The 2014 magazines for Alternative Spring Break , “Words Under Words” and the Neah Bay Project are now available! Read them below.
There is still time to apply for an amazing year-long experience in Neah Bay!
Do you love working with elementary students? Are you interested in immersing yourself in the beauty and strength of the Native Makah culture in Neah Bay? Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in the Pacific Northwest?
If you answered yes to the above questions, consider applying for the “Telling Our Stories” project, a partnership between the UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School on the Olympic Peninsula. During the 2014– 2015 school year, a small group of UW students will take part in a year-long documentary film-making project with Neah Bay Elementary students. Using digital story telling (video or documentary creation), UW students will learn about the rich history and culture of the Makah people while mentoring 4th-5th grade students on creating a research project comparing their tribe to another in the U.S..
Note that this project will require a non-negotiable 3-quarter commitment, as well as a 2 week partnership experience during September (9/8 – 9/12 in Seattle and 9/15 – 9/19 in Neah Bay), and traveling to Neah Bay during spring break.
There are no fees besides tuition and students will earn up to 12 EDUC401 credits.
For additional information, feel free to contact Christine Stickler, Director of the Pipeline Project, at email@example.com.
For stories about this project visit: http://neahbay.wordpress.com.
Applications can be found online and are due Wednesday, June 4 by 5pm.
Join the STEAM Team!
Learn about college readiness and supporting students in understanding STEM careers while volunteering at the Highpoint community in the Tinkering Studio with middle and high schoolers. One year commitment, 2 credits per quarter. Info Sessions in MGH 258: Tuesday, 5/6 @3pm. Thursday, 5/8 @5pm. Monday, 5/12 @10am.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
For more information about The Tinkering Studio visit: http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu
Apply at bit.ly/PO7t3Z by May 14.
Pipeline Project Education Equity AmeriCorps Member Description
TITLE: Pipeline Project Educational Equity AmeriCorps Member
TERM OF SERVICE: September 1, 2014 – July 15, 2014
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PIPELINE PROJECT:
The UW Pipeline Project provides educational and service opportunities for UW undergraduate students through tutoring and mentoring in local and regional schools and community organizations. The Pipeline Project Education Equity AmeriCorps Member will work with Pipeline staff to recruit, train and support student tutors and assist in overall program development and implementation.
The Pipeline Project Education Equity Americorps Member will serve at the University of Washington in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity. The Coordinator will assist in the implementation of a K-12 tutoring and mentoring service-learning program to address K-12 academic success issues and develop innovative strategies to increase volunteer participation rates. The Pipeline Project Americorps member will receive on-site training and participate in Washington Service Corps trainings. The Pipeline Project Educational Equity AmeriCorps member will work collaboratively with other Education Equity Americorps members on campus to ensure both students and partners can easily navigate between units on campus involved in educational equity work.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS:
Specific duties include:
- Assist Pipeline staff in recruiting, training and supporting UW student volunteers to tutor in K-12 Seattle Public schools and community organizations.
- Identify and document K-12 tutoring opportunities with school and community organization partners via Pipeline’s online database management system.
- Lead weekly Tutor Orientations for new Pipeline tutors and provide ongoing guidance for Pipeline tutors.
- Design and lead a service-learning seminar for returning UW Pipeline students to foster critical reflection and encourage an extended tutoring commitment.
- Tutor in a target Pipeline school for 5 hours per week.
- Conduct site visits and phone calls with Pipeline school partners to discuss successes and challenges with Pipeline tutors.
- Assist in planning and serve as Team Leader for Alternative Spring Break project where UW students work in rural communities on a literacy arts project during spring break.
- Implement at least three new effective volunteer management practices.
- AA or BA/BS degree preferred
- Interest and ability to work well with K-12 students and college students of diverse backgrounds.
- Strong organization, problem-solving and written and oral communication skills.
- Basic office computer skills, including word processing. Experience with spreadsheets.databases and desktop publishing preferred.
- Program management (marketing, event planning, volunteer management) experience.
- Strong initiative; self starter.
- Ability to creatively problem solve. Enthusiasm, flexibility, self-direction
40 hours per week. General schedule will be regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 5PM; occasional evening or weekend events will be requested.
- End of service Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,645
- Modest monthly living allowance
- Deferment or forbearance of student loans
- Health coverage
- Child care, if eligible
- Skills development for the nonprofit or public sector
- One year non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs after term of service
NOTE: This position is contingent on funding. Applicants will be advised of confirmation of funding by May 15th.
Interested parties should submit a professional resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references by 5PM (Pacific) on Monday, May 5th, 2014.
Questions: Email Sarah or Marcus: Pipeline@uw.edu
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450/206.543.6452.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a culturally diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service.
The Pipeline Project is excited offer a carpool to Roxhill Elementary winter and spring quarter!
Times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00–4:00PM, which includes transportation time as well as two hours working with students.
There will also be a mandatory orientation for students in the carpool group, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, January 8 from 5–6:30PM on campus. Additional professional development opportunities to build your skillset as a tutor will also be offered periodically throughout the quarter.
If you will not be in an Inner Pipeline seminar or service-learning class next quarter, you can earn credit through our online Inner Pipeline seminar, EDUC 401X.
If interested in joining, contact email@example.com.
Spaces are limited.
Staying in the area for your spring break? Looking to venture out of Seattle but stay in Washington?
Then the Pipeline Project may have a great experience for you! We are currently looking for UW undergraduates to volunteer in a literacy arts project in rural communities throughout Washington for Alternative Spring Break 2014.
UW students will work with students in an elementary, middle, or high school to brainstorm ideas for a story, write a rough draft, edit the draft, and publish the story in a book. Students will then illustrate their published book. A culminating festival of the published works will be held at each site.
Sites range from the Olympic Peninsula to Eastern Washington and include Forks, Oroville, Mattawa, Harrah, Curlew, Tonasket, Omak, Toppenish and Long Beach.
For more information, visit our website: http://expd.washington.edu/pipeline/asb/literacy-arts-asb.html.
If interested, apply via the following link by January 17 at 11:45pm: https://tinyurl.com/2014ASB.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make an impact. Extend your own learning. Have a transformative spring break!
*If interested in applying to UW’s Master’s in Teaching Program, time spent in the classroom will count towards your 40 hours of classroom observation.
Announcing an exciting opportunity to join the UW Pipeline Project team
The Pipeline Project currently has an outstanding opportunity for an 80% FTE Counseling Services Coordinator. The Pipeline Project, housed in the UW Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the University of Washington with tutoring and mentoring opportunities in local and regional K-12 schools and community organizations. The Counseling Services Coordinator will advise and support UW students in their community-based learning experiences and coordinate programmatic efforts aimed at cultivating partnerships between the University of Washington and K-12 communities. Working with the Pipeline Project also means having fun and joining a talented team of hard working and passionate people!
For detailed information about the Pipeline Project, please visit http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/.
A link to the job description can be found at: http://ow.ly/qS1Ia.
Interested in continuing to be able to make our Alternative Spring Break projects participant-fee free? Want to help Pipeline raise money to be able provide UCARs to some of our partner schools that are harder to reach by bus?
The Pipeline Project will be helping out Ivars for the 5PM Husky football game this Saturday, November 9 at Husky Stadium against Colorado! For every volunteer that is present, Ivars will be donating a portion of money to support various aspects of the Pipeline Project, including Alternative Spring Break.
Volunteers will be helping out at one of the Ivars stands during the game. It is a 4 –5 hour commitment of time because you will need to get there at least an hour before the game to be trained. Duties include: expediting, cashiering and supporting the staff there.
If you would like to participate, you will need a Food Handlers permit. Permit costs $10 and test can be taken online: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/foodsafety/FoodWorker.aspx.
This will be a great experience to be able to meet Pipeline volunteers and raise money for a good cause.
A big thank you to Clare Morrison, Julia Lee and the awesome Freshmen Interest Group (FIG) #64!
During the Huskies football game against the University of Oregon on October 12, Clare and a few students from FIG 64 volunteered with Ivar’s at Husky Stadium to help raise money to provide UCARs for students wanting to tutor at schools with Pipeline that are a bit further away from UW.
In their first quarter at UW, FIG #64 are taking an Inner Pipeline seminar together, General Issues in K-12 Education, in addition to a sociology and English class. FIG leader Clare, has also been involved with the Pipeline Project herself, having participated in Alternative Spring Break, volunteering at Seattle World School and a part of the Community Engaged Leaders program as well.
Want to join in the Pipeline Project fundraisers with Ivar’s at Husky Stadium in the future? Keep an eye out for future dates!
Thinking about becoming a high school teacher in physics or math?
Physics 210/211/212 and 407/408/409 are two hands-on, lab-based three course sequences from fall to spring quarter that will help build these skills. 407/408/409 may be of particular interest to you if you plan on becoming a physical sciences teacher in the future.
For more information, including information sessions, see the below flyers or contact Donna Messina: email@example.com.