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Graduate School

Using Model Drawing as Featured in Singapore Math

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on March 14, 2014

Each year the Leadership in Mathematics program sponsors the Saturday Math workshop series over the course of four sessions. Teachers and administrators from the tri-state area and beyond meet at Bank Street for coffee, bagels and a facilitated session on a selected topic in the teaching of mathematics. The sessions ...

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School for Children

12/13s' Poetry at Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Posted by Kate Marcus on March 11, 2014

On Sunday, March 9, the 12/13s (seventh graders) performed their own poems at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side. The afternoon's performance was the culmination of two months of work, beginning with writing and revising poems in the classroom and at home, and then progressing to collaboration ...

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Liberty LEADS

Liberty LEADS Goes to Advocacy Day

Posted by Alyssa Lyons on March 07, 2014

On February 11th, two Liberty LEADS staff members and four Liberty students trekked to Albany to partake in Advocacy Day. The annual event introduces students to the importance of championing for educational opportunity programs, such as Liberty LEADS, that help students realize and reach their academic potential regardless of their ...

tagged adriano espaillat, advocacy day, bill perkins, daniel o’ donnell, liberty leads,
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School for Children

8/9s in the Steps of César Chavez

Posted by Kate Marcus on March 05, 2014

Bearing posters proclaiming “Yes We Can” and “Sí Se Puede,” on March 4, the 8/9s (third graders) joined the Upper School assembly to recognize and celebrate the work of César Chavez. The 8/9s spent several weeks learning about César Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Fred Ross and The United Farm Workers. They ...

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Graduate School

Navigating Danielson and APR; Can Teacher Development and High-Stakes Evaluation Co-Exist?

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on March 04, 2014

From protecting teachers to leveraging the Danielson Framework for school change, how are the NYC leaders navigating the new evaluation system in their schools?On February 26th, the Bank Street community engaged in the first Weismann Dinner for 2014. Once again, the selected panel of distinguished educators did not disappoint and ...

tagged change, danielson, dinner, educational, framework, leadership, weismann,
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Graduate School

Evaluating the Evaluators - Defining and Measuring Teacher and Principal Quality

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on March 04, 2014

On February 20th, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, hosted the conference Evaluating The Evaluators, Defining and Measuring Teacher and Principal Quality. Among other prestigious panelists, Bank Street College faculty, Terry Orr, Director of the Future School Leader Academy program, delivered an interesting presentation ...

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Graduate School

Cultivating an Autism-Friendly Communication Style

Posted by Mihaela Schwartz on March 03, 2014

On February 24th, Bank Street College Expert Workshop Series had a record turnout gathering over hundred attendees, specialists and practitioners on the Autism Spectrum, as well as graduate students interested in special education topics. The expert presenter was Catherine Faherty, a well-known international autism specialist, school program consultant and trainer ...

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Alumni

Still Separate, Still Unequal…

Posted by Caitlin Terry on February 21, 2014

Steve Evangelista, Margaret Ryan, and Shael Polakow-Suransky On February 10, the BSCAA, the Bank Street College Alumni Association, hosted a round table discussion on public education. BSCCA President Jim Clay '88 began the evening, which was created by BSCAA Advisory Board member Margaret Ryan ’01, and Steve Evangelista ’01, co-founders ...

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Alumni

BSCAA Celebrates Poetry in Washington

Posted by Caitlin Terry on February 20, 2014

DC area alumni gathered at The American Poetry Museum Center On Sunday, February 9, Washington, DC alumni gathered at The American Poetry Museum Center’s Poetic Thought Gallery and Reading Room. The director of the museum, Jon West-Bey ’04, explained the work of the museum, which is largely poetry work in ...

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Alumni

40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?

Posted by Caitlin Terry on February 13, 2014

Over 80 alumni, parents, faculty members, staff, and friends gathered at Bank Street in celebration of Black History Month to attend a screening and panel discussion hosted by the Pemberton Society and Staff Council’s Diversity Committee. They shared the documentary film 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?, which explores ...

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