How
TEALS works

What we’re doing to foster technology education and literacy

Microsoft TEALS

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 2013-2014 school year, TEALS is present in 70 schools in 12 states. With increasing support of volunteers, the TEALS program is poised for even more growth.

Going into the 2013-2014 school year, TEALS is present in 70 schools in 12 states. With increasing support of volunteers, the TEALS program is poised for even more growth. Watch the video below to see how TEALS helped a young man in rural Kentucky realize his dreams.

Jeremy Moore: Computer Science YouthSpark Star

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