Summer Programs

College Now @ LaGuardia Community College

Teaching New Yorkers

Topics in Multicultural Education

In the Teaching New Yorkers program at LaGuardia Community College, you will discuss the changing role of education in a diverse multicultural democracy, and issues such as the relationship between class, race, ethnicity and school achievement. You will gain hands-on experience as a literacy tutor working either with a college-bound adult population of English language learners, or elementary school students. You will participate in a highly interactive and engaging Conflict Resolution Workshop once a week, in which you’ll get to know your peers and yourself.   A typical day in this summer program will include a discussion of "Topics in Multicultural Education", preparation for and reflections on tutoring, and tutoring sessions with students in the CUNY Language Immersion Program at LaGuardia, or at a local public school. A panel discussion will allow you to hear from practicing teachers about the profession and their own personal trajectories. In this program, you will create an ePortfolio, a collection and integration of your coursework, projects, and personal reflections.
July 5 – August 4, 2016
Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
This is a pre-college activity.

Metrocards and lunch vouchers provided.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student entering 11th or 12th grade in September 2016.
  • English Language Learners with an English/ESL GPA of at least 70 are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Students coming from Laguardia Community College partner schools will be given priority, but eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits.

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For more information on this program contact LaGuardia Community College's College Now staff.