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Jorge Valenzuela

Jorge Valenzuela is an education coach, an author, and a professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Additionally, he facilitates workshops throughout the country on behalf of Solution Tree and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and is the host of the podcast Lifelong Learning Defined.

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Jorge Valenzuela

Jorge Valenzuela has been a classroom and online teacher since 2003 and a curriculum specialist since 2014. He is currently an education coach, author, and advocate. His main focus is on improving teacher preparation in instructional design, project-based learning, computational thinking and computer science integration, STEM education, and equity and SEL integration across the curriculum.

Jorge is an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and the lead coach at Lifelong Learning Defined. Additionally, he facilitates workshops throughout the United States on behalf of Solution Tree and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. His books Rev Up Robotics and Environmental Science for Grades 6–12 and his jump-start guides Ready, Set, Robotics! and SEL in Action are available from the International Society for Technology in Education. He is also an avid contributor to Edutopia and the host of the SEL in Action podcast on BAM! Radio Network and the Lifelong Learning Defined podcast.

Jorge has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from SUNY Old Westbury and a master’s degree in school administration and supervision from the University of Phoenix. He is currently in a doctoral program at Old Dominion University.


Presentations by Jorge Valenzuela

Seven Strands
Topics listed with an * are popular options at events catering to larger groups of educators.

Keynote Strand​
  • Leading and Teaching at Our Best*
  • Steps to Personal & Professional Innovation for Educators*
  • Innovative Teaching with Technology
  • Increasing Opportunity for Every Student*
    • Socially and Academically​
    • Careers in Computing
    • STEM Pathways
Instructional Leadership Strand
  • Strategies for Creating Shared Agreements for School Teams
  • Conducting Learning Walks to Support Instructional Innovation
  • Strategies for Providing Teachers Better Feedback
  • Strategies for Supporting Teachers During Times of Crisis
  • A 5-Step Coaching Model for Instructional Innovation
Curriculum and Instruction and Coaching Strand
  • Aligning Instruction and Assessment Using Backwards Curriculum Mapping
  • Boosting Critical Thinking across the Curriculum
  • Strategies for Boosting Instructional Innovation across the Curriculum
  • Using Frequent Feedback Cycles to Guide Student Work
  • A 5-Step Coaching Model for Instructional Innovation
Equity and SEL and Emotional Intelligence Strand
  • Tools for Understanding and Mastering Difficult Emotions for Educators*
  • Strategies for Activating SEL across the Curriculum*
  • A Protocol to Encourage Restorative Classroom Discussions
  • Tools for Examining Our Knowledge of Students
  • Empathy Mapping for Making Instructional Decisions​
Project-Based Learning Strand
  • A Simple, Effective Framework for PBL
  • PBL Master Class (2-Day Workshop)
  • Applying PBL to Social and Emotional Learning (2 Days)
  • Applying PBL to Environmental Science to Address Authentic Problems (2 Days)
  • Applying PBL to STEM and Computational Thinking (2 Days)
STEM and Computer Science Pathways Strand
  • Strategies for Activating STEM across the Curriculum*
  • How to Get Started Teaching Coding
  • STEM and Computer Science Master Class (2 Days)
  • Applying PBL to Environmental Science to Address Authentic Problems (2 Days)
  • Applying PBL to STEM and Computational Thinking (2 Days)
Youth and Emerging Adults Strand
  • Strategies for Youth to Align Passion to Purpose and Education*
  • Receiving Mentorship
  • Emotional Intelligence Skills for Personal and Social Competence
  • Goal-Setting (Personal and Professional)
  • Responsible Decision-Making
  • Career Pathway Development
  • Financial Literacy