UW Pipeline Project

2019 Neah Bay Application Details

DATES: 2019-2020 academic year

SITES:
Neah Bay

LODGING:
Lodging provided by UW and community partners.

COSTS:
All lodging, food and transportation costs will be covered for UW students.

QUESTIONS:
Contact Christine Stickler at castick@uw.edu.

APPLICATION:
Deadline: May 22nd

Telling Our Stories, Imagining Our Futures

This collaborative project is built on a longstanding partnership between UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School and has been developed to address a community-identified need. The result is an exciting new project that will focus on encouraging Neah Bay students to envision their futures. The goal will be to not only have Native students see themselves pursuing higher education, but learning, as early as fifth grade, of career paths that could ensure their being able to live and thrive in Neah Bay after graduation.

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Be part of an exciting long-term project working with Native youth in Neah Bay

Using oral histories, digital storytelling, and photography, UW students will learn about the rich history and culture of the Makah people while mentoring 5th grade students in the creation of a digital storytelling that celebrates their Native culture and identifies pathways to meaningful careers in their own community.

This is a rewarding three-quarter commitment for fall, winter, and spring, including Spring Break!

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The three quarter commitment includes:

  • Two-day training & visit to Neah Bay: 9/14 – 9/20/19
  • Once a week autumn and winter quarter seminar. Time TBD by the cohort and facilitator.
  • Travel to Neah Bay for ASB  from 3/22 – 3/27/20
  • Once a week seminar during spring quarter. Time TBD by the cohort and facilitator.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Applications are due May 24th, 2019 at 5:00 pm. You can submit your application HERE!

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Seeking Pipeline Project Facilitator: Neah Bay 2019-2020

“TELLING OUR STORIES, IMAGINING OUR FUTURES”

Come facilitate undergraduate students in an exciting long-term project working with Native youth in Neah Bay.

Pipeline is seeking a team facilitator for the 2019-2020 team!

This collaborative project is built on a longstanding partnership between UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School and has been developed to address a community-identified need. The result is an exciting new project that will focus on encouraging Neah Bay students to envision their futures. The goal will be to not only have Native students see themselves pursuing higher education, but learning, as early as fifth grade, of career paths that could ensure their being able to live and thrive in Neah Bay after graduation.

Using oral histories, digital storytelling, and photography, UW students will learn about the rich history and culture of the Makah people while mentoring 5th grade students in the creation of a digital storytelling that celebrates their Native culture and identifies pathways to meaningful careers in their own community.

Goals for UW Students:

  • To develop a foundational understanding of the culture and community of the Makah people
  • To develop coaching and mentoring skills with elementary age students
  • To develop skills in designing curriculum, developing engaging lessons, and teaching elementary-age students
  • To develop an understanding of educational system in Neah Bay in order to support their efforts and goals for their students.
  • To facilitate the creation of a year-long career exploration documentary in partnership with Neah Bay students that supports their learning about fields in their own community
  • To ground UW students in self-reflection and growth regarding their individual development of leadership and teamwork skills through EDUC 401 seminars. Students will explore topics and the relationships between culture and education in tribal communities

Project Facilitator Responsibilities:

  • Fall, Winter, Spring commitment with quarterly stipend
  • Facilitate a brief program orientation for new team members prior to fall trip
  • Lead one week trip to Neah Bay in September and a one week trip to Neah Bay over Spring Break and support team in designing, implementing, and debriefing daily instructional lessons and project activities
  • Facilitate a weekly seminar for team during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters to introduce team to Makah culture, best practices in working with indigenous communities and students, lesson planning and curriculum development, develop video editing skills, and finalizing video projects
  • Collaborate with Pipeline Director to organize team and project logistics
  • Coach and mentor undergraduates with goal setting for growth in teaching, mentoring, and personal development
  • Create communications (i.e. articles, blog) to showcase team project and design recruitment materials for future teams

Project Facilitator Desired Qualities:

  • Experience working with students of diverse backgrounds and/or tribal communities
  • Experience teaching youth in a classroom setting and/or mentoring K-12 students
  • Coursework knowledge and/or prior experience designing and implementing curriculum
  • Experience supervising or mentoring undergraduate students
  • Knowledge and understanding of indigenous communities and youth
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good organization skills
  • Driver’s license

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume by 5/22/19 to Christine Stickler at castick@uw.edu.