Mr. Emmanuel Marte
I have been the Computer Science Education teacher at St. Columba Catholic School since year 2000. My experience with computing started in the early years of computer desktop publishing when I was a business journalist/editor back in the Philippines. At the same time I traveled the countryside teaching journalism and desktop publishing to high school students. Most importantly, I helped them establish their own school newsletters.
Before coming to St. Columba, I worked at a Catholic grade school in Los Angeles as the 7th grade homeroom teacher. There, I also established a modern computer lab.
I came to St. Columba with the goal of instructing and training our students with the computing tools and skills necessary for the 21st century. While instruction has been based on the diocesan curriculum and guidelines, much of the lessons have evolved considerably.
St. Columba Kindergartners Now Have Coding Classes!!
Kindergartners at St. Columba Catholic School are now taking Coding Classes through Code.org®! Students were excited learners and look forward to the next lessons.
St. Columba Catholic School is Now a Proud Member of the Code.org® Community!
We are happy to announce that St. Columba is one of the few schools in San Diego that has adopted the coding instruction of Code.org®
“Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States.”
Coding class sessions have been added to the school computer science curriculum from 1st grade through 8th grade. We are delighted to report that the vast majority of students are very enthused with the coding class sessions.
Below are the links for each grade level. Students may continue to do their COURSES or the HOUR OF CODE exercises at home. They very much know how to access their account through their assigned ‘secret picture’.