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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 25 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 US 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 and colleagues in the classroom or in the field, she enjoys yoga, hiking, camping, biking, swimming, snowshoeing, reading, and playing with her two terrific children as they discover the world around them.

 

 

 

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.

 

Curriculum and Curriculum Design

                                             New Faculty Orientation

                                                International School of Myanmar, Summer 2013

 

Authentic Learning and Assessment

                                                Graduate Teaching Assistants Training

Prescott College, Fall 2010, 2011, 2012

                                                Differentiating Instruction

Yavapai County Education Service Agency Middle School Practitioner Institute

Prescott College, Summer 2011

Cultivating Learning through School Gardens

Yavapai County Education Service Agency Middle School Practitioner Institute

Prescott College, Summer 2011

Authentic Learning and Assessment

Yavapai County Education Service Agency Middle School Practitioner Institute

Prescott College, Spring 2012

Classroom Management that Works!

Yavapai County Education Service Agency Middle School Practitioner Institute

Prescott College, Spring 2012


Presentations (Return to top)

Curriculum and Curriculum Design

Understanding by Design Framework in Curriculum Design

International School of Myanmar, Summer 2013, Fall 2014

Authentic Learning and Assessment

Graduate Teaching Assistants Training

Prescott College, Fall 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

Differentiating Instruction

Yavapai County Education Service Agency Middle School Practitioner Institute

Prescott College, Summer 2011

Cultivating Learning through School Gardens

Yavapai County Education Service Agency Middle School Practitioner Institute

Prescott College, Summer 2011

Authentic Learning and Assessment

Yavapai County Education Service Agency Middle School Practitioner Institute

Prescott College, Spring 2012

Classroom Management that Works!

Yavapai County Education Service Agency Middle School Practitioner Institute

Prescott College, Spring 2012

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

Curriculum and Curriculum Design

New Faculty Orientation

International School of Myanmar, Summer 2013 

 


Research (Return to top)

New Teacher Preparedness for Teaching to Diverse Populations

Differentiated Instruction

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)

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