Dave Hendry is a nationally recognized expert on achieving 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.
Mr. Hendry's curriculum publications include the award-winning teacher's guides for the instructional television series FUTURES with Jaime Escalante, The Eddie Files, and Interactions: Real Math-Real Careers. He is also author of the instructional guidelines for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory documentary Catch the Wind: The QuikSCAT Story, the National Center for Atmospheric Research documentary High Hopes, the Borrego Solar Curriculum and Lutron's Lighting for Learning curriculum.
As producer of the documentary Good Morning Miss Toliver and The Eddie Files, Mr. Hendry is two-time winner of the George Foster Peabody award, and he has won The Educational Press Association's highest award for curriculum resources. Mr. Hendry has directed development activities for four National Science Foundation projects, for two of which he was Principal Investigator, has served as Principal Investigator in two US Department of Education Professional Development projects, and is the creator of The National Math Trail.
As a member of the ABCmouse.com development team, he has 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.
Dave is also co-founder of the health education service eSavvyHealth.com. He is currently consulting with a range of national and international clients who wish to leverage his deep understanding of learning in improving their products for the benefit of learners of all ages.