UW STARTALK Teacher Program


Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, July 24, 2015 - 3:00pm

The UW STARTALK Teacher Program, "Preparing Teachers for the 21st Cen­tury," is accepting applications for the summer 2015 intensive program that will take place at the University of Washington Language Learning Center. The pro­gram aims to enroll teachers who are currently teaching Russian, Korean, Persian, or Portuguese in the community and who would like to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement for teaching these languages in Washington K-12 public schools. The program is designed to teach them STARTALK best prac­tices in language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test - Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages. This Teacher Program will prepare native (or near native) speakers of these languages to teach in a standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency and accuracy in heri­ tage speakers  and second language learners of Russian, Korean, Persian, and Portuguese. A special focus on integrating STEM into language instruction will pre­ pare teachers to work effectively with today's students.

Highlights:

  • 13-day Intensive program for teachers, 5 hours a day (9:00 am - 3:00 pm), total of 65 instructional hours

    • 5 credits for EDC&I 495 from the UW College of Education
    • Standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency and accuracy in heritage speakers and second language learners
    • Emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
    • Content knowledge to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test - Endorse­ ment (WEST-E) for World Languages
  • Scholarship assistance for required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPlc and WPT to demonstrate language proficiency)
    • UW Summer Quarter Registration Fee for the Teacher Program: $44

Space is limited,so register soon!

http://depts.washington.edu/startalk/russianteacher.php

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