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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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Scott Heifetz, MS, MBA

Launch Math & Science Centers
Director/Owner
27 N. Moore St, New York, New York 10013

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 for math, I worked for the largest tutoring company in New York City that provided services under the No Child Left Behind Act and as a professor at a local college in Manhattan.

 

I leveraged all of these experiences to formulate the mission at Launch Math & Science Centers. Math is the "language of science" and through my studies and experiences I learned to speak the language successfully, ultimately designing rockets and satellites that orbit the Earth today. At Launch, we demonstrate this same philosophy with real-world math instruction and exciting camp activities for kids. By showing children the connection between math as a "language" and activities they truly enjoy, a passion builds that motivates and inspires them to love and learn math.

 

At Launch, we look forward to bringing math down to earth for all children.

 

Specialties:Inspiring children to love and learn math!