Tinashe Blanchet, M. ED, B.S., is a former high school math teacher with over 15 years of experience in education and teacher training. Tinashe has over 10 years of experience as a user and trainer of G Suite for Education. As a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Tinashe is uniquely equipped to help your school or district go one-to-one with Chromebooks. She can also support interactive whiteboards, mobile tablets, and laptop devices.
Tinashe travels around the United States to train hundreds of teachers to use technology to enhance their instruction each year. She has built a strong reputation as a skilled communicator and tech-savvy educator and has presented at local, state, national, and international education conferences and events. With a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Tinashe has successfully taught pre-service and practicing elementary and secondary math courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate level at Tulane University and the University and the University of New Orleans. Additionally, she has led and participated in professional development with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Math Forum at Drexel University and the International Congress on Mathematics Education. Tinashe has also taught practicing and pre-service teachers.
In 2014, Tinashe founded The Learning Laboratory New Orleans, a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire and excite children and teens in ways that they may never experience in a traditional education environment with hands-on activities, projects, technology explorations, field trips and travel. The Learning Lab also empowers passionate adult learners who want to improve their quality of life and stay abreast of the latest trends in tech by offering free and low-cost professional development for community members.
Tinashe’s work as an educator, speaker and community leader has been recognized locally and nationally. Recently, Tinashe was selected as one of New Orleans’ ’40 under 40’, featured in the national Macaroni Kid newsletter as a ‘Mom Making Waves’, and chose to speak at TEDxTulane. You can learn more about Tinashe by visiting her website at msblanchet.net