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WIN 2017 Online Courses

Register for Winter 2017 online courses
Register now for winter quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington’s online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this winter you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an online fee of only $120 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out the winter quarter 2017 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUWOnline courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; consult with your adviser if you have any questions.

The following courses feature the $120 fee and the group-start format:
ASTR 101: Astronomy (NW,QSR)
ASTR 150: The Planets (NW/QSR)
DANCE 100: Understanding Dance (VLPA)
ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (I&S/NW) *
GEOG 123/JSIS 123: Introduction to Globalization (I&S/DIV)
JSIS E 111: Elementary Modern Greek
MATH 124: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (NW) †
MATH 125: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (NW) †
MATH 126: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (NW) †
MUSIC 131: History of Jazz (VLPA)
MUSIC 162: American Popular Song (VLPA)
MUSIC 185: The Concert Series (VLPA)
SCAND 270: Sagas of the Vikings (VLPA)
STAT 311: Elements of Statistical Methods (NW/QSR)

*ESRM 100 online fee is $350
†MATH 124, 125, 126 courses have no additional fee

Funding Opportunity: Goldwater Scholarship & Sedlock Scholarship for Sophomores & Juniors Planning for Careers in STEM Research

Barry M GoldwaterThe UW campus application for students interested in seeking nomination for the Goldwater Scholarship is now available! Brief details are included here, and further information and application instructions are at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/goldwater. Please find a flyer attached as well.

In 2016-17, UW’s Thomas Sedlock Icon Scholarship will also be awarded in connection with UW’s Goldwater Scholarship nominations. Any UW Goldwater nominees not awarded the Goldwater Scholarship will receive a Sedlock Icon Scholarship in the range of $3,000-$6,000. Sedlock Icon Scholarship award decisions will be made in early April, after final Goldwater Scholarship national selection decisions are announced.


The BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP is designed to attract outstanding students into research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year.

UW DEADLINE for applications: November 13, 2016.

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Job Opportunity: Saturday Teacher Position – UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars

The Robinson Center is looking for Saturday Program Teachers for the Fall Quarter. The Saturday Program is an enrichment program offered for students currently in grades K-8. These classes are intended to provide intellectually ambitious students with challenge, inspiration, and fun, in a collaborative, supportive learning environment. The classes are not intended to move students ahead in the standard curriculum but rather to explore topics not usually covered in the K-8 classroom. Classes meet for one or two hours per week, for eight sessions each quarter. The Fall session begins on October 15th.
We are currently looking for math and science teachers, but people from all discipline or backgrounds are encouraged to apply. You do not need a teaching license to apply. To learn more please see the attached job description.
To apply please see our website: https://robinsoncenter.uw.edu/job-opportunities/ or contact Jill Duncan at jduncan1@uw.edu

Job Opportunity: Math/Physics/Biology/Chemistry Tutors – STEM Tutoring, LLC

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STEM Tutoring LLC, a small innovative tutoring agency based in Bellevue, is searching for MATH, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS tutors for high school students. At STEM Tutoring, our primary focus is connecting well with students, knowing that if a student enjoys their time with us, we can make significant progress helping them develop, not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. With an increased focus on the STEM curriculum nationwide, we are passionate about assisting students in their mastery in Math and the Sciences.

– Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Math, or Physics
– exceptional Undergraduate Seniors with job experience considered as well
– Significant experience with high school students in an educational or mentoring/tutoring setting
– Skillful, empathetic 1-on-1 communication with both adolescents and their parents
– Transportation to Bellevue 1-2 times per week (bus is an easy option if no car)

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AUT 2016 Course: Workshop in Improvement of Teaching – Culturally Responsive Science Teaching (EDC&I 495 A)

EDC&I 495 A – sln 23334 – 3cr – cr/nc 
Workshop in Improvement of Teaching: Culturally Responsive Science Teaching 
Mondays 4:30pm – 6:50pm 
Savory 156 
Jessica Thompson 
Culturally responsive teaching is based on the idea that culture is central to student learning. Several cultures intersect in the classroom: the students’ and teachers multiple cultures, the culture of math and science, and the culture of school. Tied to these cultures are ways of thinking that are important for learning both in and outside of school. 
For educators the challenge is explaining mainstream culture while recognizing, respecting, and using students’ identities and backgrounds as meaningful sources for creating optimal learning environments. Through readings and discussion, we will explore the complexities of learning science and mathematics in relation to ‘who we are’ and consider how teachers can support students in making sense of school knowledge in light of their life experiences. 
Specifically, we will examine four dimensions of culturally responsive math and science teaching: 1) recognizing our own and others’ worlds, 2) developing relationships to form inclusive communities, 3) providing access (to the culture of math, science and school) through curriculum and instruction, and 4) critiquing, challenging, and changing the culture of mathematics and science. 
This course is relevant for teachers in all situations. The final project for this course involves applying these ideas to a particular unit of instruction, an aspect of pedagogy, or a deepened theoretical understanding. For further information about this course please contact Professor Jessica Thompson at jjthomps@uw.edu

Job Opportunity: Elementary, Middle, and High School Tutors – The Gemini School

The Gemini School is a private school located in Bellevue that specializes in evidence-based instructional methods. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for teaching and helping students in need. Primary responsibilities would be enrichment, remediation and academic coaching to facilitate more effective performance in mainstream classes.  Hours would be part time, mostly after school (between 2-6 PM) and on Saturdays.

Job Descriptions and Duties:
– Work cooperatively to plan and implement program enrichment, academic support and learning to learn skills for students of various ages in: math, language arts, social studies, science, and standardized test prep.
-Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, trainings, and check-ins as scheduled by director.
– May be required to work a flexible schedule, based on a school schedule; half days, early dismissal, and breaks.

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