Prescott College ASK Career Network
Mentor Biography

Julie Brown, Washington, DC
Ocean Education Project Manager- National Geographic Society

Professional Biography:
Ocean Education Project Manager - National Geographic Society Education Programs (2010- Current) Virtual Education Instructor - Kaplan University (2007-2010) Home School Teacher - Upper Room Coop & Brevard HEAT Academics (2007-2010) Head of Science Department/Middle School Science Teacher - St. Justin Marine Academy (2003-2006) Field Biologist - Florida Fish & Wildlife (Summer 2003) Marine Science Instructor – MarineLab (2002-2003) Educator -Reef Environmental Education Foundation (Fall 2002) Classroom Facilitator/Teacher - Blue Hills Academy (Summer 2002) Environmental Educator – SoundWaters (Summer 2000) Intern in the Environmental Compliance Division - Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (Summer -Fall 1997) Teaching Assistant- Prescott College Teaching: • Teaching Certificate for Science grades 6-12 (Indiana) Computer Skills: • Microsoft office suite (expert); Virtual Sage/E-college (expert); Student Management System (expert); Blackboard (expert); Adobe Connect online conferencing (expert); Moodle (expert); Google Earth, Sketch-up, Sites, Docs, Hangout (expert), WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram American Red Cross Certifications: • Life Guard and First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED Essentials Aquatic Skills: • Florida Aquatic Species Collection Permit for Educators; • Rescue Diver (PADI), • State of NH Boater’s License Additional Skills: • Conversational Spanish Speaker; • Intermediate GIS Skills

Please provide a detailed work description:
Julie developed and facilitated an online and in-person professional development institute attended by 60 High School biology teachers from 37 states over 2 summers. • Researched, designed and wrote ocean themed curricula consisting of 365 free online and classroom activities, and videos with all of their media assets for grades K-12 that adhere to National Standards as well as Ocean Literacy principles. • Identified educational partners, conferences and schools to promote the use of instructional materials. • Management responsibilities included managing budgets, managing staff, timelines, hiring, contract drafting, monitoring of all deliverables, media acquisitions and licensing, writing and editing. • Collaborated in the development of an online Massive Open Online Course. • Designed and wrote two separate professional development experiences with oceans content that address best pedagogical practices for using media in the classroom and for addressing student misconceptions. • Managed the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship Program including selection process, pre-trip workshop, workshop and expedition travel logistics, accompanied teachers on expedition, continued content support post expedition. • Project managed the editing and approval process of four 80 page environmentally themed professional development books that have been adapted by the state of California to train teachers about EEI. • Presented at multiple conferences including NAAEE, NSTA, NMEA, DC PD days, Google International Teachers Institute in London about National Geographic Education’s geoliteracy goals and website assets.

Prescott College ASK Network Q & A
Q: Please provide a listing of the UG School(s) you attended:
A: Prescott College, Tulane University
Q: Please list your major(s)/concentration(s):
A: PC: Environmental Studies, Tulane University: Conservation Biology and Marine Conservation.
Q: What was your UG year of graduation at PC?
A: 2001
Q: Please list any professional organizations or board affiliations:




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