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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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Parents of Accelerater Learners, NYC (PALNYC)

Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYCis 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 with a wide network of schools, educators, parents and sponsors. 

PALNYC is founder and host of the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposiumserving more than 500 parents and educators in New York City and bringing together some of the brightest minds in gifted education including keynote speaker Dr. Carol Dweck and organizations that included Johns Hopkins Center for Talented YouthHunter College Gifted StudiesThe Child Mind Institute, and others. Through programming like the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium, The PALNYC Spring Workshop Series and The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair, PALNYC offers a unique platform for schools, parents, students and companies to connect, collaborate and network.

To learn more about our events or sponsorship opportunities, contact PALNYC’s founder, Angelique LeDoux, palworkshops@mac.com, or 212.343.8881. www.palworkshopsnyc.org.