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   
Equity and SEL Integration™ (in Lessons) 4 Virtual Sessions or 2 Day In-Person   
 
Peak Performance for High-Quality Teaching™ 4 Virtual Sessions  or 2 Day In-Person
Getting Started With Project Based Learning™ 5 Virtual Sessions or 2 Day In-Person   
Equity and SEL With DEI Focus™ 3 Virtual Sessions or 1 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

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT LIFELONG LEARNING DEFINED
MASTER CLASS

"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, Implicit Bias, 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 implicit bias. These uncomfortable topics enabled us to move towards positive and inclusive behavior." — Andrea May Russo

"Jorge addresses invisible and influential factors that impact student learning and the relationships that we have with the people we work with/for in a meaningful and deliberate way." — Monica Valenzuela 

"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 would definitely recommend Jorge as a speaker. He has the unique ability to create a safe and open environment for participants so they can get the most from his presentation. His blend of research, personal anecdotes and practical steps is a great model." — Marc Patterson

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

"Every educator needs this training! This is not my first time hearing about PBL, but it only took ten minutes for me to realize what I was preparing would have been ineffective. The pace of this workshop was developed in a way that allowed novice educators to grow without slowing down educators who were fine tuning their PBL skills." — Senate Moshoeshoe

"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 brought so much clarity to STEM education in relation to coding and why we need maker space in every educational institution (pre-k-university). The way Mr. Valenzuela made connections to the different CS content areas as well as SEL (confidence, culture, etc.) was done in a way that helped me better see the impact of STEM education on not just my class, but in their future and in other classes as well. The framework that he uses is so clear and makes CS less "scary" to others who may not have a deep understanding. I also love the reference to the CSTA CS standards and the different professional groups that CS teachers can join to stay "in the know". At the same time, this class is not too simple for teachers who already have a basic knowledge of CS. I think I am ready to go to the next level with Hours and hours of Code!" — Slater Robotics

"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