Dr. Julene Reed
Dr. Julene Reed is a professional learning consultant, educator, and keynote speaker with over twenty–five years of experience in education. Julene holds a doctorate in education 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, Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer, education author, and international consultant and presenter. Julene provides innovative and creative learning opportunities to educators, schools, and districts throughout the United States as well as globally.
Julene implemented Learning Studios internationally in conjunction with Digital Promise Global and HP as well as UNHDR, CARE, and InZone, including Australia, New Zealand, and a refugee camp in Jordan. Julene coordinated a mobile technology education initiative in Malawi in collaboration with Lamar University, the University of Malawi, UNICEF, and VSO, and her doctoral research was conducted on an iPad initiative in Malawi primary schools. In the past, she has also worked with Suumu Secondary School in Tanzania. Julene also directed a series of presentations in conjunction with UNESCO, INEE, and UNHDR at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week in Paris, France.
Julene has traveled globally through her work as an Advisory Council member of Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots and the director of Polar Bear’s International’s Tundra Connections program. She travels to Churchill, Canada annually to observe polar bears in the wild and conduct live educational videoconferences and webcasts with scientists, and she helped develop the Google Street View and Expeditions for Churchill, Canada. In the past, she developed mini–courses on polar bears, the Arctic, and climate change and was instrumental in the launch of Polar Bears International’s iTunes U channel.
Julene’s areas of expertise include global education, technology integration, digital media projects, challenge based learning, design thinking, STEAM, augmented and virtual realities, 21st century skills for education, mobile media devices in education, technology planning, interdisciplinary education, innovation, coding in the curriculum, web 2.0 tools, professional learning and coaching, and more.
Julene currently teaches courses as an adjunct professor in Lamar University’s Digital Learning and Leading graduate program. Her passion to make a difference in the world through education and technology are evident in her work.