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Practicum Course on Education Reform


Interested in youth empowerment and education reform?  If yes, contact verveer@colorado.edu to register for INVS/EDUC 2919: Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools.  A practicum course, INVS/EDUC 2919 invites undergraduates to work in teams of two or three to support local  K-12 students as they identify and address salient community issues, including bullying, domestic violence, global warming, youth homelessness, immigration, school funding, teen pregnancy, teen substance abuse, and texting and driving.

The course, which has been approved for the Education Minor, Human Diversity Core requirement, will meet at the following times:
Section 801 will meet on campus on Mondays from 1:00-2:30 p.m., as well as at Centaurus High School on Fridays at one of the following times:
-12:10-1:10 p.m. (WAITLIST)
-2:05-3:00 p.m. (few seats available)

Section 802 will meet on campus on Mondays from 2:55-4:25 p.m., as well as at one of the following times and locations:
-Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Pioneer Elementary School (supporting fourth and fifth graders) -Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Casey Middle School (supporting sixth graders)

The course, which provides CU undergraduates with a meaningful opportunity to apply acquired skills and knowledge in school-based settings, has emerged as a favorite among CU students.  Enrollment for the course is controlled, thus students will need to contact Instructor and Public Achievement Director Elaina Verveer at verveer@colorado.edu for more information as well as to be enrolled.  This course is open to ALL CU undergraduates.

Students are also welcome to contact me at erin.ulrich@colorado.edu with any questions they may have.