Thank you to everyone who attended our Gifted and Talented Open House this Wednesday, November 5th at the BRONX LIBRARY CENTER at 310 E Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx. Please download the presentation here.

Please note: The G&T Request for Testing (RFT) form is now due Wednesday, November 12 (extended from Friday, November 7). This test is only for students seeking a G&T placement in grades K-3 for September 2015.

View photos from our event:

FREE  Gifted and Talented  Open House  Wednesday, November 5th

Sessions at 10 am – 11:30 am and 6 – 7 pm
At the BRONX LIBRARY CENTER • 310 E Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx
(Take the B D or 4 subway to Fordham Road)
For elementary age options (Kindergarten through 3rd grade)

Who will be there:
Bronx Borough President’s Office
Parents Alliance for Citywide Education
Local Gifted and Talented Schools
NYC Department of Education
Other Educational Groups
Expert Consultants
Fellow Parents who know
the G&T process

What:
Drop in sessions – Learn what you want, stay as long as you can
Explore Gifted and Talented options near you
Sign Up for the G&T test (Hurry now – deadline is November 7th)
Learn about the free Gifted and Talented test

Why Should You Come?
Learn about the G&T test process
Find out about Gifted and Talented Schools
Talk to experienced parents and DOE representatives
Learn how a quality elementary school can ready your child
for specialized high schools and college
Free Refreshments
Children are welcome!

Download the flyer: English | Spanish

View Our Press Release

Download the Presentation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PACE: Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education
http://www.Citywideschools.org

PACE Hosts 3rd Annual NYC Citywide Schools Forum –

“The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”

 

New York, NY, March 28, 2014 – PACE (the Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education) will hold its 3rd Annual Spring Parents’ Forum “The Parents’ Perspective on Citywide G&T Education” providing information about New York City’s Citywide Gifted & Talented (G & T) elementary schools. The event will take place on Monday, April 7, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at Washington Irving High School in Manhattan.

Robin Aronow, Ph.D, an independent consultant and founder of School Search NYC, will moderate the event. Admission is free and open to the public.

Parent representatives from each of the five Citywide G & T schools will be present at the forum. Current parents of Citywide G & T elementary students will share the unique aspects and challenges of their schools in the format of a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session.

This event is created solely by parents of children at Citywide G & T schools. It is not officially sponsored by any of the Citywide schools nor by the Department of Education.

PACE is an organization founded by parent volunteers who represent each of New York City’s Citywide G & T schools and programs: The Anderson School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Brooklyn School of Inquiry, NEST+m on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, STEM Academy at PS 85Q (transitioning to the 30th Avenue School (Q300)) in Queens, and TAG Young Scholars in East Harlem, Manhattan.

PACE seeks to advance Citywide gifted and talented education through advocacy, outreach, and coalition building. PACE’s activities include:

  • Monitoring relevant education policy and issues,
  • Educating elected officials and other community leaders about Citywide gifted and talented programs,
  • Advocating for existing and new Citywide G & T schools and programs, and
  • Sharing experience, learning, and practices among parents at Citywide gifted and talented schools and programs.Citywide schools are gifted and talented schools which accept applicants from any of NYC’s five boroughs based on results of Department of Education Gifted and Talented testing.

Details
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Location: Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Pl. (between 16 and 17th Streets), NYC Free and Open to the Public

Questions: Contact Katie Sperling, kel4@columbia.edu

Materials from tonight’s forum can be downloaded here.

PACE is proud to be a participant in The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium.

About the Symposium-

It’s time to Collaborate, Innovate & Educate for the benefit of NYC’s high potential youth. The Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC (PALNYC) in partnership with the Center for Mathematical Talent at NYU’s Courant Institute is pleased to present a groundbreaking one-day symposium for parents, educators, ed tech specialists and mental health professionals, The NYC Gifted and Talented Symposium on October 26, 2013 at NYU’s Kimmel Center in New York City.

The NYC Gifted and Talented Symposium features keynote speaker Carol S. Dweck, PhD., one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation whose widely acclaimed book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success explores how people succeed and how to foster success. Four strands of sessions include experts on talent development, social and emotional issues, the G&T process in NYC and supporting and advocating for twice exceptional and culturally diverse learners. A Curated Exhibit Hall offers a sampling of NYC’s best schools, programs and services for high potential youth, while the Education Technology ‘Ed Tech’ Discovery Showcase provides opportunities to explore web and app-based learning tools to support children and students. The Thought Leaders Roundtable discussion includes NYC’s most knowledgable and influential leaders in education.

Attendees may choose from any session of the four strands. A sampling includes:

  •  STEM Topics: How Can We Support Our Child’s Mathematical Development? presented by Mark Saul and Sian Zelbo, Center for Mathematical Talent at NYU’s Courant Institute
  •  Nurturing & Advocating for Culturally Diverse Learners presented by Dr. Joy Lawson Davis
  •  Finding The Right Fit for Your Child Among Citywide & DistrictG&T, Self-Contained G&T, Single Sex, Co-Ed, General Ed & Homeschool Options  a panel discussion
  •  30 Apps in 30 Minutes presented during the Education Technology Discovery Showcase
  • Introduction to Social & Emotional Needs of Advanced Learners+ Asynchronous Development, Overexcitabilities & Underachievement, presented by Carolyn Kottmeyer with HOAGIES Gifted and SENG

Learn more>

Didn’t make it to our Spring Forum? Get the informational packet on all 5 Citywide G&T schools here. And, with the recent revelation by Pearson and the DOE that there are even more students who qualified for one of the 285 K seats at the Citywide G&T schools, there is greater need than ever for more of these schools! Please take a minute to read and sign our petition to the DOE asking for more Citywide G&T seats.

NYC DOE: Add More Citywide Gifted and Talented Programs

http://www.change.org/petitions/nyc-doe-add-more-citywide-gifted-and-talented-programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PACE: Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education
http://www.Citywideschools.org

PACE Hosts NYC Citywide Schools Forum –

“The Parent’s Perspective on Citywide G&T Education”

 

New York, NY, March 18, 2013 — PACE (the Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education) announces it will hold its 2nd Annual Spring Parents’ Forum providing information about New York City’s Citywide gifted & talented (G & T) elementary schools, to be titled “The Parents’ Perspective on Citywide G&T Education.”  The event will take place on Monday, April 15, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at PS 20 (166 Essex St. at Houston) in Manhattan.

The evening will be moderated by Robin Aronow, Ph.D, an independent consultant and founder of School Search NYC.   Admission is free and open to the public.

There will be parent representatives from each of the five Citywide G & T elementary schools at the forum.  Current parents of Citywide G & T elementary students will share the unique aspects and challenges of their schools in the format of a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session.

This event is created solely by parents of children at Citywide G &T elementary schools.  It is not officially sponsored by any of the Citywide schools nor by the DOE.

PACE is an organization founded by parent volunteers who represent each of New York City’s five Citywide G&T schools: Brooklyn School of Inquiry, NEST +m, STEM Academy at PS 85Q , TAG, and The Anderson School.  PACE seeks to advance Citywide gifted and talented education through advocacy, outreach, and coalition building.  PACE’s activities include:

  • Monitoring relevant education policy and issues,
  • Educating elected officials and other community leaders about Citywide gifted and talented programs,
  • Advocating for existing and new Citywide gifted and talented schools and programs, and
  • Sharing experience, learning, and practices among parents at Citywide gifted and talented schools and programs.

Citywide schools are gifted & talented schools which accept applicants from any of NYC’s five boroughs based on results of Department of Education gifted and talented testing. There are currently five Citywide schools, three located in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn, and one in Queens.

For additional information  Contact: Katie Sperling, kel4@columbia.edu

The 2nd Annual Spring Parent’s Forum on Citywide Gifted & Talented Education is free and open to the public, and will be held on Monday, April 15, at PS 20 in Manhattan, at 6:30 pm. Want to submit a question to the panelists?  Click here.

Please download the panelist presentation here.

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