Undergrads: Pipeline Seminars Fall 2018

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Autumn  Quarter!
The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Autumn quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization.  Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter. The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:
Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

 

EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:
EDUC 401A Literacy in the Justice System
Class time determined by students

Info Session May 7th, 2018  5:30pm 7:00pm in MGH 224: RSVP here.

Do inequalities in the education system lead to criminal behavior? Can adult education in the criminal justice system mitigate the effects of these inequalities? Find out for yourself with this unique opportunity to work with one of society’s most under-served populations. The Education department at the King County Correctional Facility encourages you to stretch your boundaries and join us in a quarter of educational enrichment. With the opportunity to tutor inmates in a GED (General Educational Development), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and/or ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum, you have the freedom to challenge your own creativity, gain teaching skills, and help the community by being your student’s first positive educational experience. Our seminar series will focus on personal tutoring strategies and techniques, broader questions and issues surrounding the criminal justice system, and the positive outcomes of adult education in our community. We will hear from speakers who work in adult education as well as adult learners who are the product of adult education. Be prepared for a dynamic experience as you “engage in such incredibly rewarding partnerships with people who really just want the chance to learn that maybe no one else has given them before.” (Quote from current tutor).

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 years or older to work at the King County Correctional Facility and you may register for a maximum of 3 credits for this class. Also a criminal background check will be completed for all interested students (previous convictions DO NOT automatically bar your entrance into the jail). Please note that this is a 2 quarter commitment.

For more any question email Yazmin Aguilar at aguil53@uw.edu.

 

EDUC 401B: Immigrant & Refugee Education- Mondays 10:30-11:50
Newly arrived immigrant and refugee students are one of the most resilient learners in our education system. Despite fleeing their home country due to a plethora of reasons without the familiarity of language, support systems or societal norms they strive to be successful, both academically and holistically. This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Each year, America resettles more refugees than all other countries combined and receives one of the highest number of asylum applications in the industrialized world. This course will focus on and/or bring in:

  • Knowledge and experiences from local community leaders of refugee and immigrant populations,
  • Guest panels from Seattle Public School teachers and student panelist from Sri Lanka, Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, Philippines, East Africa and the Middle East.
  • Teaching best practices and techniques utilized by school districts and nonprofits,
  • Looking at foundational best practices, beyond the classroom, through policies and initiatives to strengthen immigrant and refugee voice, participation, equity, and other success pathways long term in the US.

Come join this immersive learning experience to support young newly arrived immigrants and refugees. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about issues of social justice, raise awareness, develop networks, and make an impact with this community


EDUC 401J: Undocumented Students in the K-12 U.S. Education System- Wednesdays 11:30-12:50 MGH 082A
The purpose of this seminar is to provide an extensive knowledge about the current most vulnerable student population in the U.S.; undocumented students. Whether it is within the K-12 system or at a higher education institution, it imperative to explore the many facets that undocumented students experience. The ultimate goal of this seminar is to not only raise awareness but for students to leave the classroom with an ACTION PLAN! Through this seminar you will explore  the following:

  1. Develop a solid background on undocumented students.
  2. Identify and explore societal forces and structural barriers related to education for undocumented students in K-12 and higher education.
  3. Explore issues of language, culture, socioeconomic status and other intersecting identities that relate to our own understanding of and work with undocumented students.
  4. Review and evaluate key instructional strategies and techniques for working with undocumented students, including bilingual instruction.
  5. Engage in self-reflection in relation to your tutoring practicum experience as well as personal identity, sociocultural and linguistic history in order to evaluate and improve your work with undocumented students and other students.
  6. Explore and gain knowledge about resources on UW campus to better understand undocumented student’s barriers in education and being able to apply this knowledge on site.
  7. Gain exposure to the “real deal” through undocumented student testimonies and an overview of the challenges encountered.
  8. Gain awareness and create discussion about laws, policies, and educational practices necessary to support undocumented students (DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents)
  9. Create and action plan towards advocating undocumented students and leave with a list of resources and best practices.

EDUC 401M: Tutoring Math and Science-Tuesdays 6:00-7:20pm GLD 436
In this seminar, students explore the world of math and science in K-12 schools by attending seminars that focus on current educational topics and tutoring at one of Pipeline’s partner schools. A key feature of the course is the opportunity to reflect on and share tutoring experiences in order to gain advice, suggestions, and pointers. Several seminars are devoted to best practices for science and math tutoring. The seminar also includes brief readings and discussion of critical topics in K-12 science and math education. Through the lens of social justice, this course will include conversation and critique of the social, political and economic factors that affect “K-Gray” STEM education.

For questions or add codes email pipeline@uw.edu or come to MGH 171.

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