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Science in Oakland Elementary Schools

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Spring 2016
Nuclear Engineering 198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

This is a course giving Berkeley students the opportunity to learn about achievement gaps in education correlated with racial and socioeconomic background, especially in the STEM fields. This class will contain a series of lectures and assignments to help students think about how we can work towards equitable achievement in education. The coursework will be complemented by interactive experiences in West Oakland in which students will mentor/tutor children in second grade in STEM homework, experiments, and projects.

Berkeley students will go to Garfield Elementary (located at 22nd st. and International Blvd.) every other wednesday from 2:30-3:45pm.

Rides may be available.

Students will be required to:

  • Tutor/mentor children in second grade for a minimum of 16 hours during the semester;
  • Write a 1-page reflection each week on selected readings;
  • Attend all classes, which will be comprised of guest speakers, lectures, and workshop days; and
  • Complete a STEM-related group project that where students will educate one another on the steps that have led to the current education system, those that still need to be taken, and how this applies to students of all different age groups. 

Key Learning Outcomes: This course will expose elementary students in the West Oakland area to careers in STEM fields while simultaneously helping them improve scholastic achievement. This class will also give Berkeley students the opportunity to learn about STEM education techniques for young learners as well as STEM education in different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

How to Enroll:

Please come to the first class. It will serve as an info session. For those who want to enroll now, the CCN is 64065. Please email us if you need further information. 

Course Contact: its_alexis962 AT, eloisalv AT

Faculty Sponsor: Rachel Slaybaugh

Time & Location:

Alexis Flores-Betancourt
303119 EtcheverryM 5p-6p1/25started64065 (lower)
— (upper)

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