Addressing the gap between skilled computer science graduates and growing computer
science job opportunities begins with education. TEALS (Technology Education and
Literacy in Schools) places computer scientists in high school classrooms across
the country, either in-person or through Lync. These technology professionals work
side by side with teachers to get computer science education in front of young people.
The program brings together engineers from companies across the technology industry,
as well as national academic institutions, to solve this problem together. It uses
a team-teaching model in which software engineers volunteer to educate teachers
in coding literacy so the teachers can gain the technical competency to continue
teaching the computer science classes themselves. The TEALS volunteers work alongside
teachers to promote self-sustaining computer science programs in their high schools.
Going into the 2014-2015 school year, TEALS is partnered with 131 schools in 18 states plus Washington, D.C. With increasing support of volunteers, the TEALS program is poised for even more growth.
Going into the 2014-2015 school year, TEALS is partnered with 131 schools in 18 states plus Washington, D.C. Watch the video below to see how TEALS helped a young man in rural Kentucky realize his dreams.
Jeremy Moore: Computer Science YouthSpark Star