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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 

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Saturday, March 12
 

8:00am

REGISTRATION, CHECK-IN & NETWORKING
Light breakfast, coffee and networking.

Saturday March 12, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Auditorium [A014]

8:30am

Presentation of The Michael Perelstein DYP Scholarship Awardees
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation of the Michael Perelstein Discover Your Passion Competition Awardees
 
PALNYC in partnership with School Search Solutions is pleased to introduce the winners of the 2015 Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund Discover Your Passion award winners:

Ashley Chiu, the grand prize winner is a 6th grade student at The Quad Prep School.  Her passion is sewing- especially historically-inspired work. Ashley’s love of sewing began with a sewing class at her local fabric store. She started thinking about historical costumes after seeing a “Colonial Girl Dress Up” game on Google. Ashley plans to use her $5,000.00 award money in three ways: (1) a better sewing machine (2) more materials such as fabric, thread, boning, etc., (3) classes offered by other historical costume designers.

Leo Lorge is a 7th grade student at The Computer School, who has a passion for interviewing bands and other interesting people. He became interested in interviewing because his parents hosted a show called Kidrockers.  Leo is inspired by the interview style of Jimmy Kimmel, who he says “just talks to people in a normal way and is very funny”.  Leo intends to use the $3,500.00 award money to pay for interview expenses, including filming and editing. He will attend classes and private coaching sessions to build his skills, and buy a camera. http://vimeo.com/140856126

Rowan Walter is a 6th grade student at The Speyer Legacy School with a passion for drawing, cartooning and animating.  Rowan likes to make people happy and to make them think – he believes the world needs more humor and that comics make people happy, helps them think in a different way and creates positive conversations.  Rowan will use his $3,500.00 award to pay for formal training to advance to the next level, which includes a comic book club and animation workshops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Ee_8Yh4j4&feature=youtu.be

Emma Yang, a 7th grade student at the Brearley School, has a strong passion for computer science, programming and using technology to solve problems, especially healthcare. Emma created a prototype for an app called ConcussionChecker, which can quickly and easily evaluate a concussion by looking for certain symptoms and performing a variety of tests. Her ultimate goal is to create an iPhone iOS app that helps patients with Alzheimer’s live their daily lives better. With her $3,500.00award, Emma will be taking classes such as Introduction to Software Engineering and iOS Mobile Development, which will provide her with a good foundation for computer programming and training for mobile development for iOS devices, such as iPhone and iPad. The funding will also be used to purchase a one year subscription to tools (e.g. graphics tools, user interface and photo libraries) and services (e.g. app hosting and analytics) which will help her develop a professional grade app. https://vimeo.com/124749621

Declan Keegan is a 6th grade student at The Computer School, with a passion for playing piano.  He inherited his great-grandmothers’ upright piano when he was 7 and began taking lessons at the age of 9. Declan says he that he tried the guitar and trumpet, but chose the piano because it “spoke to him”. Declan will use his $1,500.00 award money to purchase a new piano and music lessons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwNiBFapuUo

Alexander Kempe is a 3rd grade student at Success Academy Union Square and his passion is chess.  He has been playing chess since the age of 4 and competing in tournaments at 5.  A few of Alexander’s goals are to become a chess champion like Bobby Fischer, a great chess teacher like Bruce Pandolfini and to teach blind people how to play chess.  He will use his $1,500.00  award to pay for chess lessons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2mkM-NaeUI&feature=youtu.be

Azriel and Azelia McCall are a brother and sister from Brooklyn, who attend PS 11, and are in grades 5 and 3, respectively.  Both have a passion for the violin.  They started playing violin 14 months ago at the Noel Pointer Foundation summer camp and fell in love with the instrument.  According to Azriel, the quote “Music is the universal language of mankind”, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, represents his and his sister’s passion.  Azriel and Azelia will use their $1,500.00 award money for music books, private lessons, and violin rentals. https://youtu.be/4IHNzT5VxMk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vk8yW27C3M

 

Speakers
avatar for Angelique LeDoux

Angelique LeDoux

Board of Director, Conference Director, PANDAS Network
Angelique LeDoux is a writer and picture editor turned education advocate based in New York City, and the founding partner and executive director of Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC (PALNYC). LeDoux is also a board of director with the Menlo Park-based non-profit, PANDAS Network... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Perelstein

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 →
avatar for Shamir Khan, PhD

Shamir Khan, PhD

Co-Founder, Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC- PALNYC
Shamir A. Khan, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is a Co-Founder of Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC (PALNYC). In Dr. Khan’s clinical practice, he primarily works with underrepresented and diverse adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He has served on the adjunct doctoral... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Auditorium [A014]

9:00am

The Pathway to High School: Admissions, Testing & the Interview Process
Limited Capacity seats available

During this presentation, Maurice will cover the key factors involved in the selection and matching process for selective NYC public high school admissions. This will include key strategies families must understand to optimize their child's candidacy for selective NYC high schools. Maurice will also debunk common myths and address the various perspectives on matching, from families to high schools and city policy. He will provide practical advice on how students can position themselves for success in this complex process, and what families must prioritize and when. Cecily of School Search Solutions will focus on independent and boarding school options. Both presenters will be available to speak to at the Exhibit Hall following this session. 

Speakers
avatar for Cecily  Lynett

Cecily Lynett

Educational Consultant, School Choice International
Cecily Lynett is an educational consultant for School Choice International in New York. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from West Virginia University and taught first grade at an independent school in Queens, New York. Before starting her work as a consultant at SCI, Cecily... Read More →
avatar for Maurice Frumkin, MBA

Maurice Frumkin, MBA

President, NYC Admissions Solutions
If you are interested in how to navigate public or private middle or high school admissions, I would be happy to speak with you or schedule a complimentary phone consultation. I am former independent school admissions officer and Deputy Executive Director of High School Admissions... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
W420

9:00am

What’s The Problem: Implementing Problem-Based Learning as an Effective Strategy for Student Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

Engaging gifted learners in meaningful experiences is a challenging task in today’s diverse classrooms. This session will engage participants in active learning by exploring a specific research-based classroom model that has been proven to be highly effective with gifted learners called, Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Implementation insights with an emphasis on STE(A)M as a pedagogical model for student achievement will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Messier

Seth Messier

Gifted and Talented Specialist, Garden City Public Schools and Hunter College
For the past 18 years, Seth Messier has worked in the Garden City Public School, located on Long Island, teaching the elementary grades. Currently, he is the Gifted and Talented specialist at both the Stewart and Stratford Elementary Schools. Mr. Messier attained his undergraduate... Read More →

Sponsors & Supporters
avatar for Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies & Education

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 9:00am - 9:50am
W320

9:00am

Twice Exceptional (2E) Learners: Support, Advocacy & Educational Options
Limited Capacity seats available

Parents of 2E children are often initially aware of their son or daughter’s unusual abilities. However, when preschool or school begins, parents unexpectedly hear from educators about learning or behavioral concerns. Successfully meeting the challenges of understanding and supporting a 2E child can be complex and time consuming. This presentation will offer parents basic information as well as provide an opportunity to ask questions

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Schinagle, JD, LLM

Bonnie Schinagle, JD, LLM

Attorney, Law Offices of Bonnie Spiro Schinagle
Bonnie Schinagle earned her juris doctorate and master of laws degrees from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She first encountered the special education system as a parent and, in her advanced legal studies, explored education law in general and the laws affecting people with disabilities... Read More →
avatar for Micaela Bracamonte, MA

Micaela Bracamonte, MA

Head of School, The Lang School
Micaela was a twice-exceptional student from the get go (gifted with "special" needs), skipping preschool because she learned to read at 3, then failing kindergarten because she couldn't memorize the alphabet. Throughout her studies, teachers and peers told her she had too many questions... Read More →
avatar for Julia Osborn, PhD

Julia Osborn, PhD

Julia B. Osborn, PhD, ABSNP is a psychologist who has worked with a wide range of children, including gifted children and children with learning and emotional challenges. She has served as a consultant to a variety of admissions programs, including the elementary school at Hunter... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
W402

9:00am

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
Limited Capacity seats available

With the constant focus on ‘best schools,’ are the schools for the gifted doing something that substantially differentiates the outcomes of their students as compared to other schools, if so, what exactly is that secret sauce and once articulated and even documented, can it be used as a model for best practices and implemented more vastly in other NYC schools.

Join us for a ilvely and thought provoking discussion 'The Secret Sauce, Articulating What Works in Educating High Ability Youth Citywide' as leaders of NYCs most reputable G&T programs share best practices and its framework for a scalable, replicable model for a new NYC standard of general education. 
 

Moderators
avatar for Elissa F Brown, PhD

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 city-wide and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Berkowitz

Mark Berkowitz

IA Principal, NEST+m
Since arriving at NEST+m in July 2015, (IA) Principal Mark Berkowitz has worked to ensure that NEST+m is a site of deep, purposeful learning for students and teachers alike. NEST+m students blossom into practitioners: scientists, mathematicians, engineers, artists, writers, historians... Read More →
avatar for Janette Cesar

Janette Cesar

Principal, Talented & Gifted School
Janette Cesar began her career in education as a teacher in District 13 in Brooklyn. As an undergraduate student at Hunter College, Ms. Cesar took many classes in Gifted Education. This prepared her to teach mostly gifted classes during her 12 years in District 13.  Ms. Cesar was... Read More →
avatar for Elaine Hansen, PhD

Elaine Hansen, PhD

Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Dr. Elaine Tuttle Hansen, the executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, has devoted her career to the education of bright young minds and the pursuit of academic excellence. At CTY Hansen has led initiatives designed to foster the continued growth and evolution... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Tischler, PhD

Barbara Tischler, PhD

Head of School, Speyer School
Dr. Barbara L. Tischler is a cum laude graduate of Douglass College of Rutgers University, where she completed an honors thesis on “Parody and Transcription in the Lutheran Masses of Johann Sebastian Bach.” A Master of Music degree in Oboe from the Manhattan School of Music and... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Auditorium [A014]

10:00am

The “Right Fit” Keynote: Finding Nourishment for Advanced Learners in Today’s Education Desert
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of the challenges and opportunities for parents and educators interested in developing academic talent in pre-college students and growing potential into exceptional performance.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Hansen, PhD

Elaine Hansen, PhD

Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Dr. Elaine Tuttle Hansen, the executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, has devoted her career to the education of bright young minds and the pursuit of academic excellence. At CTY Hansen has led initiatives designed to foster the continued growth and evolution... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Auditorium [A014]

10:00am

Providing Rigor and Relevance in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

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
avatar for Elissa F Brown, PhD

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 city-wide and... Read More →

Sponsors & Supporters
avatar for Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies & Education

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

10:00am

Intro to the Social & Emotional Needs of High Ability Youth
Limited Capacity seats available

Is the gifted child different from other children? Yes! Social development, emotional maturity, friends, peers, introvert / extravert, and more. The gifted child’s asynchronous development is not just academic. But their needs are not so different: they need to be accepted for who and what they are. How can we accomplish this, both at home and in school?

Speakers
avatar for Julia Osborn, PhD

Julia Osborn, PhD

Julia B. Osborn, PhD, ABSNP is a psychologist who has worked with a wide range of children, including gifted children and children with learning and emotional challenges. She has served as a consultant to a variety of admissions programs, including the elementary school at Hunter... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
W401

10:00am

Discovering Your Child’s Talent, Passion & Learning Style
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a lively discussion on how we as parents and educators can best support the passion, talent and interests of our children and students, as well as be aware of their learning styles and social and emotional needs that drive them to reach their potential.

Dan Chang of Thrively, an organization that measure 23 strength factors to provide children, their parents and educators a roadmap for finding purpose and fulfillment in life and Anny Yang of Child Mind Institute bring their expertise to this informative panel to help parents and educators develop a framework and vocabulary for understanding gifted and talented children.


Speakers
avatar for Dan Chang, MBA

Dan Chang, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, Thrively
Dan Chang is the chief operating officer of Thrively. Dan joined Thrively after a 13 year career in public education, where he led several noteworthy reform efforts in Los Angeles. He is co-founder of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education and helped open several of LA’s highest... Read More →
avatar for Anny Yang, PhD

Anny Yang, PhD

Associate Neuropsychologist, Child Mind Institute
Dr. Yang specializes in the evaluation and treatment of learning, behavioral and academic disorders in children, adolescents and adults.  She has specific interest and expertise in conducting in-depth diagnostic, developmental, neuropsychological and personality assessments of children... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
W400 New York Law School

11:00am

Curated Exhibit Hall
Discover school programs and educational options relevant to your child. The Curated Exhibit Hall hosts a variety of schools, local and online programs as well as summer camps and ed tech companies that support the cognitive, social and emotional needs of high potential youth.

Saturday March 12, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Events Center W201/202 New York Law School

11:00am

Navigating Middle School: Admissions, Testing & the Interview Process
Limited Capacity seats available

Admissions, Testing and the Interview Process for Public and Independent School Options

Admissions
- When is the right time to apply and when does middle school begin?
- Different types of Middle schools and philosophies (single sex, religious, traditional progressive, international etc…)
- The Myth of the Top Tier School
Right fit is key!

Testing
- What is the ISEE?
- What are schools looking for from the ISEE?
- When Should My Child take the test?
- Do We Prep For The Test?

The Interview Process
-Tips for the parent interview (be honest, turn off phones, united front with partner, feel confident but not entitled, understand the school’s philosophy, ask questions but nothing controversial!)
-Tips for child interview (most important!)
show excitement, understand the school’s philosophy, keep stories personal, ask questions that show interest in the school, no negatives about current school, relax and have fun!

Connections
- What are real connections?

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Brozost, MEd

Jennifer Brozost, MEd

Founder, PEAS (Private Education Advisory Service)
Jennifer attended New York University and received her Master's degree in Education from Columbia University's Teacher's College. She has her degree in the advanced teaching of Reading and Writing from Columbia University's Reading and Writing Project. She taught second grade and... Read More →
avatar for Vimmi Shroff, MEd

Vimmi Shroff, MEd

Founder, PEAS, Private Education Advisory Service
Vimmi completed her Undergraduate degree in Business and Economics in India. She has a Masters in Education from New York University. She taught at various private schools in New York City. She has worked as an admissions officer as well as a Director of Admissions at various New... Read More →
avatar for Robin Aronow, PhD

Robin Aronow, PhD

Educational Consultant, School Search NYC
Robin Aronow, Ph.D. consults with numerous private nursery and elementary schools, and individual families looking for ongoing schools pre-K through high school. She has written several articles about the process of applying to schools and conducts workshops entitled "Life After Nursery... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
W420

11:00am

Promoting Thinking in Content Areas through Performance-Based Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will provide an overview of performance-based assessments and why they are important to implement with gifted learners. Performance-based assessments can demonstrate more authentic, inquiry responses to curriculum and instruction. Additionally, in contrast to more traditional measures, performance-based assessments provide a deeper look at what a student understands. Participants will be engaged in active learning opportunities by exploring the use of performance-based assessment approaches that can be employed in the classroom. Implementation insights and implications for student achievement will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Kalick

Brooke Kalick

Gifted and Talented Teacher and Adjunct Professor, New York City Public Schools and Hunter College
Brooke Kalick received a BA in Communication from The George Washington University with a minor in Business Administration. She received a MS in Education from Hunter College. Brooke worked as a television producer and senior content producer on many live television shows and various... Read More →

Sponsors & Supporters
avatar for Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies & Education

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 11:00am - 11:50am
W320

11:00am

The Flip Side of Gifted: Uneven, Unmotivated, Perfectionist & Anxious
Limited Capacity seats available

A very common trait in many bright children is that of perfectionism. This trait is seen in both the “paralysed perfectionists” – those children too afraid to try something for fear of failing, or not being absolutely perfect; but also seen in the “exhausted perfectionists” – those children who try so hard and labour over things repeatedly to make them just right. Whilst it is great to set high standards, perfectionism can lead to anxiety, frustration and low self-esteem. Bright children often apply these high expectations to other areas of their life as well, taking the weight of the world upon their shoulders, and feeling unable to do anything about it. These high expectations and feelings of anxiety often result in the sad situation where we have very capable and competent young students feeling angry, frustrated and inadequate. This seminar looks at issues relating to perfectionism and anxiety in bright children and ways in which we can help them understand and manage the issues with which they struggle.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Brown

Alison Brown

Consultant, PEAK Consulting, LLC
Alison Brown is a registered Australian psychologist, an experienced teacher and a parent. She was a committee member and Vice President of the Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children over six years, has presented at a number of state, national and international conferences... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
W400 New York Law School

11:00am

The Gifted Ed Toolkit: A Beginners Guide to Advancing Your Child's Education
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the nature of intelligence?  How is it measured?  Is raising an advanced early learner a gift, a problem or both? What strategies at home facilitate learning?  How do you negotiate the school applications maze?  


Speakers
avatar for Charles Merrill

Charles Merrill

Private Practice
Dr. Merrill is a licensed psychologist with a private  adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy practice in Manhattan, He also works with parents raising gifted children as well as with parents raising children with learning disabilities or behavioral issues. Dr. Merrill's background... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
W401

12:00pm

Lunch A - Ed Tech APP Showcase
Limited Capacity seats available

Parents of Pre K + Elementary School, join us for lunch in Room W400 at 12 noon. Grab your sandwich, chips and dessert at the entrance and enjoy a casual lunch while we share the Ed Technology Showcase, a sampling of a few great programs you can use to support your child at home or student in the classroom. Then take off to the Curated Exhibit Hall until the next session begins at 1 pm.

12:10-30/40 PRE K + ES - Ed Tech Showcase

12:10-  INTRO 

12:15 Company A- Gifted & Talented.com

12:20 Company B- Thrively

12:25 Company C- Tutorlist

12:30 Company D- Buncee


 

 


Moderators
avatar for Parents of Accelerater Learners, NYC (PALNYC)

Parents of Accelerater Learners, NYC (PALNYC)

Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] is a 501(c)3 non-profit on a mission to support the strengths and talents of NYC high potential youth and their families by offering resources that support cognitive, social and emotional development. This mission continues to be realized today through quality programs and collaboration... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for GiftedandTalented.com

GiftedandTalented.com

GiftedandTalented.com was created by a passionate team of educators, innovators and researchers who are driven to bring advanced learning tools to the world. At GiftedandTalented.com, we recognize that the current structure of traditional education provides only a small section of... Read More →
avatar for Thrively

Thrively

Thrively uncovers a child's strengths, so they can pursue their passion in life. We measure 23 strength factors to provide children, their parents and educators a roadmap for finding purpose and fulfillment in life!
avatar for Tutorlist

Tutorlist

Tutorlist helps parents find and connect to experienced, independent K-12 tutors in academic subjects, test prep, enrichment, and learning support. Our tutors are classroom teachers, learning specialists, graduate students, and highly experienced former agency tutors. We allow you... Read More →




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

12:00pm

Curated Exhibit Hall
Discover school programs and educational options relevant to your child. The Curated Exhibit Hall hosts a variety of schools, local and online programs as well as summer camps and ed tech companies that support the cognitive, social and emotional needs of high potential youth.

Saturday March 12, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Events Center W201/202 New York Law School

12:00pm

Genius: Then, Now, Tomorrow- Literacy & STEM Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an exclusive professional development event led by 92nd Street Y with special guest Derrick Gay as we navigate an engaging STEM literacy curriculum as part of the 7 Days of Genius Festival.

This fun filled, collaborative workshop with fellow parents and educators will allow you to dive into new innovative teaching strategies and examine ways you can incorporate the Genius: Then, Now, Tomorrow STEM curriculum into your classroom and learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Larisa Gelman

Larisa Gelman

Director, Educational Outreach Center, 92nd St Y
Larisa Gelman, Director of the Educational Outreach Center at 92nd Street Y, designs and implements innovative and effective arts-in-education, STEM and Literary programs, with the objective of ensuring these disciplines are in the core curriculum of public schools. 92Y serves over... Read More →
avatar for Derrick  Gay, MA

Derrick Gay, MA

Private Consultant
Derrick Gay is an internationally recognized consultant to schools and educational organizations around the world on issues of diversity, inclusion and global citizenship. Mr. Gay collaborates with education thought leaders to foster empathy, cultivate cultural competency and deepen... Read More →

Sponsors & Supporters
avatar for 92nd St Y

92nd St Y

92nd St Y
92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. For 140 years, we have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
W320

12:00pm

The Literacy & Critical Thinking Showcase
Limited Capacity seats available

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
avatar for Rodrigo Alonzo

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
avatar for Carol Barash

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 →
avatar for Eli Kariv

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
W420

1:00pm

Lunch B - Ed Tech APP Showcase
Limited Capacity seats available

Parents of Middle School Students & Professional Development Attendees, join us for lunch in Room W400 at 12 noon. Grab your sandwich, chips and dessert at the entrance and enjoy a casual lunch while we share the Ed Technology Showcase, a sampling of a few great programs you can use to support your kiddo at home or student in the classroom. Then take off to the Curated Exhibit Hall until the next session begins at 2 pm.

1:10-30/40 MS + PD - Ed Tech Showcase

1:10-  INTRO 

1:15 Company A- Gifted & Talented.com

1:20 Company B- Thrively

1:25 Company C- Story 2

1:30 Company D- Upperline Code

 

Moderators
avatar for Parents of Accelerater Learners, NYC (PALNYC)

Parents of Accelerater Learners, NYC (PALNYC)

Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] is a 501(c)3 non-profit on a mission to support the strengths and talents of NYC high potential youth and their families by offering resources that support cognitive, social and emotional development. This mission continues to be realized today through quality programs and collaboration... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Upperline Code

Upperline School of Code
Upperline Code is bringing fun, rigorous and collaborative programming classes to high school students in New York City. Our summer programs that teach students how to build web and mobile applications using professional tools and best practices (Ruby, HTML, CSS, SQL, Javascript... Read More →
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GiftedandTalented.com

GiftedandTalented.com was created by a passionate team of educators, innovators and researchers who are driven to bring advanced learning tools to the world. At GiftedandTalented.com, we recognize that the current structure of traditional education provides only a small section of... Read More →
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Story2

We're on a mission to unlock human achievement through storytelling, community, writing tools, and expert support, all online.  Story2 makes writing college admission essays a snap. With Story2 EssayBuilder™ plan, organize, and complete authentic essays in less time, with less... Read More →
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Thrively

Thrively uncovers a child's strengths, so they can pursue their passion in life. We measure 23 strength factors to provide children, their parents and educators a roadmap for finding purpose and fulfillment in life!




Saturday March 12, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
W400 New York Law School

1:00pm

Curated Exhibit Hall
Discover school programs and educational options relevant to your child. The Curated Exhibit Hall hosts a variety of schools, local and online programs as well as summer camps and ed tech companies that support the cognitive, social and emotional needs of high potential youth.

Saturday March 12, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Events Center W201/202 New York Law School

1:00pm

Genius: Then, Now, Tomorrow- Literacy & STEM Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an exclusive professional development event led by 92nd Street Y with special guest Derrick Gay as we navigate an engaging STEM literacy curriculum as part of the 7 Days of Genius Festival.

This fun filled, collaborative workshop with fellow parents and educators will allow you to dive into new innovative teaching strategies and examine ways you can incorporate the Genius: Then, Now, Tomorrow STEM curriculum into your classroom and learning environment.

Speakers
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Larisa Gelman

Director, Educational Outreach Center, 92nd St Y
Larisa Gelman, Director of the Educational Outreach Center at 92nd Street Y, designs and implements innovative and effective arts-in-education, STEM and Literary programs, with the objective of ensuring these disciplines are in the core curriculum of public schools. 92Y serves over... Read More →
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Derrick Gay, MA

Private Consultant
Derrick Gay is an internationally recognized consultant to schools and educational organizations around the world on issues of diversity, inclusion and global citizenship. Mr. Gay collaborates with education thought leaders to foster empathy, cultivate cultural competency and deepen... Read More →

Sponsors & Supporters
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92nd St Y

92nd St Y
92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. For 140 years, we have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
W320

1:00pm

Gender Topic: Middle School Math for Advanced Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, a set of problems will be presented covering some topics from pre-algebra and basic geometry for advanced middle school learners.



Speakers
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Mila Martynovsky

Instructor of Mathematics, NY Math Circle
Mila has been teaching school and college level mathematics for more than twenty years in both the United States and Russia. She has a broad base of mathematics knowledge and is passionate about engaging and challenging her students. Mila is currently a math instructor at NY Math... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
W402

2:00pm

Curated Exhibit Hall
Discover school programs and educational options relevant to your child. The Curated Exhibit Hall hosts a variety of schools, local and online programs as well as summer camps and ed tech companies that support the cognitive, social and emotional needs of high potential youth.

Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Events Center W201/202 New York Law School

2:00pm

It’s Elementary: Navigating Elementary Admissions & Testing for Public & Independent Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will present an overview of the options, timelines and processes of applying to NYC Public, Charter and Independent Elementary Schools.

Speakers
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Robin Aronow, PhD

Educational Consultant, School Search NYC
Robin Aronow, Ph.D. consults with numerous private nursery and elementary schools, and individual families looking for ongoing schools pre-K through high school. She has written several articles about the process of applying to schools and conducts workshops entitled "Life After Nursery... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
W401

2:00pm

Why Spatial? Spatializing the Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Spatial skills appear to be the foundation for many aspects of reasoning and problem solving. This presentation will make the case for understanding how these skills are related to academic performance. It will provide an overview of spatial skills and how they characterized; present the data linking these skills to academics and achievement; and offer ideas for how educators can use these skills to facilitate learning, identify student potential, and assess student knowledge.

Speakers
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Amy Shelton, PhD

Professor/Director of Research, Johns Hopkins University
Amy Shelton is the director of research for the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) and a professor and associate dean for research in the School of Education (SOE) at Johns Hopkins University. She holds a joint appointment in the School of Medicine and serves on the steering committees... Read More →

Sponsors & Supporters
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Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. As part of Johns Hopkins University, CTY helps fulfill the university’s mission of preparing students to make significant future contributions to our wo... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
W320

2:00pm

The Dog Ate My iPad: Executive Function & Organizational Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your child’s lack of organization developmentally appropriate or a sign of a bigger issue worth supporting. Come find out when Beyond Booksmart’s Michael Delman demystifies executive function.

Speakers
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Michael Delman, MEd

CEO, Beyond BookSmart
Massachusetts Distinguished Educator Michael Delman founded Beyond BookSmart in 2006, where he serves as the company’s CEO. Prior to that, Mr. Delman founded and served as principal at the McAuliffe Charter Public School, an Expeditionary Learning school. He has led Beyond BookSmart... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
W420

2:00pm

Diversity Topic - Bridging the Great Divide with Parent Engagement: Common Threads That Weave Success
Limited Capacity seats available

How much does parent engagement or lack thereof determine the educational outcome of our children? What can we as parents do better to be involved, despite the challenges and obstacles that arise? How do cultural norms, economics, race, and educational DNA get in the way, and how do we break down the barriers to be more engaged and a facilitator of our children’s educational path and potentially prosperous future?


Moderators
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4RIISE

Gina Parker Collins, founder of RIISE,  is a parent advocate and school advisor. Founder of Resources In Independent School Education in 2009, Gina is proud to lead and collaborate with this powerful educational network bridging the gaps between families of color and the culture... Read More →
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Gina Parker Collins

Founder | Author | Parent Advocate | School Advisor | Social Entrepreneur, RIISE- Resources in Independent School Education
Gina Parker Collins, is a parent advocate, independent school advisor and author. She is the founder of Resources In Independent School Education also known as RIISE. Through digital and live platforms Gina speaks to the heart of the matter, interpreting experiences that support awareness... Read More →

Speakers
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Tiffany Ellis Butts

Co-Chair, Riverdale Country School, Parents of Color
Tiffany Ellis Butts is a member of the Riverdale Country School community where she serves as Co-Chair of the Parents of Color Committee (POC). Professionally, she is an arts management consultant specializing in marketing, with a focus on audience development and engagement. Over... Read More →
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Nadine Carroll

Lead Teacher, George Jackson Academy
I am in my 8th year as a teacher at George Jackson Academy. I teach 5th grade Math and Science and 8th grade Social Justice. This year, I serve as a lead teacher. My role is to provide support for teachers by observing and conferencing about lesson plans, students and their overall... Read More →
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Lina Gonzalez

Co-founder, parent, JCL Team
Lina Gonzalez is a healthcare design consultant designing medical facilities throughout NYC's five boroughs for clients such as Emblem Health, Simone Properties and Montefiore Hospital.  She also co-founded JCLTeam, a consulting firm that provides walking, running and cycling instruction... Read More →
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Melissa Providence

Director of Placement, Oliver Scholars
Melissa Providence joined the Oliver family in September of 2014. Originally from Brooklyn NY, Melissa attended the Nightingale-Bamford School and went on to receive her BA in English and Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work in education began upon returning... Read More →
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Mingyuan Song

Consultant, Jinshi Consulting Corp
Founder of Jinshi consulting corp.Consultant in major investment bankCo-chair of chinese family network in Horace Mann school.Active in bridging western education system with Chinese education


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
W402

2:00pm

Beyond Buzzwords: S.T.E.A.M. in NYC
Limited Capacity seats available

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 →
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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

3:00pm

The ABCs of Pre-K: Navigating Public & Private School Options
Limited Capacity seats available

Demystifying the Nursery/Pre-K Process for New York City Parents
—The presentation will cover educational options for nursery school/Pre-K, along with timelines and procedures for research, applications, tours & interviews and correspondence.

Speakers
TD

Terri Decker

Educational Advisor, Smart City Kids
Terri Decker came to Smart City Kids with over 15 years of professional and personal experience in New York City independent schools at both the ongoing and nursery school levels. She was Assistant Director of Admissions at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, where she interviewed... Read More →
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Roxana Reid

President, Smart City Kids
Roxana Reid is the President of Smart City Kids Inc. and Smart City Tutors Inc. an educational consulting firm that helps families in New York City identify public and private school options for their children. Smart City Kids has served the New York City area for longer than any... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
W401

3:00pm

The Secret Sauce, Part 2: A Showcase of Exemplary Teaching & Best Practices in Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Continuing where we started at the Thought leaders discussion, we bring it to the teacher level for Part 2 of the Secret Sauce.

With the constant focus on ‘best schools,’ are the schools for the gifted doing something that substantially differentiates the outcomes of their students as compared to other schools, if so, what exactly is that secret sauce? A sampling of NYCs top teachers of the gifted share with us what best practices look like in action.

Robert Moy moderates a refreshing panel of talent including Sarah Richards with Saint Ann's School,  Rodrigo Alonzo from The Speyer Legacy School and Betty Eck of Q300. 

Moderators
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Robert Moy

Co-Founder, P.S. 334 Anderson School
Robert Moy is one of the founding teachers of the Anderson School in District 3; it was inaugurated in 1987 and is now one of the citywide schools for gifted children.  He began as a first grade teacher and in later years worked as a kindergarten through Grade 3 science cluster teacher... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rodrigo Alonzo

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 →
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Elizabeth Eck

Teacher, The 30th Avenue School
Betty is a founding staff member at Q300, a Citywide gifted and talented K-8. She teaches middle school science and mathematics, and has worked in all subject areas at the sixth grade level. Betty has a background in special education and works with many twice exceptional students... Read More →
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Sarah Richards, MS

Associate Chair, Science Department, Saint Ann's School
Sarah Richards has taught science at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, NY since 1987. During her tenure there, Sarah has taught General Science, Earth Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Meteorology. She has also served as Chair and Associate Chair of... Read More →

Sponsors & Supporters
avatar for Parents of Accelerater Learners, NYC (PALNYC)

Parents of Accelerater Learners, NYC (PALNYC)

Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] is a 501(c)3 non-profit on a mission to support the strengths and talents of NYC high potential youth and their families by offering resources that support cognitive, social and emotional development. This mission continues to be realized today through quality programs and collaboration... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
W320

3:00pm

Middle School Mayhem: Understanding & Encouraging Healthy Risk Taking
Limited Capacity seats available

Taking risks is an important part of life, and most certainly a hallmark of the transition from childhood to adulthood. If one never take risks they never learn about their capacities and we are deprived of the joy of new experiences. Risks can be healthy and they can be unhealthy. Avoidance of risk is only one piece of the puzzle. Part of an adult’s role in nurturing middle schoolers is to encourage risks in safe environments and equip them to avoid taking risks in situations where they could endanger themselves or others. Join us for a facilitated conversation about talking with your middle school student about risk and decision making, and helping them learn how to evaluate risks and anticipate the consequences of their choices.


Speakers
avatar for Joseph Napolitano, MSW

Joseph Napolitano, MSW

School counselor at Hunter College High School, Hunter College High School
Joe Napolitano, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in private practice since 2009 and a school counselor at Hunter College High School since 2012. He has expertise in adolescent development and has been working in the New York City public school system, from... Read More →
avatar for Alison Ferst, PhD

Alison Ferst, PhD

Clinical Psychologist/Consultant, Hunter College High School
Dr. Ferst is a Clinical Psychologist and child and adolescent psychotherapist. She is the Clinical Psychology and Substance Abuse Consultant and Clinician at Hunter College High School for over 8 years, providing clinical support and education to students and families. Alison completed... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
W420

3:00pm

What to Do When It’s Not the Right Fit: Options for a DIY Education
Limited Capacity seats available

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
avatar for Elizabeth Perelstein

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 →
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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

3:00pm

Learning in & Beyond the 21st Century Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

The changing landscape of education offers students an unprecedented opportunity to learn on their own terms. This session will explore the implications, the programs and the tools that are changing the way kids learn, educators teach and parents engage with schools and support their child’s educational path.

Matthew Mugo Fields of GiftedandTalented.com, Shire Leibowitz and Babur Habib from The Portfolio School, and Ian Pearson with Pixel Academy share thoughts on Learning In & Beyond the 21st Century Classroom.



Speakers
avatar for Matthew Mugo Fields

Matthew Mugo Fields

Founder & President, GiftedandTalented.com & Redbird Advanced Learning
President of Silicon Valley-based enterprise Redbird Advanced Learning and Founder of its GiftedandTalented.com division, Matthew Mugo Fields is a long-time social entrepreneur and leader in education, committed to improving education through technology and innovation.   While growing up in the Philadelphia area with limited resources, Matthew benefited from the support of an inspiring... Read More →
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Shira Leibowitz

Founding lower school director, Portfolio School
Dr. Shira Leibowitz is the founding lower school director of Portfolio School, a school dedicated to personalization, project-based learning, and supporting students to pursue their own curiosities and passions. A dynamic educator with extensive experience leading independent schools... Read More →
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Ian Pearson

Director of Curriculum Development, Pixel Academy
Ian is a passionate programmer and kid-lover. He studied Computer Game Development and Programming at Becker College, has helped develop several video games and is on a constant personal mission to better his coding and technology skills. Ian joined the Pixel Academy team in early... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
W400 New York Law School