Adjunct faculty, Emerson College, professional development workshop trainer (middle- and high school and college level), conference curriculum presenter, curriculum developer (NCSS endorsed)
Challenge-based learning / Project-based learning, emphasizing student-led research, small discussion and presentation, and reflection and action projects linking cross-cultural learning to culminating projects revolving around students' civic engagement.
Curriculum/lesson plan endorsement by The National Council for the Social Studies.
Wellesley College, BA Smith College, teaching certification Nieman Fellowship, Harvard University Prudential Fellowship, Columbia Unversity
Melissa Ludtke is the creator, producer, writer of "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," a digital project bringing together character driven, non-fiction stories with lesson plans, social media enhancement of learning, and online resources differentiated by grade level. In her award-winning career as a journalist, writer, producer and author, Melissa Ludtke reported at Sports Illustrated, was a correspondent with Time, and the editor of Nieman Reports at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Her lifelong engagement with girls and women’s issues led her to write "On Our Own: Unmarried Motherhood in America" (Random House, 1997). She is writing a narrative social history of the 1970s women’s movement, drawing from her experience as plaintiff in the federal case Ludtke v. Kuhn. That case secured equal access for women to report, as male reporters did, in Major League Baseball locker rooms.