Joanna Duggan is the Associate Director of PreK-12 English Learner Education at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL). In her role, she oversees activities, budgets, and staffing for CAL projects including the Los Angeles Unified School District English Learner Master Plan, Promoting Educator Networks: Standards-Based Instruction for English Learners, an Investing in Innovation (i3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and a subcontract to Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Northeast and Islands.
She previously managed activities associated with Enhanced Education Connections, a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, targeting the identification and growth of Teacher Leaders implementation of standards-aligned, sheltered instruction for English learner students. Additionally, Ms. Duggan was part of project staff that conducted qualitative research for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization, authoring two case studies that investigated the development and implementation of language policy in IB World Schools
Prior to coming to CAL, Ms. Duggan taught English learners in the United States in K12 settings, as well as EFL in Spain and the Czech Republic, including in bilingual Spanish/English classrooms in Spain. Ms. Duggan holds an MSc with Distinction in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Her recent publications include a co-authored chapter, Language and Instruction: Research-Based Lesson Planning and Delivery for English Learner Students, in the second edition of What Teachers Need to Know about Language, and an article in the Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Languages & Literature, Interpreting and Negotiating Language Policy at the Local Level: A Case Study from Catalan-Speaking Spain.
CAL is partnering with the Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department (MMED) of Los Angeles Unified School District (L.A. Unified) to collaborate on a new English Learner Master Plan for the district.
The project will customize an online platform (Oba) to enhance traditional approaches to professional development (PD) through teacher networks.
CAL is partnering with the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, on this two-year project to provide support for secondary teachers working to implement the Common Core with English learners.
Education Connections is an initiative of the Center for Applied Linguistics funded by three grants to provide free professional development for teachers regarding improved implementation of sheltered instructional methods to better meet the needs of English learner students in standards-based, mainstream education settings.
The Center for Applied Linguistics manages the Language Policy Research Network (LPReN), an international organization of researchers, scholars, and stakeholders in the field of language policy.
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