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Bank Street for Children

Bank Street Kids Make a Splash at the New Bookstore Site

Posted by Kate Marcus on October 21, 2014

Only the corner will change. Depending on your pace, Broadway and W. 107th Street, the new site of the Bank Street Bookstore, is about a five-minute walk from school and the current site of the Bookstore on Broadway and W. 112th Street. School for Children art teacher Maria Richa worked ...

tagged: art, bookstore, reading, school for children
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Graduate School

Dean Roach on Tk20 Assessment

Posted by Virginia Roach on April 02, 2014

Dear Graduate School Community, Educators and the programs that prepare them are facing increasing demands to document their proficiency and success. Those who work with children, families and teachers must document their successful practice. So, too, must the Bank Street Graduate School. Managing and communicating this data can be quite ...

tagged: assessment, tk20, virginia roach
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Graduate School

Innovations in Online Education

Posted by Nick Gray on April 02, 2014

Bank Street faculty present at a national research conference on their transformative online education experiences and the impact of their latest work. Teachers use math manipulatives to apply what they learn in online coaching. April 2, 2014 — Bank Street College of Education faculty present at the American Educational Research ...

tagged: fieldwork, math, online, research, stem
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Liberty LEADS

Liberty LEADS Goes to Advocacy Day

Posted by Alyssa Lyons on March 07, 2014

On February 11th, two Liberty LEADS staff members and four Liberty students trekked to Albany to partake in Advocacy Day. The annual event introduces students to the importance of championing for educational opportunity programs, such as Liberty LEADS, that help students realize and reach their academic potential regardless of their ...

tagged: adriano espaillat, advocacy day, bill perkins, daniel o’ donnell, liberty leads
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Graduate School

Navigating Danielson and APR; Can Teacher Development and High-Stakes Evaluation Co-Exist?

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on March 04, 2014

From protecting teachers to leveraging the Danielson Framework for school change, how are the NYC leaders navigating the new evaluation system in their schools?On February 26th, the Bank Street community engaged in the first Weismann Dinner for 2014. Once again, the selected panel of distinguished educators did not disappoint and ...

tagged: change, danielson, dinner, educational, framework, leadership, weismann
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Graduate School

Evaluating the Evaluators - Defining and Measuring Teacher and Principal Quality

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on March 04, 2014

On February 20th, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, hosted the conference Evaluating The Evaluators, Defining and Measuring Teacher and Principal Quality. Among other prestigious panelists, Bank Street College faculty, Terry Orr, Director of the Future School Leader Academy program, delivered an interesting presentation ...

tagged: evaluating, leaders, teachers
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Summer Camp

Summer Camp Presents KiDS College Spring Camp

Posted by Dylan Morgan on February 05, 2014

This Spring, the Bank Street Summer Camp presents KiDS College Spring Camp, two week long camp sessions with the Bank Street Summer Camp counselors kids know and love. These programs are unlike anything else offered in New York, as they combine the pedagogy of the Bank Street School with the

tagged: kids college, school for children, spring camp, summer camp
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School for Children

Naturalists Grab the Attention of National Geographic

Posted by Alexis Wright on January 17, 2014

Ordinary life at Bank Street is anything but ordinary. The “extraordinariness” (Yes, it’s a word!) of Bank Street was noted by the National Geographic Society last spring when the organization’s Vice President for Education, Daniel C. Edelson, visited and observed the 7/8s as they worked on the Hudson River project. ...

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Discover Bank Street

Bank Street Appoints Jackson Kytle Head of IPR

Posted by Nick Gray on January 15, 2014

Jackson Kytle has been appointed Interim Dean of Innovation, Policy, and Research (IPR). In that role, Kytle oversees the College Library, Bank Street Head Start, the high school dropout-prevention and college-readiness program Liberty LEADS, Occasional Papers, and other grant-funded and contract-based research and policy initiatives. Kytle will also lead Bank ...

tagged: accreditation, cabinet, ipr, policy
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Graduate School

Making Power Visible

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on November 21, 2013

Making Power Visible: Home Grown Community-Based Learning from Karachi to Philadelphia to You At the end of October, the Graduate School hosted the event Making Power Visible: Home Grown Community-Based Learning from Karachi to Philadelphia to You, with the Council of Students (COS). Presented by Yue Fang, president of COS, ...

tagged: community-based projects, graduate school, international initiatives
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Family Center

Welcome North Carolina!

Posted by Gabriel Guyton on November 14, 2013

Mentor Pilot Program Jacque Penick of Mountain Area Child and Family Center (left) and Gabriel Guyton. Bank Street is participating in a new, inter-center mentoring program with Mountain Area Child and Family Center, an early learning program, serving children birth-five in Asheville, North Carolina. The Bank Street Family Center is ...

tagged: family center, mountain area child, north carolina
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Financial Aid

Lou Palefsky Honored by New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association

Posted by Amy Kline on October 30, 2013

Lou Palefsky (left) with J. Scott Atkinson On October 16, 2013, Lou Palefsky, Director of Financial Aid at Bank Street College of Education, was honored with two awards at the 45th Annual New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) Meeting. The first was the Circle Award which is "awarded ...

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Graduate School

Bank Street College Honored by 1199 Future of America Learning Center

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on August 14, 2013

On Monday, July 15, 2013, the 1199 Future of America Learning Center celebrated its 20th year with an awards ceremony and musical performance given by the Children’s Musical Ensemble at the Lehman College Music Theater in the Bronx. Included in the list of honorees, was Bank Street College, in acknowledgment ...

tagged: award, cda, continuing professional studies, honor
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Graduate School

Math Program Receives Grant to Develop Online Fieldwork

Posted by Nick Gray on July 15, 2013

Robin Hummel Bank Street College of Education was recently awarded a $50,000 grant to support an online fieldwork and advisement pilot for the Leadership in Mathematics Education. The grant comes through 100Kin10, a coalition of organizations led by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to improve STEM education across the ...

tagged: advisement, development, fieldwork, leadership, math, online
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Dean's Corner

Dean Snyder Comments on Teacher Education Ratings

Posted by Bank Street on July 12, 2013

On Tuesday June 18, U.S. News and World Report published rankings of university-based teacher education programs with each program receiving a grade on a four-point scale. The grade was based upon information collected by the National Center for Teaching Quality (NCTQ). Based in Washington DC, according to their website, “The ...

tagged: evaluations, ratings, teacher preparation
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Discover Bank Street

Bank Street Helps Ease Lingering Sandy Trauma

Posted by Nick Gray on May 23, 2013

Staff from Community and Family Head Start experiencing the therapeutic value of having transitional objects, in the form of teddy bears, in traumatic times. Bank Street’s Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP), led by Lesley Koplow, “provides ongoing professional development and on-site consultation to early childhood programs and elementary schools ...

tagged: 0-3, development, disasters, infancy, toddlers, trauma
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Graduate School

Graduate Students Visit Adaptive Design Workshop

Posted by Virginia Casper on May 22, 2013

The Adaptive Design Association recently hosted the Bank Street’s World of the Infant class to put their knowledge about children birth-to-three and their families to work. Candidates in Infancy Programs are learning to be professionals in the field of early care and education, early intervention, and for the

tagged: 0-3, design, early childhood, infancy, students
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Graduate School

Faculty Member Wins Fulbright to Teach in India

Posted by Nick Gray on May 22, 2013

Dr. Bernadette Anand, Bank Street Graduate School faculty member and fieldwork advisor, has been selected for a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship. This is Bernadette’s second Fulbright scholarship. For her first scholarship, in 2008, she traveled to India to work with colleagues from Alagappa University, in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu – ...

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Development & External Relations

Science & Inquiry at the Trustees' Dinner

Posted by Nick Gray on April 30, 2013

Dr. Stuart Firestein On Tuesday, April 23, the Bank Street College Board of Trustees hosted the annual Trustees’ Dinner at a new location and with a new format. Colleagues in education and friends of the College joined the Trustees at the Century Association in New York City for an evening ...

tagged: fundraising, science, stem, trustees
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Graduate School

Bank Street Faculty Launch Math for All

Posted by Nick Gray on April 23, 2013

Bank Street math faculty launch Math for All: Video Case-based Professional Development Kits for Teacher Development On Monday, April 22, Bank Street College of Education and Corwin Press launched Math for All at an event celebrating the product at the College. Math for All helps teachers implement standards-based math lessons ...

tagged: inclusion, math, special education, stem
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School for Children

The School for Children Is Reducing Its Ecological Footprint with a Composting Initiative

Posted by Katie Peshut on April 23, 2013

On Monday, April 15, the School for Children (SFC) launched a composting initiative in the cafeteria and kitchen, due in large part to the focused efforts of the Parents Association's Green Action Committee. Green Action Committee member and first-year parent Laura Sametz spearheaded this initiative after helping to implement a

tagged: composting, green action committee, school for children
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School for Children

Responding to Boston

Posted by Alexis Wright on April 18, 2013

As educators, we have had to write a variation of this letter too many times to our school families. This school year alone, we experienced Hurricane Sandy, then the tragedy in Newtown, and now the deadly bombings in Boston that claimed three lives, including that of an 8 year old ...

tagged: coping, development, tragedy
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Instructional Technology

Jeannie Crowley Brings Meaningful Learning Online

Posted by Nick Gray on April 09, 2013

As online learning grows more commonplace in higher education, tech-savvy educators are moving away from justifying its viability and toward the more nuanced question of which models work best. Jeannie Crowley, Bank Street’s Director of Digital Media and Learning, has opened a lot of eyes to the potential of online ...

tagged: digital media, google, mooc, online learning
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Graduate School

Virginia Casper on 'Eldridge & Co.'

Posted by Nick Gray on March 27, 2013

Virginia Casper, Director of Bank Street's Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention programs, was recently interviewed on CUNY TV's Eldridge & Co. The program, aired on March 27, covered issues, challenges, and opportunities in the field of early childhood care, including early intervention and developmental and educational services. On ...

tagged: development, early childhood, infancy
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School for Children

On Bullying: Bank Street Hosts Author Emily Bazelon

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 23, 2013

On March 13, Bank Street School for Children hosted acclaimed journalist Emily Bazelon, author of the bestseller Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. A senior editor at Slate who has appeared on The Colbert Report, Bazelon is a leading voice ...

tagged: bullying, emily bazelon
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Financial Aid

Graduate School Establishes Peter Greeman Scholarship Program

Posted by Nick Gray on March 12, 2013

Peter Greeman Bank Street is pleased to announce that our Graduate School has been selected by Community Teachers Initiative (CTI) to establish a Peter Greeman Scholarship program. The scholarship will be granted to an incoming graduate student who commits to teaching upon graduation in a New York City public school ...

tagged: equity, financial aid, literacy, scholarship, urban education
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Library

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis Reads Debut Book to SFC Kids

Posted by Nick Gray on March 08, 2013

On March 1, Stephan Pastis, a nationally syndicated cartoonist for his work on Pearls Before Swine, and the students at Bank Street School for Children were the first to read his debut book for young people, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Pastis visited the 10s/11s at the Bank

tagged: literacy, reading
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Liberty LEADS

Liberty LEADS Leadership and Academic Excellence Retreat 2012-2013

Posted by Michael Hansen on March 06, 2013

By ANA TIBURCIO Snow was on the ground, the air was cold and foggy, but an undeterred group of students walked up the icy Ninham Mountain Fire Tower in Carmel, New York, 950 feet above sea level. Visibility was at a minimum at the summit, but it wasn’t important to ...

tagged: leadership, liberty leads, ninham mountain
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Graduate School

Bank Street Joins Effort to Prepare 100,000 STEM Teachers

Posted by Nick Gray on March 04, 2013

On February 13, 100Kin10, a multi-sector partnership addressing the national imperative to prepare 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021, announced that Bank Street College of Education has been accepted as a partner. “Joining 100Kin10 solidifies Bank Street’s commitment to preparing early childhood and childhood teachers who ...

tagged: 100kin10, math, partnerships, science, stem
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Continuing Professional Studies

Kids with Behavioral Challenges: Holistic Approaches

Posted by Nick Gray on March 04, 2013

Ms. Hala Khouri, MA, and Dr. Stuart Ablon, PhD In collaboration with Continuing Professional Studies, the Flawless Foundation is sponsoring a training on March 8-9 to help parents, educators, and yoga service professionals implement holistic approaches

tagged: behavior, cps, development, parents, teachers, training
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Graduate School

Principals Institute Featured on NYCDOE “Leadership Pathways” Website

Posted by Amy Kline on March 04, 2013

The New York City Department of Education’s Division of Academics, Performance and Support (DAPS) Office of Leadership has just launched its new Leadership Pathways website, with Bank Street College’s own Principals Institute featured prominently on its database of Leadership Development Opportunities. The Leadership Pathways site was created by the DOE ...

tagged: building leader, cohort, doe, leadership, nycdoe, opportunity, principals institute, school leader
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Graduate School

Bank Street Around the World: International Education

Posted by Nick Gray on December 04, 2012

On November 29, Bank Street College held a panel discussion, Opportunities in International Education, to bring together the different experiences of Bank Street staff and alumni to inform current students and educators who are thinking of working or traveling abroad.Dr. David Penberg (’84)—whose teaching and leadership experience has brought him ...

tagged: continuing education, cps, international
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School for Children

School for Children 7th Graders Study Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 27, 2012

Students in the 12/13s (7th grade) are getting what for many is their first taste of Shakespeare through this fall's study of Romeo and Juliet. Students are immersing themselves in the play through analysis of the text, weekly dramatizations of important scenes, and a study of various film adaptations. They ...

tagged: elizabethan, michael ginsburg
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Bank Street for Adults

Adrienne King, Associate Director of Financial Aid, Receives NYSFAAA Award

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on November 06, 2012

On October 10, 2012, Adrienne King, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Bank Street College of Education, was awarded a New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) Regional Award for Region VI. Region VI comprises the five boroughs of New York City. The purpose of the Regional Award is ...

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Graduate School

Bank Street Alumnae Present at the 2012 Child Life of Greater New York Annual Conference

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on November 06, 2012

On Monday, October 22nd, 2012, two of Bank Street College’s Child Life alumnae, Kymme Napoli and Lori Lerma, collaborated with Crystal Akbari from Mount Sinai to present at the 2012 Child Life of Greater New York Annual Conference. Their presentation was entitled: “Building Rapport: The Art of the Relationship and ...

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Bank Street for Children

Ellie Costa, Bank Street Literacy Specialist, Presented at a Sounds in Motion Conference

Posted by Katie Peshut on October 24, 2012

On October 27, 2012, Ellie Costa, Bank Street School for Children Reading and Literacy Specialist, presented at a workshop at The Children’s Hearing Institute Educational Outreach Program's Conference titled Sounds In Motion and its Applications. Ms. Costa shared the curriculum being developed in the School for Children's 5/6s (Kindergarten) using ...

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Graduate School

Student Centered Learning—Science Right Outside

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on September 28, 2012

Young children are curious about the natural world around them. Teachers can facilitate their explorations of what is immediately available to them just footsteps away from their classrooms. In August 2012, Stan Chu, a Bank Street College Science for Teachers (n-6) course instructor, led 28 teachers of grades one through ...

tagged: nepal, rato bangala school, science, teacher-training
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Online Education

Bank Street Recognized for Online Math Tutoring Program

Posted by Nick Gray on September 21, 2012

Math Place Online collaborators Barbara Dubitsky and Steven Goss One of the hallmarks of a Bank Street education is a focus on collaborative learning, which recognizes that human interaction is key to reaching all learners where they are. That legacy continues today as the College explores how new technologies can ...

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General Bank Street News

What does it mean to educate all children equitably?

Posted by Michael Hansen on September 19, 2012

What would schools and classrooms look like if they truly mirrored our democratic ideals? In this issue of the Occasional Papers five authors explore current and historical questions related to the inclusion of children with disabilities in our public schools. The history of educating children with disabilities—an ongoing civil rights ...

tagged: inclusion, occasional papers
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Continuing Professional Studies

Dr. Ablon's Revolutionary Approach to Helping Children with Behavioral Challenges

Posted by Nick Gray on September 04, 2012

Dr. J. Stuart Ablon from Think:Kids with Janine Francolini of the Flawless Foundation Photo: Cheryl Simon Consider this scenario: Teacher: How many times have I told you that you can’t be late to class? You are close to failing this class. I know you are smart, but you have to ...

tagged: behavior, cps, development, parents, teachers, training
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Graduate School

Infancy Institute Inspires Participants in its 25th Year

Posted by Nick Gray on July 02, 2012

Talking With Babies In a “Baby Watch” workshop, the workshop leader sits on a blue mat holding a wide-eyed 3-month old. She looks at the baby, speaking softly. He gazes at her and breaks into a wide smile. She speaks again. He makes several sounds. It is a conversation... Small ...

tagged: early intervention, family, infancy, infancy institute, nancy balaban, nancy mckeever, policy, research
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General Bank Street News

Fern Khan, Educator & Advocate, Retires

Posted by Farhad Asghar on June 27, 2012

On June 21, the Bank Street College community gathered to mark the close of Fern Khan’s remarkable tenure at Bank Street College. Over the years, Fern has been a School for Children parent, a parent trustee, a statutory trustee, Dean of the Division of Continuing Education for 22 years, and ...

tagged: advocacy, continuing education, fern khan, liberty leads, policy, social justice
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@bankstreetbooks

At the Bookstore, an Exciting Path Ahead

Posted by Andrew Laties on June 08, 2012

Six weeks ago I inherited management of the Bank Street Bookstore from my esteemed colleague Beth Puffer. During her decades of service, Beth placed millions of children’s books into the hands of young readers, and myriad professional books into the hands of teachers. Meanwhile, since 1985, I had been selling ...

tagged: bookstore, literacy, reading
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Graduate School

'Math for All': Now Every Student Can Learn

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on June 01, 2012

Math for All is a ground-breaking multimedia professional development math program that utilizes collaboration between special education and general education teachers to provide high quality, standards-based math instruction for grades K - 5 to all students, including ESL students, those with disabilities, and others with different learning styles. Meeting the ...

tagged: inclusive, learning resources, math, publications, special education
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Graduate School

Dean Virginia Roach Recognized for Policy Excellence

Posted by Nick Gray on April 17, 2012

On April 15, a major national research organization recognized Virginia Roach, Dean of the Graduate School, for her scholarly work in educational policy research. The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) presented Dean Roach with the William J. Davis Award at the annual

tagged: future school leaders academy, policy, publications, standards, terry orr, virginia roach
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General Bank Street News

‘Funny Food’: Kids, Please DO Play with Your Food

Posted by Nick Gray on April 06, 2012

A little man with tomato ears standing on toast legs looks up at you through yellow egg yolk eyes, while a strawberry-winged blackberry butterfly shows off its luminous colors. What to do but eat them? These fanciful critters are the breakfast creations of Bill Wurtzel, who, for over fifty years, ...

tagged: bank street bookstore, book launch, claire wurtzel, graduate school, health, inclusion, linda levine, special education
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Library

Irma Black Award: 40 Years of Kids’ Favorite Picture Books

Posted by Nick Gray on April 04, 2012

Each year, the Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Irma Black Award) goes to an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black ...

tagged: children's books, cook prize, irma black, library, lisa von drasek, literacy, reading
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Graduate School

Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Instruction in Progressive Education

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on April 03, 2012

On March 29, 2012, Karina Otoya-Knapp of the Bank Street College's Graduate School of Education was invited for a second time to be a discussant at NYU’s Annual International Education Doctoral Conference: Advancing Global Education in Austere Times. In her panel discussion, panelists from across the country offered a comparative ...

tagged: bilingual education, graduate school
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Graduate School

Helping the Lorax Speak for the Trees

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on April 03, 2012

Ted Wells, a 2007 graduate of Bank Street's Childhood General Education program, teaches 4th grade at the Park School in Brookline, MA, and his students are savoring a heady accomplishment: their petition campaign succeeded in getting an environmental education message onto the website for the

tagged: alumni, change, environment, media, reading, social justice, ted wells
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General Bank Street News

Bank Streeters Come Out 'In Defense of Childhood'

Posted by Nick Gray on April 01, 2012

Bank Street faculty and graduate students were out in force at the In Defense of Childhood conference on March 10, 2012, at City College. With a theme of “Keeping the Joy of Learning Alive,” the conference inspired participants to support children in their cultural contexts and to use inquiry-based learning ...

tagged: betsy blachly, betsy grob, linda lake, lisa von drasek, literacy, peggy mcnamara, resilience, social justice
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General Bank Street News

Bank Street’s New eBook For Parents And Educators

Posted by Nick Gray on March 16, 2012

In Spring 2010, President Elizabeth Dickey announced the annual Innova Grant—a program designed to spur innovation and encourage new initiatives from the College faculty. Each year, winning proposals receive start-up funds for their projects. One of 2011’s winning proposals, a collaboration from Lisa Von Drasek (Bank Street’s Children’s Librarian) and ...

tagged: cbc, children's book committee, ebook, innova, jeannie crowley, library, lisa von drasek, literacy, reading, technology
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Graduate School

Nancy Cloud: Differentiating Learning for Language and Concept Development

Posted by Johanna Pyun on March 12, 2012

The guest speaker for the second workshop of the 12th Annual Language Series was Nancy Cloud, who is a distinguished author of literacy and dual language instruction, as well as a Graduate Professor of Education at Rhode Island College. Beginning with thought-provoking questions such as, “What is language?” and “How ...

tagged: differentiated learning, language series, nancy cloud
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Graduate School

“Fiesta Flamenco” in Teacher Education

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on March 12, 2012

Workshops: Gateways to Understanding “The arts provide a different way of seeing the world, and help the learner better understand and interact with diverse peoples and areas of experience," says Harriet Lenk, Coordinator of the Lincoln Center Institute/Bank Street Collaborative. “Education in the performing arts should be an integral part ...

tagged: graduate school, harriet lenk, lincoln center institute, supervised fieldwork, supervised fieldwork advisement
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Graduate School

Deb Vilas Teaches Child Life via Skype to Japanese Hospital Play Specialist Students

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on March 12, 2012

On February 15, 2012, Deb Vilas of the Child Life Program was a guest lecturer for the second time (last year it was two weeks before the earthquake) at the University of Shizuoka, in Shizuoka City, Japan. Through the marvelous use of Skype, she led a class of Hospital Play ...

tagged: child life, deb vilas, distance learning
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Library

Children’s Book Committee Honors Five Books

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on March 05, 2012

Tales ranging from the creation of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, to the Titanic disaster, to the amusing trials of an older sister were among the five titles honored at the 2012 Children’sBookCommitteeAwards (CBC) on February 23, in the Bank Street auditorium. The CBC Online CBC Chair Linda Greengrass began the ...

tagged: cbc, children's book committee, children’s book committee awards, linda greengrass, lisa von drasek, the new cook science book prize
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General Bank Street News

Hear Christine Quinn On 'Alternatives to School Closings'

Posted by Nick Gray on March 02, 2012

Amid intense political clamor about teacher accountability, performance standards, and education reform, the New York Times reports that the city’s Education Department remains on track to close 33 under-performing schools. When reopened, those schools will be renamed, and half their teachers will be replaced. The fate of their students remains ...

tagged: accountability, christine quinn, jon snyder, niemeyer, policy, social justice
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General Bank Street News

‘Occasional Papers’ Challenges Politics of Accountability

Posted by Nick Gray on February 29, 2012

“Educators are not the enemy.” That’s the message of the latest issue of Bank Street’s Occasional Papers, according to guest co-editor Gail Boldt. This issue, the 27th published, and the second to be distributed exclusively online, tackles the subject of teacher accountability. In it, Boldt and her co-editor Bill Ayers ...

tagged: accountability, bill ayers, jonathan silin, occasional papers, policy, social justice
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Graduate School

A Look Into The Integrative Master's Project At Bank Street

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 27, 2012

Daniel Calvert brought play back into the classroom as the focus of his Collaborative Student-Faculty Inquiry on Teacher Leadership. *** Earlier this year, a little more than two-dozen Bank Street graduate students sat down in front of peers, faculty, family and friends to share what they learned and accomplished at ...

tagged: daniel calvert, gil schmerler, imp, integrative master's project, play
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General Bank Street News

Teaching Tools: Experience Black History Month, Virtually

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 14, 2012

SFC's Stan Brimberg developed the curriculum behind Mission US: "Flight to Freedom," the second in a series of innovative role-playing games developed to transform the way middle school students learn U.S. history. Students, teachers, history buffs: prepare yourself for an immersive journey into the antebellum world of plantation slavery, complete ...

tagged: black history month, online games, stan brimberg
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Bank Street for Adults

Elizabeth Dickey Appointed To Second Term

Posted by Nick Gray on January 31, 2012

On January 9, Bankstreet Board of Trustees Chair Anthony Asnes announced to the Bankstreet community that the board had voted unanimously to offer Elizabeth Dickey an appointment to a second term as president of the College. The announcement, recognizing the president’s service to Bankstreet, followed an extensive review process that ...

tagged: alexis wright, elizabeth dickey, leadership, president, trustees, virginia roach
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Library

Bank Street Archives To Document Lillian Weber Papers

Posted by Claire Daniel on January 04, 2012

The Bank Street College Archives has recently received a New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) grant to arrange and describe the papers of three educators who, in addition to their significance to the institution, were each nationally important contributors in their areas of expertise. The collections covered by ...

tagged: archives, library, lillian weber, lindsey wyckoff
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Bank Street for Adults

Child Life Program Celebrates Ten Years of Helping Children & Families

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on November 23, 2011

"I used to be a clown with the Big Apple Circus Support Unit." That’s how Jon Luongo describes what led him to pursue a career as a child life specialist. “We worked with kids in hospitals two or three times a week. I wanted to do more, and got my ...

tagged: child life, deb vilas, troy pinkney-ragsdale
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Bank Street for Children

Live from Bank Street: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’

Posted by Claire Daniel on November 22, 2011

Author Jeff Kinney inspires students in the School for Children and observers all over the world. In the world of children’s literature, Jeff Kinney and his character Greg Heffley are rock stars, evidenced by the fact that the latest book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, is currently outpacing ...

tagged: comics, jeff kinney, library, lisa von drasek, literacy, susan goetz-haver
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General Bank Street News

From the President: September 16, 2011

Posted by Bank Street on September 21, 2011

Dear Members of the College Community, I hope you have had a good summer and on behalf of Cabinet I welcome you to Bank Street and the 2011/12 academic year. We have had a very busy summer with Graduate School classes and Summer Camp and with our usual number of ...

tagged: accreditation, bank street kitchen, chad goslee, continuing education, elizabeth dickey, family center, letters from the president, virginia roach
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Graduate School

Grads Make an Impact at Rubin Museum of Art

Posted by Michael Hansen on July 31, 2011

"The concepts of co-learning and inquiry and authentic collaboration that I learned at Bankstreet are also the ideas that permeate this museum. I think this is one reason why so many of us from Bankstreet are working here," says Ashley Mask, '10, Manager of Visitor Experience at the Rubin Museum ...

tagged: ashley mask, david bowles, rubin museum of art
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Alumni

Tenth Annual Alumni Awards

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on November 07, 2006

BSCAA held its Tenth Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Celebration at the College on Friday evening, November 3rd. This year’s distinguished honorees were Sal Vascellaro ’75, Rebecca Cort ’76, ’78, and Carmen Fariña. Over 100 alumni, family, and friends attended the awards ceremony and the reception which followed. BSCAA President ...

tagged: awards, bscaa, carmen farina, rebecca cort, sal vascellaro
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