CAN is Hiring 30 College Coaches

CAN is hiring 30 College Coaches starting in August 2018! Our Coaches provide crucial support to students as they navigate social and academic challenges of high school, while entering into the intimidating college search, application and enrollment processes. We need your help in recruiting for our next team! This position is great for recent graduates who are interested in supporting youth, gaining professional experience in youth mentoring, college coaching, and career counseling. Find out more information about the day to day here.

We are currently hiring Coaches to be placed at the following schools:

  • Nathan Hale High School
  • West Seattle High School
  • Chief Sealth International High School
  • Garfield High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Mt Rainier High School
  • Highline High School
  • Hazen High School
  • Lindbergh High School
  • Todd Beamer High School
  • Decatur High School

Why Serve with CAN? Coaches receive the benefit of a monthly stipend of $1370, an education award of $5,920, an ORCA card, 100% employer paid insurance, professional development and networking opportunities, and weekly trainings. Find out more or apply today at collegeaccessnow.org/careers. Priority application deadline is April 27th.

 

For more information: 2018-19 CAN AmeriCorps College Coach Position Description

 

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Pipeline Seminars Fall 2018

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

 


 

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline 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 a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 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.


 

EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:

 

EDUC 401A Literacy in the Justice System
Class time determined by students

Info Session May 7th, 2018  5:30pm 7:00pm in MGH 224: RSVP here.

Do inequalities in the education system lead to criminal behavior? Can adult education in the criminal justice system mitigate the effects of these inequalities? Find out for yourself with this unique opportunity to work with one of society’s most under-served populations. The Education department at the King County Correctional Facility encourages you to stretch your boundaries and join us in a quarter of educational enrichment. With the opportunity to tutor inmates in a GED (General Educational Development), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and/or ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum, you have the freedom to challenge your own creativity, gain teaching skills, and help the community by being your student’s first positive educational experience. Our seminar series will focus on personal tutoring strategies and techniques, broader questions and issues surrounding the criminal justice system, and the positive outcomes of adult education in our community. We will hear from speakers who work in adult education as well as adult learners who are the product of adult education. Be prepared for a dynamic experience as you “engage in such incredibly rewarding partnerships with people who really just want the chance to learn that maybe no one else has given them before.” (Quote from current tutor).

 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 years or older to work at the King County Correctional Facility and you may register for a maximum of 3 credits for this class. Also a criminal background check will be completed for all interested students (previous convictions DO NOT automatically bar your entrance into the jail). Please note that this is a 2 quarter commitment.
For more any question email Yazmin Aguilar at aguil53@uw.edu.

 


 

EDUC 401B: Immigrant & Refugee Education- Mondays 10:30-11:50

 

Newly arrived immigrant and refugee students are one of the most resilient learners in our education system. Despite fleeing their home country due to a plethora of reasons without the familiarity of language, support systems or societal norms they strive to be successful, both academically and holistically. This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Each year, America resettles more refugees than all other countries combined and receives one of the highest number of asylum applications in the industrialized world. This course will focus on and/or bring in:

  • Knowledge and experiences from local community leaders of refugee and immigrant populations,
  • Guest panels from Seattle Public School teachers and student panelist from Sri Lanka, Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, Philippines, East Africa and the Middle East.
  • Teaching best practices and techniques utilized by school districts and nonprofits,
  • Looking at foundational best practices, beyond the classroom, through policies and initiatives to strengthen immigrant and refugee voice, participation, equity, and other success pathways long term in the US.

Come join this immersive learning experience to support young newly arrived immigrants and refugees. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about issues of social justice, raise awareness, develop networks, and make an impact with this community



EDUC 401J: Undocumented Students in the K-12 U.S. Education System- Wednesdays 11:30-12:50 MGH 082A

The purpose of this seminar is to provide an extensive knowledge about the current most vulnerable student population in the U.S.; undocumented students. Whether it is within the K-12 system or at a higher education institution, it imperative to explore the many facets that undocumented students experience. The ultimate goal of this seminar is to not only raise awareness but for students to leave the classroom with an ACTION PLAN! Through this seminar you will explore  the following:

  1. Develop a solid background on undocumented students.
  2. Identify and explore societal forces and structural barriers related to education for undocumented students in K-12 and higher education.
  3. Explore issues of language, culture, socioeconomic status and other intersecting identities that relate to our own understanding of and work with undocumented students.
  4. Review and evaluate key instructional strategies and techniques for working with undocumented students, including bilingual instruction.
  5. Engage in self-reflection in relation to your tutoring practicum experience as well as personal identity, sociocultural and linguistic history in order to evaluate and improve your work with undocumented students and other students.
  6. Explore and gain knowledge about resources on UW campus to better understand undocumented student’s barriers in education and being able to apply this knowledge on site.
  7. Gain exposure to the “real deal” through undocumented student testimonies and an overview of the challenges encountered.
  8. Gain awareness and create discussion about laws, policies, and educational practices necessary to support undocumented students (DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents)
  9. Create and action plan towards advocating undocumented students and leave with a list of resources and best practices.

 


 

EDUC 401M: Tutoring Math and Science-Tuesdays 6:00-7:20pm GLD 436

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 seminars are devoted to best practices for science and math tutoring. The seminar also includes brief 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 “K-Gray” STEM education.

 

For questions or add codes email pipeline@uw.edu or come to MGH 171.

 

Summer 2018 opportunities

Tutor K-12 students during Summer 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 summer quarter to work with about 15 different summer K-12 education programs, 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 20 hours over the quarter. The schedule is flexible, summer programs often need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm.

 


 

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 20 hours over the quarter 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 a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and 20 hours of tutoring over the quarter. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

 


 
EDUC 401: Summer 2018 Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401A: Challenges and Opportunities in K-12 Education
Mondays 4:00 – 5:20PM (Full Term)
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. This seminar will challenge us to raise questions about the purpose and nature of education in an increasingly diverse, global society.

Sign up to tutor with the UW Pipeline Project! Seattle area schools are especially in need of college level tutors! Your skills are greatly appreciated!

Summer 2018 Tutoring Opportunities

Tutor K-12 students during Summer 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 summer quarter to work with about 15 different summer K-12 education programs, 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 20 hours over the quarter. The schedule is flexible, summer programs often need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 20 hours over the quarter 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 a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and 20 hours of tutoring over the quarter. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.
EDUC 401: Summer 2018 Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401A: Challenges and Opportunities in K-12 Education
Mondays 4:00 – 5:20PM (Full Term)
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. This seminar will challenge us to raise questions about the purpose and nature of education in an increasingly diverse, global society.

Sign up to tutor with the UW Pipeline Project! Seattle area schools are especially in need of college level tutors! Your skills are greatly appreciated!

 

GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education

GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education

 

Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school?

Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement?

Not sure what program or school you want to attend?

We can help!

 

This 2 Credit, ten-week course is for juniors and seniors who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of, graduate education. During the quarter, students will learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find programs that fit their interests, and how to prepare application materials.

 

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Early Fall Start: Human Rights Seminar in Washington DC!

BIS 403 Washington D.C. Human Rights Seminar course (an early fall course) is now open for applicants from other campuses.

 

Students who have interests in human rights, public policy and law will definitely benefit from taking this course.

I would like to encourage any human rights minor students to apply to this course.

After two days of intensive seminar at UW Bothell (9/6-7), BIS 403 students will spend a week in Washington D.C. for a week (9/9 to 9/15) to meet with legislators and to visit federal agencies (including the Department of Defense), human rights NGOs, foreign embassies, and think tanks.

 

The detailed schedule and information for this early fall course is available here: http://www.uwb.edu/ias/undergraduate/experiential/dc-seminar

 

The application is due on Friday, April 13th.

Students can find the application form on the webpage.

 

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ASP Academic Success Coaches

Student Success Coaching

Academic Support Programs is offering students an opportunity to meet with one of our three Student Success Coaches this quarter to get support in any challenges or struggles you are facing, learn to improve your study skills or gain new ones. Success Coaching is an interactive process that empowers students to get from where they are now to where they want to be. The Success Coach is a peer who students can visit at CLUE to help build more general skills for success. Even if you are not sure why you’re struggling to meet their academic goals, the Success Coach can help identify and overcome challenges to create a foundation for success in college.

The ASP Success Coach meets with students one-on-one to help them develop skills in:

  • Effective study strategies
  • Time management skills
  • Setting and working towards goals
  • Finding campus resources
  • Motivation

Success Coaching is not academic advising, personal counseling, a disciplinary meeting, or one on one tutoring for a particular course.

How it Works

You can make an appointment during our open hours on our website. We will prioritize students appointments first, but you are welcome drop-in on a first come-first serve basis. If you are dropping in, please know you may have to wait until an existing appointment has ended. Meetings will be 30 minutes in length.

Make an appointment with any coach here: https://meetme.so/UWStudentSuccessCoaching

 

Meet the Coaches

 

ASP Academic Success Coaches 1

 

Madison Maertens, B.S. General Biology, Fourth Year

Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 7-9pm

Location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 171, EXPD suite

Sign up for appointment with Madison: https://meetme.so/UWASPCoach

Year: Fourth Year
Future Career Goals: Genetic Counseling
Hobbies: Dancing, Traveling, Yoga
Academic failure and how you turned it around: My first quarter at UW I took Calculus (Math 124). I struggled at the tutoring center all day, every day, but I could never keep up and understand the materials. Eventually, I realized I had to look at the textbook before class and teach myself the basics, because the professor dove straight into difficult questions assuming we had already learned the foundations of calculus. I realized to be successful in college, you sometimes have to teach yourself some of the material.
 

ASP Academic Success Coaches 2

Idera Adagun, Master of Public Administration

Hours: Tuesdays 5-7pm, Wednesdays 4-5pm, Thursdays 3-5pm

Location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 161H, Advising suite

Sign up for appointment with Idera: https://meetme.so/IderaAdagun

Future Career Goals: Non-profit Management within Higher Education
Hobbies: Traveling, Netflix, and Finding the Best Restaurants
Academic failure and how you turned it around: To say that I am terrified of math is an understatement. Coming into my masters program, without a math background, proved to be difficult as a first year student. In my Economics and Statistics courses, I was introduced to topics and programs I had never heard of or seen before. After doing poorly on my first couple of quizzes and homework assignments, I quickly learned that office hours, group study sessions, and tutoring are a students’ best friend. It was helpful to see all of the alternative ways I could approach topics I was struggling with. Overall, my first quarter taught me that it is important to use the resources available to us as students and that it is okay to ask for help.
 

ASP Academic Success Coaches 3

 

Yadira Oregon, Leadership in Higher Education M.Ed.

Hours: Tuesdays 10am-1pm, Thursdays 11am-1pm

Location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 161H, Advising suite

Sign up for appointment with Yadira: https://meetme.so/YadiraOregon

Future Career Goals: Outreach and Retention Counselor or Advisor

Hobbies: Reading, Running, and Traveling

Academic failure and how you turned it around: As an undergraduate student I became highly involved with academics and extracurriculars. I wanted to do everything under the sun and kept saying yes to a variety of opportunities. This resulted in terrible burnout that slowed my overall progress in school and made my grades drop quite a bit. I learned to take a step back and ask for help. Once I did that people became highly receptive to my challenges as a student and they were willing to guide me through this burnout. This was by far the hardest lesson as a student, the lesson of learning how to ask for help.