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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.