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Tools Of The Trade: How To Land That Teaching Gig

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 27, 2012

Among the many Bank Street Alum who are doing cool things with their Master's in Education, five returned late February to share their stories in an event co-sposored by the Bank Street College Alumni Association and the Council of Students. They were, as pictured above, Jonathan Foy, Whendy Carter, Todd ...

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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 ...

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General Bank Street News

News & Notes From The Bank Street Community

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 16, 2012

From NY1 to the New York Times, Bank Streeters have been popping up all over the place. See what’s been happening in the community, including not-to-miss upcoming events and a round-up of what we’ve been reading. In the news Dr. PeggyMcNamara, chair of teacher education, graced the small screen in ...

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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 ...

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Dean's Corner

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Posted by Claire Daniel on February 07, 2012

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Bank Street

Bill Ayers: How To Use Comics In The Classroom

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 06, 2012

On Saturday, February 4, over 60 educators braved the first snowstorm of 2012 to participate in The 12th Annual Language Series opening workshop, The Language of Sequential Art: Comics in the Classroom. Throughout the day, Bank Street alum Bill Ayers and cartoonist Ryan Alexander-Tanner led dual-language, bilingual, Special Ed., and ...

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General Bank Street News

News & Notes From The Bank Street Community

Posted by Claire Daniel on January 12, 2012

Bank Tweeters, "The Little Bookstore That Could," and more! ****** Happy New Year and welcome back! Here’s this week’s roundup of the latest happening around Bank Street. Bank Street In The News. How do we love The Bank Street Bookstore? New York Family counts the many, many ways in "The ...

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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 ...

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General Bank Street News

Best Of The Alumni Blog In 2011

Posted by Claire Daniel on December 27, 2011

With 2011 quickly coming to a close, it’s time we look back at the events and experiences that shaped the lives of our fellow Bank Streeters. What have our students and alumni been up to? Here is a sampling of the many wonderful posts featured on the Alumni Blog in ...

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Graduate School

COS-Sponsored Panel Discusses International Education

Posted by Claire Daniel on December 20, 2011

On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 14, nearly two dozen Bank Street Graduate Students sat down with faculty members Virginia Casper (left) and Roberta Altman (right) to glean insight into their personal perspectives on the importance of international education today. International Experiences, Invaluable Insights Council of Students Representative Emily Soong ...

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General Bank Street News

Happy Holidays! What Are You Reading?

Posted by Claire Daniel on December 15, 2011

Bank Streeters share their favorite book recommendations for children, teachers, and readers of all kinds! (At right, Archivist Lindsey Wyckoff's selection) *** At the start of December, Children’s Librarian Lisa Von Drasek dropped off a welcome gift into the inboxes of all Bank Street staff members. It was her 4th ...

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Graduate School

Watch: A Discussion on the media's coverage of teachers & education.

Posted by Claire Daniel on December 11, 2011

As part of a continued series of lectures sponsored by the Council of Students, the latest panel elaborated on the greater continuing dialogue in our society about teachers and education in the media. On Novemeber 29, 2007, Hechinger Report's Contributing Editor Justin Snider moderated a five-person panel that included: Jose ...

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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 ...

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Library

Highlights from BookFest@Bank Street 2011

Posted by Claire Daniel on November 01, 2011

Despite the unseasonable pre-Halloween snow, this year's BookFest@Bank Street participants enjoyed a delightful day indoors discussing children's books. Photo: A BookFest@BankStreet participant gets her book signed by Jules Feiffer, Norton Juster & Leonard Marcus. Keynote—Phantom Tollbooth’s 50th Anniversary Festivities commenced with a celebration of the Phantom Tollbooth, the classic children’s ...

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Bank Street for Children

School for Children Faculty Presented at the 2011 PEN National Conference

Posted by Claire Daniel on October 28, 2011

Two School for Children (SFC) faculty members—Upper School Coordinator Stanley Brimberg and 8th grade Humanities Teacher Ali McKersie—presented at the 2011 Progressive Education Network National Conference in Chicago on November 11. From across the country, progressive educators came together to discuss The Power of Progressive Practice: Formative Conversations on Assessment, ...

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Bank Street for Children

NYC Officials, Authors Joined Bank Street Head Start to Break World Reading Record

Posted by Claire Daniel on October 21, 2011

On October 6, millions of people from across the country sat down to read from Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama Red Pajama as part of a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness on the importance of early childhood literacy. Bank Street Head Start hosted the flagship event, which included readings from ...

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Bank Street

Faculty Advisor & Instructor Pamela Jones Speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus

Posted by Claire Daniel on October 18, 2011

Bankstreet Goes to Washington! On September 22, Faculty Advisor & Instructor Pamela Jones, along with Associate Dean & Assistant Vice President for College Relations Farhad Asghar, travelled down to D.C. for the 41st Annual Congressional Black Caucus as guests of Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.). As Rep. Clarke’s sponsored speaker ...

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General Bank Street News

Bank Street Yoga is Here—Staff Council Kicks Off First Health & Wellness Initiative

Posted by Claire Daniel on September 29, 2011

On Tuesday, September 20, Margaretta Richards of Integral Yoga guided a packed classroom of Bank Street faculty and staff through the first rounds of their ten-week yoga course. “Sitting tall, with your eyes closed, allow yourself to come to an awareness of within. Breathe.” The room let out one long ...

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Library

BookFest @ Bank Street 2011 is approaching!

Posted by Claire Daniel on August 31, 2011

The date for this year's event is Saturday, October 29, 2011, 9:30-3:30PM at Bank Street College of Education. Mark your calendar and tell your colleagues: Registration opens Monday, September 12, 2011. The registration fee will remain unchanged at $65 per person, and will once again include your box lunch and ...

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General Bank Street News

From the President: June 16, 2011

Posted by Claire Daniel on July 15, 2011

Dear Bank Street College Community, We are adding an extra letter at the end of the academic year because there are important developments which you should be aware of. But, before getting into the detail, I must note the inspiring nature of our two recent commencements, the Graduate School's in ...

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General Bank Street News

From the President: April 18, 2011

Posted by Claire Daniel on July 15, 2011

As the school year begins to wind down and we look ahead, I am reminded of the many projects that will continue to take place during the Summer months. In addition to continued facilities work as described in last month's College letter, we are in the process of reviewing submissions ...

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