WITH JORGE VALENZUELA

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For teaching to be effective and engaging for all learners, educators must possess sound pedagogical strategies in tandem with mastery over the content they teach.

Join a 'master class' with education coach Jorge Valenzuela for tips, resources, and actionable steps to help you level up your instructional design practices in several education reform topics

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MASTER CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
Computational Thinking and Computer Science (STEM) Integration™ 4 Virtual Sessions or 1 Day In-Person   
SEL Across the Curriculum™ (in Lessons) 4 Virtual Sessions or 2 Day In-Person   
 
Getting Started With Project Based Learning™ 5 Virtual Sessions or 2 Day In-Person   
Fundamentals of Tier 1 Instruction™ 4 Virtual Sessions  or 2 Day In-Person
SEL With Diversity & Inclusion Focus™ 3 Virtual Sessions or 1 Day In-Person 
Diversity & Inclusion™ 3 Virtual Sessions or 1 Day In-Person 
Instructional Coaching™ 4 Virtual Sessions or 2 Day In-Person   
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT LIFELONG LEARNING DEFINED
MASTER CLASS

"I would definitely recommend the PBL Master Class with Jorge Valenzuela, primarily because he introduces, models, and provides work time to develop and understand what Project Based Learning is, as well as allowing us to build a foundation of knowledge with respect to the framework we need as educators, to actively engage students; being able to learn to guide students by their strengths, interests, and necessary needs." — Shannon Xiques 

"This master class truly made teaching computer science make sense! Mr. Valenzuela provided exactly what teachers need to feel comfortable teaching computational thinking by giving real world instructional examples. As a veteran computer science teacher, I found ideas to help make the teaching and learning in my CS classroom even more meaningful. I enjoyed the correlation between computational thought/computer science and SEL and integration with core content as well. Perhaps the most beneficial part of this master class was the multiple "entry points" Mr. Valenzuela gives educators into the world of Computer Science. Whether your school offers a stand-alone computer science course or is looking to integrate 21st-century skills into the classroom environment, Jorge Valenzuela's Computer Science Master Class is an excellent place to begin your journey! 5 Stars!!!" — Coding with Culture

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT LIFELONG LEARNING DEFINED
MASTER CLASS

"This workshop is an excellent in-depth analysis of PBL with real-world application and primarily researched supported solutions." — Steven Autry

"I would highly recommend this workshop to others! Jorge opened my eyes to so many strategies that I know will be helpful in my classroom. Jorge showed us how to take what he has given us and actually apply it in our classes. He also taught us to see all perspectives, which is so important! I can't wait to attend more of his workshops!!" — Audry Bunn

"Even for someone like myself, that PBL is a core part of their curriculum and instruction, this has been a wonderful and very informative experience. There were many threads throughout the workshop that mutually reinforce each other and provided me with new conceptual models and tools for my instructional toolbox. I would definitely recommend this master class." — Bray Moore

"This was an interesting, relative, and engaging training. It addresses the realistic challenges that we as teachers face in the classroom and provided us with useful research-based strategies that we can incorporate into our daily planning and instruction. Jorge addressed PBL and the importance of structure by focusing on SEL strategies that support the process and create a safer environment for Learning." — Lia Long

"I enjoyed the PBL Master Class training experience. Mr. Valenzuela was engaging which allowed for great participation and feedback between him and the group members. He is very knowledgeable of this pedagogy and provided sufficient resources to support his instruction. I will definitely put the PBL Master Class training into practice because I am interested in seeing how it will benefit both my students and will read his articles for further education-related information. I would highly recommend this training experience to other educators." — Maria Davis

"Jorge does a great job providing new strategies to actively engage students. I would highly recommend him to other districts." — Rick Graveen

"Jorge does a great job providing new strategies to actively engage students. I would highly recommend him to other districts." — Rick Graveen

"This class is perfect for teachers interested in PBL that are just starting out, or have a few years under their belts." — Dana Wakefield 

"Jorge was very knowledgeable and approachable about the content he presented and made sure we were following along throughout. He broke it down into manageable chunks, provided work time, collaboration, and feedback. I would definitely recommend this experience to others who want to learn, or expand their PBL knowledge." — Amber Shinn

"This was a very interactive and engaging PD that gave plenty of time to reflect and revise thinking. Many times PD is a lecture format- which is what we are taught NOT to do in our classrooms. I appreciate the model of class structure, protocols and routines within actual teacher PD time." — Kellie Lowe

"I loved this experience! It was my first glimpse into PBL. Jorge was clear, organized, and engaging. I would highly recommend this master class!" — Michelle Toscana

"I would definitely recommend this to others. It was really great. It felt authentic and real and honest. Jorge created a safe space, and I felt included, and I felt like I could contribute and say what I wanted to say. He is super thoughtful and put a lot of effort into planning the experience. Jorge also did a great job leading the session and monitoring when people needed breaks or when we needed to move onto something else. It was an emotional experience and really thought provoking. Great job. Thank you! This is the best  class/workshop that I've been to." — Amanda Bell

"I had the pleasure of working with Jorge when he facilitated a Diversity and Inclusion workshop for the TEALS program. The session was well received by all of the participants. Jorge is a personable and knowledgeable professional. His session covered major topics in Diversity and Inclusion, such as Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Amygdala Hijack. My favorite part of his presentation is that he takes complex and abstract concepts of creating an inclusive (Computer Science) classroom and suggests practical, applicable approaches that teachers can use in the classroom. There are parts of his presentation that make you feel uncomfortable, especially as he is showing examples of bias. These uncomfortable topics enabled us to move towards positive and inclusive behavior." — Andrea May Russo

"I would recommend this experience to others  because it provides you with multiple opportunities to reflect and apply the learning to your own life experiences . The content also challenges you to identify ways to make changes in your personal and professional life to better support others." — Lilia Vargas

"I walked away with a renewed energy to drive forward work in our District. I would recommend the class to colleagues especially because of the tangible activities, examples, and resources provided." — Lorena Duran

"SEL Master Class truly allows teachers to analyze and reflect on supporting students’ social and emotional needs. Mr. Valenzuela provides various opportunities for all educators to reflect on their practices and share them with educators across the state. Carefully intertwining SEL and instructional best practices through technology, Mr. Valenzuela models effective practices throughout the sessions. He plans an exceptional sequence of instructions, as every session continues to build until a culmination of resources is shared for further exploration. From exploring student emotional intelligence to empathy maps, all resources allow for practical use right away. Even math teachers can explore ways to integrate SEL and mathematics. Mr. Valenzuela allows the connections to form through careful questioning and facilitated conversations with collaborative norms. I highly recommend this Master Class for educators nationwide at any stage in their teaching journey!!" — Bannockburn K-8 Math Specialist and Coach 

"The PBL Master Class was awesome. It was engaging and very relevant. Our department was able to start plans for implementing our Pitsco Expeditions in our new STEM Lab. There was great discussion on empathy and SEL as well, and how to best make the lessons attainable for ALL students." — Rocquina Vaughan

"I would definitely recommend the PBL Master Class with Jorge Valenzuela, primarily because he introduces, models, and provides work time to develop and understand what Project Based Learning is, as well as allowing us to build a foundation of knowledge with respect to the framework we need as educators, to actively engage students; being able to learn to guide students by their strengths, interests, and necessary needs." — Shannon Xiques 

"The PBL Master Class with Jorge Valenzuela is an excellent way to learn how to teach using Project Based Learning. Jorge gives detailed instructions and plenty of examples, especially in content areas where authentic projects seem above the content. Jorge also includes teaching tips and SEL strategies that can be used with PBL." — Camille Moore

"This master class truly made teaching computer science make sense! Mr. Valenzuela provided exactly what teachers need to feel comfortable teaching computational thinking by giving real world instructional examples. As a veteran computer science teacher, I found ideas to help make the teaching and learning in my CS classroom even more meaningful. I enjoyed the correlation between computational thought/computer science and SEL and integration with core content as well. Perhaps the most beneficial part of this master class was the multiple "entry points" Mr. Valenzuela gives educators into the world of Computer Science. Whether your school offers a stand-alone computer science course or is looking to integrate 21st-century skills into the classroom environment, Jorge Valenzuela's Computer Science Master Class is an excellent place to begin your journey! 5 Stars!!!" — Coding with Culture

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