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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 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Literacy & Critical Thinking Showcase LIMITED

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We are thrilled to have you join The Literacy & Critical Thinking Showcase: A showcase of NYC’s most unique sampling of programs to support literacy and critical thinking skills. From in-person writing programs, to ed tech resources and coding– the language of the 21st century, parents and educators alike will undoubtedly find new ideas and tools to support the literacy skills of  their kids. 

Moderator, Blackboard Award winner and Speyer Legacy middle school English teacher Rodrigo Alonzo brings his perspective as a classroom teacher (from K through middle school) to a lively discussion with Carol Barash of Story2, Eli Kariv of The Coding Space, Kate Reuther of Uptown Stories and Rebecca Wallace-Segall of Writopia.


Moderators
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Rodrigo Alonzo

5th and 6th Grade English Teacher, Speyer Legacy School
Rod brings a rich range of experiences to his teaching. A graduate of Connecticut College, he taught at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights for twelve years: five as an assistant in kindergarten and second grade, followed by seven years as a head teacher in kindergarten, second... Read More →

Speakers
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Carol Barash

CEO, Founder, Story2
Carol Barash, PhD, an award-winning author, teacher and entrepreneur, is founder and CEO of Story2. Carol has taught more than 25,000 diverse students how to use the power of storytelling to gain selective college admissions and scholarships. Story2 won Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small... Read More →
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Eli Kariv

Founder, The Coding Space
Founder of The Coding Space, an after school program that helps students learn critical thinking and problem solving skills by learning to code.. Previously Founded the Summer Founders Program and was the President of Innoblue, a non profit organization Formerly worked at Firefox... Read More →
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Kate Reuther

founder, Uptown Stories
Kate Reuther is the founder and director of Uptown Stories.  She has taught writing for over fifteen years, in both public and private schools, including Calhoun, Fieldston, and Bank Street.  Her own fiction has appeared in The Madison Review, Brain Child, Salamander, and The... Read More →
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Rebecca Wallace-Segall

Executive Director & Founder, Writopia
Rebecca founded Writopia Lab in April 2007. She currently directs the national organization, teaches writing workshops, college essay writing, and runs in-school teacher training in New York City and throughout the country. She has grown the organization in NYC, and established and... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
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