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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 
Saturday, March 12 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Providing Rigor and Relevance in the Classroom LIMITED

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Dr. Brown will demonstrate ways to develop academic rigor and frameworks for complex curricula for the gifted that is personally relevant to gifted students within the context of accountability. She will engage participants in active learning of selected research-based thinking models that have effectiveness data for use with high-ability learners and share specific examples of differentiation, using the strategies of acceleration, depth, complexity, challenge, and creativity. Implementation insights and implications for student achievement will be discussed. Educators will walk away with: An understanding of what is appropriate challenge and rigor for gifted students
A framework for developing or assessing curricula for use with gifted students
Examples of differentiated tasks

Speakers
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Elissa F Brown, PhD

Director, Hunter College Center for Gifted Education, Hunter College
-Professor at Hunter College | -Expert in Gifted Education | -Provide professional development and consulting to schools, school districts, states, and countries | -Published author (over 2 dozen articles & book chapters) | -Resource for Hunter College Campus Schools, NYCDOE... Read More →

Sponsors & Supporters
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Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies & Education

Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies & Education
The mission of the Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies and Education is to support and empower gifted students, their teachers, and their families by playing a leading role in research, teacher training, and the development of curriculum, program, and policies.



Saturday March 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
W320