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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, an online learning specialist in Newton, Mass. who is also a 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.

Nevin Katz is an illustrator, web developer, and online learning specialist at the Education Development Center (EDC) in Waltham, Massachusetts. In this role, he develops online courses and multimedia using JQuery & Javascript, Geogebra, and Flash. He also produces and publishes audio and video resources for use in online courses and workshops for educators.

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

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.

Below is a partial listing of bookstores in Massachusetts that carry Dr. Birdley books. However, you can also find the series at one of the many other retailers across the U.S. and internationally that do, including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders Books, and Target. As always, Dr. Birdley Teaches Science can also be ordered directly through Incentive Publications.

Amherst Books (413) 253-3381

Food for Thought Books (413) 253-5432

The Jeffrey Amherst Bookshop (413) 253-3381

Broadside Books (413) 586-4235

South Hadley: The Odyssey Bookshop (413) 534-7307

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