Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, Parents Resources for NYC G&T | Tags: nnat-2 test, NYC Gifted and Talented, OLSAT test
The NYC dept of ed changes gifted and talented information sessions for NYC parents. The sessions were previously held one time in each of the 5 boroughs. This year they will be hosting these seminars in each of the districts sprinkled throughout the city. Keep in mind, these sessions aren’t solely focused on the G&T program where they review OLSAT and NNAT-2 practice questions. These seminars also include pre-K and kindergarten (general ed.) information for parents considering these programs as well. Here are some practice questions for the OLSAT test and NNAT-2 test.
Here’s the schedule for November 2016:
|District 1||Thursday, December 1||6-8pm||P.S. 134 Henrietta Szold
293 East Broadway New York, NY 10002
|District 2||Wednesday, November 9||6-8pm||M.S. 260 Clinton School for Writers and Artists
10 East 15th Street New York, NY 10003
|District 3||Thursday, November 10||6-8pm||P.S. 333 Manhattan School for Children
154 W 93rd Street New York, NY 10025
|District 4||Thursday, November 17||4:30-7:30pm||The Tito Puente Complex
240 E 109th Street New York, NY 10029
|District 5||Monday, November 7||6-8pm||P.S. 092 Mary McLeod Bethune
222 West 134 Street New York, NY 10030
|District 6||Wednesday, November 9||6-8pm||P.S./I.S. 210 Twentyfirst Century Academy For Community Leadership
501-503 West 152 Street New York, NY 10031
|District 7||Wednesday, November 9||6-8pm||P.S. 065 Mother Hale Academy
677 East 141 Street Bronx, NY 10454
|District 8||Monday, November 7||6-8pm||P.S. 119
1075 Pugsley Avenue Bronx, NY 10472
|District 9||Thursday, November 10||6-8pm||P.S./I.S. 218 Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School
1220 Gerard Avenue Bronx, NY 10452
|District 10||Thursday, November 17||6-8pm||P.S. 279 Captain Manuel Rivera, Jr.
2100 Walton Avenue Bronx, NY 10453
|District 11||Monday, November 14||6-8pm||P.S./M.S. 194
2365 Waterbury Avenue Bronx, NY 10462
|District 12||Thursday, November 17||6-8pm||P.S. 214
1970 West Farms Road Bronx, NY 10460
|District 13||Tuesday, November 15||6:30-8:30pm||P.S. 133 William A. Butler
610 Baltic Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
|District 14||Thursday, November 17||6-8pm||P.S. 110 The Monitor
124 Monitor Street Brooklyn, NY 11222
|District 15||Monday, November 14||6-8pm||P.S. 24
427 38 Street Brooklyn, NY 11232
|District 16||Tuesday, November 1||6-8pm||P.S. 308 Clara Cardwell
616 Quincy Street Brooklyn, NY 11221
|District 17||Wednesday, November 9||6-8pm||P.S. 770 The New American Academy
60 E.94th Street Brooklyn, NY 11212
|District 18||Tuesday, November 1||6-8pm||P.S. 66
845 East 96 Street Brooklyn, NY 11236
|District 19||Thursday, November 10||6-8pm||P.S. 013 Roberto Clemente
557 Pennsylvania Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207
|District 20||Tuesday, November 15||6-8pm||Franklin D. Roosevelt High School
5800 20th Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11204
|District 21||Monday, November 7||6-8pm||I.S. 096 Seth Low
99 Avenue P Brooklyn, NY 11204
|District 22||Monday, November 14||6-8pm||P.S. 222 Katherine R. Snyder
3301 Quentin Road Brooklyn, NY 11234
|District 23||Tuesday, November 1||6-8pm||P.S. 156K Waverly School of the Arts
104 Sutter Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11212
|District 24||Wednesday, November 16||6-8pm||P.S. 110
43-18 97th Place Queens, NY 11368
|District 25||Monday, November 14||6-8pm||I.S. 025 Adrien Block
34-65 192 Street Queens, NY 11358
|District 26||Wednesday, November 16||6-8pm||P.S./I.S. 266
74-10 Commonwealth Boulevard Queens, NY 11426
|District 27||Monday, November 14||6-8pm||M.S. 137 America’s School Of Heroes
109-15 98 Street Queens, NY 11417
|District 28||Monday, November 7||6-8pm||P.S. 182 Samantha Smith
153-27 88th Avenue Queens, NY 11432
|District 29||Tuesday, November 1||6-8pm||P.S. 035 Nathaniel Woodhull
191-02 90 Avenue Queens, NY 11423
|District 30||Thursday, November 17||6-8pm||The Woodside Community School
39-07 57th Street Queens, NY 11377
|District 1||Thursday, November 10||6-8pm||Space Shuttle Columbia
77 Marsh Avenue Staten Island, NY 10314
|District 32||Monday, November 7||6-8pm||P.S. 376
194 Harman Street Brooklyn, NY 11237
Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, OLSAT Test, Parents Resources for NYC G&T | Tags: citywide program, district wide gifted, nyc gifted talented
It’s that time of year again for children to make the annual pilgrimage to the take the OLSAT and NNAT2 tests for vie for a coveted spot in the NYC gifted and talented program for next school year. Here are a couple of tips for NYC parents to remember after their talented tot takes the test in January.
Top tips for NYC gifted and talented schools:
- Make sure you visit every G&T school your child is eligible to attend after scores are released in April 2016. Some schools have very good reputations but keep in mind there are quite a few hidden gems in the city. Make sure you discover for yourself if a school would be a good fit for your child or not after visiting the school in person. Don’t rely on second hand information to base your final decision on what’s the best fit for YOUR child.
- There is a misconception that citywide G&T programs like NEST and Anderson are better than their district wide counterparts. This isn’t necessarily true since all G&T programs and curriculum vary dramatically so make sure you do your homework to find out the ins-and-outs of the schools your child is eligible for either district wide or citywide. The major plus about citywide programs is those schools go through 8th grade or all the way through 12th grade, depending on the school. That means no middle school or high school admissions process (believe me, that’s a big plus!). Once your child is in a program they are there to stay unless you decide to remove your child for whatever reason like moving or you’re tired of trying to keep up with the mountains of homework your child brings home every day.
There’s also a great article on DNA Info with even more tips for parents deciding about G&T programs for their children.
Filed under: OLSAT Test, Parents Resources for NYC G&T | Tags: citywide gifted program, district wide gifted talented, nyc gifted talented program
Over the past few years it’s become evident the lack of racial diversity in the NYC gifted and talented programs across the city. The biggest gaps are most evident in lower-income, minority neighborhoods. Not only that, the two boroughs of the Bronx and Staten Island neither have a citywide program within their borough. For the students living in the Bronx of Staten Island and scoring a 99th percentile on the OLSAT and NNAT-2 tests doesn’t guarantee a city-wide seat. And if these students do somehow get into a citywide gifted and talented program like NEST or Anderson it would take in some cases almost 2 hours of commute time each way with public transportation. The gifted and talented problem of supply and demand has been evident over the past several years with over 1,900 pre-K kids qualifying for a citywide seat and only 250-300 kindergarten seats being available.
The DOE promises to open more programs across the city, especially in areas that have few district wide gifted and talented programs. The DOE determines what areas get a new gifted program based upon the amount of kids who take the test in that district. Unfortunately, it’s a vicious cycle since many students don’t take the test since the parents don’t know about the test or don’t bother for whatever reason. There are plenty of students in both the Bronx and Staten Island to justify the opening of a new citywide program in each of those boroughs but it’s a tough sell since space is limited and educating local residents about this program.
The NYC G&T program does offer excellent educational opportunities but only for those who are aware of the program. Hopefully outreach to the local communities will make some sort of impact but as with anything that has to do with the DOE it will take years to see change.
Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, Parents Resources for NYC G&T | Tags: chelsea prep, nyc gifted talented, ps 33
Here’s the letter that the new interim principal of PS 33 Chelsea Prep who replaced Mrs. Lindy who recently retired from the NYC Dept. of Ed.
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the Interim Acting Principal of PS 33 Chelsea Prep. I am honored to join you in continuing the legacy of success established at Chelsea Prep.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than thirteen years. I have proudly served as a teacher, coach, and assistant principal in the NYC Department of Education. My experiences in early childhood, gifted and talented, and dual language programs have enabled me to understand the unique needs of diverse learners and supporting conditions that allow them to thrive as individuals. This appreciation is also fueled by my energetic and free-spirited 16-month old daughter, Lianna. Like all of my students, Lianna reminds me each and every day the amazing curiosity and limitless potential young minds possess.
Through a close partnership with you, I look forward to continuing the focus on character education, fostering a nurturing environment, and enhancing instruction that challenges, enriches, and engages our students to maximize their academic, social, emotional and physical potential. I am confident with our collective commitment, expertise and shared leadership, we will provide the students of Chelsea Prep the best education and foundation in preparing them to be strategic thinkers, life-long learners, and world class citizens ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century.
I will be available Tuesday, July 14th through Thursday, July 16th, from 10am-12pm. Please feel free to stop in and say hello. You can also reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time to set up an appointment.
As Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” I look forward to serving the Chelsea Prep Community and collaborating with each of you as we work together towards greater success.
In partnership, Cindy Wang Principal, I.A.
Filed under: nnat test, NYC Gifted and Talented Program, OLSAT Test, Parents Resources for NYC G&T | Tags: alycia zimmerman, NYC Gifted and Talented, ps 33 chlesea prep
Well, the summer has flown by as we head into another G&T year here in New York City! We went up to PS 33 Chelsea Prep yesterday to drop off some supplies for our daughter’s gifted and talented teacher this year – the incredible Mrs. Alycia Zimmeran! Our daughter is so blessed to have Mrs. Zimmerman for another year. Our daughter had Mrs. Zimmerman in first grade and now she’ll have her again for the third grade! Not sure if the public education system in New York City, no I mean Amercia, gets any better than this! Mrs. Zimmerman explempies what it means to be a dedicated, accountable, and enthusiastic teacher. I can’t say enough great things about her and her use of technology in the classrom which includes updates on her web site.
The NYC department of education did provide a brief update the new G&T handbooks which will now be available in early October, according to the DOE web site. There are MANY changes expected to come into play for the New York City gifted and talented program. Make sure you go to TestingMom.com and get free practice questions for the OLSAT test and the NNAT test – it will come sooner than you think! It’s never too early to start preparing your talented tot!
Keep me posted on how the first week of schools go, especially to all the G&T parents across all the 5 boroughs!
Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, Parents Resources for NYC G&T | Tags: linore lindy, PS 33 Chelsea Prep, ps 33 reviews
As the 2011-2012 school year ends it’s time to do a few blog posts over the next few days. You’ll be reading PS 33 Chelsea Prep reviews from the 2011-2012 school year! My daughter just finished 2nd grade at the G&T program at PS 33 in NYC in District 2 and it’s been quite another year of two thumbs up from both my wife and me! PS 33 is now one of the high-demand Gifted and Talented programs in NYC. Kudos to Principal Linore Lindy at P.S. 33 as she added more gifted and talented classes that now goes up through 3rd grade! Next year the program expands to fourth grade and the demand will for sure grow. Although, keep in mind with the changes to the test from the BSRA to the NNAT the number of students qualifying for the program will for sure drop due to the difficulty of the NNAT test compared to the BSRA (Bracken School Readiness Assessment).
This year PS 33 offered tap lessons from a former Broadway performer! It’s just another one of the amazing examples of the great program at this school not only for academics but also for extracurricular activities.
Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, Parents Resources for NYC G&T | Tags: anderson schoo, Lower Lab, nest
WSJ.com released an interactive tool to see the evaluation of teachers of New York City teachers. You can find out all the ratings for teachers in 4th grade and above at all the public schools in New York City. There was an uproar from the teacher’s union when the department of ed. decided to release this information to the general public. These ratings aren’t based upon OLSAT test results but rather standardized tests given to students starting in 4th grade.
Actually, the 2 most popular citywide gifted and talented programs scored lower than one of the most popular district 2 G&T programs at Lower Lab PS 77.
Make sure you also visit TestingMom.com to get 50 free sample questions for gifted and talented exam.