Dr. Julene Reed is an international consultant, presenter, researcher, instructional designer, instructional coach, and education author with over twenty–five years of experience in K-12 education. Julene holds a doctorate in educational leadership with a focus on global education. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Teacher, Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, Google Earth Education Expert, Adobe Certified Educator, Adobe Certified Educator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Trainer. Julene has traveled globally as an Advisory Council member of Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots and Polar Bears International’s Tundra Connections program.
Julene has recently led webinars and multiple events on the use of generative AI and ChatGPT (and other chatbots) in education, focusing on how these technologies can provide innovative strategies for teaching and learning and streamline workflows. Maximizing the application and use of AI and ChatGPT, navigating the benefits and concerns for these technologies (including copyright and ethics), building digital citizenship and digital literacy skills, and assuring our students are prepared for today’s world and their futures are all important topics that are relevant in her work with generative AI.
Julene serves as an adjunct professor in Lamar University’s Digital Learning and Leading program, a co-instructor with Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College. She is currently developing graduate courses for Abilene Christian University, Dallas.
Julene implemented Learning Studios in Australia, New Zealand, and Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan with Digital Promise Global and HP as well as UNHDR, CARE, and InZone. Julene coordinated a mobile technology education initiative with iPads in Malawi in collaboration with Lamar Univ., the Univ. of Malawi, UNICEF, and VSO, where she did her doctoral research. She has also worked with Suumu Secondary School in Tanzania. Julene previously directed a series of presentations with INEE, and UNHDR at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week in Paris, France. Julene has also worked with Digital Promise, Apple Education, Microsoft Education, Google Education, and Verizon Innovative Learning. She is currently working on an education initiative in Nepal that is focused on the Sustainable Development Goals. She is an advisory board member of Kognity education and Actionable Innovation Global.