Events & Services
Upcoming Conferences & Events
Meet us at NSTA Chicago 2022
National Science Teaching Association Conference | July 21-23, 2022
Professional Development & Program Implementation
Next Generation Science Standards provide an innovative framework for 21st Century science learning. This ambitious initiative presents multiple challenges to both students and teachers alike. BIOZONE provides specific NGSS curricula and offers structured and tailored Professional Learning and/or Implementation Workshops. These aim to equip adopters of our programs with a comprehensive understanding of what BIOZONE offers and how to implement a student-friendly but rigorous NGSS program.
Training sessions may range from half day to full day. In person or webinar depending on your budget and timeframe. We look forward to assisting you in enhancing science teaching and learning in your school.
BIOZONE will work with you to solve some of the most common obstacles to implementing a successful NGSS program, including:
- Understanding how BIOZONE’s products embrace NGSS pedagogy
- How to effectively assess your students in three dimensions.
- How to support ELL students in science.
- How to scaffold delivery of content in a way that reflects how students learn (the 5Es model).
- How to support students in developing an understanding of core content through use of science and engineering practices and application of crosscutting concepts.
- How to encourage students to think critically and solve problems.
- How to approach the delivery of NGSS content in a differentiated classroom.
- How to use supplementary resources effectively.
Professional Development (PD) is $2,000 for 2.5 hours or $3,500 for 5 hours plus any applicable travel expenses if required. Please note: Costs may vary if specialised requirements i.e. PhD, industry expert or tailored sessions.
Product Implementation (in person) Half day is free of charge for district-wide adoptions. Charges may occur should we need to make arrangements for a full day ($1,500 for the extra half day time).
For personalized pricing please contact General Manager USA, Tony Ivers at [email protected]
Our Professional Development Team
Coming from a teaching background, Richard Allan founded his educational publishing company, BIOZONE International, in 1988. Richard and his team of ex-teachers have adapted what he has learned in the classroom to develop a suite of unique resources that meet the very real needs of teachers and students worldwide. Now with more than 30 years presence in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom, BIOZONE has a global footprint of dedicated educators.
Richard Allan (M.Sc)
Lissa Bainbridge-Smith (M.Sc)
Mark Temons (M.Sc)
Pamela Temons (M.Sc)
Pamela achieved a BSc in biology and General Science and an M.Sc. in Chemistry Education from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. She was a junior – senior high school biology and general science teacher for 32 years. She taught in both private and public schools in PA and in a prestigious prep school in Beijing, China. Throughout her career she has taught every science except physics and has spent much of her career in a low socio-economic community, working to raise the performance level of many struggling students. In this, BIOZONE’s programs became an important tool for her.
Rachel M. Aguilar (M.A., B.S.)
Rachel Aguilar is a 6th year biology instructor at Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology high school and an online content creator and streamer for Advanced Placement Biology. Rachel is a dedicated teacher with the motivation to engage students and advance their opportunities in S.T.E.M. fields. She has been awarded back to back Teacher of the Year awards at Burton.
She also serves as department chair for science, 9th grade level lead and enjoys taking part in her school wide professional learning committee.
Dr. Jill Netz-Fulkerson (Ph.D)
Jill has been an education consultant since 2000 and enjoys consulting and training with schools and districts matching student-focused curriculum and instruction materials. Jill’s Ph.D. is in Curriculum and Instruction (Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences) and she also has a Masters in Technology Management. Currently Jill serves on many education boards and is the Colorado National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) representative and the new BIOZONE consultant in the heart of the United States of America–Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and Wyoming.