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Category: Events & Conferences

Events & Conferences

The 17th Annual Language Series Conference— My First Time, Certainly Not My Last

Vibrant, effervescent— people milled about the Bank Street lobby. Anticipation and enthusiasm intertwined with warmth and comfort—  painting the diverse crowd with both splashes of bright color and hushed golden honey hues like translucent watercolor. Trickling into the Tabas Auditorium, we awaited the keynote address. The pleasure of contemplating and reflecting upon the captivating content […]

Admissions

Questions from You!

On March 28, 2015, we gave applicants to our teacher preparation programs an opportunity to discover Bank Street and meet members of our community. They got to meet various faculty and staff members, participate in model lessons, and hear from a group of current students and alumni. During the event, we asked the applicants to […]

Events & Conferences

Making a Career Change

Last month, Bank Street held a career changer forum geared towards prospective students who are considering making a career change into education. I participated in the event as a panelist with two other Bank Street alumni, Greg David and Jamie Hopper. All three of us made the switch to teaching after working in a different […]

Events & Conferences

Book Discussion with President Shael Polakow-Suransky

On October 29th, I had the opportunity to attend a book discussion hosted by Bank Street’s new president Shael Polakow-Suransky. Over the summer, Shael sent an email to everyone in the Bank Street community and invited us to read the book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the […]

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Navigating the Open House

On November 20th, Bank Street will be holding one of many Graduate School open houses. I attended one of these open houses at this time last year when I was considering applying to the school. It was very informative and definitely helped nudge me in the direction of applying. I can remember feeling extremely nervous […]

Current Events & Educational Policy

Reflections on the 9th Niemeyer series: UPK in NYC

[The views expressed in this blog posting do not reflect that of Bank Street College as a whole] Bank Street’s ninth Niemeyer Series, Universal Pre-K in New York City, took place on April 23, 2014. In case you’re unfamiliar, The Niemeyer Series invites speakers and moderators to discuss pressing issues in education here at Bank […]

Admissions

Questions from you!

On April 5th, we gave applicants to our teacher preparation programs an opportunity to discover Bank Street and meet members of our community. They got to meet various faculty and staff members, participate in model lessons, and hear from a group of current students and alumni. During the event, we asked the applicants to write […]

Culturally Responsive Practice

Reflection on the roundtable: ‘Still Separate, Still Unequal’

On Monday, February 10th, the Bank Street College Alumni Association hosted a roundtable discussion called “Still Separate, Still Unequal, Challenges Facing Public Education 60 Years after Brown v. Board of Education.“ The participants were Martha Andrews, Margaret Blachly, Barbara Graves-Poller, Monte Joffee, and Verta Maloney. Moderating (and occasionally contributing) were Steven Evangelista and Margaret Ryan, both of […]

Events & Conferences

Experiencing ‘the ABCs of it’ with Leonard S. Marcus, Curator

This week, instead of our usual Wednesday gathering, my fieldwork conference group and I met at the New York Public Library in Bryant Park. I assumed we would be viewing an exhibit on the important aspects of children’s literature then discussing what about those books made them appropriate for literacy work. I didn’t realize what an evening […]

Events & Conferences

Bank Street’s Music & Movement Mindset

At the beginning of each school year, Bank Street hosts the Barbara Biber Lecture. As a graduate student here, you’re likely to have the chance to attend one or two of them. I was lucky enough to get a last-minute ticket to the Biber Lecture this September, where the guest presenter was Jacques d’Amboise, renowned […]