Alison leads the English Learner Collaborations project funded by a Library of Congress grant to the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies. She began her career as a teacher of English Language learners and high school history and worked for many years with international students and college study abroad as a program director and assistant dean before returning to focus on engaging K-12 students. Alison is a graduate of Haverford College and received graduate training in methods of teaching English as a Second Language at Harvard University while teaching in their intensive English summer program. She received a Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and did graduate work in cultural psychology with fieldwork in east and central Africa. She has worked on acurriculum to engage students using theater arts techniques, and developed projects incorporating local and site-based history resources into teachers’ classrooms.
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