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CSL (Coding as a Second Language) is the new ESL (English as a Second Language). In this session, Efrain Tovar Jr will help attendees develop a basic understanding of language acquisition as it pertains to integrating English Language Development (ELD) in a computer science class.

About The Presenter:

Efraín Tovar is the E.L.D. Department Chair | ​7th-8th Grade Newcomers/ELD II, Computer Science, Digital Media Arts Teacher at Abraham Lincoln Middle School in Selma, CA. Efraín has 25 years in education ranging from elementary to university. Tovar is a frequent speaker at local, state, national, and international conferences, addressing how to utilize technology to meet the linguistic/digital needs of second language learners and their parents. He is the founder of @CAellchat, a global Professional Learning Network for teachers who teach second language learners, and the California Newcomer Network, connecting, equipping, and empowering CA's passionate educational leaders who work with Newcomers. Efraín currently serves as Vice-President on the Central Valley Computer Using Educators (@CVCUE) Board and is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer. You can follow him on Twitter @efraintovarjr.
Ed Campos
CSTA California Central Valley


Efrain Tovar
CSTA California Central Valley