Students will volunteer as tutors/classroom aides in the bilingual Spanish/English dual immersion program at Barnes Elementary in the Beaverton School District. The second community-service component of the Capstone involves the preparation of activities for inclusion in an on-line teachers' resource [the Spanish Curriculum Archive (SCA)], a supplementary aid for teachers in Portland Public Schools (PPS).
Each student will volunteer three hours per week (30 hours total per term) at the school. Children enrolled in the bilingual Spanish/English dual immersion program at Barnes are either native English or native Spanish speakers; the curriculum is taught in both languages. PSU students will assist with work in Spanish. This work could include one-on-one work with students, directing group work and activities, assisting the teacher in the classroom, and/or preparing materials to facilitate classroom projects and will be determined by the assigned classroom teacher(s).
The student will be required to keep a time sheet documenting the hours spent at Barnes. The time sheet must be signed by the site supervisor(s).