Two Education-Related classes for 1-2 credits for WIN 2018

Winter 2018 – Service Learning & Volunteer Opportunity

This independent study provides a rich, experiential learning opportunity for students interested in working with young children with and without disabilities while earning 1-2 credits for winter quarter.

Students serve as interns for an inclusive school break camp program, facilitating social skills through field trips and science experiments. In addition to supporting campers in day-to-day activities, students will participate in a professional learning community led by experts in the field.

This independent study is open to all UW undergraduate students, with priority granted to students in the College of Education.

Learning Objectives

  • Review strategies for supporting learners with and without disabilities
  • Learn and practice effective classroom management techniques
  • Identify strategies for facilitating social skills, through positive behavior support
  • Learn and practice prevention and de-escalation techniques for challenging behaviors

Additional Details

Please note that this course does not meet weekly, but requires participation in three Saturday training sessions and some online work, which can be completed at your own pace. Participants will receive a Right Response certification for participating in this part of the course. In addition to these training components, participants must be available to work for one week in an inclusive STEM program serving preschoolers with and without disabilities.

This program is scheduled for February 19-23, 2018. During February 19-23, students serve as an intern. As an intern, their primary role is to engage with kids during play, supporting kids during circle time and seated tasks, and supporting the group during field trips.

Participants will receive ongoing professional development and training during this time. There is a google form link in the attached flyer – the google form  has more details about the timing of the program as well as the contact information of the program coordinator, Tara.

EDSPE 499 Winter 2018 (3) (3).pdf

ECFS 499: 
Immigrant Young Children and Nature: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
1-2 credits
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:50
How can direct interaction with the natural world promote health, learning and development in early childhood?
How do young children access nature-rich play and learning environments? Who has access, and who doesn’t?
What can be done to make nature-rich learning environments more accessible and inclusive?
If these issues interest you, join us for ECFS 499! Courses will be offered Winter and Spring 2018 and can be taken singly or as a series. The Winter session will bring together guest speakers from multiple disciplinary perspectives to explore the relevance of nature-based early learning experiences for children from immigrant families. The Spring session will follow this with an introduction to core elements of nature-based early learning in practice.
For registration information, click HERE 
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