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Professional Development Session


Inspiring better outcomes for our planet through science education



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 $2,500 per half day, $3,000 per full day 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).



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.)

Richard Allan has an MSc in biology and is founder and CEO of BIOZONE International, an educational publishing house specializing in the publication of instructional materials (both print and digital) for high school science programs. He lives in Hamilton, New Zealand, with his wife and two children.

He has a strong interest in the future potential of immersive digital technologies to provide highly engaging experiences for science education students.

Lissa Bainbridge-Smith (M.Sc.)

Lissa graduated with a Masters in Science (hons) from the University of Waikato. After graduation she worked in industry in a research and development capacity for eight years. Lissa joined BIOZONE in 2006 and is hands-on developing new curricula and is a member of BIOZONE's professional development team. Lissa has also taught science theory and practical skills to international students and English language learners.

James leggett

James graduated with a Diploma in Applied IT from the Waikato Institute of Technology. In 2019 he joined the BIOZONE team and has been supporting customers with their use of BIOZONE digital resources ever since. James works closely with schools and school districts across North America to implement training material and deliver training frameworks to ensure each teacher’s success.

Mark Temons (M.Sc.)

Mark was a junior-senior high school biology, general science teacher from 1986 until 2018 and served as an adjunct faculty member for Penn College teaching human anatomy & physiology. He taught in private and public schools in PA, and in a prestigious prep school in Beijing, China.

As a committed educator, he received many awards and recognitions, including National Biology Teacher of the Year in 2000 for the state of PA, National Science TOY finalist and National Biotechnology TOY finalist. He has been a reader on the AP Biology exams for over 20 years and has served in leadership positions several times.

He also guided scores of his students through independent research projects that were then presented at the PA Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (PJSHS) at Penn State each year. He has a BSc in Biology and General Science, and an M.Sc. in research biology.


Pamela Temons (M.Sc.)

Pamela 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.

She has a BSc in biology and General Science and an M.Sc. in Chemistry Education from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Ann Fiedler Maclean (M.Sc.)

Ann has been a mathematics and science teacher for 22 years in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. She has experience teaching biology (A.P., Honors, & C.P.), anatomy & physiology, physical science, algebra, geometry and statistics. Her focuses in the classroom are literacy, critical thinking, investigation, mathematics, and art. As the result, she has developed her own curriculum, lessons, and activities throughout her career. While getting her master’s degree in Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design at the University of California Irvine, she was the lead T.A. for the Biology 93 program (freshman biology majors’ class) in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Working alongside the professors, she consulted on developing Rocketmix online modules to release in coordination with each week’s lecture. She worked with 16 Ph.D. students to help them develop into more confident instructors. She also has experience teaching Biology 94 online. Ann is a member of N.A.B.T., N.C.S.E., and N.A.M.T.

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. Jill’s Ph.D. dissertation research focuses on “Investigating the Residual Impact of Teacher’s With Cancer” and includes 14 findings that are currently being researched both in the United States of America and internationally. Prior to education consulting, Jill was a teacher and also held positions with Fortune 500 companies in technical writing, marketing, public relations, and sales. Jill grew up in a home with medical and education professionals, so she understands the importance of blending education and the sciences. Jill also recently earned a Functional Nutrition Therapy Practitioner (FNTP) Certification, a Registered Yoga Teacher Therapist Certification (RYT-500), and is a health science triathlete enthusiast. 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.



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Knowledge Base

To improve our customer’s experience using our products we want to provide our customers with the resources to explore questions and issues they may have with our site. To accomplish this we have launched our very own Knowledge Base for BIOZONE eBooks. This will act as a self-learning tool for our customers.

The knowledge base contains articles on the different features within our eBooks site. The articles contain tutorials on how to use different features within the site using text, images and videos.

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Resource Advisor

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