USA Students to Teach at Katon-Karagay Rural School

Two students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will teach for students of S.Lastayev Secondary School in Katon-Karagay village in East Kazakhstan Region for a month as part of the Global Teaching Labs (GTL) program. The Global Teaching Labs (GTL) program aims to learn by teaching, synthesizing and presenting knowledge, working in teams and communicating with peers from different cultures. Katon-Karagay school became the first rural public school in the Program.

In May 2023, the Fund for Sustainable Development of Education issued and applied for participation in the 2024 program. S. Lastayev school in Katon-Karagay village, a participant in the project “Rural School Powered by NIS”, was selected to the shortlist of the program along with the strongest schools in the country: Tamos Education (Astana and Almaty), Haileybury (Astana and Almaty), Shoqan School in Almaty. Following the school selection, the FSDE and MIT GTL have signed the Memorandum.

Eduard Alexander Shertsnev and Park Hanna will hold workshops for schoolchildren on programming, physics and information technology. Students will live in Katon-Karagay village, where they will spend a total of 26 days.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a prestigious and renowned research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. It is known for its world-class programs in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, technical and other sciences. MIT is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world.

S. Lastaev School has been a participant of the project “Rural School Powered by NIS” of the Fund for Sustainable Development of Education, AITAS Holding and Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools AEO for the fifth year. Since 2019, educational classrooms have been updated at the school at the expense of AITAS Holding, and NIS provides methodological support to the school.