Community Literacy Program
University of Washington
Neighborhoods and Schools in the Seattle
- All-City Tutor Trainings
FREE training designed to meet the core needs of all tutors. Participants will learn new and innovative techniques through a variety of interactive, hands-on workshops. Tutors, parents, teachers or anyone with an interest in improving the lives of our youth are welcome to attend. More information can be found at
- ESL Info
- Preparing for the
America Reads Challenge
A website maintained by the Bank Street College of Education, providing tutors
with "a variety of information ranging from background information on literacy
and early reading, sample lesson plans, activities, and information on other
literacy and reading resources."
- BJ Pinchbeck's
- Bank Street Literacy Guide
- Children's Literacy Project Resources for Tutors
Resources provided by the CLP in Seattle University's College of Education
- Gateway to Educational Materials
- I Teach I Learn
- King County Library system
LEARNS is a partnership of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) and the Bank Street College of Education (BSC).
- Web-Based Tutor Training
- The Tutor is published quarterly by the LEARNS (Linking Education and America Reads through National Service) Partners. It includes articles of interest to Americorps literacy tutors. LEARNS provides many other literacy and tutoring resources, including guidelines and activities.
- Literacy Now
- NW Regional Educational Laboratory
- PBS TeacherSource
- Seattle Public Schools Math Weblinks
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Web-Based Tutor Training. From the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
- Youth Tutoring Program
A Seattle-base tutoring program with a variety of resources listed on their website.
- A variety of information on such items as: Out-of-School-Time programs, Math Tutoring Resources, Student Assessment and Evaluation, Middle and Upper grades, Pre-k to 3rd grade Tutoring, Adult Literacy, Family Literacy, English language Learners, Learning Differences, Mentoring, and Program start-up. Sites for Games, Tips and other Resources for Kids and/or Adults
Educational Benchmarks for Washington State
Library Databases for Research
- UW Libraries
The library catalog contains all of the books and journals the University
of Washington owns and is searchable by title, author, keyword, or subject.
Journal articles are not included in the UW Libraries Catalog; to find journal
or periodical articles, use one of the indexes listed below.
- Academic Search Complete
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database indexes nearly one
million journal articles and documents in the field of education.
- Education Subject
- Educator's Reference Desk
This web site offers an archive of the AskERIC question and answer service, as well as a large virtual library of educational resources, including lesson plans and information guides.
- Ethnic Newswatch
Indexes over 1500 journals and magazines, plus the New York Times
Full text of a wide array of news sources, including newspapers, newsletters,
wire service reports, and transcripts.
- NewsBank Newsfile
American Psychological Association database indexing journals, dissertations,
book chapters, and books in all areas of psychology, including educational
psychology and cognitive sciences.
- Washington State
Indexing and full-text of major Washington newspapers, including the Seattle
times, Seattle post-intelligencer, Puget Sound business journal, Spokane spokesman
review, Tacoma news tribune, and Vancouver columbian, plus selected coverage
of other regional sources
Service Learning Resources
E. Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center
The Carlson Center's mission is to promote, organize, and support opportunities
for UW undergraduates to become actively engaged in community service work
that enriches and invigorates their undergraduate education. This site provides
information about service learning in our own community and at the UW.
See also the Carlson Center's Internship
and Volunteer Clearinghouse
- The Engaged Scholar
- Peace Corps World Wide Schools
- Pipeline Project
Offers a chance to "put your service-learning into practice", while providing
much needed tutoring and mentoring to elementary, middle, and high school
students in our area. http://www.washington.edu/uwired/pipeline/
- National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
- Preparing Teacher
Candidates to Teach with Service Learning: An Online Course
Service-learning is a successful teaching method that engages students in
meaningful learning experiences within the community. This course provides
instruction about the fundamentals of service-learning and one way to incorporate
it into teaching and curriculum design. The course is designed specifically
for preservice teachers who are studying become teachers in K-12 settings.
Developed by a professor at California State University, Chico, this course
is available to any college or university student or faculty without charge.
Sponsored by the Office for Community Involvement.
Links to many service learning pages on the World Wide Web.
Resources for Further Study
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