UW Pipeline Project

Summer 2020 EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar

EDUC 401 A: Challenges & Opportunities in K-12 Education

  • Date/Time: Online Modules, to be done at your own pace [Full-Term]
  • Facilitator: Olympia Lai, olympialai@gmail.com
  • SLN: 11376
  • Registration questions: email pipeline@uw.edu

Participants in this seminar will explore the world of public education through readings, personal reflection and a tutoring or educational video creation practicum experience. These components will allow students to engage in critical reflection on some of the current issues in education at three different levels: local, national, and international.

The seminar is designed to provide a space where we can collectively reflect on our educational experiences, emerging knowledge of teaching practices, and the relationships we build with the world.  As a whole, this experience is intended to challenge us to raise questions about the purpose and nature of education in an increasingly diverse, global society. We will also always consider possibilities for a stronger, healthier and more equitable future by being realistic optimists!

Your educational practicum for EDUC 401 will either be in-person or remote, depending on public health recommendations this summer.

  • If schools and organizations are open: We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter. 
  • If schools and organizations are closed, or you have a health concern: You’ll be doing remote support for educators, by making educational videos that will be sent to K-12 students. These videos have been requested by teachers, community members and schools! 

Either way, through participating with Pipeline, you’ll make a difference for K-12 students in the Seattle area.

The Pipeline Project will be monitoring the situation around schools in Seattle in the Summer to gauge whether in-person tutoring support will be possible.

For EDUC 401 seminars, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours or videos completed in addition to seminar attendance.
Seminars are Credit/No Credit, and are I&S credits. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 1-3 credits*: 20 hours of tutoring over the quarter, or creation of two educational videos during the quarter
  • 4 credits: 40 hours of tutoring over the quarter, or creation of three educational videos during the quarter
  • 5 credits: 60 hours of tutoring over the quarter, or creation of four educational videos during the quarter
  • 6 credits**: 80 hours of tutoring over the quarter, or creation of five educational videos during the quarter

A student may opt to register for 1 or 2 credits if it means avoiding an additional registration fee.
** If a student would like to register for more than 6 credits, they should email pipeline@uw.edu with the request.

Current EDUC 401 Students: Need to change the number of credits for your seminar? Pipeline staff can help you do this for free. Please email pipeline@uw.edu before Friday of Week 7.