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Learning Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in learning how to more effectively support SPS students and schools! Below are currently available learning opportunities for SPS volunteers. New video tutorials and training resources are added regularly so please check back again soon.

2021-22 School Year Health & Safety Course for Volunteers

Duration: 25 minutes, required for in-person volunteers

The following 25-minute course is required for all volunteers who support schools and students in person. Click on the image below to start. Once completed, you will be prompted to fill out a form and print or pdf it for your records.

3/14/22 course update: Masks are now optional. This course includes a section about mask requirements that no longer apply – all other content is correct.

Health Course Cover - student wearing a mask and a backpack arriving at the school.

Cultural Competency and Antiracist Practices

Duration: One hour, strongly encouraged for all volunteers supporting SPS students directly

Seattle Tutoring Coalition Presents a Foundational Workshop on Cultural Competency and Antiracist Practices – Creating Healthy Relationships with Youth: Do No Harm

Build your skills as an anti-racist tutor! This self-paced training covers identity, culture, relationship building and power-sharing. Contact us to request the pre- and post worksheets.

LGBTQI+ Inclusion

Duration: 10 minutes, strongly encouraged for all volunteers

Research shows the positive impact of LGBTQIA+ inclusive schools on the achievement of students, particularly LGBTQIA+ students of color furthest from educational justice, as well as the benefits to their non-LGBTQIA+ classmates. The following video offers strategies and helps volunteers build skills for supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Plus (LGBTQIA+) students and affirm the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and community in Seattle Public Schools.

Learn more LGBTQ+ programs, curriculum and support at SPS. 

Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention 

Duration: 25 minutes, required for all school volunteers prior to starting service

All SPS volunteers are required to complete the online Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention training prior to beginning their volunteer service. Need a refresher? Complete our online Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention training today.

Microsoft Teams – Tips For Remote Volunteers

Duration: 30 minutes, highly recommended for remote volunteers tutoring students online

This Power Point tutorial was created for remote volunteers connecting with SPS students via MS Teams.

Additional Resources for Tutors

Our partnering organization the Seattle Tutoring Coalition provides excellent, free All-City Tutor Trainings and access to materials from past sessions on their website.