Pamela Beach Assistant Professor in Language and Literacy
Queen’s University in Kingston
Pamela Beach is an Assistant Professor in Language and Literacy at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Dr. Beach completed her MA in Child Study and Education at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto and her PhD in Developmental Psychology and Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
Dr. Beach has nearly a decade of elementary classroom experience, teaching a range of grades and subject areas from junior kindergarten to seventh grade. Her background as an elementary teacher has influenced her research which centres on the dissemination of research-informed literacy practices in multimedia and online environments. Dr. Beach’s work explores how multimedia and online resources can be used in teacher education and professional development. She has been involved in the development of a multimedia website for K-6 literacy teachers called The Balanced Literacy Diet: Putting Research into Practice in the Classroom ().