WHS French teacher Alecia Pasdera was one of sixteen secondary educators (grades 9-12) awarded a Fulbright grant and acceptance into the Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program to Morocco through the U.S. Department of Education, a program with applicants from all around the nation. The four-week program has been postponed until 2022, but Mademoiselle Pasdera will use this time to prepare for her curriculum project that she will work on while abroad. Participants in the program will travel throughout Morocco, learning about various aspects of life in the Maghreb region. Participants will also engage with Fulbright alumni and educators at various schools in the Moroccan education system.
Mademoiselle Pasdera is excited to experience this francophone country firsthand and bring back valuable knowledge and resources to enrich her curriculum. While she loves France, she tries to move away from the narrow viewpoint that French is solely about baguettes and the Eiffel Tower. This invaluable experience will help guide her ongoing curriculum development efforts to make her students more knowledgeable and exposed to the French-speaking world around them.