navigate the practical matters for parents and educators of NYCs high potential youth, from pre-k through middle school. As requested by NYC families, the keynote, Finding Nourishment for Advanced Learners in Today’s Education Desert by Johns Hopkins Center for Talent Youth’s Dr. Elaine Hansen and a Thought Leaders Conversation– The Secret Sauce: Articulating What Works in Educating High Ability Youth Citywide will focus on best practices for supporting high ability youth throughout NYC.  A Curated Exhibit Hall will feature the best and most unique programs to support the passion, interest and talent areas of our children. The Education Technology Discovery Showcase allows parents and educators to test drive innovative programs that support teachers and students in the classroom and children and their parents at home. And finally, the Michael Perelstein Discover Your Passion awardees, the third cohort of talented NYC youth with talents that include the arts, comedic performance, computer science, music and chess, will exemplify what gifted and talented education looks like in practice.
To learn more about the organizer, Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC], see our site at PALWorkshopsnyc.org.

Not sure what sessions to attend? Our top picks by age range are below:
Parents of Pre-Schoolers + Kindergarteners: Thought Leaders + Keynote, Any of the Talent Development, Intro to Social & Emotional Development, Flip Side of Gifted, ABCs of Pre-K, It’s Elementary, 2E, Gifted Ed Toolkit, Diversity Topic, Secret Sauce Part 2
Rising K-5th grade, Elementary School Parents:  Thought Leaders + Keynote, Any of the Talent Development, Intro to Social & Emotional Development, Flip Side of Gifted, Dog Ate My iPad,  It’s Elementary, Navigating Middle School,  2E, Gifted Ed Toolkit, Gender Topic, Diversity Topic, What to Do When It’s Not the Right Fit, Secret Sauce Part 2, Genius: Then, Now & Tomorrow
Rising 5-8th graders, Middle School Parents:  Thought Leaders + Keynote, All of the Talent Development, Intro to Social & Emotional Development, Flip Side of Gifted, Dog Ate My iPad, Middle School Mayhem,  Navigating Middle School, Pathway to Highschool,  2E, Gifted Ed Toolkit, Gender Topic, Diversity Topic, What to Do When It’s Not the Right Fit, Secret Sauce Part 2, Genius: Then, Now & Tomorrow 

Featured Speakers

avatar for Elaine Hansen, PhD

Elaine Hansen, PhD

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Executive Director
avatar for Elissa F Brown, PhD

Elissa F Brown, PhD

Hunter College
Director, Hunter College Gifted Center
avatar for Barbara Tischler, PhD

Barbara Tischler, PhD

Speyer School
Head of School
avatar for Mark Berkowitz

Mark Berkowitz

IA Principal


avatar for Rodrigo Alonzo

Rodrigo Alonzo

Speyer Legacy School
5th and 6th Grade English Teacher
avatar for Robin Aronow, PhD

Robin Aronow, PhD

School Search NYC
Educational Consultant
avatar for Dr. Carol Barash

Dr. Carol Barash

Story 2
Founder and CEO
avatar for Micaela Bracamonte, MA

Micaela Bracamonte, MA

The Lang School
Head of School
avatar for Alison Brown

Alison Brown

PEAK Consulting, LLC
avatar for Jennifer Brozost, MEd

Jennifer Brozost, MEd

PEAS (Private Education Advisory Service)
avatar for Tiffany Ellis Butts

Tiffany Ellis Butts

Riverdale Country School, Parents of Color
avatar for Nadine Carroll

Nadine Carroll

George Jackson Academy
Lead Teacher
avatar for Janette Cesar

Janette Cesar

Talented & Gifted School
avatar for Dan Chang, MBA

Dan Chang, MBA

Chief Operating Officer
avatar for Michelle Cheng

Michelle Cheng

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Professional Development Manager
avatar for Gina Parker Collins

Gina Parker Collins

RIISE- Resources in Independent School Education
Founder | Author | Parent Advocate | School Advisor | Social...

Terri Decker

Smart City Kids
Educational Advisor
avatar for Michael Delman, MEd

Michael Delman, MEd

Beyond BookSmart
avatar for Elizabeth Eck

Elizabeth Eck

The 30th Avenue School
avatar for Alison Ferst, PhD

Alison Ferst, PhD

Hunter College High School
Clinical Psychologist/Consultant
avatar for Matthew Mugo Fields

Matthew Mugo Fields

GiftedandTalented.com & Redbird Advanced Learning
Founder & President
avatar for Maurice Frumkin, MBA

Maurice Frumkin, MBA

NYC Admissions Solutions
avatar for Derrick  Gay, MA

Derrick Gay, MA

Private Consultant
avatar for Larisa Gelman

Larisa Gelman

92nd St Y
Director, Educational Outreach Center
avatar for Stephen Gilman

Stephen Gilman

Executive Director
avatar for Lina Gonzalez

Lina Gonzalez

JCL Team
Co-founder, parent
avatar for Scott Heifetz, MS, MBA

Scott Heifetz, MS, MBA

Launch Math & Science Centers
avatar for Maren Holmen

Maren Holmen

The Beekman School & The Tutoring School
Director of the Tutoring School, Teacher
avatar for Brooke Kalick

Brooke Kalick

New York City Public Schools and Hunter College
Gifted and Talented Teacher and Adjunct Professor
avatar for Eli Kariv

Eli Kariv

The Coding Space
avatar for Shamir Khan, PhD

Shamir Khan, PhD

Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC- PALNYC
avatar for Christine Kovich

Christine Kovich

Executive Director
avatar for Angelique LeDoux

Angelique LeDoux

PANDAS Network
Board of Director, Conference Director
avatar for Shira Leibowitz

Shira Leibowitz

Portfolio School
Founding lower school director
avatar for Cecily  Lynett

Cecily Lynett

School Choice International
Educational Consultant
avatar for Mila Martynovsky

Mila Martynovsky

NY Math Circle
Instructor of Mathematics
avatar for Charles Merrill

Charles Merrill

Private Practice
avatar for Seth Messier

Seth Messier

Garden City Public Schools and Hunter College
Gifted and Talented Specialist
avatar for Robert Moy

Robert Moy

P.S. 334 Anderson School
avatar for Joseph Napolitano, MSW

Joseph Napolitano, MSW

Hunter College High School
School counselor at Hunter College High School
avatar for Ian Pearson

Ian Pearson

Pixel Academy
Director of Curriculum Development
avatar for Elizabeth Perelstein

Elizabeth Perelstein

The School Choice Group, The Education Experts
Chair, Founder
avatar for Melissa Providence

Melissa Providence

Oliver Scholars
Director of Placement
avatar for Roxana Reid

Roxana Reid

Smart City Kids
avatar for Kate Reuther

Kate Reuther

Uptown Stories
avatar for Sarah Richards, MS

Sarah Richards, MS

Saint Ann's School
Associate Chair, Science Department
avatar for Heidi Saltalamacchia

Heidi Saltalamacchia

Mother/Educator/Education Facilitator
avatar for Bonnie Schinagle, JD, LLM

Bonnie Schinagle, JD, LLM

Law Offices of Bonnie Spiro Schinagle
avatar for Maverick Scott

Maverick Scott

Financial Advisor
avatar for Jen Seron, MS, MFA

Jen Seron, MS, MFA

Full Circle Science
Talent Advocate
avatar for Amy Shelton, PhD

Amy Shelton, PhD

Johns Hopkins University
Professor/Director of Research
avatar for Vimmi Shroff, MEd

Vimmi Shroff, MEd

PEAS, Private Education Advisory Service
avatar for Mingyuan Song

Mingyuan Song

Jinshi Consulting Corp
avatar for Rebecca Wallace-Segall

Rebecca Wallace-Segall

Executive Director & Founder
avatar for Anny Yang, PhD

Anny Yang, PhD

Child Mind Institute
Associate Neuropsychologist