UW Riverways SPR 21 Seminar Recruitment

Be a K-12 Educator during SPR 21 through EDUC 401!

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 Spring 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.

See all the seminars available for SPR 21 here.

Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401 B: COVID-19 and the Move to Online Learning

Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM

In this seminar, we will explore how the transition to online learning has both provided new opportunities and exacerbated existing inequities in K-12 education. We will reflect on our own experiences with online learning, and think about how race, ethnicity, ability, and socioeconomic status has intersected with the rapid transition to new educational contexts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

EDUC 401 D: Racial Equity in STEM Teaching

Tuesdays, 3:00 PM – 4:20 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.

EDUC 401 A: Asian Critical Race Theory: Locating Asian Experiences in the US

Wednesdays, 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM

In this seminar, we will explore Asian Critical Race Theory, focusing specifically on the formation of Asianness, how Asians are racialized, and the self-determination of Asian folx. In particular, we will examine historical and current politics associated with Asian identities in a local US context, while acknowledging the global interconnections. With this theoretical, historical, and practical foundation, we will strategize about our personal roles and responsibilities within social justice and solidarity work that strives toward liberation for our own and other communities.