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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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Roxana Reid

Smart City Kids
President
1619 Third Avenue, Suite 1, 10128, New York, New York 10128
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 other education advisory company. It is the organization that schools, non-profit organizations, corporations, and agencies that serve children and families go to for in-depth advice on nursery to twelfth-grade admissions. Smart City Kids, under Ms. Reid’s leadership, operates as the sole educational advising and placement agency serving the NYU campus and Sloan Kettering. Smart City Kids advisors have served as former admissions directors, nursery school directors, and placement directors.
Ms. Reid serves on the education division board of Manhattan Media, which highlights great schools in New York City from Nursery school through High School, public and private. Ms. Reid has served on the Board of Trustees at Friends Seminary, a highly sought after independent school, and served as Chair of the Admissions/Financial Aid Committee, the Executive Committee, and the Diversity Committee of the Board. Ms. Reid served as Director of Placement at the JCC Nursery school where she helped to place scores of students into independent private and public schools in Manhattan. Ms. Reid also served as admissions Counselor to Church of the Epiphany Nursery School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Ms. Reid formerly served as an adjunct professor at NYU’s School of Continuing Education and Professional studies in the Career Education and Life Planning Department, where she taught educational policies. She was also appointed to the task force responding to recommendations outlined by the visiting committee of the New York State Association of Independent Schools. 
A parent of two children, Ms. Reid is very active in her children’s schools. This lifelong New Yorker has been educated at every level by the NYC school system.