The STARTALK Russian Teacher Program at UW has made their registration form available to interested educators.
The STARTALK Teacher Program, Preparing Russian Teachers for the 21st Century, aims to enroll ten or more teachers who are working toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement in Russian for teaching Russian language in Washington K-12 public schools. This Teacher Program will prepare native (or near native) speakers of Russian to teach in a standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency and accuracy in heritage speakers of Russian. A special focus on integrating Arts (Drama) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) into language instruction will prepare teachers to work effectively with today’s students. The program includes an intensive first week for teachers alone followed by one week of practicum experience working with students in the STARTALK Russian Student program, plus the option for an additional three weeks of practicum experience where they will be observing and reflecting on the Student Program each day and presenting lessons related to the Drama and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) topics included in the Student Program.
For more information, please direct your browser to the STARTALK website.