A few spaces remain for Autumn quarter Community Literacy Program (seminar + internship)

Community Literacy Program Flyer

Announcement from the Community Literacy Program: 

The Community Literacy Program welcomes students at any stage of their UW career, from freshmen to seniors. CLP is entering its 27th year, and has a strong record of positive impact on students' personal, academic, civic and professional development.

English 298A + English 491B = the Community Literacy Program, an opportunity for students at any stage of your UW career and from any major to combine on-campus learning (for "C" or "W" credit) with an internship putting your learning into practice working with students in a high needs setting in public elementary, middle or high school.  .

In English 298A (5 credits) students will meet twice weekly on campus in Autumn 2017 (TuTh 10:30-12:20) in a writing-intensive course focused on understanding and responding to difference and inequality, learning effective inclusive methods of working with each other and with public school students, and exploring some central challenges and opportunities for transformative public education.  You will have opportunities to develop your skill and confidence in discussion, writing, and presentation as we engage with these issues in relation to your academic, personal, civic and career goals. The final assignment sequence will be career-related writing -- including identifying and creating application materials for a job or internship -- taught in collaboration with the UW Career Center.

In English 491B Internship (C/NC; 3 credits) you put what you learn on campus into action, volunteering (@4 hours a week, on a schedule you arrange) at one of our partner public schools. English 491B will appear on your transcript as an internship, may be used toward the field work requirement or as an elective in the Education, Learning and Society (ELS) Minor, as an elective in the Education, Communities and Organizations (ECO) and Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) Majors, and toward field work requirements in some other departments. English 491B also provides documentation of high needs" school-based experience needed for application to Teacher Education programs.

Community Literacy Program is entering its 27th year, and there is substantial evidence of the program's positive impact on students' personal, academic, professional and civic lives.  

Contact CLP Director/Instructor Elizabeth Simmons-O'Neill with questions and to request add codes: esoneill@uw.edu 

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