Invite a Roving Scholar

The Fulbright Roving Scholar Program brings American teachers to Norway to spend an academic year traveling throughout the country giving presentations, seminars and lectures for teachers and students in lower and upper secondary schools and to students in teacher training programs. Thanks to generous support from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the Rovers can offer their services to schools free of charge. The Roving Scholars are prepared to address a broad variety of topics and teaching strategies; as they try to share a sense of the form and content of the American teaching experience, they are also here to learn as much as they can from their Norwegian colleagues. This is a unique cross-cultural opportunity for Norwegian teachers to invite an American teacher into the classroom!

Special in 2023-24 is a pilot elementary school Roving Scholar. If this is well-received, we will work to establish it as a regular part of the Roving Scholar program.

A little preparation can go a long way. Please see our Host Guidelines: Planning for a Successful Visit for tips about making a Roving Scholar visit as beneficial as possible.

After you have had a Rover visit, please be sure to fill out this survey. Your feedback will help us make the program even better in the future!

Roving Scholars are eager to visit many schools and would be happy to get an invitation from you. Please contact them if you are at all interested in having them come. Below are profiles and course offerings of the 2023-24 US Roving Scholars to Norway. (NB! in order to share the wealth, the two videregående schools Rovers are expected to visit different schools. Likewise, the Østfold Rover is to visit all schools in Østfold, both lower and upper secondary.)

2023-24 Roving Scholar for Upper Secondary Schools, Lisa-Brit Wahlberg

Lisa-Brit Wahlberg is the 2023-24 Roving Scholar for upper secondary schools (videregåendeskolen). She is a high school history teacher, mostly recently serving as Department Chair at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut. To find out more about Lisa-Brit’s workshops and how to request a visit from her, please Click Here.

2023-24 Roving Scholar for Lower Secondary Schools, Larry Dorenkamp

Larry Dorenkamp is a 2023-24 Roving Scholar for the lower secondary schools (ungdomsskolen). He is an 8th-grade American History teacher at North Hills Middle School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who encourages students to explore history from the perspective of those who lived it. Click here to find out more about bringing Larry to your school.

2023-24 Elementary Roving Scholar, Alison Billman

Alison Billman is the 2023-24 Roving Scholar for Elementary schools. She is the Early Elementary Curriculum Director and an Academic Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science. To find out more about Alison’s workshops and how to request a visit from her, please Click Here.

2023-24 Østfold Roving Scholar, Elizabeth Grassi

Elizabeth Grassi is the 2023-24 Roving Scholar for upper secondary and lower secondary schools in Østfold. She is a Professor of Education at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. To find out more about Elizabeth’s workshops and how to request a visit from her, please Click Here.