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4/30 – BCS hosts important education VIPs!
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4/30 – BCS hosts important education VIPs!

Today, we welcomed special guests Regent Judith Johnson, Regent Kathleen Cashin, Mr. Bill Lewis (Co-Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard and philanthropist), Ms. Jemina Bernard (Executive Director, Young Women’s Leadership Network), and Ms. Ann Cook (New York Performance Standards Consortium). Our guests were eager to learn about our PBATs and how they are better alternatives … Continue reading

4/23-27 – Highlights of the Week!
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4/23-27 – Highlights of the Week!

Another busy week here at Brooklyn Collaborative!   4/23 – BCS students (current and alumni!) joined Red Hook Initiative staff and community residents as part of a rally to make Hamilton Avenue safer.  They were joined by Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca.  Students gathered with Parent Coordinator Tracey at the congested Hamilton … Continue reading

4/16-20 – Highlights of the Week!
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4/16-20 – Highlights of the Week!

Great full week at Brooklyn Collaborative!   Tuesday 4/17 – we had a small staff celebration to recognize the retirement of Chris J, our Master Programmer!   Thurs 4/19 – we hosted our Superintendent Kathy Rehfield-Pelles, her team, the staff of the NYC Outward Bound Schools, and all the network principals and Instructional Guides for … Continue reading

4/9-13 – Highlights of the Week!
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4/9-13 – Highlights of the Week!

A packed week at Brooklyn Collaborative!   4/9-11 – We hosted 27 students from Danish school Tornbjerg Gymnasium.  See our larger post here: https://www.smore.com/qdb57   4/10 – Our 7th grade students presented their literary analysis PBATs today in roundtables. The anchor text was the book Monster by Walter Dean Myers. Students explored theme, setting and authors craft … Continue reading

4/12 – ELA Expeditionary Thursday Fieldwork
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4/12 – ELA Expeditionary Thursday Fieldwork

Students participated in Expeditionary Thursday fieldwork today with their ELA classes!   ELA 9 Students visited various writing workspaces (Mid Manhattan Library Teen Zone, Hunter College, City Tech, Brooklyn College, Teachers College) to participate in scavenger hunts, to interview people on site, and to create brainstorms from their interviews and novels about coming-of-age experiences. They … Continue reading

4/9-11 – BCS hosts students from Denmark!
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4/9-11 – BCS hosts students from Denmark!

Brooklyn Collaborative & Tornbjerg Gymnasium Over the past seven years, BCS has built a very strong relationship with students and ​staff from Tornbjerg Gymnasium, a progressive high school in Odense, Denmark. This collaboration began in 2012 as an exchange program between the music students, expanded to include students from Big History, and now intersects with … Continue reading

3/19-23 – Highlights of the Week!
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3/19-23 – Highlights of the Week!

We had a great week! Our Robosharks are continuing to gear up for our annual competition over spring break (https://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=27887) – please cheer us on April 6-7 at the Armory Track & Field Center at 216 Fort Washington Avenue in Manhattan. 3/21 – Snow Day! 3/22 – We had Upper Grades Math Expeditionary Thursday! Our Lower … Continue reading