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Polina Vinogradova Director of TESOL Program World Languages and Cultures

PhD, Language, Literacy and Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) MA, Intercultural Communication, UMBC MA, TESOL, University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Vinogradova is interested in the use of digital technology, specifically digital stories, in language education and in postmethod pedagogy and advocacy in language teacher development. Her recent research focuses on the role of a pedagogy of multiliteracies and postmethod in student and teacher empowerment. She has extensive experience in teaching English as a foreign and second language, teacher training, and curriculum and project development in higher education. Dr. Vinogradova holds a PhD in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and has MA degrees in TESOL from the University of Northern Iowa and in Intercultural Communication from UMBC.
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Vinogradova, P. (2018). The role of speaking in L2 program and curriculum design. The TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching. Wiley.

Vinogradova, P. (2017). Teaching with digital stories for student empowerment and engagement. In M. Carrier, R. M. Damerow, & K. M. Bailey (Eds.), Digital language learning and teaching: Research, theory, and practice (pp. 127-140). Routledge & TIRF.

Vinogradova, P. (2014, July). Digital stories in a language classroom: Engaging students through meaningful multimodal projects. The FLTMAG.

Vinogradova, P. (2014). Digital stores in heritage language education: Empowering heritage language learners through a pedagogy of multiliteracies. In T. Wiley, D. Christian, J. K. Peyton, S. Moore, and N. Liu (Eds.), Handbook of heritage, community, and Native American languages in the United States: Research, educational practice, and policy (pp, 314-323). Routledge & CAL.

Vinogradova, P., Linville, H. L., & Bickel, B. (2011). “Listen to my story and you will know me”: Digital stories as student-centered collaborative projects. TESOL Journal (special topic issue “Learner Stories for Language Learning and Community Building,” ed. Gail Weinstein), 2(2), 173-202.

Liu, N. Musica, A., Košćak, S., Vinogradova, P., & Lopez, J. (2011). What are the challenges and needs of community-based heritage language programs, and how are they addressed? Heritage Briefs. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.

Val, A. & Vinogradova, P. (2010). What is the identity of a heritage language speaker? Heritage Briefs. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.

Vinogradova, P. (2008). Digital stories in an ESL classroom: Giving voice to cultural identity. LLC Review, 8(2), 56-71.

Vinogradova, P. (2007). Positive social self: Symbolic construction of social identity in digital storytelling. The International Journal of the Humanities, 5(8), 69-78.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

TESOL Research Mini-Grant, TESOL International Association (October 2017)

Innovative Research in International Education Award, NAFSA: Association of International Educators (April 2017)

Russell N. Campbell Doctoral Dissertation Award, The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) (April 2008)

Professional Presentations

(Selected, Recent)

"Coming Full Circle in International Education: Questions of Empowerment, Privilege, and Advocacy." Keynote Address at NAFSA Research Symposium. November 2017.

"Willingness to Communicate, 21st Century Skills, and Student Engagement in Content-Based English Medium Instruction." Center for Language and Culture, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan. April 2017.

"Action Research for Professional Development." Washington Area TESOL professional development workshop. January 2017.

"Professional Development for Volunteer ESL Teachers: Connecting Apprenticeship of Observation and Classroom Practice." With Erin Haskel Ross. Washington Area TESOL Fall Conference: Shady Grove, MD. October 2016.

"Translating Postmethod Pedagogy into Student and Teacher Empowerment." With Heather Linville. TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, MD, April 2016.

"Digital Literacies and Multimodality in Second Language Writing." With Katherine Howard and Tamara Warhol. TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, MD, April 2016.

"Fostering Reflective Practitioners: Effective Professional Development in Multiple Teaching Contexts." Panel presentation with Heather Weger (organizer), Heather Ritchie, Jennifer Uhler, and Heather Zitlau. TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, MD, April 2016. (Invited by the panel organiser)

"A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies and EFL Teacher Development." EFL Interest Section Panel: Building Socially Responsible Programs of Multiple Literacies in EFL Contexts. TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, MD, April 2016. (Invited by the panel organizer)

"Empowering Heritage, Community, and Native American Learners through Digital Stories." Session organized by the Center for Applied Linguistics presenting the Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States: Research, Policy, and Educational Practice (2014, Rutledge). TESOL International Convention: Portland, OR. March 2014. (Invited)

"A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies in ESL Instruction: How and Why." TESOL International Convention: Portland, OR. March 2014.

"Engaging and Empowering English Language Learners though Digital Stories." The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program Conference, Washington, DC. December 2012. (Invited)

"A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies and Digital Stories in Second Language Education." International Visitor Leadership Program, Institute of International Education, Washington, DC. March 2012. (Key Note Address)

"Empowering Heritage Language Teaching through Use of Digital Technologies." With Na Liu and Ana Oskoz. ACTFL 2011, Denver, CO. November 2011.

"A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies in ESL Instruction: Benefits and Challenges." AAAL 2011 Annual Conference: Chicago, IL. March 2011.

"New Media and Second Language Education: Giving Voice to Cultural Identity through Dialogic Power of Digital Stories." Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC. March 2011.