UW Honors Announcements

June 13, 2019

Education Opportunities through the Pipeline Project

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Summer or 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 spring 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.

Summer EDUC 401 Seminar: Challenges & Opportunities in K-12 Education

Thursdays | 5:00 PM – 6:20 PM

Participants in this seminar will explore the world of public education through weekly seminars and a tutoring practicum experience in local K-12 schools or community organizations. Both components will allow students to engage in critical reflection on some of the current issues in education at three different levels: local, national, and international.

EDUC 401 Autumn Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401 B: Teaching English Language Learners

Tuesdays | 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM

The number of English Language Learners (ELLs) has increased by over 50% in the last decade, with some states, like South Carolina and Indiana, experiencing extremely rapid growth of English Learner populations. Some demographers predict that in 20 years the ratio of ELL students to English-only students could be one in four (Feriazzo & Sypnieski, 2012). With a growing number of English language learners in the US, it is important for educators to be more linguistically and culturally responsive.

EDUC 401 J: Challenges & Opportunities in K-12 Education

Mondays | 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM

Participants in this seminar will explore the world of public education through weekly seminars and a tutoring practicum experience in local K-12 schools or community organizations. Both components will allow students to engage in critical reflection on some of the current issues in education at three different levels: local, national, and international.

EDUC 401 F: Mental Health and a Place: A Path to Resistance in Education

Mondays | 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM

This course will address how communities of color experience trauma and how trauma has been moderated by systems of oppression and perpetuated across ecological systems. We will discuss how these different systems have influenced the trauma of communities of color while also addressing the various ways preventative work is taking place in and out of school. We will also address the multiple solutions to this problem by giving insight to systemic and individual approaches being taken up in this work around what we like to call mental health equity.

EDUC 401 O: K-12 Success: A New Model of Leadership

Tuesdays | 5:00 PM – 6:20 PM

Students will learn how to find their own leadership that will help them succeed as they tutor at their site. Leadership can be cultivated to create a foundation for K-12 academic success, and how they can bring their own skills of self leadership into their tutoring and mentorship experiences. Students will also discover how self-leadership principles can be used to address issues of racial equity and social justice.

For questions or add codes, email pipeline@uw.edu or come to our office in MGH 171. Check our website for more seminars and further details!