Charito Tinsay

Charito Tinsay is a teacher and Vice-Principal at Precious Blood School in Los Angeles. She has been teaching there for 11 years. She has a Masters degree in Curriculum Instruction in Technology from Grand Canyon University and a Technology Integration Specialist Certification from Loyola Marymount University. Utilizing technology in the classroom has always been a passion for Ms. Tinsay. She believes that technology is a great tool to help motivate and engage students in learning and is a valuable form of communication in the school community.

The Beginner’s Guide to Coding: K-8 Workshop

Skill:  Beginner

Audience:  Principals, Instructional Leaders, Admins, Teachers Grades K-8

Participants will be introduced to elements of coding and Google’s Computer Science First initiative. Participants will be given workshop time to familiarize themselves with the activities offered and create a classroom account that they can use immediately. Participants will also be given information on other available computer science websites/tools.We’d like participants with little to no experience with coding to be able to readily introduce and implement coding to their students and classroom curriculum. Participants will develop an appreciation and deeper understanding of the benefits of computer science, specifically coding, for promoting problem solving skills as well as creating a more cohesive, future-ready learning environment for students.