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Julia Skolnik, MSEd

Julia Skolnik was the Assistant Director of Professional Development at The Franklin Institute. She oversaw professional development initiatives and partnerships with school districts and out-of-school time organizations, as well as developing and leading workshops for educators and corporate professionals.

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Julia's areas of expertise include translating research in neuroscience and cognitive science to educators, STEM curriculum and facilitation, and designing district-wide approaches for changing educational practice. Before coming to The Franklin Institute, she was a licensed elementary teacher, worked in a memory research lab at the University of Pennsylvania, and developed STEM curricula and professional development for Chicago-area teachers at Northwestern University.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education from Brandeis University, and a Master of Science in Education from Northwestern University.

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