New York, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2013
On February 13, 100Kin10, a multi-sector partnership addressing the national imperative to train 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021, announced that Bank Street College of Education has been accepted as a partner.
“Joining 100Kin10 solidifies Bank Street’s commitment to preparing early childhood and childhood teachers who can develop math and science competency in children,” said Virginia Roach, Dean of Bank Street Graduate School of Education. “But more importantly, we are preparing teachers to excite and engage their students in the STEM fields—putting them on important education trajectories. Our teachers will plant the seeds for future scientists, mathematicians, and engineers well into the 21st century.”
As part of its partnership with 100Kin10, Bank Street has committed to a 100% increase in the College’s existing contribution to preparing exemplary STEM educators by 2018.
More and better-trained STEM teachers are essential to prepare America’s students to fully participate in our democracy and to comprehend, and devise solutions to, complex national and global challenges. All students—not just those fortunate enough to attend certain schools—must have STEM literacy to find meaningful employment in a rapidly changing economy that has at its center a range of jobs based on skills grounded in the STEM disciplines. Bank Street College is one of 159 100Kin10 partners unified by a single, ambitious goal: to prepare all students with the high-quality STEM knowledge and skills to equip them for success in college and the workplace.
Organizations are accepted as 100Kin10 partners following a rigorous vetting process conducted by the University of Chicago, which reviews the innovation and boldness of each organization’s commitment(s) toward expanding, improving, and retaining the best of the nation’s STEM teaching force, or building the 100Kin10 movement, while also determining the organization’s capacity to meet the proposed commitment.
Each nominated organization must demonstrate its unique resources and know-how, as well as a proven ability to deploy those assets creatively and strategically to address the nation’s shortage of STEM teachers and ensure high-quality STEM learning for all students. A complete list of partners—with new partners highlighted—appears below and is also available on the 100Kin10 website.
All partners bring content expertise and programmatic or funding capacity to advance the initiative. As they fulfill their ambitious commitments and work together to spark innovation, they have access to exclusive opportunities, including competitive research grants, leading-practice case studies, capacity-building workshops, collaboration grants, and a funding marketplace. To date, 28 partners have engaged in joint problem-solving or new, collective work as a result of 13 collaboration grants, and more than 32 innovation grants have been awarded to 22 different 100Kin10 partners.
ABOUT BANK STREET COLLEGE
Since it’s founding in 1916, Bank Street College of Education has been an acclaimed educational institution and advocate for children and families. Bank Street is uniquely structured and internationally-recognized as a free-standing, private Graduate School of Education, an on-site independent School for Children, and a broad range of professional development and social programs. Its mission is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the education process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world.
100Kin10 is a multi-sector mobilization that responds to the national imperative to train 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers over the coming 10 years. The partnership was founded and is led by Carnegie Corporation of New York and Opportunity Equation.