Seattle Public Schools started the 2020-2021 school year remotely. Initial reports show that this return to remote learning has gotten off to a rough start, with half of Seattle students not logging in to the system. This is particularly worrisome as reports indicate that COVID-19 has hit Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities far harder than others, and so many of our students are falling through the cracks in online education.
The UW Riverways Education Partnerships recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Winter quarter to support schools and community organizations and would love to have you!
You’ll be doing remote support for educators through live online tutoring. Through Riverway’s EDUC 401 seminars, you’ll have a weekly discussion-based seminar, and then do a weekly practicum component. You can enroll for 3-5 credits.
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
In this seminar, we will explore STEM Education as a tool of social justice and examining artifacts of product, process, and knowledge. STEM education has become a mainstream topic and an area of consistent investment in K-12 education. As a result of this investment products, process or activities and knowledge are capital in STEM education, yet this does not always amplify social justice values. In this course we’ll examine STEM as a tool of social justice and critique the products, process/activities, and knowledge through that lens.
The goals for this seminar are to:
- Examine our experiences when tutoring math and science in the Seattle Public Schools, considering the consequences and meanings for our students, teachers, and ourselves.
- Explore STEM education as a tool of social justice.
- Identify the ways in which STEM education is leveraged as a process, product and knowledge that align or misalign with social justice values.