Jorge Valenzuela is the lead educational coach at Lifelong Learning Defined and a teacher at Old Dominion University. Additionally, he is a national faculty of PBLWorks and a lead educator for littleBits. Jorge is the 2018 and 2019 awardee of ISTE’s Computer Science Excellence Award and ISTE’s STEM Excellence Award. He is also the recipient of the 2018 Lynn Barrier Engineering Leadership Award for his contributions to STEM education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a 2017 Emerging Leader honoree for the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. In the 2019-2020 school year, Jorge has joined the Empowered Learner magazine advisory panel for ISTE and was recently appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Virginia STEM Education Commission.
Environmental Science for Grades 6–12: A Project-Based Approach to Solving the Earth's Most Urgent Problems
Environmental science education is essential to preparing today’s students for the future. We must create opportunities for hands-on investigations that explore complex environmental problems in order to find solutions and meet the challenges of our changing world.Learn MoreA$38.95
Rev Up Robotics: Real-World Computational Thinking in the K–8 Classroom
Rev up robotics shows educators how to begin incorporating robotics in tandem with computational thinking into content area lessons or electives. Part 1 covers the basics, defining robotics and sharing real-world applications along with how to teach foundational skills for computational thinking and computer science. Part 2 shows robotics in practice within the context of content areas and features lesson plans mapped to academic and technology standards, including the ISTE Standards and the Computer Science Teacher Association Standards. Part 3 offers advice on pedagogy and teaching strategies backed by research from the learning sciences, and shares approaches to teaching robotics using project-based learning or as part of after-school clubs or robotics competitions.Learn MoreA$43.95