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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 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
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Disrupt, gifted, STEM, STEAM, so many buzzwords, so little meaning. We’re uncovering the trends and focusing on the core qualities that make this sampling of NYCs STEAM programs worth talking about.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cheng

Michelle Cheng

Professional Development Manager, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Michelle Cheng is the Professional Development Manager at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. She develops workshops for K-12 educators in New York City and nationwide and creates lessons and resources for K-12 classrooms that engage in the design process and connect to Cooper... Read More →
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Stephen Gilman

Executive Director, MakerState
Stephen is the founder and executive director of MakerState. Stephen and his son Ben started MakerState because they wanted to bring fun STEAM building projects and experiments to all kids, schools and communities. Stephen is a founder of the Carnegie Learning Center, a micro-schools... Read More →
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Christine Kovich

Executive Director, HYPOTHEkids
Christine is Co-Founder of Harlem Biospace, a biotech incubator for early stage life science companies and Executive Director of its STEM initiative, HYPOTHEkids. Christine has spent the last 14 years in the payments industry, most recently creating partnerships with start-ups that... Read More →
avatar for Scott Heifetz, MS, MBA

Scott Heifetz, MS, MBA

Director/Owner, Launch Math & Science Centers
Over the course of my career, I enjoyed using math in the real world. Whether building NASA rockets and satellites as an aerospace engineer or building businesses as a Chief Financial Officer, mathematics was always the foundation for my achievements. In an effort to share my enthusiasm... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
W400 New York Law School