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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 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
What to Do When It’s Not the Right Fit: Options for a DIY Education LIMITED

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Whether your child is not being challenged or you’re tired of being a helicopter parent, join us to explore the options available when it’s not a typical transition time; your child’s school is not the right fit, she needs more supplementing in the area of her strength or your child needs a different learning environment altogether.

Moderators
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Elizabeth Perelstein

Chair, Founder, The School Choice Group, The Education Experts
Liz Perelstein is the Chair and Founder of School Choice International. A seasoned educator herself, she started the company as an expatriate in London over ten years ago. Prior to founding School Choice International she was a teacher, an educational administrator, a school board... Read More →

Speakers
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Maren Holmen

Director of the Tutoring School, Teacher, The Beekman School & The Tutoring School
Maren Holmen (B.A., Bard College, 2000) teaches Algebra I and Calculus for The Beekman School and is the coordinator of The Tutoring School.  She is a self-professed "math nerd", and enjoys working with students to help them realize their full potential in whatever they do (whether... Read More →
avatar for Jen Seron, MS, MFA

Jen Seron, MS, MFA

Talent Advocate, Full Circle Science
Jen Seron has been an advocate for talent development within her own family, community, city, and state. For the last ten years she homeschooled her 2e son as well as created and taught the Full Circle Science curriculum to develop interest, skill, and talent using science. For the... Read More →
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Heidi Saltalamacchia

Mother/Educator/Education Facilitator, Homeschooling
As a Montessori preschool teacher, and Early Intervention Special Education Masters candidate, I did not consider any education path for my own child beside the traditional one offered by our school system; even when it was failing him.    At the age of three, my son was diagnosed... Read More →
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Maverick Scott

Financial Advisor
Maverick Scott, an independent Financial Advisor who specializes in Wealth Management, Asset Management, Liability Management, Risk Management and Estate Planning matters. Mr. Scott is also a member of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and serves on the Legislative... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
W402