Thursday, February 19, 2015

Spring Inner Pipeline Seminars

Pipeline has a bustling list of spring course offerings that we hope you can share with students who are interested in doing service learning as tutors. Some of our new courses this quarter include opportunities support refugee students, students with disabilities, as well as to investigate environmental justice in schools.

All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401.

For these seminars, 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)
Below is a small blurb highlighting a few of our exciting seminars, for a full description of all of our spring courses, please direct students to our website:

Students With Disabilities and Transition to Higher Education
Section: EDUC 401 J
SLN: 13586
Meets: Tuesdays 2-3:20pm
First Class: 04/07
Instructor: Julia Schechter (

For students considering an education career, this seminar and school-based mentoring experience is an excellent opportunity to learn about issues facing students with disabilities in their transition to postsecondary education. Whether or not you have a disability, this is a way to share your experience and strategies navigating college by tutoring students at a local high school for 2.5 hours a week (2 credits). In the seminar, you will develop or build on your knowledge of barriers and challenges facing students with disabilities as they prepare for higher education. Issues explored will include changes in law between K-12 and postsecondary, how to seek accommodations on a college campus and transition planning through the Individualized Education Plan. Seminars will include guest speakers as well as time for critical reflection on the tutoring or mentoring experience and disability specific issues in college access.

From Refugee Camp to American Campus: An Introduction to Refugee Education- Refugee Communities
SLN: 13440
Facilitator: Robyn Uhl (
Class meets on: Tuesdays 6-7:20pm
Start Date: 03/31

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to flee your country and arrive in a new one where you didn't understand its language, codes, norms or values? 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. Are you interested in learning more about this situation and how to support young refugees and newcomers in America's public schools? If so, sign up for this class! This is a great opportunity to learn about refugee issues, raise awareness and make an impact in the community.

Environmental Education for Liberation
SLN: 13587
Facilitators: Katie-Rose Taulbee ( and Ashley Young (
Date/Time: Wed 3:30-4:50pm
Location: MGH 228
Class Start Date: 04/08

This course examines environmental education (EE) as a tool to free students and teachers of any age from the constraints of current systems. During this seminar students will dig into the research and literature supporting environmental education as vital to our development and health as humans. We will practice the skills and tools necessary to effectively teach environmental education in a various settings and dig deep into some case studies of effective environmental education that is liberating students’ minds as well as their communities.