During Summers 2011, 2012 and 2013, STARTALK funded both teacher and student programs for Russian language at the University of Washington. The teacher program was geared toward teachers who are working to obtain a P-12 World Language Endorsement in Russian for teaching Russian language in Washington K-12 public schools. The student program was geared toward high school and college Russian heritage language students in a four-week intensive language program meeting five hours a day. Program components included content-based learning in the arts (drama), as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through a partnership with the Museum of Flight, as well as interviews with professionals working at Microsoft and Boeing.
Contact: Paul Aoki