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P.A.L. Workshop (Spring 2013): Critical Issues For The NYC Middle Schooler: Character Education & Bullying

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

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The P.A.L. workshop series helps parents of accelerated learners understand important topics relevant to their 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.

Critical Issues For The NYC Middle Schooler: Character Education & Bullying

What can we do to help our children succeed in school and in life? Join this thought-provoking panel of middle school experts as we discuss the critical issues facing our NYC middle schoolers. Paul Tough’s book, How Children Succeed, sets the tone for a conversation about character education, bullying and more. Parents will gain a better sense of the issues and leave with an actionable list to support your adolescent.

Facilitator:
Dr. Robin Aronow, School Consultant at SchoolSearch NYC, has a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work. Robin has visited all the private schools and most of the public schools to which families in Manhattan apply. She has developed working relationships with private school admissions directors and administrators at Hunter College Campus Schools, the Anderson Program, and administrators in the Department of Education. She is an advisor to Manhattan Media’s Blackboard Awards, which honors excellence in education.

Panelists:
Paul Deards is director of the Upper School at Speyer Legacy School, an independent K-8 co-ed school established to meet the needs of advanced learners. Paul is a graduate of Oxford University and earned his Masters Degree in General Education at the Bank Street College of Education. He worked at The School at Columbia University and completed a second Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at the Summer Principals Academy of Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Christine Karamanoglou, is the Assistant Head of the Upper School – Middle School at Léman Manhattan and a founding faculty member of the school. Prior to her seven years at Léman Manhattan, Mrs. Karamanoglou worked at Poly Prep Country Day School as a reading specialist and at the Mary McDowell Center for Learning.

KC Cohen, is the Coordinator of Community Development at Riverdale Country School, an independent, co-ed, pre-K-12 day school in NYC.

Brother Brian Carty is the founder and president of De La Salle Academy, an independent, non-sectarian middle school for academically talented, economically disadvantaged boys and girls in grades six through eight. The school’s student body includes students from all five boroughs of NYC.

Location & Details:
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 @ 6:30 pm- 8 pm
This Workshop takes place at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca at 120 Warren Street between Greenwich Street and West St, across from Whole Foods Market.

Please Note: This session is ideally suited for parents of middle schoolers and upper elementary students, but all parents, teachers, counselors, etc. are welcome to attend.

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