U.S. Teacher Inquiry Projects


The table below consists of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program U.S. participants’ inquiry projects organized by program year.  Click on the project titles for more information on certain projects.

U.S. Teacher Projects

2015-2016 Program Year

Fulbright Teacher

Host Country

Project Title

Catherine Belin

Botswana

Algebra through Real-World

Joshua Benjamin

United Kingdom

What Do You Mean? A Guide to Examining and Enhancing Classroom Talk

Ann Brandt

Finland

Teacher Professional Development: Teacher Preferences and Examination of Peer Learning Groups as a Form of Professional Learning

Jennifer Brouhard

United Kingdom

Mapping the Trade: Teaching the Transatlantic Trade Integrating History and Citizenship Education

Cristina Casillo

Botswana

Common Best Practices Teachers are Using to Incorporate Local Culture Into Their Everyday Curriculum in Botswana

Paul Creager

India

Developing a Civic Engaged Digital Storytelling Curriculum
United States of America

Antonella D'Eramo

Chile

Beyond Group Work: How to Promote Academic Language Development through Collaboration
A Toolkit for Elementary Teachers

Andrea Dinan

Mexico

Community Building and School Reform in Merida, Mexico

Erin Dowding

Finland

Learning to Learn: Performance Based Assessments in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Jessica Dzieweczynski

Taiwan

Same, Same, But Different: A Day in the Life of a Taiwanese Student, Who Isnt so Different After All

Mikiko Ellis

Chile

Case Studies and Global Best Practices in School Drop-out Prevention and Intervention

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

India

Creative Connections: Art Education for Underserved Youth United States of America

Libby Frato-Sweeney

Vietnam

All That and a Bowl of Pho: Reimaging Images, Teaching Art & Exploring Traditional Art Forms in Vietnam

Mirna Garnes

Chile

Making it Count: Measures to Increase Afro-Chilean Visibility in Chile's Census, Schools and Society

Jose Garza

United Kingdom

Building Men: Bolstering the Academic, Social, and Emotional Support of Boys: A 10 Session Strengths-Based Counseling Curriculum

Carolyn Geraci

United Kingdom

Creating a Safe Learning Environment for Victims of Ethnic Peer Aggression

Meghan Hanson-Peters

Finland

Cooperative Learning Strategies as a Best Practice in Student-Directed, Globally-Minded Classrooms

Patricia Hemans

New Zealand

Teaching At-­Risk Youth in Trauma-­Informed Schools Best Practices for Transformation

Elliot Jacobs

Morocco

Teaching Tangier: A Thematic Unit for Secondary School English

Yunseon Kim

United Kingdom

Curriculum Unit Guide for Happy and Healthy Students for a Better Society: A Communal, Philosophical Approach to Education

Susan Levine

New Zealand

Inclusion Comes in Many Forms: A Review of NZ School Libraries

Michael Lowry

Singapore

A Handbook for Department Chairs: A Practical Guide

Nessa Mahmoudi

New Zealand

Voices from Te-Ika-A-Mui: Identity Development of Mori Children in Aotearoa New Zealand Schools

Anna Marquardt

Finland

Runo Garden: Poetry Translation Activities

Jordan Meyer

Mexico

Defining a Strong Level of Oral Language: A Collaborative Workshop

Megan O'Neill

New Zealand

Dive In! A Guidebook to Incorporate Mori Marine Connections for Secondary Science Education

Angela Palmieri

New Zealand

Cultural Pedagogical Study of Mori Medium Schools in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Erika Pereira

Chile

Fostering English Language Learners Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills Through Arts Integration

Elizabeth Pittman

New Zealand

Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships through Restorative Practices

Lisa Purcell

New Zealand

Difficult Choices & Difficult History: Designing a Culturally Relevant History Curriculum

Elizabeth Radday

Finland

Secondary and Special Education in Finland

Cynthia Reedy

Morocco

Best Practices for Spoken Language Instruction

Heather Ridge

India

Global Best Practices in Post-Secondary Workforce Readiness

Diana Sanderson

South Korea

“Reading” Art: Methods for Teaching With and Through Contemporary
Art

Katie Sibbitt

Singapore

Informing Mathematics Pedagogy by Comparing Singapore Teachers Practices and NCTM Recommendations

Emily Stanley

New Zealand

Developing a Field Guide to Primary School Sustainability

Nicole Stellon O'Donnell

India

Pedagogies of Poetry: a Cross-Cultural Study

Margaret Stout

Israel

The Impact of Art and Music Therapy on Communicative Utterances for Children with Significant Autism – A School Based Inquiry Project

Ellen Taylor

Netherlands

Whats a Monolingual Teacher to Do? Changing the Monolingual Mindset: Pedagogical and Curriculum Changes: A Report on the Findings from the Research, Coursework, and School Visits in the Netherlands

David Tow

Finland

Finland is the World

Mayra Tristan

Mexico

The Metalanguage Connection: Using My Language to Learn a Second One

Patrick Walsh

Finland

Globalized Youth Online: Communication, Debate, Solutions

Anne Ward

Netherlands

A Discovery of Dutch Citizenship Education

Lynne West

Netherlands

Realizing Multilingualism: The Dutch Approach to Language Teaching

Steven Taylor Wichmanowski

South Korea

Science Education in South Korea: Towards a Holistic Understanding of Science and Society

Heather Zajdel

United Kingdom

Reframing Anti-Social Behavior

2014-2015 Program Year

Yvonne Allen

Finland

Chamber Ensembles and Intergenerational Music: A Path to Wellbeing and Support for Music Education in Finland

Sezai Hakan Armagan

New Zealand

Energy Policies and the Environmental Sustainability of New Zealand

Matthew Arnold

South Korea

The Best of Both Worlds: Combining American Creativity and the Korean Culture of Learning

McCale Ashenbrener

Mexico

Where We are from: Finding Commonality through Explorations of Place and Family

Denise Binderup

New Zealand

Discovering the Power of Running Records Through Inquiry

Ginea Briggs

India

Girls and Self-Esteem Formation in Indian Schools

Judith Carruth

India

Lessons from India in Diversity and Tension: Educational Dynamics and the Muslim Minority

Tina Chavez

Finland

Risk-taking in Teaching in Finland and the Effect on Innovation

Jennifer Chavez-Miller

Finland

Global Learning: Fostering Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills for Global Citizenship

Audrey Damon-Wynne

Finland

Civics is a Verb: Best Practices for Engaging Students in Civic Education

Kelly Day

Finland

Breaking through the Math Ceiling

Cheryl Dix

Finland

Teacher Classroom Practice: Self-Assessment & Observation Data

Holly Ellingson

United Kingdom

Connecting Underprivileged Youth with Their Future through STEM Programs and Community Connections

Patricia Fellinger

New Zealand

Teaching for Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom: A Handbook for Language Teachers

Sherri Fisher

Finland

Mapping Classroom Culture in Finland

Sarah Hardy

Israel

International Lab Partners

Seth Hoffman

New Zealand

Joy and Passion in the Classroom

Amy Howell

New Zealand

Language Learning Progressions: A Second Language Performance Based Assessment Guide

Kyla Johnson

United Kingdom

Teaching Information Literacy in Secondary School Libraries

Cathleen Kazio

United Kingdom

Careers the UK Way

Stacy Kissel

Finland

Supporting Special Education Students in Science: Lessons from Finnish Comprehensive Schools

Melanie Manuel

Chile

Animated Street Art, Culture, and Programming in the Project Based Spanish Classroom

Lauren Maples

New Zealand

A Study of Place-based Outdoor Education Practices in New Zealand

Meghan McNeeley

United Kingdom

Women and the Holocaust: Pre/Post-Assessment Activity

Cheri McNeely

New Zealand

Every Student, Every Day: Promoting Achievement of Diverse Students with Inquiry and Science Notebooks

Michael Milliken

Mexico

Superhero Strength: A Mindful Approach to Exercise

Danielle Mott

Chile

Bringing Culture into the Equation: Helping Native Spanish Speakers Meet Standard in Both Languages through Community, Cultural, and Content Connections in the Classroom

Ellen O'Donnell

Finland

Science Teacher Education: A Comparison Between Finland and New Hampshire

Joseph Olan

Singapore

Brain-based Teaching Strategies: Engaging the 21st Century Learner

Andrya Packer

United Kingdom

Source-Based Writing and Plagiarism

Leah Penniman

Mexico

Global Sustainable Food Project: How Can We Feed the Growing Population without Destroying Earth’s Ecosystems?

Kate Raffile

New Zealand

Making Sense of Literarcy RTI in the Classroom

Courtney Reynolds

United Kingdom

Independent Thinkers: Structuring the Learning Process to Promote Mindfulness and Autonomy

Shahnaz Sahnow

New Zealand

Bridging the Gap between Preschool and Elementary School: Leveling the Playing Field for Underserved Children

Jessica Stovall

New Zealand

Teachers as Changemakers: Successful Mindsets for Educating Students of Color

Monica Ward

Singapore

My Learning Journey - Technology in Education

Michael Williams

Chile

Crossing Borders to Close the Gap: Lessons, Strategies & Global Best Practices for Closing the Achievement Gap

Marna Wolak

Palestinian Territories

Occupation Education: My Experiences in Occupied Palestine

Kimberly Young

Palestinian Territories

Breaking the Binary: Developing Global Competence Using the Graphic Novel

Julie Zenobi

United Kingdom

Teaching and Integrating Sustainable Design Innovation: A Lesson in BioCouture

2013-2014 Program Year

Jode Brexa

South Africa

“When I Enter the Doors of Welwel, I’m Happy to Say I’m Home”: Digital Storytelling in a South African University Women’s Residence

Murchelle Brumfield

Singapore

Global Perspectives on Meeting Common (Core) Goals: Preparing Special Need Learners for the 21st Century - Video Part 1 & Video Part 2

Katherine Condon

Finland

School Partnerships Teaching Manual

Casey Daugherty

United Kingdom

Using Intentional Talk to Illuminate Thinking: Encouraging Dialogue and Reflection in the Writing Process

Taylor Delhagen

India

Teaching the Whole Story: Weaving a More Inclusive Narrative of the Indian Nationalist Movement

Kathryn Elkins

Finland

A Dialogic Teaching Approach with Project-Based Learning

Steve Jordan

United Kingdom

Teaching Ethics and the Prospect of Ethical Students

Amy Laboe

Mexico

Deepening Cultural Knowledge and Building Community to Impact the Learning of Mexican Heritage Students

Rebecca Leech

United Kingdom

Preparing for a New World: Comparing Post-Secondary Preparation of Students with Special Needs

Jeanne Manfredi

Argentina

Argentina's Past and Present: How a Country's Past and Present Can Influence the Future

Karen Martin

Finland

Research-Based Teaching: The Power to Transform Teaching Practice

Crystal Polski

Finland

Creating 21st Century Classrooms

Andrew Scheef

Singapore

Handbook for Job Training Development for Students with Disabilities

Elizabeth Sweeney

Argentina

A Literacy of One's Own: Choosing Texts for Today's Learners

Stacey Tatera

United Kingdom

Educational Technology for Deaf Kids

Libby Crews Wood

Argentina

Getting to Know Characters: Introducing Multicultural Literature through Context

Jeanne Zoellner-Gonzalez

Finland

Establishing a Math Culture in the Chicago Primary Classroom

2012-2013 Program Year

Kate Burton

United Kingdom

Preparing At-risk and Immigrant Students for Research at University by Developing Strategies to Help Them Access and Use Information

Bonnie Cagney

United Kingdom

Special Education Needs: Policy and Practice in the United Kingdom

Wei-Ee Cheng

Singapore

Model Drawing for Problem Solving: Effective and Engaging Ideas for U.S. and Singaporean Teachers

Lavinia Draper

United Kingdom

The Teaching, Training and Advocacy of an Arts-Integrated Curriculum to Meet the Literacy Needs of Disadvantaged Youth in Wales

Eric Drotch

Israel

The State of Art Education in Israel

Laurie Eldridge

Finland

Crossing Borders: Being Part of the World

Janet English

Finland

How Do Finnish Teachers Successfully Teach Problem Solving Skills?

Stephen Ensdorf

Mexico

Facing History in Latin America

Peter Goldstein

South Africa

Mapping a Sense of Place:  Cape Town, South Africa

Mark Gudgel

United Kingdom

Striving for Precision of Language

Rebekka Jez

South Africa

Supporting Inclusive Practices in South Africa

Ann Kaiser

Singapore

Re-Engineering High School Science 

Kevin Kuschel

Argentina

A Documented Study of the Military Dictatorship in Argentina 1976-1983

Karen Lee

Finland

The Finnish Choice of Vocational Schools

Christine McCartney

Finland

Teacher as Researcher

Mary Quiroz

Argentina

To Keep it ON!: Improving English Language Learners Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency through the Use of Sheltered Instruction

Michelle Rath

Israel

School Counseling & Crisis Management in Israel

Amanda Siepiola

Finland

Begin With the Sandwich: An Educational Larp that Supports Small Moment Personal Narrative Writing

Sara Wade

India

Building Bridges: A Transitional Curriculum between India and the United States

Christopher Young

Argentina

Youth Learning and Leadership in Community Settings

2011-2012 Program Year

Farah Assiraj

Morocco

Darija, Spoken Language Usage with Teaching Modern Standard Arabic in Morocco’s Classrooms: Resources for Teachers and Students Using Darija (Mother Tongue Language) as a Medium of Instruction

Michelle Campiglia

Argentina

The Communicative Language Approach in the Instruction of English as a Foreign Language: Theory and Practice in Argentina

Kathleen Christie-Blick

South Africa

Global Citizens: Children Working Together to Understand Biodiversity Issues

Betsey Coleman

Israel

Teaching about Palestinian and Israeli Identity through the Arts

James Costantino

United Kingdom

The Preventative Mentoring Approach

Craig Divis

South Africa

The Rainbow Revolution: A Classroom Resource Guide to Teaching About the Diversity of the Anti-Apartheid Movement

Ellen Doyle

India

India Implements Formative Assessments at CBSE schools: A Case Study at the Regional Institute of Education’s (NCERT) Demonstration Multipurpose School, Mysore

T. Thomas Elliott

India

The Math Games Project

Terence Gilheany

Israel

Israeli and Palestinian Teachers’ Self-Reported Motivations for Teaching Religion: An Exploratory Case Study

Christopher Gosling

Argentina

An Exploration of Physics Education in Argentina: The Importance of Curriculum, Confidence, and Gender Differences

Julie Huson

United Kingdom

No One is From Here: Using the History of Human Migration to Encourage Respectful Thinking in Children

Jen Kulik

Singapore

Developing Empathy Through the Arts:  Promoting Intergenerational Understanding

Lori Larson

Argentina

Teaching with TIC: Utilizing Technology, Information and Communication to Engage Argentina’s Students

Sandra Osorio

Mexico

A Case Study of a Rodriguez Primary School in Mexico:  Reading and Writing Practices

Dana Rensi

Mexico

Contemporary Culture, Conversations, and Connections

Robert Reynolds

Finland

Assessment for Learning to Ensure the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Finland

Ruth Rhone

South Africa

The Correlation Between Parental Involvement and Student Academic Success

2010-2011 Program Year

Ioanna Angelopoulos

Argentina

The Universal Thread

Sarah Applegate

Finland

Cross Country Skiis and Sewing Machines: What We Can Learn from Finnish Libraries and the Finnish Education System

Maria Janine Bjurman

United Kingdom

Job Readiness: Preparing Students for their Future

Lance Boyd

Singapore

Environmental Literacy through Experiential Learning: Comparing Strategies in Singapore and the United States

Lisa Burgess

United Kingdom

How US-UK Schools Use Research-based Strategies to Successfully Address Students’ Language Needs

Maya Garcia

South Africa

Exploring Secondary School Educator's Inquiry-Based Understanding and Practice within the Framework of Professional Development

Daniel Gilden

Argentina

Sustainable Exchange: Two Schools for a More Secure Future

Pete Hammer

Singapore

Seeing Chinese History Through Chinese Eyes: Lessons for World History Courses in California Secondary Schools

Roxie Hentz

South Africa

It’s My Business: Teaching Financial Literacy through Social Entrepreneurship

Ileana Jiménez

Mexico

Opening Closets, Opening Schools: Supporting LGBT Youth in Schools

Douglas Kennedy

India

Theory of Knowledge as a Bridge for Cultural Understanding

Louise Kowitch Campbell

India

Kaizen: Learning Civic Discourse Through Active Learning

Liliana Monk

Argentina

A Shared Narrative: Argentina and the United States

Steve Przymus

Mexico

A New Approach to Teaching Content and Language at the EFL Setting: Mexican English Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of a Modified Dual Language Model

Binh Thai

Finland

Finnish by Design: Toward a Holistic Framework for Student Critical Thinking

Ariana Wohl

Argentina

Media Education in the Americas: A Resource Guide for U.S. & Argentine Teachers

Kate Yocum

Finland

Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Finland

2009-2010 Program Year

Jeffrey Blair

South Africa

Engaging Secondary Learners through Environmental Clubs and Service Projects

Allyson Sudborough-Breyfogle

India

From Experts to Explorers: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

Eric Goff

Singapore

Phytoremediation

Christopher Gould

Singapore

Don’t Play Play: The Role of Play in Fostering Racial Integration

Benjamin Hedrick

Finland

Learning from Success: Finnish Prospective Mathematics Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Mixed and Same Performance Group Classrooms

Gordon Jack

Argentina

Developing Students' Communication Skills through Art and Technology

Lynn Lahti Hommeyer

Finland

The Finnish Primary School: Ten Elements of Educational Excellence

Paul Monheimer

Israel

Fulbright Israel

Marisol Ponte-Greenberg

Argentina

Traditional Music of Argentina

Jessica Pritzker

Argentina

The Brain and Memory

Kevin Qazilbash

India

A Teacher’s Guide to Addressing Students’ Learning Styles

Jocelyn Stanton

South Africa

Oral Histories: Discussions about Apartheid, race and education

Elizabeth Wallace

Israel

Implications of Career, Science and Place: Creating a Meaningful Online Course