Shapes of Mind is the website of the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN), one of six Centres for Excellence of the Inclusive Education Service. ISN helps Quebec's English School Boards to develop effective service frameworks for today's inclusive schools, offering information, professional development, and complementary classroom resources.
ISN’s focus is ‘students at academic risk’ in regular-education classrooms.
Enrichment is the keystone of ISN resources—promoting high standards for all in today's diverse classes.
A key ISN premise is that all students are members of the academic community—
and that all learners benefit from rich learning experiences.
(LISTED BY SCHOOL BOARD)
Each English School Board selects its ISN priorities from a menu of potential projects and resources. For information regarding your community's ISN initiatives, please contact your Board's local resource person:
Kesi Walters (ELA) & Marie-Andrée Poulin (Français);
Laurette Barker (Mathematics)
Donna D'Amato & Paul Kettner (ELA/Literacy);
Anik Malenfant (Français)
Elizabeth [Libby] Ascah (ELA) & Nancy Langois (Français);
Ann Guilbeault (Mathematics)
Marina Dellis & Stephanie McCully (ELA);
Véronique Robidas (Français)
Sue-Anne Ross (Comp Services);
Arlene Scott (ELA) & Heather-Anne Denton (Français)
Shannon Collins (ELA) & Sylvie Dumouchel (Français)
Jennifer McNeil & Sandy Plamondon (Comp Services);
Josie Salvatore (ELA)
Kathy Panek-Bjornson & Monic Farrell (ELA);
Véronique Landry (Français)
Andrea Mailloux & Joanne Joliffe (Comp Services)
ISN is coordinated by Lynn Senecal, Ph.D., Educational Psychologist. Lynn has a particular background in (and love of) reading, writing, and educational design. Her specialties are literacy and language development—both typical and atypical.
Lynn is an avid reader/reviewer of children's and YA literature. She believes strongly in the combined power of the sciences and arts (STEAM) to engage and inform young learners.