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Catonsville, Maryland, United States
Posted:
August 29, 2017

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Dragana P. McFadden

**** ***** ****, ***.***, Columbia Md21044 ac12ec@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Accomplished analyst/educator with many years of experience and an excellent reputation

Accomplished translator/interpreter from Serbo-Croatian into English and vice versa

Demonstrated ability to create different training modules for teachers of foreign languages

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, University of Maryland, College Park.

Department of Comparative Literature.

Master’s Thesis: “Zenit”, research concentration and expertise in early 20th century Modernism in Yugoslavia

Bachelor of Arts, University of Belgrade.

Major in English Language and Literature, Minor in Spanish Language and Literature

Cambridge University, Gonville and Keyes College and St. Peter’s College, Oxford University

Courses in Modern English Literature and Shakespearean Studies

COMPUTER LITERACY

Scribe Zone/ ScribeCat (Dod Transcription software); HTML & Web Design, Blackboard suite, Quizlet, Adobe Photoshop 8.0,CS, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8, Premier(film editing software), Audacity (audio editing software), Cross Word Compiler 6.1, Hot Potatoes, Question Mark Software, Smartboard; MS Office Suite (Power Point, Word, Excel, Outlook) etc.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

SEELRC (The Slavic and East European Language Resource Center) Visiting Lecturer

AAASS (American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies) Member

ATSEEL (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages) Member

ACE (American Council on Education)

Seven ACE accredited courses:

SERB151 Intermediate Serbo-Croatian Refresher I

SERB152 Intermediate Serbo-Croatan Refresher II

SERB3240AA Reading BCS Distinguished Authors: Ivo Andric “The Bridge on the Drina”SERB3240AB Reading BCS Distinguished Authors: Mesha Selimovic“ Death and the Dervish”

SERB3240AC Reading BCS Distinguished Authors: Dubravka Ugresic:” In the Jaws of Life”

SERB3240AE Reading BCS Distinguished Authors: Vladimir Pistalo: “Tesla A Portrait with Masks

SERB3240AD Reading BCS Contemporary Authors: Safteta Obhodjas: “Scheherazade in the Land of Long winters”

All course descriptions can be found of the following link

http://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseaction=browse.getOrganizationDetail&FICE=195161

PRESENTATIONS

L.E.A.R.N. 2012:

Adult Learners and Listening Comprehension (presenter)

INTERAGENCY LANGUAGE ROUNDTABLE SHOWCASE: PREPARING FOR THE GLOBAL LANGUAGE CHALLENGE 2005:

Using the Web in Your Classroom: Culture, Movies and Language Presenter: Dragana McFadden, Titan Corp.

ATSEEL 2001

Forum: Slavic and East European Language Resource Center (SEELRC) at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Summer Institute for Instructors

Panelist: Dragana McFadden, Independent Scholar

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CACI 2015-present

Foreign Language Instructor and Methodologist; Curriculum developer for Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (B/C/S); E-curriculum developer/manager

Trained and mentored foreign language instructors on the uses of technology for foreign language teaching and learning. Also taught workshops on how to develop reading and listening materials; ILR level familiarization; foreign language course; transcription technologies and methods.

Developed, selected and prepared university level course materials, lesson plans, pilot offerings and testing and assessment materials. Teach immersion, listening comprehension, transcription and reading courses. Served as a B/C/S E-Learning subject area specialist

COURSES DEVELOPED AND TAUGHT

Review of Intermediate and advanced Level Grammar Course

Intermediate and advanced level Listening Comprehension Courses

Seminars on Film and Culture in the Target Language

Immersion Courses (intermediate and up)

Advanced level modules in reading, text analysis and translation

Teaching methodology seminars

Web instruction seminars

E CURRICULUM

Develop web-based courses to include audio and video materials and web based language exercises. Develop HTML tutorials and software guides for teachers.

L3 COMMUNICATIONS/Titan Group, Baltimore, Maryland 2005-2015

Foreign Language Instructor and Methodologist; Curriculum developer for Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (B/C/S); E-curriculum developer/manager

Trained and mentored foreign language instructors on the uses of technology for foreign language teaching and learning. Also taught workshops on how to develop reading and listening materials; ILR level familiarization; foreign language course; transcription technologies and methods.

Developed, selected and prepared university level course materials, lesson plans, pilot offerings and testing and assessment materials. Teach immersion, listening comprehension, transcription and reading courses. Served as a B/C/S E-Learning subject area specialist

COURSES DEVELOPED AND TAUGHT

Review of Intermediate and advanced Level Grammar Course

Intermediate and advanced level Listening Comprehension Courses

Seminars on Film and Culture in the Target Language

Immersion Courses (intermediate and up)

Advanced level modules in reading, text analysis and translation

Teaching methodology seminars

Web instruction seminars

E CURRICULUM

Develop web-based courses to include audio and video materials and web based language exercises. Develop HTML tutorials and software guides for teachers.

LIBRARY MANAGEMENT

Developed and organized for the Language Learning Center a professional library collection to include books, periodicals, and all non-print media. Responsible for cataloguing and data base management.

NATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTER, College Park, Maryland 2012-2016

I have served as a NFLC Target Language Reviewer from 2012 to present. This includes: Target Language EFA Review; Target language (BCS) of standardized tests) Target Language Content Review and Leveling (ILR level determination; quality check of the texts, translations and transcripts, as well as the review of the content of all the lessons/ language activities). The work is done sporadically, when there is a need for it.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, Baltimore, Maryland 1996 - 2005

Instructor of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (B/C/S)

Developed, selected and prepared university level course materials, lesson plans, pilot offerings and testing and assessment materials. Taught distance-education and immersion courses including written and spoken communication and comprehension. Served as a B/C/S E-Learning subject area specialist.

COURSES DEVELOPED AND TAUGHT

Review of Intermediate and advanced Level Grammar Course

Intermediate and advanced level Listening Comprehension Courses

Seminars on Film and Culture in the Target Language

Immersion Courses (intermediate and up)

Advanced level modules in reading, text analysis and translation

Developed testing and assessment materials to measure student knowledge and skills based on established objectives

Conversation courses

SEELRC (The Slavic and East European Language Resource Center) Visiting Lecturer

Created web-sites and presentations for the Center’s Annual Summer Institute

INLINGUA SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES 1996

Instructor of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (B/C/S)

Taught and developed BCS courses for all levels (beginning to advanced). This includes developing listening comprehension exercises, conversational drills and grammar materials as well as translation and textual analysis.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, Library Systems, College Park 1992 – 1995

During my tenure at University of Maryland, Chancellor's Office and University Archives I have performed several duties that included organizing and inventorying archival and special collections and creating an on-line data-base of these collections. I have also done a preliminary inventory of files generated by former University Presidents and Chancellors. I have created a wide data base of the University System Policies and Procedures. My duties also included inventorying and processing collections of former governors and prominent writers (special collections).

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, Library Systems, College Park 1988 – 1992

Library technician III

Catalogued books and serials. Managed on-line catalog data base.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, College Park 1982 - 1986

Teaching and Research Assistant, English Department

Taught English 101 to the incoming freshmen (Principles of English Rhetoric)

Taught English for Foreigners with heavy emphasis on grammar and writing skills

Translated and researched materials for Professor Milne Holton and his “Anthology of Serbian Poetry”

University College, University of Maryland, College Park 1983 - 1984

Developed and Taught English as a Foreign Language. Intermediate level grammar and conversational courses

VOICE OF AMERICA, TV News, Washington, DC 2003 - 2005

Web Page Editor

Independently updated TV and managed webcast sites. Maintained and updated world news broadcasts including writing news headlines and introductions to news stories for the web. Edited copy for online use, and edited video and audio for the web. Created multimedia content featured on Voice of America web site and distributed it to other online channels.

USIA WORLDNET TELEVISION, Washington, DC 1993 - 2003

International Broadcaster / Narrator

Selected, translated, adapted, produced and reported news for broadcast to Serbian speaking countries. Researched, viewed, transcribed and adapted narration for video footage. Served as copy editor and consultant for all cultural and geopolitical aspects of the Balkan region.

VOICE OF AMERICA, SERBIAN SERVICE Washington, DC 1992 - 1993

International Broadcaster / Narrator

Translated news programming into Serbian. Served as news editor and anchor for Serbian radio broadcasts. Wrote short features about American history and way of life. Interviewed guests.

LANGUAGES

Fluency in Serbo-Croatian and English, Reading knowledge of Spanish and French.

Bibliography of published works available upon request.

References available upon request



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