P.A.L. Workshop #2 (Spring 2012): Supporting Early Giftedness Through Play: A Hands-On, Play-Based Session For Parents

by NYC Firm Schools on February 18, 2012

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

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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 – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012, 6:30-8:00 pm

What does advanced ability look like in a young child? What clues or qualities might a parent, caregiver or teacher notice that would suggest early ability? Dr. Julia Osborn, a psychologist who specializes in gifted children, will explore the qualities often recognized early and offer concrete actions to support them. This hands-on workshop will help parents understand and support their young children through play-based strategies and Reggio-inspired examples, from Tribeca Community School’s program director Kristen Pallonetti. The hands-on portion will focus on children ages 18 months to 5 years.

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

Dr. Julia Osborn has been a psychologist in the New York area for 27 years. In her private practice, she specialized in gifted children and wrote several articles on the learning needs of gifted children, which are available at the website of the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. She has been active in lower school admissions at the Hunter College Campus Schools, as well as at the Speyer Legacy School and currently serves as a consultant to the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. She has presented talks on gifted children to the APA, the New York State AGATE as well as at numerous schools and PTA meetings around New York. Additionally, in her work at independent schools, she has focused on supporting children with learning differences. At Schneider Children’s Hospital for many years, she was actively engaged in assessing a wide variety of children, understanding their educational needs and advising parents and schools. A graduate of Bates College, she earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Kristen Pallonetti is the program director at Tribeca Community School, a Reggio philosophy school in New York City. She was a Harris Fellow in Child Development and Early Childhood Education at Yale University, and attended Harvard Graduate School of Education and Cornell University.

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

$10 per workshop

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

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