Authors

Robin M. Bright is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. She teaches courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of language and literacy, children’s and young adult literature, reading, writing, and gender. Previously, Robin taught elementary school for ten years. Robin has long been committed to teaching wherever literacy and teaching education are relevant. Unique in her approach as an educator, Robin models for preservice teachers sound pedagogy, curriculum knowledge, and collaborative research; her leadership extends beyond the classroom and the University into school communities, across the province, and the country. She received both the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Alberta Ministry of Education and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Lethbridge. She also served as Board of Governor’s Teaching Chair for the University of Lethbridge. 

Pamela J. T. Winsor is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in language education with a focus on early literacy, literacy in elementary classrooms, and literacy across curriculum. She is also a supervisor and mentor of student teachers at both beginning and advanced levels of their field experiences. Pamela regularly presents at local, national, and international conferences on topics related to early literacy development and associated classroom practices. She also shares with teachers and students her enthusiasm for making global children’s literature a dynamic part of young readers’ experiences with literature.