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General Issues in K-12 Education

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EDUC 401A
SLN: 13252

Facilitator: Marcus Ramirez, marcus08@uw.edu

  • Dates: Tuesdays
  • Time: 3:00-4:20 pm
  • Location: Denny Hall 317

This 3-credit seminar is designed as an exploration into the world of contemporary political, social, and educational issues in K-12 public schools. Students will learn about pressing educational topics, issues, and questions (such as the achievement gap, Race to the Top, and charter schools) while concurrently tutoring in a local school and experiencing how these concepts play out on the ground level. Students participating in this seminar will tutor at one of the following partner schools: Concord Elementary, Roxhill Elementary, Southshore K-8, Aki Kurose Middle School, or Franklin High School.

Students interested in this seminar will register for the seminar and a quiz section. The quiz section is a three-hour block of time designated for your transportation to and from the school site and your tutoring hours. All students in an individual quiz section will tutor at the same school and will carpool to the school site, via a UCAR leaving from the UW campus. If you are interested in the seminar, but you are unable to make any of the quiz sections, please contact the Pipeline Project (pipeline@uw.edu) to make other arrangements for tutoring at one of our partner schools.

For questions about this seminar, please email pipeline@uw.edu.

Quiz Section options are as follows. Days/times include travel times and a two-hour block at the school:

Concord Elementary

These tutoring positions would be with younger elementary students (1st -5thgrade) with a focus on math tutoring. Concord has a large number of ELL students who are also in need of one-on-one tutoring.

  • Thursdays | 8:30am - 11:30am, Math & Literacy Tutoring 1st – 3rd Grade

Roxhill Elementary

These positions will assist with end of day and afterschool tutoring. From 3:00 – 3:30 tutors will engage in intensive one-on-one tutoring. From 3:40 – 5:00 they will assist in small group tutoring sessions.

  • Tuesdays | 2:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday | 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Southshore K-8

These positions will provide math and reading support in Kindergarten – 8th grade classes.

  • Tuesdays | 9 am – 12 pm
  • Thursdays | 9 am – 12 pm

Aki Kurose Middle School

These tutoring positions will provide 1-on-1 or small group support to middle school students on developing literacy skills.

  • Tuesdays | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Thursdays | 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Franklin High School

Students will be individually placed with a tutoring position that meets their background and the needs of students at Franklin. This could include ELL tutoring and/or math and literacy tutoring.

  • Mondays | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesdays | 9:30am – 12:30pm

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EDUC 401B
SLN: 13253

Facilitator: Wanda Liao, peichial@uw.edu

  • Dates: Wednesdays
  • Time: 4:00-5:20pm
  • Location: Mary Gates Hall 242

This seminar is designed as an exploration into the world of contemporary political, social, and educational issues in K-12 public schools. Students will learn about pressing educational topics, issues, and questions (such as the achievement gap, Race to the Top, and charter schools) while concurrently tutoring in a local school and experiencing how these concepts play out on the ground level.

Students participating in this seminar do not register for a quiz section and can tutor at any school that works with the Pipeline Project. Tutoring options are listed on the Pipeline EXPO site.

For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 4 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 5 credits: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)