Spotlight on Three Pipeline Project Seminars

Welcome back to another bustling autumn quarter. The Pipeline Project has a wonderful assortment of credit variable courses for autumn quarter, these are all Credit/No Credit courses listed under EDUC 401 and all of them offer I&S Credits . Please spread the word to students who are interested in education as well as opportunities for service learning. 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 courses, please direct students to our website:

Education For Sustainability

Education for Sustainability


SLN: 13738

Facilitators: Emy Gelb and Ashley Young (ashyoung)

· Date/Time: Tuesdays 2-3:20

· Location: MGH 085

· Class Start Date: 10/07

How do educators teach young people about the earth’s ecosystems and foster an ethic of environmental stewardship?What skills and ways of thinking are necessary to confront future change?

The seminar examines effective ways for educators to teach the meaning and importance of sustainability to the K-12 audience in formal and informal education settings. We will explore various philosophies, models and approaches to K-12 environmental education. In addition, students will volunteer in school classrooms and environmental community organizations in the Seattle area for at least 2.5 hours (2 credits) a week.

Strengths Based Education: Serving the Underserved

Strengths Based Education: Serving the Underserved


SLN: 13734

Facilitator: Gary Howlett: gary.howlett66 and Debi Thomas Jones: debitj

· Class meets: Wednesdays

· Start Date: 10/01

· Time: 3-4:20pm

· Location: THO 202

The focus of this seminar is on emphasizing student’s strengths in learning, navigating, and approaching education. We will look at risk and protective factors of struggling students and critique current prevention and intervention programs being used in schools and communities. Each week we will have a guest speaker who will bring insight and open discussion to our exploration of working with youth. We will emphasize the important roles that we all serve in the education of our youth, as teachers, leaders, mentors and tutors.

Indigenous Food Revitalization in the Public School Classroom

Indigenous Food Revitalization in the Public School Classroom

SLN: 13741

Facilitator: Claudia Serrato (serratoc)

· Date/Time: Fridays 11-12:20pm

· Location: MGH 278

In this seminar, we will be working with three elementary schools to bring indigenous foods to the table. Students will be discussing topics such as food sovereignty, ethnobotany, First Nations indigenous food initiatives, and traditional stewardship practices of the land. Students will be taking on unique leadership roles connecting kids to outdoor spaces, such as school gardens, to teach the value of indigenous foods. For this class, students will be expected to fulfill a service learning component in the elementary classroom as well as attending a weekly seminar. We will be addressing cross-disciplinary ideas on how to promote wellness, diabetes prevention, outdoor engagement, and farm-to-table movements in public schools through in-class discussions and guest lectures. Across the United States, tribes are reconnecting with their traditional foods and, in doing so, revitalizing their lifeways. How can wefacilitate this in the public elementary classroom to help cultivate a healthier future?

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