Resources for Our PAL Partner Schools

Pal is committed to working with diverse underserved P-12 students and schools throughout San Diego County.

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PAL Partner Schools

PAL wouldn't be possible without the participation of our local schools. Thank you!

PAL Partnership Responsibilities

The Role of the UCSD PAL Student: 

  • To learn about the students, the classroom, the school, and the surrounding community;
  • To follow the direction of the host teacher and assist with classroom teaching and learning activities; and to participate in those activities by working with individual or small groups of students;
  • To assist with instruction under teacher supervision; 
  • To serve as a college role model and caring adult to all students at the site;
  • To complete of minimum of 40 consistent field hours during the ten-week quarter.

The Role of the Host Teacher:

  • To provide the UCSD PAL Student with basic information about the students, the classroom, the school site, and the community;
  • As appropriate, to provide lesson plans and guidance which allow the UCSD PAL student to work with individuals and small groups of students;
  • To facilitate opportunities for the UCSD PAL Student to complete required course assignments;
  • To maintain regular communication with the UCSD PAL Student through informal talks at school, phone conversations, email, and/or text;
  • To sign a log sheet for the UCSD PAL Student at the end of each site visit.

 The Role of the UCSD Instructor and Course Assistants:

  • To provide the UCSD PAL Students with class sessions, readings and assignments that support their work and thinking about education;
  • To monitor UCSD PAL Students through weekly journals and regular meetings;
  • To address questions and concerns of UCSD PAL Students and Host Teachers.

Overview of PAL Classes & Student Roles

 

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Individual School Spreadsheets

Please click on your schools link to see a list of PAL students at your school for the current academic year:

 Baker Elementary

 More schools coming soon!

Resources for Host Teachers

Mentor Tips for Classroom Time

The UCSD Academic Year: UCSD operates on the quarter system. Fall quarter begins at the end of September and ends in mid-December. Winter quarter begins in January and ends in mid-March. Spring quarter runs between the beginning of April and the beginning of June. You can see the current UCSD academic year calendar here.

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