About Dr. Birdley

Dr. Birdley Teaches Science is a series of teacher resource books that feature reproducible comics, lesson guides, and student activities, all aligned with national standards. It was created and developed by Nevin Katz, a web and app developer in the Boston area. who is also an illustrator and former teacher.

Educational specialists have taken note of the series' potential to make tough concepts accessible: The Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) has purchased and distributed the Dr. Birdley series to all of their educational programs across the state and incorporated it into the instructional guide for DYS science teachers. It is used in classrooms around the country and also distributed abroad.

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Sample Pages

About the Author

Nevin Katz is a freelance illustrator as well as a web and app developer at Education Development Center who lives in the Boston area. In this role, he develops apps and websites for a diverse range of students, educators, and researchers using Drupal, Drupalgap, Cordova, Javascript, CSS, and HTML5.

Outside of EDC and illustration, Nevin works for Lexington Tutoring Inc. as a writing coach and tutor for students in a range of subject areas, including geometry, algebra, chemistry, biology, physics, and computer science.

Nevin majored in Biology at Swarthmore College and went on to earn his Master's in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He taught science for eight years, during which time he developed the Dr. Birdley series.

Nevin can be reached at nevkatz@gmail.com.