Collaborative Think Tank

Meet the team or, as we like to call ourselves, the Twig Science Collaborative Think Tank.

Our author and review team includes:

  • STEM experts from Imperial College London
  • Stanford University’s Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity
  • Carefully selected cross-curricular specialists
  • Our award-winning team at Twig Education.

The greatest contributors to Twig Science Next Gen have been the thousands of teachers, students, and administrators who have generously taken the time to advise, review, revise, and trial.

Margie
3rd Grade teacher, CA
One of the best lesson sequences I’ve seen that includes science content with engineering standards! Lessons are really well thought-out and designed!
Imperial College London is one of the world’s leading universities. The College’s students and researchers are expanding the frontiers of knowledge in science, medicine, engineering, and business, and translating their discoveries into benefits for society.
The mission of SCALE (the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity) is to improve instruction and learning through the design and development of innovative, educative, state-of-the-art performance assessments and by building the capacity of schools to use these assessments in thoughtful ways, to promote student, teacher, and organizational learning.
We are a team of teachers, filmmakers, writers, researchers, academics, and parents, committed to making a genuine difference in the classroom. We do this by creating award-winning resources that capture the magic and wonder of the world, igniting the curiosity of students and inspiring future scientists.

Alan Spivey

A professor of chemistry at Imperial College London, Alan leads the scientific and review team. He is a committed educator, spearheading the implementation of the college’s new learning and teaching strategy, an ambitious and exciting project designed to establish Imperial as a global leader in STEM education and active learning.

Cathy Zozakiewicz

Cathy provides technical consulting and support through Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE). Cathy develops innovative, educational, and state-of-the-art performance assessments for evaluating student learning.

Natasha Stillwell

An acclaimed broadcast-science journalist, Natasha Stillwell hosted and produced Discovery Channel’s award-winning science and technology show Daily Planet. Natasha has a powerful gift for storytelling and engaging young learners, and she brings these talents to the development of award-winning international online classroom resources for Twig Education.

Wiley Blevins

Wiley has published several books on reading instruction and teaching students to read informational texts. He is a cross-curricular expert with extensive experience in English Language Arts and English Language Development, including graduate work in education at Harvard University, elementary classroom teaching, and professional development in the United States, Latin America, and Asia.

We’re only as good as the company we keep…

Which is why we’ve built strong relationships with some of the leading organizations and best media providers on the planet, including NASA, the BBC, and Getty Images. We are advised by renowned academics and teachers to ensure that everything we do combines pedagogical strategy with captivating storytelling for maximum impact. As a result, our award-winning products are now available in over 60 countries, in 20 different languages.

Winning awards around the globe

Our content and programs have won accolades from the education industry for the past six years–evidence of the effectiveness of our work.