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Dr. Chuck Downing




SB2013 ELD certification - San Diego County Office of Education.


Support Provider Training for California’s Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA).


Ph.D. in Education from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.  Dissertation title: "The Effectiveness of the California Scope, Sequence, and Coordination Project on Reform Science Education."


ACCESS EXCELLENCE workshop on electronic communication of curricula between science teachers nation-wide.  Genentech, San Francisco.


Recombinant DNA Technology, Molecular Biology and Associated Ethical Issues - Summer Symposium - NSF/Cal State Dept of Ed/Gentech Sponsored - San Diego State University/U.C. Santa Cruz.


Completed training for Language Development Specialist Credential Exam - San Diego County Office of Education.


University of Redlands - Redlands, CA - Master of Arts in Education - Emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction.


San Diego State University - San Diego, CA - Standard Secondary Teaching Credential.  Subjects on Credential: Biology, History, Physical Education.


San Diego State University - San Diego, CA - Bachelor of Science Degree - Biological Sciences/History - High Honors/Distinction in Biology - 3.78 GPA.


University of California, San Diego - La Jolla, CA - Undergraduate work in General Education -Honors at Entrance, UCSD.


Monte Vista High School - Spring Valley, CA - College Preparatory/Honors Program - Valedictorian - 4.0 GPA.




Monte Vista High School,

Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD)



Resource (Mentor) Teacher - GUHSD.


Local project (school site) director for the State of California Scope, Sequence, and Coordination project.  One of 100 such grants awarded statewide.


Leader of District In-Service for new Science Teachers - GUHSD


Member - District Task Force on Effective Teacher Model - Participant in initial session of the training in GUHSD.


Chairman, Curriculum Concept Development Committee, Science Concept Portion - Committee to Develop Program Assessment Test - GUHSD.


Chairman of the Science Council - GUHSD.


Chairman, Science Department - Monte Vista High School.


Biology/Integrated Science Teacher - Monte Vista High School - All grade and ability levels.


San Diego County Office of Education



Consultant working with the San Diego County Water Authority – led the team that developed the Splash Science mobile science van for elementary school students.


Temecula Valley Unified School District



Support Providers to new teachers through California's Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program


Co-Chair of Science Department - Great Oak High School


Biology/Integrated Science Teacher - Great Oak High School - All grade and ability levels


State California State Department of Education



Developer of and lead teacher at California SSC Project Summer Institutes for science teachers in that program.  This curriculum and staff-development program included significant technology component.


"Hub Coordinator" for the Southern California Region of the California Scope, Sequence, and Coordination Project (SS&C).  In this "middle management" position, he was involved in implementation and evaluation of innovative programs and grant writing.


Member Advisory Panel in Science to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing - California State Department of Education.


Curriculum Consultant for the State Department of Education in assisting schools with Self-Evaluation during Accreditation.


Point Loma Nazarene University



Chair of the Teacher Education Department/Director of Teacher Education.


Single Subject (Secondary Credential Progam) Coordinator - School of Education.


Associate and Full Professor of Teacher Education and General Education Biology.

Dr. JoAnn Jurchan Education/Credentials Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Alliant International University Dissertation: Analysis of the Effects of a Smaller Learning Community Model on Student Success The dissertation examined, from the student perspective, the effects on school success of a smaller learning community model and investigated the institutional factors of concern of attendance and course completions for possible patterns. MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Alliant International University Practicum Project: The connection between cognition and affect and the impact on student academic achievement and teacher practice. An accompanying unit of instruction on Emotional Intelligence was designed for English Language learners at the intermediate level of proficiency. Multiple Subject Clear Credential: Science and Math Concentrations, San Diego State University Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Highest Honors with Distinction, San Diego State University Completed Certification: EI (Emotional Intelligence) Certification. EILS (San Antonio, Texas) Course completion: TESOL: Separating Difference and Disability [course conducted by Dr. Catherine Collier] Course completion: ASCD modules The Common Core Standards and the Understanding by Design® Framework: English Language Arts (ASCD) Participant TK20 Webinar Assessing Candidate Dispositions Partial list of additional education/trainings Emotional Intelligence & Academic Achievement Promising Practices (Struggling Readers, Teaching Writing, Using Technology) Language! Reading Intervention Program for High School Students Technical Reading & Writing Quality Teaching Institute California Demonstration Program in Reading and Writing California Demonstration Program in Math EQUALS Training (Math) Family Math Experience Azusa Pacific University 2006-present Associate Professor, School of Education Teacher Education Course Instructor: Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Masters programs Coordinator: California Teacher Performance Assessment (CalTPA) Coordinator Lead Assessor/Trainer: California Teacher Performance Assessment (CalTPA) Coordinator Regional Area Coordinator: Multiple Subject, Single Subject, SPED programs Chair and Developer new curriculum for Multiple Subject and Single Subject Departments; Concentrated Instructional Modules – Preparing teacher candidates to support K-12 students with special needs Chair and Developer English Language learner Single Subject Program Curricular Integration Plan Co-Chair and Developer Faith Integration Curriculum for the Teacher Education Multiple and Single Subject Credential Program Course Lead Teacher for Methods of Teaching English Language Learners Clinical Practice Mentor: Multiple Subject and Single Subject teacher candidates Point Loma Nazarene University 2003- 2006 Associate Professor, School of Education, Teacher Education Department Course Instructor: Undergraduate, Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Masters programs Single Subject Coordinator Lead Clinical Practice Supervisor for Single Subject candidates Advisor for undergraduate students Liaison to Grossmont Union High School District for PLNU/District Partnership Program Peer Evaluator; responsible for providing written and verbal feedback to colleagues for university evaluations Developed and implemented pilot integration of CalTPA in coursework Alliant International University (previously USIU) 2001-2003 Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Teacher Education Department Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) 1988-2003 Program Director/Teacher: EYE of the EAGLE Academies, Granite Hills High School Program Developer/Course Design/Teacher: Intensive Course Opportunity Program, Granite Hills High School Trainer: Reading In Secondary Education (RISE) Member/Trainer District Level Literacy Professional Network Master Teacher, Granite Hills High School Coordinator of School-wide Literacy Program, Granite Hills High School Teacher/Curriculum designer: Alternative Education Teacher: Phoenix Contract Program Teacher/Curriculum designer GED and High School Diploma: Foothills Adult School, Helix Adult School Primary Focus San Diego, CA (501 c 3 non-profit educational organization) 1997 Director of Educational Development: Curriculum developer Character Education to be implemented as a follow-up to a national K-6 elementary school assembly focused on Character Education The All American Singers San Diego, CA (501 c 3 non-profit educational organization) 1995-1997 Executive Assistant to the President of the organization Provided educational expertise for the development of promotional materials, interviewed prospective team members for the national high school assembly program focused on Character Education, wrote grants, taught team seminars, general secretarial and receptionist duties Carlton Hills Christian Elementary/Junior High 1984-1991 Vice Principal Lead Teacher Teacher K-8 Designer/Developer/Teacher of Comprehensive Junior High Program Developed and taught after-school gymnastics/tumbling program Coordinator Apples for Computers Program Designer/Teacher Trainer school-wide physical education program focused on fitness San Diego Unified School District 1980-1982 Substitute teacher in multiple subject classes