Outreach

Outreach from the UA College of Education

(Check out all University of Arizona outreach opportunities at: http://uaforyou.arizona.edu/)

Linking Southwest Heritage through Archaeology is a partnership with the UA School of Anthropology and the National Park Service. This opportunity for 12 Tucson area high school students and 3 Tucson area high school counselors invites participants to learn more about their own local Hispanic and Native American heritage through exploring historic and pre-European archaeological and cultural sites throughout the southwest and Arizona. Participants go to various national parks, heritage parks, museums, archaeologial labs, and an archaeological dig. Participants will create a digital story map embedded with images and videos as they uncover their own local hertiage story. Are you a Tucson high school counselor or student interested in becoming a part of our program? Please go to our webpage for more information.

UA Upward Bound (UA UB) is an evidence-based program which provides students with the social and academic capital building support necessary in their successful transition from high school into college. The project supports underrepresented, low-income, first-generation high school students through programming that provides students with personalized access to Academic Preparation & Field Research Activities, Access to Technology and Scientific Tools, Financial Literacy and Planning, and Socio-cultural Literacy to make higher education a reality for these under-served populations. Upward Bound is proud to welcome the Beautiful Patterns program from MIT to our campus in summer 2019.

STEM Research Experiences for Undergraduates In partnership with faculty at the UA College of Engineering and UC San Diego, this NSF funded program for STEM majors places them in an 8 week summer research experience and then supports them fall 2018 and spring 2019 with faculty mentoring, continued research work, and joining the planning committee of the International Phononics conference. Research is focused on sound waves and phononics. Selected students will be awarded funds for their summer and semester activities equaling $8000.00. 

Paul Lindsey Internships in Education
Here's an opportunity to learn more about education outside of the classroom — and get paid internships at the same time! Lindsey Interns build leadership and management skills through real-world experiences via public outreach programs, museums, and educational learning centers in various Tucson school districts. Funding is awarded per semester and varies based on graduate or undergraduate internships.

Education internships Our students' interests are varied, and the internship opportunities are just as diverse. For your convenience, we've listed some community organizations that may interest undergrad internship seekers.

Leadership Pathways to Career Project & Volunteer Handbook    Attention Community Agencies! Are you looking for a resource to help structure your experience with UA student volunteers? Here is a tool that helps build leadership qualities while undergraduates students are volunteering at non-profit organizations. College students often seek work and volunteer experiences that will help them develop their career skill sets. This resource provides the ability for your agency to tailor experiences to help your volunteers improve leadership skills.

The STEM Learning Center serves as a hub of Science,Technology, Engineering and Math resources. It acts both as an outreach facility and in support of improved STEM learning on campus and in the greater community. The College of Education serves as one of the center's four campus partners.

Hosting Mentors: Handbooks   Hosting mentors at your school is a fulfilling experience. Bringing college students together with your secondary students can have long-lasting impact that positively influences your students. The handbooks are meant to help you coordinate how best to host the mentors at your school. The handbooks outline how to choose your coordinator, how to prepare orientation materials for the mentors, as well as provide you with reproducibles for use by your coordinator. 

Tree-rings and forest fire ecology lesson plans and videos   Find lesson plans designed by teachers to be easily infused into existing curriculum maps. The lessons are primarily focused on Fire Ecology using dendrochronology to uncover the story of forest fires. Be on the lookout for climate lessons and small video films series that complement the lesson plans.  Check out Fires of Change, University of Arizona Museum of Art installation through April 3, 2016
 
Download the curriculum for this one-week immersion institute empowering incoming 9th grade students to view their high school experience as a pathway to college and university.  A final outcome of the institute will be the design of a personalized, extensive four-year high school plan that addresses coursework, clubs, summer programs, and when to start thinking about specific universities.
 
Project SOAR
Project SOAR (Student Outreach, Access, & Resiliency) is a service-learning experience that routinely
places over 100 UA undergraduate mentors in under-resourced, public middle schools in the Tucson
area. These students are enrolled in either HED 350 or HED 397B, both of which examine issues of
college access. This College of Education program is housed within the Center for the Study of Higher
Education in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice. Download our Fact Sheet.
 
Native SOAR (Student Outreach, Access & Resiliency) is a two-tiered mentoring service-learning program between the UA’s College of Education and local Native American middle and high school students in Southern Arizona. Undergraduate students enroll in a three-unit class, HED 397C, and learn about the pedagogy and skills to mentor Native American students. In the program’s two-tier mentoring model, the undergraduates are also mentored by current UA graduate students and professionals from within the Tucson and University community. 
 
American Indian Language Development Institute
AILDI offers summer programs focused on Indigenous languages.
 
Cooper Center for Environmental Learning
A partnership between the Tucson Unified School District and the College of Education, the Cooper Center educates thousands of school children and adult chaperones, educators, pre-service teachers, and volunteers each year about ecology, science, and the beauty and wonders of our home, the Sonoran Desert.
 
Worlds of Words 
Worlds of Words is the largest international collection in the United States, and it’s right here in the College of Education. It’s a magical place — a place where lives change, thanks to the power of books. In fact, there’s only one larger international collection in the world, and it resides in a medieval castle just west of Munich.    
 

Fall 2017 visit from Nanjing Xiaozhuang and Nantong Universities  This program is an opportunity for a cultural experience and will provide information and faculty presentations about our teacher preparation and practice to these students from China, who are in teacher preparation programs at their universities. The college is pleased to welcome alumnus, Anning Ding, PhD. who is leading the trip.