Tucker Student Spotlight
Joanna Schneider '13
Student Director forBig Brother, Big Sister
Major: Sociology modified with Psychology; Minor in Chemistry
Other Campus Involvements: DOC; General Manager of Big Green Bus
Fun fact: She got involved in Big Brother, Big Sister in high school, over 7 years ago!
Read the full interview.
About Language in Motion
The Language in Motion (LIM) program places Dartmouth students who have had intercultural experiences in middle and high-school classrooms to make presentations on their experiences. LIM currently partners with four schools: Lebanon High School, Lebanon, N.H.; Rivendell Academy, Orford, N.H.; Stevens High School, Claremont, N.H.; and Windsor High School, Windsor, VT.
LIM came to Dartmouth in 2009 as a replication of the program started by Dartmouth alumnus Deb Roney '73 at Juniata College in Huntington, Pa. The Dartmouth program has grown from 14 presenters reaching over 250 high school students to 25 presenters reaching over 450 students. In its pilot year, 97 percent of surveyed high school students indicated wanting to see additional LIM presentations and 100 percent of teachers agreed that the presentations were valuable additions to their curriculum.
- To work with partner teachers to positively supplement current coursework with engaging undergraduate presentations focused on language and culture
- To open students’ eyes to the unique intercultural experience opportunities college can provide
- To emphasize the importance and opportunities of post-secondary education for middle and high school students
- To provide partner teachers with additional resources and a discussion forum for curriculum ideas
- To foster collaboration among foreign language faculty at participating middle and high schools, and between them and foreign language faculty at Dartmouth College
- To offer varied professional development opportunities for faculty in participating schools
- To help Dartmouth undergraduates begin to understand the complex cultures of rural, under-resourced middle and high schools in local surrounding communities
- To help Dartmouth undergraduates make meaning of their personal cross-cultural experiences while working across cultural and socio-economic differences
- To help Dartmouth undergraduates to explore their own interests in education-related career fields
- To enhance collaboration among Dartmouth College administrative and academic departments focused on intercultural education and foreign language