Steven Goss and Lindsey Wyckoff (Bank Street College of Education)
This project is a collaboration between the Bank Street College Archives, Online Programs, and faculty members of The Graduate School of Education and The School for Children to produce and deliver educational resources for classroom teaching and learning. This work started as an institutional mini-grant for innovation in digital technologies for teaching and learning across departments. Since our founding in 1916, Bank Street College has been dedicated to the creation and evaluation of educational resources for diverse audiences, such as ‘The Bank Street Readers’ and The Voyage of the Mimi. In continuing with this commitment, we recently began to scale our capacity to make resources developed through faculty practice and research available to 21st century audiences. We are meeting this goal by using the iTunes U platform to bring our progressive approach to pedagogy to new students, teachers, teacher leaders, and educational researchers. This work is devoted to sharing and highlighting current and archival faculty research and classroom practice, including: curriculum materials, archival resources, models of progressive pedagogy, student/teacher engagement, faculty commentary, and classroom toolkits. iTunes U provides the institution with a unique opportunity to collaborate between distinct departments, and also to observe and evaluate our capacity for the production, storage and delivery of educational resources. For this conference we propose to discuss and demonstrate our collaborative process for developing innovative digital resources for teaching and learning and the outcomes of our efforts.