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After graduating from Tulane with a Master’s in Linguistics Rebecca Chilbert ventured off and landed in the small city of Los Andes, Chile. There she practiced her spanish, learned a large amount of Chilenisms, and taught English at a PK-12th grade charter school. During her stay she hiked mountains, cooked fried rice, and was an extra on the Norwegian “Amazing Race,” but after six months it was time for her to return. This time Rebecca landed in a new weird city, THE weird city to be exact: Austin, Texas. Here she substitute taught while investigating pathways to alternative teaching certification. During this foray, Rebecca landed a long term substitute teaching job at a brand new charter school called Austin Achieve. This school values fair education for all, the color purple, and high standards. It was the perfect fit, and to celebrate her happiness Rebecca organized a recycled art project with the founding class.
We’re looking for someone to be the Webmaster for the 2013-2014 school year! As the webmaster, you will be in charge of the CSS Twitter Account, Facebook page, and this blog! If interested please contact Johanna Kester, email@example.com, or Avery Brewton, Abrewton@tulane.edu.
Many people on Tulane’s campus don’t know about the varying student work positions offered through the Center for Public Service. One such work position is that of the Service Learning Assistant, or SLA. Service Learning Assistants are a support system offered to professors who choose to teach a service learning course. The main role of the Service Learning Assistant is to be a liaison between the students, the professor and the community partner the class is working with. Each Service Learning Assistant is assigned one or two courses that they are in charge of. At the beginning of the semester, they meet with the professors to gauge how far into the planning process the professor is. If the professor is new to service learning and does not know what partner they specifically want to work with, the Service Learning Assistant can help provide ideas for partners and facilitate the initial communication between the partner and the professor. Further into the semester, the Service Learning Assistant is there to help students with any problems they might come across while working with the project and completing their hours. Being a Service Learning Assistant is an enriching experience and helps expand ones understanding of the process of service learning. Sometimes while enrolled in a service learning course it is hard to understand why you are working with the project that you are, but if you ask your Service Learning Assistant they’d be glad to help you come to a better understanding of how the process works and why the courses are essential to your learning experience.
-Dylan Delisle, sophomore scholar