A Creative Expert in Digital Learning
International digital literacy consultant, Julie M. Wood, Ed.D., is a creative educational media developer, literacy advisor, writer, researcher, speaker, blogger, and digital media expert. Dr. Julie has served as a faculty member and former Director of the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Recently she directed a comprehensive school reform effort for young children, called “Three to Third,” at HGSE, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and Boston Public Schools.
Publications & Presentations
Dr. Julie’s writing has been published in Instructor Magazine, Scholastic Administrator, Harvard Education Publishing Group, Scholastic's Teacher Radio, and the Language Arts Journal. See all of Dr. Julie's pioneering EdTech publications. She has presented at numerous events and panels, such as a forum on No Child Left Behind legislation at the Harvard University Law School, as well as many national and international conferences as a keynote speaker. Learn more about Dr. Julie's speaking venues and topics.
Projects & Clients
Dr. Julie has also served as a faculty member at HGSE, an editor/developer in educational publishing, and a consultant on media-based products for teachers and students. Well-versed in the common core standards, Dr. Julie's clients include Apple, Disney Interactive, Scholastic, Nickelodeon, Heinemann Publishers, Click Media, Houghton Mifflin, The Ready To Learn Partnership, and PBS Interactive where she serves as the Senior Literacy Advisor for new projects. She also has experience as a public school teacher, editor, and reading specialist. See all of Dr. Julie's projects and clients.
Awards & Academic Achievements
Dr. Julie holds an Ed.D. in Human Development & Psychology: Language & Literacy and and Ed.M in Technology in Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She has been featured in Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in Women in Business, and The Boston Globe. Elected by her peers as Class Marshall at Harvard Graduate School of Education's 1999 Commencement, she went on to receive a TCLE Innovation grant to co-create a website focused on issues of gender and technology (2000) and two McCoy Innovation Grants (1999). She was also granted the Action for Children’s Television Fellowship Award in 1995 & 1996. It's this strong academic record and list of achievements that make Dr. Julie an expert in digital literacy.
Dr. Julie is currently co-authoring a book for educators titled “TechnoTeaching: The Ultimate Guide to Taking Control of the Global Classroom” (Harvard Ed. Press, 2013). She is a guest blogger on Reading Rainbow's blog, Connected: Literacy for Generation Z, serves as the Senior Literacy Advisor for new projects at PBS Interactive, is on Scholastic's Advisory Board for the iBook, Storia, as well as Tales2Go and Tabbed Media. When she's not serving as a literacy expert helping students learn to read and write, Julie spends her free time writing a screenplay.Download Dr. Julie's Full Resume (PDF) » Photo © Susie Fitzhugh