Engaging Communities

Throughout its history, Bank Street has partnered with other institutions and agencies to create and study environments that support the growth and development of our children and the communities in which they reside.

During the 2010-11 Academic year, to list only several examples, Bank Street worked in and with New York City public schools and city teachers and principals:

  • Developing the capacity of primary teachers and their math coaches to administer and use the Early Childhood Assessment in Mathematics to support the learning of mathematics by young children.
  • Helping develop and implement a web-based simulation for assessing beginning principals.
  • Working with beginning teachers from District 75 (District of Special Education schools).
  • Providing support for emotionally responsive practice.
  • Teaching teachers how to work with their students in natural settings at our Tiorati Center for Environmental Learning.
  • Enriching the science teaching of middle school teachers through our Kerlin Institute.

During the ’10-’11 academic year, Bank Street also:

  • Enriched the capacity of early childhood providers in the New York metropolitan area through our Child Development Associate Credential Program.
  • Supported librarians in the New York City Public Library System in their abilities to work with parents to support the literacy development of their young children.
  • Partnered with Northern Westchester BOCES to prepare principals for districts throughout the region.
  • In conjunction with the New York Hall of Science, developed and implemented a high-tech/high touch curriculum developing young “citizens as scientists.”
  • Worked with the Massachusetts Department of Education to develop a framework for a performance assessment for beginning school leaders.
  • Provided professional development to support reading across the content area in the elementary schools in Newark Public School’s Central Corridor.
  • Created out-of-school academic enrichment opportunities for children attending high-poverty, low-achieving schools with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers.