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Jorge Valenzuela

Jorge Valenzuela has served as an educator for the past 14 years and holds both computer science and administrative credentials. Jorge coaches hundreds of educators – both face to face and virtually in computer science, backward design planning, project-based learning (PBL) and the internationally -acclaimed engineering by design curriculum. He delivers motivational keynotes for universities, school divisions, and educational organizations and is a national faculty of the Buck Institute for Education and a national teacher effectiveness coach with the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.

Jorge is also a graduate teaching assistant at Old Dominion University in the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies, where he's also pursuing his doctoral degree in the occupational and technical studies academic program. He has earned the honor of being a distinguished STEM educator by the Teachers College at Columbia University, by earning the NASA Endeavor STEM Teaching Certificate. He is a certified Project Lead the Way – Design and Modeling teacher and is a proud member of the first ever lead educator cohort for littleBits.

In January 2017, Jorge participated as an expert panel member in the U.S. Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus briefing to discuss how federal policy can support the intersection of infrastructure and Career and Technical Education (CTE). Also, his statement is in the bipartisan CTE Excellence and Equity Act press release, which proposed to support the redesign of American high schools with more of a CTE- focus.

Previously, Jorge supervised the Technology and Engineering Education program at Richmond Public Schools for nine years. There, he served school division priorities with STEM leadership projects, which integrate and connect both academic and CTE K-12 classrooms to higher education and the workforce.

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