Guest Post from Tynker
As a brand new 21st century school that opened in August of 2016, we knew we wanted all students TK through 8th grade to have coding as a huge focus in their education. We also knew it was crucial to support classroom teachers who may not have the computer science background to effortlessly embrace this initiative. Adopting Tynker as Double Peak’s coding curriculum was the perfect solution!
“Tynker has no doubt become the foundation for teaching computational thinking in every grade level at Double Peak.”
Just one and a half years later, we are so proud to see the overwhelming success Tynker has brought to both students and teachers! Double Peak students are quickly and efficiently improving their coding skills through Tynker assignments and projects, and teachers are building their confidence by learning alongside their students, therefore incorporating computer science into their daily instruction.
Christine Dixon is the Innovation Coordinator TOSA at Double Peak K8 School in San Marcos Unified. She leads the Innovation Program and co-teaches with TK-8 classroom teachers in the areas of technology, computer science, robotics, engineering, design thinking, and making in the Makerspace. She shares her thoughts on Double Peak’s progress with Tynker below. Educators can connect with her on Twitter at @christinekdixon.