About Bank Street Online
Bank Street Online is an institutional unit dedicated to the advancement of online teaching and learning at Bank Street College. Its mission is to support the Bank Street community’s efforts to promote innovative teaching strategies and technologies to enrich the learning of our graduate students and their students, which will in turn provide the institution with long–term opportunities to extend its reach.
Bank Street Online is dedicated to offering online courses that reflect Bank Street's understanding of teaching and learning. What does it mean to teach in an online environment using a Bank Street approach? It means courses that include:
- A sense of community and social presence,
- Opportunities for authentic collaborative inquiry, and
- Constructivist experiences and discovery rather than simple information delivery.
It is important that Bank Street graduate students engaged in an online learning environment recognize and experience themselves as part of a community of learners as they explore the course content online.