Diane Tedick awarded Fulbright Specialist Grant

TedickD-128x180Associate Professor Diane Tedick (Curriculum and Instruction) has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant in the area of Bilingual/Multilingual Education. She will spend three weeks at the University of Vaasa (Finland) in June. There she will work together with Professor Siv Bj√∂rklund on upcoming issues of a new international research journal that they are co-editing, Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education. She will also provide professional development for Swedish immersion teachers; offer feedback and guidance to Ph.D. and post-doc candidates on immersion-related research projects; discuss future collaborative research projects and joint teacher professional development initiatives with colleagues at the University of Vaasa’s Centre for Immersion and Multilingualism and LingVaCity, a consortium of professionals involved with language planning and language pedagogy; and exchange ideas for developing online professional development programs for immersion teachers and for revitalizing endangered indigenous languages through immersion education.