Jacqueline Lopes is a Ph.D. Dissetator in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, from where she also has a Master’s Degree, specializing in language education, and bilingual and multicultural education. She is doing research under the supervision and advisement of Dr. Daniella Molle as a Project Assistant with Department of Academic Literacy and Learning Initiatives at WIDA at the WCER. Her research interest is focused on understanding what role reflection plays when teachers of multilingual students participate in professional learning to create strategies to improve their teaching practice to increase their ability to support ELs’ language acquisition and academic literacy.
Jacqueline is an experienced teacher and instructor. During her Master's and Ph.D. coursework, she was an instructor and TA of Spanish and Portuguese and Head TA of Portuguese. In addition, she was a bilingual/ESL teacher at the elementary and middle school levels. She also has over 12 years of experience teaching as a teacher of English as a foreign language and over 10 years of experience as an instructor of Portuguese as a second and foreign language.
Areas of Interest:
• Research in Professional Development for teachers of multilingual students
• Language policies
• Development and articulation of curriculum and instruction
• Language Learners academic literacy development
• Language variation and education
• New technologies and social networks
• Culture, identity and education
• Intercultural education literacy and literacy