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Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate Stem Education For The 21st Century, Gabriela C. Weaver, Wilella D. Burgess, Amy L. Childress, Linda Slakey Oct 2015

Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate Stem Education For The 21st Century, Gabriela C. Weaver, Wilella D. Burgess, Amy L. Childress, Linda Slakey

Purdue University Press Books

Higher education is coming under increasing scrutiny, both publically and within academia, with respect to its ability to appropriately prepare students for the careers that will make them competitive in the 21st-century workplace. At the same time, there is a growing awareness that many global issues will require creative and critical thinking deeply rooted in the technical STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. However, the existing and ingrained structures of higher education, particularly in the STEM fields, are not set up to provide students with extensive skill development in communication, teamwork, and divergent thinking, which is needed ...


Social Studies And Geography (1934), Lucy Sprague Mitchell Oct 2015

Social Studies And Geography (1934), Lucy Sprague Mitchell

Bank Street Thinkers

Lucy Sprague Mitchell muses upon the meaning of each of the title words separately and then together providing insight into how children learn best -- by doing. Discusses Mitchell's concepts of human geography and how school trips promote students' understanding of their world.


The Bank Street Program: Child Growth And Learning In Social Studies Experiences (1952), Charlotte B. Winsor Oct 2015

The Bank Street Program: Child Growth And Learning In Social Studies Experiences (1952), Charlotte B. Winsor

Bank Street Thinkers

"The teachers and psychologists who are the Bank Street group lay no claim to the discovery of any new axioms in educational practice. They have invented no method, no device, no gadget that opens magic doors to learning. What they have done is to establish principles based upon the needs and purposes of children, related to the world in which they live..." This article illustrates a program at City and Country School in which class jobs, such as running the school post office, supply store, and printing shop form the base for social studies experiences. Applying a philosophy similar to ...


Reassessing The Criteria Of Competence In Schools (1973), Edna Shapiro Oct 2015

Reassessing The Criteria Of Competence In Schools (1973), Edna Shapiro

Bank Street Thinkers

Shapiro defines competence in the various contexts in which it is used. She relates the findings of two studies carried out at Bank Street involving young children which illustrate how more sophisticated research strategies are necessary for evaluating competence in school.


Play As A Growth Process (1951), Barbara Biber Oct 2015

Play As A Growth Process (1951), Barbara Biber

Bank Street Thinkers

"What do play experiences do for child growth? If a child can have a really full wholesome experience with play, he will be having the most wholesome kind of fun that a child can have. For a child to have fun is basic to his future happiness. His early childhood play may become the basic substance out of which he lays down one of his life patterns, namely, not only that one can have fun but that one can create fun...."


"Deep As A Giant" : An Experiment In Children's Language (1938), Claudia Lewis Oct 2015

"Deep As A Giant" : An Experiment In Children's Language (1938), Claudia Lewis

Bank Street Thinkers

Claudia Lewis shares with the reader the delightful and surprising ways in which her class of four and five-year-olds describe the world around them. They refreshingly bypass grown-up cliches with their own version of description: "Easy as drinking water," "fast as you see yourself in the mirror," "flat as a necktie." Although written in 1938, the reader can easily "hear" the same wondrous language in young children today.


The Bank Street Thinkers: Foundational Knowledge To Support Our Roots And Wings, Bank Street College Of Education Oct 2015

The Bank Street Thinkers: Foundational Knowledge To Support Our Roots And Wings, Bank Street College Of Education

Bank Street Thinkers

A series of papers and lectures that explore Bank Street history, the concepts of teaching and teacher preparation, our long history of social studies teaching and curriculum development, the role of language and play in young children's growth, and a look at the meaning of competence in schools.


Loris Malaguzzi And The Teachers: Dialogues On Collaboration And Conflict Among Children, Reggio Emilia 1990, Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini, John Nimmo Jun 2015

Loris Malaguzzi And The Teachers: Dialogues On Collaboration And Conflict Among Children, Reggio Emilia 1990, Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini, John Nimmo

Zea E-Books

In 1990, three American scholars participated in an extraordinary research experience with Loris Malaguzzi and the educators of the Diana School in Reggio Emilia, Italy. They were studying “cooperation”— how preschool educators promoted collaboration and community in their classrooms and schools—and they used videotapes of classroom episodes to provoke teachers to reflect on the meanings suggested by the actions of themselves and others. In October 1990 the three traveled to Reggio Emilia and spent several days with the Italian educators.

The Diana School faculty viewed these encounters as powerful opportunities for their own professional development through the documentation process ...


Then Or Than?, Jamie Buyak Apr 2015

Then Or Than?, Jamie Buyak

Grammar Fair Posters

This poster was created by a UNE teacher education candidate for use in a mini-lesson on the words Then and Than, which students often confuse. During the lesson, students learned the rule for when to use each word correctly and this trick to help: use THEN when referring to time (both “then” and “time” contain the letter e) and THAN when comparing things (both “than” and “compare” contain the letter a). Once students learned the rule they were each given the words then and than and a sentence was presented. Students were asked to come up and Velcro the correct ...


Synonyms, Saige Sturvist Apr 2015

Synonyms, Saige Sturvist

Grammar Fair Posters

This poster was created by a UNE teacher education candidate for use in a mini-lesson on Synonyms. During the lesson, the teacher first explained what synonyms were and gave some examples. Students then were given some predetermined words and were asked to match their word (written on an orange straw) with its synonym written on the outside of a cup. They were asked to put the word in the cup with the related synonym. To conclude the lesson, students generated their own words that matched a word on a synonym cup and the teacher challenged the students to come up ...


You're And Your, Stella Rich Apr 2015

You're And Your, Stella Rich

Grammar Fair Posters

This poster was created by a UNE teacher education candidate for use in a mini-lesson on the words Your and You’re, which students often confuse. During the lesson, students were given the rule for when to use each of the words correctly and the tip that when using “you’re” they can substitute you are in place of the word and when using “your” they can substitute the word my in its place to see what makes sense. After students went over the words they were each given either “your” or “you’re” on a star and asked to ...


Prefixes, Christine Beecher Apr 2015

Prefixes, Christine Beecher

Grammar Fair Posters

This poster was created by a UNE teacher education candidate for use in a mini-lesson on Prefixes. During the lesson, students first were taught what prefixes are and how they are combined with a root word to alter the meaning of the root word. Students then were each given index cards—some with prefixes and some with root words. They had to match up their prefix with someone else’s root word to make a new word and then share this with the group. Certain common prefixes such as un, dis, pre, non, re, ex, mis, bi and con were ...


Teaching China, Meghan Armstrong Jan 2015

Teaching China, Meghan Armstrong

Progressive Education in Context

Describes the teaching fellows program of China Institute's Teach China program.


A Parent's Point Of View, Sandra Pinnavaia Jan 2015

A Parent's Point Of View, Sandra Pinnavaia

Progressive Education in Context

A parent in the Bank Street School for Children offers her perspective on the value of the educational philosophy and classroom practice in the School.


Loudness In The Library: Empowering Students To Think Critically About Identity And Bias, Anshu Wahi, Allie Bruce, Jamie Steinfeld Jan 2015

Loudness In The Library: Empowering Students To Think Critically About Identity And Bias, Anshu Wahi, Allie Bruce, Jamie Steinfeld

Progressive Education in Context

Describes how an unplanned, informal discussion about how race and identity are depicted on book covers evolved into a year-long investigation with a class of 11 and 12-year-olds where the interests and comments of the students drove the curriculum.


I Learned That A Nail Can Go Through A Bottlecap Easily: The Buddies Program At Bank Street, Greg David, Emily Linsay Jan 2015

I Learned That A Nail Can Go Through A Bottlecap Easily: The Buddies Program At Bank Street, Greg David, Emily Linsay

Progressive Education in Context

The buddies program at the Bank Street School for Children, where each classroom pairs with a classroom in another grade for a full year, is at its core a reflection of Bank Street's developmental interaction approach and an extension of the classroom experience.


Technology At The Bank Street School For Children, Wendy Apfel Jan 2015

Technology At The Bank Street School For Children, Wendy Apfel

Progressive Education in Context

Describes the meaningful use of technology in a progressive school setting.


Test-Taking Or Not In The Early Years, Anne Santa Jan 2015

Test-Taking Or Not In The Early Years, Anne Santa

Progressive Education in Context

Explains why the Bank Street School for Children does not use an admissions test for young children applying to the program.


What Are You Doing For Others?, Traci Pearl, Sasha Elias Jan 2015

What Are You Doing For Others?, Traci Pearl, Sasha Elias

Progressive Education in Context

Discusses the community service projects, an important component in the curriculum of the School for Children.


Developing Visual Language - Teaching Art, Maria Richa Jan 2015

Developing Visual Language - Teaching Art, Maria Richa

Progressive Education in Context

Illuminates the art curriculum at the Bank Street School for Children, where the process of making art is where the value lies, not in the teacher's planned product.


Tools For Life - Lower School Coordinator Laura Guarino's Address To Lower School Families On Curriculum Night, October 25, 2012, Laura Guarino Jan 2015

Tools For Life - Lower School Coordinator Laura Guarino's Address To Lower School Families On Curriculum Night, October 25, 2012, Laura Guarino

Progressive Education in Context

In a message to parents of young children, Laura Guarino emphasizes Bank Street School for Children's focus on helping children develop their capacity to be learners, to be flexible thinkers, and creative problem solvers.


Progressive Education: Mindfulness In The Third Grade, Edna Moy-Rome Jan 2015

Progressive Education: Mindfulness In The Third Grade, Edna Moy-Rome

Progressive Education in Context

Over the course of the 2013-2014 school year, the author had the opportunity to introduce and explore mindfulness in a third grade classroom.


Progressive Education: Why It's Hard To Beat, But Also Hard To Find, Alfie Kohn Jan 2015

Progressive Education: Why It's Hard To Beat, But Also Hard To Find, Alfie Kohn

Progressive Education in Context

Looks at the varying ways educators characterize progressive education, why progressive education makes sense, and why it might be the exception rather than the rule in educational philosophies.


When Good Ideas Flow Two Ways, Mary Ellen Kenny Jan 2015

When Good Ideas Flow Two Ways, Mary Ellen Kenny

Progressive Education in Context

Describes the collaboration between Bank Street College Graduate School of Education and the Bank Street School for Children.


Turning The Tide: A Thoughtful And Developmentally Appropriate Approach To Teaching Mathematics, Sally Borduin Jan 2015

Turning The Tide: A Thoughtful And Developmentally Appropriate Approach To Teaching Mathematics, Sally Borduin

Progressive Education in Context

Describes the Bank Street School for Children program and approach to teaching mathematics, including the importance of undoing "math phobia," a phenomenon in our society in which math is often viewed as unappealing, mysterious, and inaccessible.


Going Green: A Parent-Teacher Collaboration, Laura Sametz, Claire Mansfield Jan 2015

Going Green: A Parent-Teacher Collaboration, Laura Sametz, Claire Mansfield

Progressive Education in Context

Details how a collaboration between a teacher and a parent in the Bank Street School for Children led to a school-wide composting program.


A School Growing Roots: The Bank Street Developmental-Interaction Approach At Community Roots Charter School, Ira Lit, Sam Intrator Jan 2015

A School Growing Roots: The Bank Street Developmental-Interaction Approach At Community Roots Charter School, Ira Lit, Sam Intrator

Books

This case study examines the efforts of a recently established public charter school in a diverse urban neighborhood in Brooklyn to create a school guided by the foundational principles of the Bank Street approach. The efforts to infuse the practice and approach of the school with a progressive ethos is set against the prevailing trend to create schools that deploy highly systematic and didactic pedagogies. The case study begins by describing the rich learning that transpired during a study of the Fort Greene neighborhood undertaken by Community Roots first graders. The study explores the interactions between people in the community ...


Artful Teaching And Learning: The Bank Street Developmental-Interaction Approach At Midtown West School, Sam Intrator, Soyoung Park, Ira Lit Jan 2015

Artful Teaching And Learning: The Bank Street Developmental-Interaction Approach At Midtown West School, Sam Intrator, Soyoung Park, Ira Lit

Books

This case study begins by examining the Theater Study, a yearlong integrated social studies unit that serves as a cornerstone of the first grade curriculum at MidtownWest. As Midtown West is located in the heart of Manhattan’s theater district, the study is both an investigation of community and an in-depth exploration of, and engagement in, the many facets that go into the production of a play—from story, to script writing, to the many indispensable jobs, such as creating sets, lighting, and acting. The case study then turns to the “centrality of meetings” and the importance of meaningful discourse ...


Increasing Student Outcomes Through Effective Feedback, Julie Conn, Michelle Bennett, Cari Maneen, Terree Andrew Jan 2015

Increasing Student Outcomes Through Effective Feedback, Julie Conn, Michelle Bennett, Cari Maneen, Terree Andrew

Instructional Modules for Professional learning Responding to Opportunities and Valuing Educators (IMPROVE)

This module explores descriptive purposeful feedback and its use as a strategy for differentiation and as a formative assessment tool. This module explores in detail research integral to understanding what effective and purposeful feedback is and the importance of providing specific and descriptive feedback. This module provides an evaluator the understanding and tools for how to use purposeful feedback to determine if a student is meeting the established performance criteria or if more intensive intervention is needed.

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The Effect Of Textbook Format On Mental Effort And Time On Task, Antonio Tango Thomas Jan 2015

The Effect Of Textbook Format On Mental Effort And Time On Task, Antonio Tango Thomas

2010-2016 Archived Posters

Using Astin’s theory of student engagement as a framework, the purpose of this study was to determine whether a significant difference in engagement, as indicated by mental effort and time on task, existed for college students who used a digital game-based textbook versus students who used a traditional print based textbook. The results showed a statistically significant difference in engagement, Hotelling’s T2 (2, 52) = 25.11, p < .001, D2=1.86.