P.A.L Workshop #2 (Fall 2011): The NYC Gifted & Talented Process: Admissions & Testing for Public & Firm Schools

by NYC Firm Schools on October 23, 2011

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

Register today at: Eventbrite

Presented by

* Jade’s Toy Box
* NYC Firm Schools Blog
* NYC G&T Blog
* TestingMom.com

in Partnership with Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center

A Dialogue about Education for Parents of Accelerated Learners

The Workshop Series
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 panel for a dialogue with you about educating and nurturing these unique learners.

WORKSHOP #2, Fall 2011 (for description of additional Fall 2011 workshops, click here):

#2 – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011, 6:30-8:00 pm
The NYC Gifted & Talented Process: Admissions & Testing for Public & Firm SchoolsWhether you’re set on Hunter, private, city-wide, district-wide or your local public school, don’t miss P.A.L. partners Karen Quinn, the best-selling author of the Ivy Chronicles and Testing for Kindergarten, along with NYC Gifted and Talented parent expert Michael McCurdy, as they share advice and insider secrets to get your child into the school of your choice.

Topics will include a general understanding of the tests required for the various G&T programs including the ERB/WPPSI, OLSAT, BRSA & the Stanford Binet. 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!

Guest speakers: Karen Quinn & Michael McCurdy
*Karen’s books will be on hand for sale and autographing.

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.

The Downtown Community Center,
120 Warren Street between Greenwich Street and Westside Highway in Tribeca (by Whole Foods in Tribeca)

$10 per workshop*

Free to DCC members.

*We believe that all children deserve an education appropriate for their learning style and ability level to reach their fullest potential. So if you are unable to pay for the P.A.L. series, please don’t let it stop you from attending. Contact us and request a P.A.L Scholarship application to attend for free.

For more information contact Angelique LeDoux at 212.343.8881, or email palworkshops@me.com

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