Computer science (CS) skills prepare students for in-demand roles and open pathways to economic opportunity, but the students who need them most are the least likely to have access to rigorous CS courses. Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is on a mission to change this.
Next fall TEALS will support its first ever cohort of high schools in Louisiana. Bringing over a decade of experience from all over North America, TEALS is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that connects classrooms with tech-industry volunteers, through remote and in classroom learning. With the help of volunteers, classroom teachers without a background in CS are able to offer their students rigorous courses that prepare them for careers in technology. Over time, the teachers are able to independently teach CS and ensure all young people are equipped for the future.
The TEALS Program is able to impact so many high schools, educators, students because of its committed volunteers from the tech industry. Volunteers play a crucial role in sparking passion and creating access for the next generation of computer scientists.
TEALS is currently accepting volunteer applications for the 2021-22 school year. You can learn more by registering for an upcoming info session at Aka.ms/GeauxTEALS or you can apply today at Microsoft.com/TEALS .