Josée Lebel, BSc, BEd, MSC, PhD

Josée has over 25 years of teaching experience in schools, science centres and museums across Canada. In 2011, she founded Beyond the Blackboard Educational Consulting, which provides strategic and pedagogical development services to informal education organizations, fostering powerful links to provincial standards. During her doctoral studies, she studied issues related to exploratory dialogue in science classrooms in Francophone minority settings. She seeks to create the ideal conditions for students to take the risk of “talking science” and co-constructing knowledge together. She is very sensitive to the linguistic issues of the French-speaking minority environment.