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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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Carol Barash

Story2
CEO, Founder

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 Businesses (2013), completed the Kaplan TechStars accelerator (2014), and is included in Forbes “10 EdTech Companies You Need to Know About” (2015) and “14 NY Tech Companies to Watch in 2016.” For over 20 years Carol has been innovating at the intersection of education, technology and community. She taught at Princeton University, the University of Michigan and Rutgers University, where she served as faculty advisor to the admissions committee. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, received full scholarships and completed her MA at the University of Virginia and PhD at Princeton University. In 2014 she climbed Kilimanjaro. #AMA @carolbarash

 

I founded Story2 in 2010 as a diverse online community of storytellers and storytelling resources for life's highest-stakes moments. Based in the neuroscience of storytelling, we are a pioneering edtech startup that teaches skills people can use to tell powerful personal stories, while improving their overall writing and readiness. Stories matter, and increasingly so in contexts such as college application essays.

 

Story2 has taught our proprietary storytelling method to over 20,000 students and 650 teachers, delivering improved writing and communication skills. We teach via our online EssayBuilder platform, in-person courses, online coaching, professional development, and curriculum licensing. 

 

Story2 was selected for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses award, 2015 EDDIE AWARD for "Best College Admissions Essay Website," and Kaplan's EdTech accelerator, Powered by TechStars, out of which we currently operate.

 

I am the author of Write Out Loud: The Definitive Guide to the New Common Application Essays (McGraw-Hill, 2013), English Women’s Poetry 1660-1714 (Oxford, 1996), and a memoir, My Father’s Voice.

 

My writing has been featured in Reuters, Huffington Post, USA Today College, NYC Schoolbook, among others. I blog on college admissions and higher education trends here on LinkedIn and at Story2.com.

 

Specialties: teaching, education innovation, marketing and brand strategy, team building and motivation, fund-raising, launching new programs, both-and thinking, community mental health networks