P.A.L. Workshop #1 (Fall 2012): The NYC Gifted & Talented Process

by NYC Firm Schools on September 13, 2012

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) 2012-2013 Workshop Series

Register today at: Eventbrite

The P.A.L. monthly workshop series helps parents of accelerated learners understand important topics relevant to their young child’s cognitive, social & emotional development. Experts and practitioners in the field of gifted and talented education and parent advocates will join our panels for a dialogue with you about educating and nurturing these unique learners. The workshop series was launched in Spring 2011.


Whether you’re set on Hunter, citywide, districtwide, private or your local public school, don’t miss P.A.L.’s Signature Workshop on the G&T Process. Join Karen Quinn, the best-selling author of the Ivy Chronicles and Testing for Kindergarten, along with NYC Gifted and Talented parent expert Michael McCurdy, and others as they share advice and insider secrets to get your child into the most appropriate school for their needs.

Topics will include a general understanding of the tests required for the various G&T programs, including new changes. Karen and Michael will discuss the 7-Abilities every test assesses and your child must have to succeed in kindergarten and beyond; public and private school processes and procedures, timelines and deadlines. This is a not-to-be-missed session for all parents exploring kindergarten options in NYC! This session is ideally suited for parents interested in pursuing kindergarten/elementary admission and testing for public, private and Hunter.

Angelique LeDoux, founder of the P.A.L. Workshop Series and Jade’s ToyBox

Karen Quinn, is the author of “Testing For Kindergarten” and co-founder of TestingMom.com. She co-founded Smart City Kids, one of the first consulting services in NYC to help parents find the best public or private school for their child. Two of her novels, including “The Ivy Chronicles,” were optioned for feature films.

Michael McCurdy, known to many as the “Testing Dad,” is co-founder of TestingMom.com, and informs parents how to effectively navigate the NYC G&T system through his popular NYC Gifted and Talented Blog. He and his family live in New York City where his daughter attends P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep Gifted and Talented Program in District 2 in Manhattan.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 6:30 pm- 8 pm
Downtown Community Center at 120 Warren Street between Greenwich Street and West Street in Tribeca.

To Register: http://palworkshopsnyc.eventbrite.com
See the P.A.L. Workshops Blog @ www.palworkshops.wordpress.com

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