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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 

Parents & Educators of Pre-K Through Middle School Students:
Want a richer understanding of what it means to support your advanced learner? Looking for innovative programs, Ed Tech or services to challenge your student? Or just looking for great local & Ed Tech resources to support their passion? The Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC (PALNYC) is pleased to present the second biennial one-day symposium for parents, educators, education technology specialists and professionals, the 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit on March 12, 2016.

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.

Join us Saturday, March 12 , 2016 at New York Law School in TriBeCa to:

·         Share best practices during the PALNYC Thought Leaders Roundtable– The Secret Sauce: Articulating What Works in Educating High Ability Youth Citywide, a conversation and showcase of best practices among NYCs top schools for supporting high ability learners

·         Explore a variety of schools and programs that support the cognitive, social and emotional needs of high potential youth and find the right fit for your unique child.

·         Choose from any session within multiple strands, including: Talent Development, Social & Emotional Development, Navigating the Practical, Top-of-Mind Topicsand Professional Development, a dedicated strand for educators.

·         Collaborate and network with like-minded parents, principals, teachers, education consultants and specialists from some of NYC’s top programs for high potential children.

·         Visit the Curated Exhibit Hall to discover local and online programs, camps and enrichment specifically focused on the talent and ability areas of your child, whether their passion is art, reading, math, animals, architecture, music, chess, dance, sports, coding, game design, theater or entrepreneurship.

·         Try out the latest at the Ed Tech Discovery Showcase with even more innovative programs available for home and school use to enhance and engage students in learning. Come see firsthand how new tools are transforming engagement and improving learning outcomes.

·         Meet the Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund Discover Your Passion 2015 award winners, the third cohort of talented NYC youth that exemplify exceptional promise in areas such as the arts, comedic performance, computer science, music and chess.

·         Discover school programs and educational options relevant to your child, including co-ed versus single sex, boarding versus day programs, progressive versus traditional school philosophies, gifted & talented versus gen-ed programs, public versus private, charter, homeschool, online, one-to-one models– just about every option that NYC offers for your pre-K-8th grader.

 
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The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit @ a Glance

Time & Date: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday March 12, lunch included
Location:  New York Law School • 185 West Broadway, New York, NY
Attendees: Parents of pre-k through middle school students, educators and professionals
Registration: Visit our Eventbrite page to register
Tickets: $99 standard, $125 at the door
*Buy one-get one half priced and donor discounts are available online for a limited time. SCHOLARSHIP is available for families in financial need. 
Contact: Angelique LeDoux @ 212.343.8881 or via email @ palworkshops@me.com

Who Should Attend?

Parents and educators, principals, mental health professionals, education researchers, ed tech specialists, consultants, school counselors, pediatricians and pediatric dentists, school nurses, and anyone who wants to join the conversation about supporting NYC’s high potential youth. The content is relevant for parents and professionals from Pre-K through middle school. 

There is something for everyone… Do you suspect advanced ability in your child but you’re not sure how best to support it? Want the inside scoop for getting your child into a Gifted & Talented program? Want to know if there is a better school fit for your child’s learning style? Need resources for supporting the talent development and passion area of your budding computer programmer, math wiz or entrepreneur? Want a richer understanding of what it means to raise a gifted child- the perfectionism, the potential for underachievement and uneven development? Looking for ways to individualize and differentiate learning in your classroom with mixed ability kids? Or want better tools to connect what’s happening in the classroom to kids and parents for better engagement?

Workshops, Sessions & Panels

The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit includes topics on talent development, social & emotional development and how to negotiate the practical matters for parents of high potential youth, including: The ABCs of Pre-K: Navigating Public & Private School Options • Intro to Social & Emotional Needs of High Ability Youth • The Gifted Ed Toolkit: A Beginners Guide to Your Advanced Learner, an exploration of gifted characteristics and identification • Twice Exceptional Learners: Support, Advocacy and Educational Options for 2E Kids • The Dog Ate My IPad: Executive Function & Organizational Skills for Middle Schoolers • The Flip Side of ‘Gifted’: Uneven, Unmotivated, Perfectionist & Anxious • S.T.E.M. Topics: Teaching Children to Think Mathematically • Navigating Elementary: Admissions & Testing for Public & Independent Schools • Transition Time & What to Do When It’s Not the Right Fit • Talent Development & Understanding Learning Styles • Supporting the Arts & 21st Century Skills • Navigating Middle School: Admissions, Testing & the Interview Process • Literacy & Critical Thinking • Navigating High School: Admissions, Testing & the Interview Process for Public, Independent, Specialized & Boarding and more!

The Symposium will also offer educators an opportunity to attend sessions for CEU in the Professional Development strand. The Professional Development strand for educators includes: Providing Rigor and Relevance in the Classroom- presented by Elissa Brown, HUNTER College; Performance-Based Assessments; Genius: Then, Now, Tomorrow- Literacy & STEM Curriculum by 92Y and Discovery Eduction; Why Spatial? Spatializing the Curriculum with Dr. Amy Shelton, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth; The Secret Sauce: A Showcase of Exemplary Teaching & Best Practices in Action presented by PALNYC; Intro to Social & Emotional Needs of High Ability Youth; The Gifted Ed Toolkit: A Beginners Guide to Your Advanced Learner; Twice Exceptional Learners: Support, Advocacy and Educational Options for 2E Kids; The Dog Ate My IPad: Executive Function & Organizational Skills for Middle Schoolers; The Flip Side of ‘Gifted’: Uneven, Unmotivated, Perfectionist & Anxious; Math Education for Girls- Math Circles & Math Olympiads; Bridging the Great Divide through Parent Engagement and more. 


Sponsors & The Curated Exhibit Hall

Interested in Exhibiting at the 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium? The NYC G&T Symposium is currently taking applications for exhibitors and sponsors at the NYC G&T Symposium.

The symposium is co-sponsored by PALNYC and organized by an advisory committee comprised of select organizations in New York City and beyond, including representatives from a wide range of schools and organization including those that specialize in gifted education.  Past supporting organizations of the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium have included NAGC, AGATE, PACE, NJAGC, RIISE Diversity Recruitment, Common Sense Media and more.

In addition to well rounded panels, expert speakers and the announcement of the winners of the 3rd annual Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund’s Discover Your Passion™ Competition, the Symposium boasts a Curated Exhibit Hall. A hallmark of the Symposium and touted by past attendees to be  “…a wonderful opportunity to engage with the NYC community” the Exhibit Hall will include a sampling of NYC’s finest educational programs and schools.