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J Dianne Brederson, Ed.D. - Faculty
220 Grove Ave.
Prescott, AZ 86301
Academic Statement (Return to top)
J Dianne is passionate about curriculum studies, assessment, and social justice education and strives to increase cultural competence and global awareness among her students and in our society. She values individuality, embraces multiple perspectives, and seeks to meet the needs of each student and team member through collaborative leadership and a learner-centered, reflective approach to teaching, training and supervision.
With a doctorate degree in education, J Dianne brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of education as a curriculum coordinator, associate professor, university coordinator, curriculum developer, instructor, mentor, advisor, and assistant coach with students at the elementary, middle, high school and college levels, as well as with adult learners. She has worked in public schools, Peace Corps in Rwanda, Africa, the International School of Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar and the International School of Prague in the Czech Republic, as well as curriculum-specific summer camps including one for at-risk children and one that emphasized experiential learning in the outdoors. A tenacious and talented leader, she has close to 10 years of experience in supervisory, leadership, and administrative positions in a variety of programs. When she is not working and learning from her students in the classroom or in the field, she enjoys yoga, hiking, biking, swimming, snowshoeing, reading, and playing with her two terrific children as they discover the world around them.
J Dianne is currently on a leave of absence from Prescott College. She is the Currciulum Coordinator at the International School of Myanmar. You may reach her at her Prescott College email or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the internet connectivity in Myanmar is limited so email response time may vary.
Background & Experience
Selected Publications (Return to top)
Brederson, J. D. (2009). Disrupting prejudice. Developing empathy: One teacher’s FHAO inspired curriculum. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.
Brederson, J. D. (2009). My Return to differentiated instruction. Educational Leadership, 66(9), Web Only.
Presentations (Return to top)
How to Create and Use Rubrics in the Modern Language Classroom
International School of Prague, Czech Republic, 2000
How to Use Growth Portfolios
International School of Prague, Czech Republic, 1999
Integrating Technology into Modern Language Classes
International School of Prague, Czech Republic, 1998
Creating Curriculum from Scratch
Klingenstein Summer Institute, Princeton, NJ, 1998
Creating Questionnaires for Case Study Research
Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA 1995
Didacticizing Authentic Materials for the Foreign Language Classroom
ACTFL Conference at Anaheim, CA, 1995
Research (Return to top)
New Teacher Preparedness for Teaching to Diverse Populations
Prejudice Reduction in Education
Classroom Discussion of Controversial Topics
Communities in Education
Awards, Grants, & Honors (Return to top)
SEED Grant for School Garden Development, Prescott, 2011
Nominated for Philanthropic and Educational Organization for Women Scholar Award, Fall 2003
Klingenstein Summer Fellow, Teachers College at Columbia University, Princeton, 1998
Education (Return to top)
Ed.D., Northern Arizona University, Curriculum and Instruction, 2006
M.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies, Teaching Foreign Languages, 1995
B.A., State University of New York at Plattsburgh, French and Economics, 1990
Expertise (Return to top)
Curriculum Development and Instruction
Teacher Education and Supervision
Second Language Instructional Strategies and Assessment
Academic Involvement at Prescott College (Return to top)
Areas of Study