Robotics Teacher at L. P. Untalan Middle School
Mrs. Cariño is a classroom teacher in the Guam Department of Education. A majority of her 23-year career has been spent as a wildcat at Luis P. Untalan Middle School in Barrigada. She has taught Reading, Language Arts, Gifted and Talented Education Technology, Yearbook and STEM Robotics. Mrs. Carino has also been the accreditation coordinator at LPUMS for 14 years—leading four, full-cycle self-studies. When she isn’t in the classroom or leading accreditation, Mrs. Carino is participating in STEM trainings, helping GDOE with technology implementation, and training teachers to effectively use instructional technology tools. Mrs. Cariño is a proud alumnus of the University of Guam—graduating with a B.A. in English and Communications in 1997 and a M.Ed. in Secondary Education with Emphasis on Instructional Technology in 2007. She is married to Carlo Cariño, and they live in Yigo with their cat Xander, and two dogs, Mr. Darcy and Eevee.
In an instant, schools around the world were shut down because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Teachers and students were suddenly forced to depend on technology to bring the classroom environment into the home. In an instant, educators had to conduct meetings and classes via web conferences. Students had to log on to the Internet to work on their digital assignments. And, in an instant, educational technology finally fulfilled what experts have for decades hoped—technology integration. Robotics teacher, Juvy Cariño, relates her experiences with the accelerated implementation of educational technology in Guam’s public schools. Moderator: John Wiglesworth