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Creating Innovative Science Learning Opportunities for Today’s Students

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Creating Innovative Science Learning Opportunities for Today's Students

Presented by Dr. Julene Reed, Education Vision, Education Technology, Researcher, Professor, and Professional Development Consultant; and Dr. Sheryl R. Abshire, EdTech Specialist, Consultant, and Thought Leader
Moderated by Paul Berry, General Manager, U.S. Business, Kognity

Sponsored by Kognity for NGSS

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Science educators today are looking for ways to implement and incorporate the Next Generation Science Standards into teaching and learning, navigating the changing landscape of technology, and exploring inquiry and relevant approaches to science education. It can be a lot to manage!

View this edWebinar with a panel of leading science experts who have a wealth of experience in a variety of fields ranging from addressing science standards to instructional design to international coaching as they discuss innovative ways to address these challenges in high school science education. They share opportunities and best practices for providing relevant, real-world science education and active learning experiences that educators, schools, and districts can implement to support student success.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to high school teachers, school and district leaders, education technology leaders, curriculum directors, and science lead teachers.


Julene ReedAbout the Presenters

Dr. Julene Reed is an international consultant, presenter, researcher, instructional designer, author and educator with more than 25 years of experience in K-12 education. She focused on environmental issues in her work with Jane Goodall and Roots & Shoots in Tanzania and the United States. As Director of Polar Bears International’s Tundra Connections program, she delivered live broadcasts (with scientists and polar bear experts) on climate change, polar bears, and environmental sustainability to thousands of educators and students globally from a research buggy on the shores of the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba.


Sheryl AbshirAs the recently retired CTO of Calcasieu Parish Public Schools in Louisiana, Dr. Sheryl Abshire is a longtime transformational technology innovation/integration expert. She’s initiated the integration of technology into curriculum areas throughout districts, states, nationally and internationally. As a school principal, teacher, library/media specialist and assistant professor at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, she’s an accomplished grant writer/trainer and reviewer for the National Science Foundation. A founding member of ISTE NETS/ISTE Standards and Accreditation Committee, she’s involved in infusing technology into standards-based instruction.



Paul BerryAbout the Moderator

Paul Berry has spent 30 years in the technology industry bringing new products and solutions to global markets. He is currently General Manager (U.S.) for Kognity, working to solve some of the key challenges faced by educators across the country by bringing Kognity’s new U.S. high school teaching and learning platform into the classroom.

Paul has previously run his own business, imaginari Ltd., where he focused on helping technology companies, and in particular education-focused businesses, design and implement robust go-to-market strategy and execution, either new products, market diversification or international expansion. Among many prior roles, Paul was Commercial Director for Obeikan Education in Saudi Arabia, a role that followed six years at Promethean PLC where he undertook the roles of UK Managing Director, President EMEA and Chief Marketing Officer, the latter based in the United States.


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KognityKognity redefines the traditional textbook and supercharges the learning process. It all began with two students who wanted to create exciting and dynamic interactive learning resources they’d always wanted to experience in classrooms. Resolving to create a modern textbook for the modern learner, the result was Kognity.



Tuesday, June 14, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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