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Claudio Vargas

Claudio Vargas B. is currently an Educational Consultant with the Sci-Lingual Group. He provides NGSS professional learning to districts and schools with a focus on supporting English Language Learners with their language and literacy development. Prior to this position, Mr. Vargas was the Coordinator of K-12 Science Programs at the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). He directed and supported the implementation of two multi-year science grants, working with Teacher Leaders, principals, and schools. Before joining OUSD, Mr. Vargas served as the Director of the Bay Area Science Project (BASP) at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS). Mr. Vargas has led numerous professional development programs throughout the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, Texas, and Central America. He has designed and implemented K-8 professional development programs that focus on developing teachers’ science content knowledge and expanding their teaching strategies, with particular emphasis on strategies that provide English Language Learners with access to the core curriculum and acceleration of language learning.

Prior to joining LHS, Mr. Vargas worked for 10 years as a bilingual K-5 teacher and a science coach in OUSD, 11 years as a science researcher at the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco, and 9 years at the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Minnesota.

For inquiries on supporting language learners with STEM in your district, please email Claudio Vargas at: carielvargasb@gmail.com