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Rev-Up Your Leadership: Featuring Jorge Valenzuela

Jorge Valenzuela, Rev Up Robotics

What if someone came to you and offered you a job that was different than what you had planned for your leadership journey? This week’s guest, Jorge Valenzuela, shares how one job offer changed the trajectory of his leadership career forever.   

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In this Episode, we discuss:

  • Important skills our students need to possess 
  • How robotics is for every subject
  • The importance of joining a team
  • The Teach Better Network
  • And Rev Up Robotics

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About Jorge Valenzuela:

Jorge Valenzuela is an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University and the lead coach at Lifelong Learning Defined. He’s also a national faculty member for PBLWorks, a published

researcher, and an avid blogger, with his work featured in USA Today, Mediaplanet USTA, Edutopia, ISTE, eSchool News, Tech & Learning, PBLWorks, and on Medium. His work helps

educators and learners understand and implement computational thinking, computer science, STEM/STEAM, and project based learning. Valenzuela is a recipient of the ISTE Computer Science Excellence Award and STEM Excellence Awards. He also earned the Lynn Barrier Engineering Leadership Award for his contributions to STEM education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Book: Rev Up Robotics: Real-World Computational Thinking in the K–8 Classroom


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Joshua Stamper is a middle school Assistant Principal for a North Texas School District, where he's had the amazing opportunity to work at four campuses, two districts, and with hundreds of students, teachers, and administrators. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a classroom educator and athletic coach for 6 years working with students in grades 6-8.

In addition to his administrative position, Joshua is a podcaster, blogger, leadership coach and education presenter.

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