Project Goals & Partnerships
Activities within The Caminos Project extend from community engagement with high school youth groups through undergraduate curricular and student support measures as well as improvements to postgraduate teaching certification programs. Some of the key project activities include:
Key Project Activities
The creation of community engagement programs with high school students and parents that focus on careers in education.
The creation of curricular measures in undergraduate general education programs that expedite the completion of pipeline degrees with Subject Matter Preparation Programs.
The creation of a teacher preparation learning community for undergraduates with extensive student social, emotional and academic supports for Latinx and low-income students.
The creation of a Latinx teacher mentor partnership network for pre-service teachers in initial credential programs.
Are you interested in mentoring students? Email: Yesenia.Hernandez@csulb.edu for more information.
The creation of professional development programs and assessments that relate to culturally responsive pedagogy in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate fieldwork and clinical practice.
Caminos + Green Dot Public Schools Partnership
The HSI Caminos Project has partnered with Green Dot Public Schools to offer students an immersive academic and professional opportunity. Green Dot is a charter school system within the Los Angeles area whose mission is to “help transform public education so all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life”. The Green Dot Mentor Network is designed for you to complete your fieldwork in person with a designated Teacher Mentor who will guide you through the semester. At the conclusion of the semester, successful participants will have the opportunity to become a paid intern at one of the Green Dot schools.
Benefits of an Internship & Joining the Green Dot Teacher Mentor Network
- Have the unique opportunity to complete your fieldwork requirements in person at a Green Dot school
- Receive one-on-one support from a Teacher Mentor
- Have the opportunity to apply and receive a paid internship that fulfills your student teaching term
- Create and cultivate relationships with the Green Dot school network
- Job and Career opportunities after graduation
- Must be a current student & active Caminos member
- Must be pursuing a Social Science or Art Credential
- Check back Spring 2021 to see what other subject matter programs will be available
- Be intern eligible at the end of the observation semester:
- Successfully completed EDSE 436, EDSE 457 & EDP301/302/305
- Learn more about internship requirements here
- Attend professional development session with Director Tim Keirn
- Meet with Green Dot representative to review engagement plan
- Commit to 4 observation dates at designated Greed Dot site- observations are in-person and a 1-hour minimum
- Proactively connect with assigned Teacher Mentor to coordinate visits and debrief
- If offered by Green Dot, seriously consider accepting an internship position
- Register to attend a Green Dot Mentor Network information session
- Register for an information session here
- Complete Green Dot Mentor Network application
- Available after attending an Information session
- Learn More about Green Dot