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Educators Convene for Language Series 2015

Posted by Gretchen Adams on December 15, 2015

In early November, the Graduate School hosted the 16th annual Language Series, a two-day conference designed to help educators explore the critical role that language plays in students’ social and academic success. This year’s conference, titled “Language and the Brain,” featured a keynote presentation by Dr. Mark Bertin, a pediatrician ...

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Navigating a Data-Driven Landscape with CAEP

Posted by Gretchen Adams on October 20, 2015

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) holds a national conference every fall for its member institutions. This year Diane Newman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Amy Kline, Accreditation Officer and Senior Administrator, and Gretchen Adams, Administrative Coordinator, represented Bank Street College with their session entitled, “Navigating a ...

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Teaching Play in the Czech Republic and Japan

Posted by Gretchen Adams on September 23, 2015

Child Life faculty member Deb Vilas was invited to teach in the Czech Republic and Japan this summer. The invitations to teach abroad followed Deb's appearance as a key note speaker at the first Global Summit on Pediatric Psychosocial Care in May of 2014, hosted by the Child Life Council ...

tagged: child life, deb vilas, graduate school, play, teach abroad

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28th Annual Infancy Institute

Posted by Gretchen Adams on August 14, 2015

The 28th Infancy Institute took place at Bank Street College this past June under the coordination of Margie Brickley, Program Director of the Infant & Family Development and Early Intervention program. A gathering of infant and toddler professionals, the event featured a schedule of presentations and interactive workshops, as well ...

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Race to the Bottom Book Talk & Signing

Posted by Gretchen Adams on June 23, 2015

On April 30, Michael McGill, Director of the Program for District Leadership and Reform, a special initiative in the Graduate School, launched his book, Race to the Bottom: Corporate School Reform and the Future of Public Education, with a book signing and talk at Bank Street College. The book examines ...

tagged: book signing, graduate school, michael mcgill, school reform

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Creating a Culture of Professional Development in Schools

Posted by Gretchen Adams on April 14, 2015

The first Weismann Symposium and Dinner for the spring took place on March 25 and featured three Bank Street graduates as panelists: John O’Reilly, Principal of Academy of Arts and Letters; Nigel Pugh, Principal of Richard R. Green High School of Teaching; and Dina Velez, Principal of Newark Educators Collaborative ...

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Comparative and International Society Annual Conference

Posted by Gretchen Adams on March 16, 2015

Last week, for the first time ever, Bank Street was represented at the annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society held in Washington, DC. The conference is a major gathering that brings together academics, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of global education. Bank Street alumni and ...

tagged: cies, graduate school, international initiatives, nepal, rato bangala

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Lincoln Center Education at Bank Street College

Posted by Gretchen Adams on February 19, 2015

The Annual Lincoln Center Advisory Event was held on Wednesday, February 18. In partnership with Bank Street College, Lincoln Center Education (LCE) offers this special one-day workshop for teacher candidates at Bank Street every year. The program is run by teaching artists and focused on LCE methodology in aesthetic education ...

tagged: aesthetic education, graduate school, lincoln center education

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Bank Street Students Share Their Integrative Master’s Projects

Posted by Gretchen Adams on January 28, 2015

The Integrative Master’s Project (IMP) is the culminating component of a graduate student’s work at Bank Street College, integrating theoretical knowledge with experiences at Bank Street and in the field. Students have three options to choose from based on their learning style and preference—Independent Study, Portfolio, or Site-Based or Collaborative ...

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Weismann Symposium and Dinner: The Arc of a Career Path

Posted by Gretchen Adams on December 18, 2014

The last Weismann Symposium and Dinner of the semester took place on December 17 and featured a panel presentation by Pat Finley, Co-Principal of Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, Alli Keil, Co-Director of Community Roots Charter School, and Gloria Rosario, Principal of West Brooklyn Community High School. Brigid Dunn, graduate student ...

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The Language Series 2014 – Exploring Academic Language and Literacy Development

Posted by Gretchen Adams on December 11, 2014

The 15th Annual Language Series took place over November 7th and 8th focused on the theme “Exploring Academic Language and Literacy Development: Connections to the Common Core.” Over 150 attendees came to Bank Street and participated in a series of workshops and presentations with a keynote address by Dr. Celia ...

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Each One Teach One 2014

Posted by Gretchen Adams on October 15, 2014

Each One Teach One is an annual event hosted by the Bank Street Council of Students (COS) to facilitate the sharing of ideas, research and experiences among graduate students and the larger Bank Street community. It began in 2012 and continues today as an open house style forum with Mini-Workshops ...

tagged: alumni, cos, faculty, school for children, students

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Bank Street Prepares for edTPA

Posted by Gretchen Adams on September 16, 2014

edTPA is a new assessment required for teacher certification designed to answer the question: "Is a new teacher ready for the job?" The performance-based assessment documents and demonstrates the ability of the teacher to formulate and teach lesson plans. Consisting of unedited video clips of instructions, lesson plans, student work ...

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"Decoding the Common Core" with Peggy McNamara

Posted by Gretchen Adams on August 29, 2014

In the August/September 2014 issue of Kiwi magazine, Peggy McNamara, Chair of General Teacher Education, lent her voice to the article “Decoding the Common Core,” by Marisa LaScala. This article addressed a broad range of questions from parents about the implementation of the Common Core Standards that began in 2009, ...

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