For Educators

Events for teachers and educators, and education students

"Dialectal Variations" with Karina Otoya-Knapp and Jamilla Lyiscott

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 7:20pm

Karina Otoya-Knapp, Ph.D., Graduate Faculty member at Bank Street College, and Jamila Lyiscott, doctoral student at Teachers College, lead a discussion about dialect, power and race.

Jamila will perform her urban spoken word poem, "Broken English", which heightens awareness about the dialectal variations of English in the United States. Together Karina and Jamila will discuss the implications of language diversity as it applies to New York City K-12 students, and guide the audience through a series of teaching exercises that raise questions about language, diversity and equity in urban schools.

This event is a repeat of the wonderful class given last Fall documented in the video below. Those who were lucky enough to be there last time, may just want to come back!

Inside the ABC of It: The Educator's and Librarian's Perspective

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 7:30pm

Goodnight Moon Room

This fall, the Bank Street College of Education will host three lively panel discussions moderated by Leonard Marcus, curator of “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter,” the critically acclaimed exhibition currently on view at The New York Public Library. 

Inside the ABC of It: The Educator's and Librarian's Perspective features panelists:

Susan Rabbiner, Assistant Director for Exhibitions, The New York Public Library
Nancy Larson Shapiro, former Director, Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Richard Lewis, Founder/Director, The Touchstone Center for Children
Jeanne Lamb, Coordinator, Youth Collections, The New York Public Library

More information about Inside the ABC of It: The Educator's and Librarian's Perspective here.

Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of AmericanChildren's Literature Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780395674079
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 1st, 2008

Goodnight Moon Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060775858
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - January 23rd, 2007

Wine and Cheese for Teachers

Event date: 
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

wine and cheese

This is our way of honoring all you hard-working teachers, and saying thanks to the teachers and guests at the Reading and Writing Institute at Columbia University who have been such good customers over the years. This year we are rolling out the red carpet for teachers with a wine-and-cheese mixer hour every day during the Institute's June session. Come by and enjoy our light refreshments, browse the amazing selection of children's books and teacher materials, and have a chance to relax, talk to fellow teachers and chat with our expert staff. Bank Street Bookstore is here for you.