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Posted by Lorraine Yamin '95 on Sep 15, 2014

Late last spring, deputies from the New York City Department of Education asked early childhood professors at Bank Street College to create a Universal Preschool (UPK) institute, in order to provide professional development for the nearly 2,000 teachers hired to fulfill Mayor de Blasio’s UPK promise. By early June, Getting ...

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Posted by Jim Clay '88 on Aug 27, 2014

in Partnership with the NYCDOE Well, we did it! Twenty facilitators, including myself, have just come off of the high of three full days of training at the Getting Ready of Pre-K: An Institute for Educators at Queens College – August 19-21. What an opportunity to be a part of ...

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Posted by Elizabeth McKenna '05 on Aug 05, 2014

This summer I am delighted to have been selected to participate in Getting Ready for Pre-K: An Institute for Educators, a groundbreaking opportunity for early childhood educators. The New York City Department of Education and Bank Street College are partnering in the rollout of a teacher-training program for educators involved ...

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Posted by Amelia Clune '11 on Jun 18, 2014

"It is the story that owns and directs us..." —Chinua Achebe. Blogger Amelia Clune '11 In order to promote engagement and engender achievement in the classroom, we as teachers must appreciate how "identity narratives" impact perceptions of societal roles. The great Nigerian novelist, and a professor of mine at Bard ...

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Posted by Jane Nixon Willis '01 on May 14, 2014

Some thoughts on what rigor in school actually means Part Two: Making choices, making mistakes In reality, school is infused with awkwardness at every turn. Growing bodies are awkward, teachers are awkward, technology does weird things; the day is packed with socially confusing situations. Everybody did the math wrong today ...

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Posted by Jane Nixon Willis '01 on Apr 21, 2014

Some thoughts on what rigor in school actually means: Part One: What is yes, and...? Improvisation is an edgy, spontaneous art form - and completely unscripted. This means that you don't know what will happen next, or what your co-players will do or come up with. Unscripted is the key ...

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Posted by Jane Nixon Willis '01 on Mar 17, 2014

Writing to Reflect Real Life: Why the Personal Narrative is so Important to Students: Pre-K – 12th Grade As you grow up in this world you realize people really don't give a sh*t about what you feel or what you think. —David Coleman at NY State Department of Education presentation, ...

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Posted by Anne Mitchell '88 on Jan 22, 2014

Bank Street College began in 1916 as the Bureau of Educational Experiments located on Bank Street in Greenwich Village. The Bank Street Early Childhood (summer) Leadership program (aka in its early days "Day Care Administration") began in 1981 and will be 35 years old in 2016 — when Bank Street ...

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Posted by Jim Clay '88 on Nov 04, 2013

On Sunday, September 29, a group of DC-based Bank Street alums gathered at Concord Hill School in Chevy Chase, MD, where alum Denise Gershowitz is head of school. The occasion was a film screening and discussion of40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? a documentary which tells the story of ...

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Posted by BSCAA on Jun 07, 2013

On May 17, 2013, Bank street's Alumni Association presented Leslie Bedford, former Chair of Bank Street College of Education's Leadership in Museum Education Program, with an Ida Karp Award to honor her consistent and outstanding dedication to Bank Street College, its philosophy, and its long term goals. The following is ...

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Posted by BSCAA on May 06, 2013

Dear Fellow Bank Street Alum: A tremendous opportunity to raise funds for Bank Street’s Alumni Association (BSCAA), without writing a check, has come our way. A fellow alum has introduced us to a cutting edge energy company called, Viridian, which provides affordable green energy to customers. This initiative has the ...

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Posted by BSCAA on Dec 12, 2012

The Alumni Blog is an interactive space where alumni can share ideas and experiences, discuss, debate, and connect. Visit often so you can read and comment on the views of our guest bloggers, all educators and leaders from the alumni community. Submit your own thoughts and opinions and we will ...

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Posted by Helen Tinsley on Dec 03, 2012

Helen Tinsley is a 2001 graduate of Bank Street and author of Me and My Grandma – A story for children about AIDS. Copyright © 2012 by Helen Tinsley ——— Me and My Grandma is an intergenerational story about the effects of drugs and AIDS on one African-American family. The story ...

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