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Bank Streeters Lend Aid in City Shelter

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on November 08, 2012

A cadre of Bank Street Child Life students, alumni, and colleagues joined hands with art therapists on Sunday, November 4, 2012, to answer a request for help by a US Navy mental health team deployed at a New York City shelter set up to serve families displaced by Hurricane Sandy. ...

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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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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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Rena Rice Honored!

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on October 05, 2012

On November 1, 2012, Rena Rice will be among six former directors of the Kingsborough Community College Child Development Center to be honored at the Center’s 40th anniversary celebration on the campus in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. Rena served as a teacher-director of the center from 1972 to 1976. The Center ...

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Tiorati Science Program Thanks ConEd

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on October 01, 2012

Bank Street's Tiorati Science Program for Schools would like to thank Consolidated Edison for their generous funding. This past spring, Bank Street staff worked alongside three New York City Public School teachers and their students. Teachers and students from AmPark Neighborhood School in the Bronx, and PS 110 and the ...

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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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Autism Spectrum Annotation Cohort III Celebrates Their Completion!

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on August 28, 2012

A toast to the Cohort III Autism Spectrum Annotation Graduates On July 26, 2012, the Autism Spectrum Annotation Cohort III celebrated their completion with the Advisory Board, instructors and faculty leaders from Bank Street College and family members. Cohort members presented a practicum area of particular interest to them.

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Teaching and Learning: Research from Matthew G. Mandelbaum

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on July 19, 2012

When looking to break new ground on the understanding of how teachers think and act, advanced Fordham University Educational Psychology doctoral candidate Matthew G. Mandelbaum, BSC Childhood General and Special Ed ’07, launched a study to see the effects of teacher training on being an adventurous or structured curriculum designer, ...

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Huffington Post...with Ellen Galinsky

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on June 07, 2012

Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute, helped establish the field of work and family life at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for twenty-five years. Her May 29, 2012 blog entry titled You Can Turn No Into Yes and Other Lessons ...

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The Pillowcase Project

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on June 07, 2012

Harlem Hospital's Child Life Program in collaboration with St. Hope Leadership Academy's art department hosted an art exhibit at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY. May 29th, 2012 marked the culmination of a wonderful community service project. Emily Johnson, Director of Child Life at Harlem ...

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The Prom at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on June 07, 2012

Patient Zuwena McCurdy is all smiles with Melanie Eisenhower, Bank Street Graduate '08. Approximately 50 adolescents at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore dressed up on Saturday, May 5, 2012 to attend the 3rd Annual Pediatric Prom. Organized by Certified Child Life Specialist, Lindsay Davis, a Bank Street graduate, the event ...

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Autism Spectrum Annotation Program Presents at National Conferences

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on May 24, 2012

Marcia Singer and Olga Romero Spring 2012 has been a very active time for the Autism Spectrum Annotation Program. Olga Romero and Marcia Singer first presented at the Council for Exceptional Children 2012 Convention and Expo held in Denver, Colorado on April 14, 2012. The topic presented was Autism Spectrum ...

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Bank Street College Autism Annotation Program's Expert Workshop Series

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on May 23, 2012

Bank Street College Autism Annotation Program sponsored its second annual Expert Workshop Series in April and May of 2012. The Expert Workshop Series is part of the Federal Grant that Bank Street College received to provide advanced New York State Certification to highly qualified masters level students who hold dual ...

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Child Life Alums Elected to Leadership Positions on the Child Life Council

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on May 08, 2012

Two Bank Street Child Life Alums have been elected to leadership positions on the Child Life Council, the governing body for the Child Life profession. Amy Bullock ('02) has been elected to the position of President-Elect and Kate (Currier) Shamszad ('05) has been elected to the Board of Directors. Amy ...

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Effects of Motivation on Math Achievement

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on April 20, 2012

Matthew G. Mandelbaum, BSC Childhood General/Special Education ’07, is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology at Fordham University where he has been researching the effects of motivation on math achievement. In his poster presentation at the 23rd Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention in Washington, D.C., Mandelbaum showed that ...

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Sticking Up for Arts Education

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on April 19, 2012

After completing a Master of Science in Museum Education at Bank Street Graduate School of Education in 2005, Ms. Café McMullen spent several years teaching in New York City and Los Angeles. In 2009 she continued her work in education at Inner City Education Foundation Public Schools in the Performing ...

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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 ...

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More than a Number Educational Forum

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on April 02, 2012

On February 15, 2012, according to Newsday “more than 800 teachers, school principals and others turned out at a Long Island forum to oppose the state's plans to start using student scores on state tests in rating educators' performance. The forum, entitled “More than a Number” organized and led by ...

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'Schooling' and 'Education' are Not Synonyms

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on April 02, 2012

Four graduate students from Bank Street’s Leadership in Community-Based Learning Program (LCBL) presented original research at the annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education on February 25, 2012. Community Educators Bonnie Pauska, Clara Waloff, Tal Bar-Zemer, and Michael LoGuidice discussed projects completed ...

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The Career Services Office has had a busy spring semester!

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on March 30, 2012

On Friday, January 27th, over 75 students and alum attended our annual Job Search and Support Day. Resume Writing Workshops were held at the beginning and at the end of the event to accommodate the hectic schedules of our students and alum. Alexis Wright, Dean of the SFC, Gil Schmerler, ...

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School Sponsored Emotionally Responsive Practice

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on March 29, 2012

Six public schools have come together to sponsor joint professional development and consultation for staff members engaged in Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP) in their classrooms. P.S. 38, P.S. 146, C.S. 66, P.S. 49, P.S. 306 and CPE 11 are a diverse group of schools who all previously participated in an ...

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Honorary Doctorate Recipient Bryan Stevenson on The Rachel Maddow Show

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on March 28, 2012

Bryan Stevenson, who received an Honorary Doctorate from Bank Street College in 2005, appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show on Tuesday, March 27th. Bryan is the Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama in Montgomery, Alabama and a Professor of Law, New York University School of Law. Mr. ...

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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 ...

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