Dr. Katy Arnett is a faculty member at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she is a Professor and Director of Teacher Education. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from OISE/UT. A former high school French teacher and Fulbright Scholar, Katy has focused much of her work as a scholar on accessible second language learning, seeking research and writing opportunities that allow her to help teachers make their second language learning settings as inclusive as possible. She is also the author of Languages for all: How to support and challenge students in a second language classroom (Pearson Canada, 2013) and co-senior author of Point de Connexion (Pearson Canada, 2015).
For over a decade, she has designed and led over 100 workshops on inclusive second language teaching across Canada. She is an Honorary Research Associate at the Second Language Research Institute of Canada at the University of New Brunswick.
Dr. Renée Bourgoin is currently a Faculty Associate and an Honorary Research Associate at the Second Language Research Institute of Canada (L2RIC) at the University of New Brunswick, within the Faculty of Education. Before becoming a member of the L2RIC’s research team on exemplary second language teaching practices, Renée worked as a classroom immersion teacher and school district subject coordinator.
She is the author of several academic and pedagogical resources in the areas of literacy acquisition and pedagogy, biliteracy, at-risk/struggling second language readers, cross-linguistic transfer, and inclusion in language immersion. Renée also disseminates her work at academic and educational conferences and delivers district-wide and school-based professional learning workshops for educators in Canada and abroad.