Shelley, a former elementary teacher in rural Alberta, has examined students’ writing development and writing assessment in her research. Working with northern Ontario teachers as co-researchers, she has explored ways to support Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children’s oral language development.
Laureen J. McIntyre is an Associate Professor and Director of the Special Education Certificate program (an online teacher education program) in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at the University of Saskatchewan. She completed a B.Ed. at the University of Saskatchewan, a M.Sc. in Communication Disorders at Minot State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (specifically Special Education) at the University of Alberta. Her research interests relate to how individuals with varied language and learning abilities are having their literacy needs met.
Eunice, formerly an elementary teacher, has worked with teachers, school district consultants and policy makers to develop and evaluate the validity of an assessment framework for assessing, tracking, and supporting English language learners in curriculum-learning contexts that is currently used by Gr. 1-12 Ontario teachers.
Janette, also a former kindergarten teacher, is a recognized expert in early literacy development, family literacy with linguistically and culturally diverse families, and play-based programming in kindergarten and primary classrooms. Her research has informed Ontario’s move to implement Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten.
Dr. Karen Rempel
Judith Margaret Parr
Eefje van der Zalm
Christine Portier (U. Toronto Team)
Nicola Friedrich (U. Toronto Team)
Yolanda Palmer-Clarke (U. Sask Team)
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