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Erin Asamoto

Santa Cruz City Schools
CS Coach
California, USA
After teaching English at Soquel High for the past 15 years I transitioned to the position as the Curriculum and Instructional Coach for San Jose Unified School District working with Lincoln High School teachers to integrate technology into the classroom and inspire teachers to continue learning and growing in their practice this past year. It was my long term goal to be back in Santa Cruz City Schools as the Computer Science TOSA. As part of the CSForAll grant, my position this year is to integrate technology and computer science into core subjects. It is through the help of the ETR team and CS for ALL, to which my role is founded upon that I look forward to motivate, prepare, and support teachers; build family engagement and competence of CS; and ultimately develop a K-8 pathway for computer science integration. Throughout the past many years I have completed several professional development trainings and attended multiple Google Summits, EdTech teacher leadership courses, Illuminate, CUE, and MAP conferences. I have had the opportunity to lead San Jose Unified School District and Santa Cruz City Schools in many training's on Google Classroom and technology tools. I have also become a Pear Deck, EdPuzzle, and SamLabs coach, as well as an ambassador for Donors Choose in which I use this knowledge to enhance engagement for all students and use formative assessments and critical thinking to assess where students are at to create an equitable learning environment. This past year I spoke at the Google Summit in Napa and Las Vegas, as well as at Spring CUE and CSTA leading teachers from all over the nation through professional development to integrate technology and CS in the classroom. I was honored to be a part of the MERIT19 and CIO19 program for the Bay Area thanks to KCI. I love technology and know that by using it with purpose in the classroom it makes a huge impact on student success and creates equity among students. It is my privilege to work in the community in which I live and love. I am looking forward to many more years in SCCS working with teachers to impact the lives of students.