Learn more about the authors of effective literacy practices in FSL: making connections by watching the short introduction video.



Jim Cummins, Ph.D.
Contributing Author, Foreword
  • Internationally renowned leader in second-language learning and literacy development research
  • Canada Research Chair, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
  • Author of numerous books, chapters, professional articles, forewords, reviews, academic papers, and technical reports. His most recent book is Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Teaching for Success in Changing Times (with Kristin Brown and Dennis Sayers)
  • Research focus includes literacy development in multilingual school contexts, and the potential roles of technology in promoting language and literacy Development

Callie Mady, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor
  • Instructor of FSL methodology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
  • Elementary FSL Teacher; Secondary Teacher of FSL, Spanish, ESL, and Cooperative Education; Secondary School Department Head of French, International Languages, and ESL; International Languages Resource Teacher
  • Co-author of the Ontario Ministry’s Grades 9 and 10 Course Profiles and the Grades 9 and 10 Independent French courses
  • Author of numerous professional articles and Co-author/Advisor of FSL classroom resources, including Quoi de neuf?

Many educators participated in the development of this professional development resource. Pearson would like to thank the following professionals, who have contributed their time and expertise:

Katy Arnett, Ph.D.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
St. Mary’s City, Maryland, U.S.A.

Luba Banuke
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia

Judy Bilenki
St. James-Assiniboia S.D.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Janet Brine
École Laronde Elementary
S.D. #36, Surrey
Surrey, British Columbia

John Erskine
Winnipeg S.D.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Jane Jonah
District #2
Moncton, New Brunswick

Sylvianne Kohl
Halton C.D.S.B.
Burlington, Ontario

Teresa Love
French International languages,
Instructional Services
Calgary R.C.S.S.D. #1
Calgary, Alberta

Susan MacDonald
Strait Regional S.B.
Port Hastings, Nova Scotia

Catherine Murray
Thames Valley D.S.B.
London, Ontario
  Cathie Peters
S.D. #73, Kamloops/Thompson
Kamloops, British Columbia

Gail Phillips
Faculty of Education
Brock University
Hamilton, Ontario

Richard M. Rice
S.D. #6, NB
Rothesay, New Brunswick

Stephanie Rinker
Regina Public S.D. #4
Regina, Saskatchewan

Ronald Sirois
St. Paul’s R.C.S.S.D. #20
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Maureen Smith
Faculty of Education
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

Stacey Sveistrup
Dr. R.E. McKechnie Elementary School
Vancouver S.D. #39
Vancouver, British Columbia

Brian Svenningsen
Toronto D.S.B.
Toronto, Ontario

Josie Varone
St. Joseph Catholic School
York C.D.S.B.
Aurora, Ontario