SPR 2016 Volunteer Opportunity/Courses: Inner Pipeline Seminars

Pipeline Project LogoTutor during Spring Quarter at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle with the UW Pipeline Project!
The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Spring quarter to work with about 40 different K-12 schools and community organizations and would love to have you!

Volunteer during Spring Quarter:
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! http://expd.washington.edu/pipeline/common/pipeline-volunteer-basics.html

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:
Participate in a weekly 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 depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutoring 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.

Take a look at the Pipeline Spring Seminars: http://expd.washington.edu/pipeline/inner/spring-2016/spring-2016-seminars.html

*Spring Inner Pipeline Seminar Spotlights:*

EDUC 401O: Introduction to Immigrant and Refugee Education
Mondays 11am-12:20pm
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to flee your country and arrive in a new one where you didn’t understand its language, codes, norms or values? This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Are you interested in learning more about this situation and how to support young refugees and newcomers in America’s public schools? If so, sign up for this class! This is a great opportunity to learn about refugee issues, raise awareness and make an impact in the community.  http://expd.washington.edu/pipeline/inner/spring-2016/immigrant-and-refugee-communities-an-introduction-to-immigrant-and-refuge

EDUC 401U: Black Education: Learn about the Black experience in America
Tuesdays 2:00-3:20pm
In this seminar, students will explore black history milestones and events that have shaped black education in America. We will be discussing key events in American history that have and continue to affect black students in the education system: such as segregation, integration, civil rights movement, mass incarceration system and many other topics. We will also look at programs and individuals who have/are working to bridge the educational and opportunity gap that exists for black students in America. http://expd.washington.edu/pipeline/inner/spring-2016/black-education-learn-about-the-black-experience-in-america.html

EDUC 401T: Strengths Based Education: Serving the Underserved
Thursdays 3:30-4:50pm
The focus of this seminar is on emphasizing student’s strengths in learning, navigating, and approaching education. We will look at risk and protective factors of struggling students and critique current prevention and intervention programs being used in schools and communities.  Each week we will have a guest speaker who will bring insight and open discussion to our exploration of working with youth.  We will emphasize the important roles that we all serve in the education of our youth, as teachers, leaders, mentors and tutors.  http://expd.washington.edu/pipeline/inner/spring-2016/strengths-based-education-serving-the-underserved.html

EDUC 401C: Tutoring Math and Science in K-12 Education
Thursdays 4-5:20pm

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 sessions are devoted to best practices for science and math tutoring. The seminar also includes 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 STEM education. http://expd.washington.edu/pipeline/inner/spring-2016/math-and-science.html

Questions: Email pipeline@uw.edu


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