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Jose Gonzalez

Jose González is an experienced educator in formal and informal education settings with an array of associated interests in the arts, education, conservation, and the environment. He has broad experience as a k-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty.

He is currently working on several projects, with a focus on founding and growing Latino Outdoors. Recently he was a Butler-Koshland Fellow with Radio Bilingüe, the Latino Public Radio Network. In that capacity he is assisting with their Southwest Signal Expansion Project, website redesign, and social media capacity.

As a public school teacher, he taught courses in Spanish, Social Studies, Behavior Intervention for at-risk youth, and English Language Development in middle school and high school settings. As a Program Coordinator at San Jose State University with the California Mini-Corps Program, he trained and led groups of undergraduate students providing direct instructional services to migrant students in partner school districts and in outdoor education programs. At the University of Michigan, School of Education, he was an instructor for science education in their undergraduate program. Recently, at the National Hispanic University, he has taught course on Science Methods, Math Methods, Primary & Secondary Language Development, Latino Culture, and Technology Integration at the Teacher Education Department.

He has also published his thoughts and reflection on Latinos and the Environment on News Taco, the Latino News Daily.

He has other specialties in teambuilding activities, workshop training, experiential education, education pedagogy, and Latino environmental and conservation issues.

As a personal pursuit, he is also an illustrator and is available for private commissions. See Green Chicano  for more details.

He received his B.A at the University of California, Davis, and his M.S at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment.