Patricia DiCerbo

Patricia DiCerbo
Director, PREP/TELL
Adjunct Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy
(202) 994-1164
Ed.D., The George Washington University

In the News

Dr. Patricia DiCerbo recently returned from Latvia, where she served as an English language specialist on a short-term assignment for the U.S. Department of State. The purpose of the project was to consult with the Ministry of Education and educators at the local level to further a systematic use of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) in the Latvian curriculum. Over a two and a half week period in September and October, Dr. DiCerbo conducted observations and post-observation discussions of CLIL lessons in schools in Riga and Daugavpils, held workshops on CLIL theory and practice for primary and secondary teachers of different subject areas, and reviewed CLIL materials being developed by the Latvian Language Agency. From these efforts, Dr. DiCerbo identified key recommendations for incorporating CLIL in the Latvian curriculum.

Dr. Patricia DiCerbo's article Negotiating a Democratic Learning Space through Teacher Cultural Narrative was published in the 2016 Proceedings from the II International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity, in Schools and Society.

Dr. Patricia DiCerbo spoke at the International Colloquium on Languages and Cultures in School and Society held in Soria, Spain. The presentation, Negotiating a Democratic Learning Space through Teacher Cultural Narrative, was based on student data collected through her work on a five-year National Development grant project to improve the education of English learners.