[Mathmajors] last minute Pipeline offering (fwd)
miller at math.washington.edu
Mon Oct 2 13:14:57 PDT 2006
_____________________ Interested in a multicultural, stimulating, and
rewarding experience involving photography and literacy enhancement? The
Seattle Public Schools Bilingual Orientation Center and the UW's Pipeline
Project seeks UW students for a fall quarter 2006 seminar with classroom
practicum in a Literacy Through Photography project at the Seattle School
District Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center (the "BOC") on Queen Anne.
The BOC serves immigrant students ages 12-21 who are learning English in
conjunction with a standard middle/high school curriculum. BOC students
come from all over the world, with a widely diverse range of cultural,
linguistic, and historical backgrounds.
The project uses photography to support and enhance the existing literacy
curriculum. BOC students will be introduced to basic photography
concepts,given cameras, and then given specific assignments to stimulate
written and oral classroom exercises. Photography will be used as a
creative tool for empowering student voices, making assignments more
personally relevant, and helping students feel more comfortable and
confident in their abilities.
UW students will work with small groups in a BOC literacy class one
morning a week and participate in an ongoing seminar to prepare for the
project and to discuss issues as the quarter progresses. Students with
strong written,verbal, and group skills and experience or strong interest
in ESL/multicultural settings are encouraged to register. Some
familiarity with photography is helpful but not required.
Tutoring will be Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30
Seminar time to be determined by group
First class meeting at the BOC on Tuesday October 10th, 10am
For more information: contact Nancy Peterfreund at
napeterfreund at seattleschools.org.
The Pipeline Project
Center for Experiential Learning
120 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
castick at u.washington.edu
"...She who laughs, lasts......"
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