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Dave Hendry

Dave Hendry is a nationally recognized expert on achieving child and adult learner engagement and understanding through application of principles of instructional design, and has served as principal faculty member in more than 100 teacher institutes for schools and districts nationwide. Mr. Hendry has lectured widely to educators and others about education policies and teaching practices that will prepare today’s young and adult learners for the challenges of the future.

Producer of the documentary Good Morning Miss Toliver, the instruction television series The Eddie Files, and the award-winning professional development series The Kay Toliver Files, Mr. Hendry is two-time winner of the George Foster Peabody award, and has won The Educational Press Association's highest award for curriculum resources. Mr. Hendry was Principal Investigator for two National Science Foundation projects and for two US Department of Education Teacher Professional Development projects, and is the creator of The National Math Trail.

Through his company Real Curriculum, Mr. Hendry assists leading education providers with both curriculum development and professional development initiatives, including the design and authoring of asynchronous and semi-synchronous online training courses for educators and others.

As lead curriculum designer on the development team, Mr. Hendry contributed to the creation of a groundbreaking early childhood education resource that has earned the Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award, the Teacher’s Choice Award, and the Parent’s Choice Gold Award.

In his role as SVP Curriculum Management at Age of Learning, Mr. Hendry was deeply involved in product development for the company and is named co-inventor on seven Age of Learning educational technology patents for design and implementation of structured interactive learning experiences. These include cutting edge mathematics and reading applications for early learners that utilize highly sophisticated and innovative AI and adaptive technologies to help children build a solid foundation of conceptual understandings and skills.

Mr. Hendry is also content co-founder of the health education platform, and curriculum co-founder of True Education Enterprises, which developed and manages the UNICORN global tutoring platform.