Jorge Valenzuela is an education coach, author and advocate. He has years of experience as a classroom and online teacher, curriculum specialist and consultant. His work focuses on improving teacher preparation in project-based learning, computational thinking and computer science integration, STEM education and equity-based restorative practices. Jorge is an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University and the lead coach at Lifelong Learning Defined. His book Rev Up Robotics: Real-World Computational Thinking in the K–8 Classroom is available from the International Society of Technology in Education. Both of his children have attended the Virginia Virtual Academy online school since 2018.