Jorge Valenzuela is both a graduate teaching assistant and doctoral student at Old Dominion University and the lead coach at Lifelong Learning Defined. Additionally, he is a national faculty of the Buck Institute for Education and a national teacher effectiveness coach for the Engineering by Design curriculum. His work is aimed at helping educators understand and implement computational thinking, computer science, STEM/STEAM, and project-based learning.
Currently, Jorge presents nationally on these topics; is an ISTE author, an education advocate, and frequent contributor to books, academic journals, how-to blogs, and webinars. Also, Jorge is the 2018 awardee of ISTE’s Computer Science Excellence Award and recipient of the Lynn Barrier Engineering Leadership Award for his contributions to STEM education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.