This is a guest blog article by Caitlin Derr with the Microsoft TEALS Program.
If you’re looking for a way to harness your computer science (CS) skills and make an impact in your community, we invite you to become a Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) volunteer.
Computer science is a vital driver in today’s global innovation economy, but most U.S. high schools are unable to offer rigorous CS courses. Without CS in high schools, our students are missing out on essential computational skills that will help them succeed in any career they wish to pursue, and professional skills that could lead to an economically secure future. The TEALS program seeks to change that reality.
Our volunteers work directly with classroom teachers to help them build and grow their CS teaching capacity through yearlong support and training to inspire the next generation of computer scientists.
TEALS has been assisting Arizona schools since 2015. Currently, TEALS has 27 partners planned for the fall, in the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. Many of these partners are still in need of volunteers.
Here is a list of our AZ partners still in need of volunteers:
- Liberty High School
- Agua Fria High School
- SySTEM Phoenix
- Western School of Science and Technology
- Andrada Polytechnic High School
- Cholla High Magnet School
- Desert View High School
- Empire High School
- Flowing Wells High School
- Presidio School
- Sabino High School
- Sahuaro High School
- Santa Rita High School
- Tanque Verde High School
If you’re interested in the opportunity to help shape students’ career opportunities – all while having fun – TEALS is the right fit for you. Applications are open now at tealsk12.org/volunteers
Want TEALS to provide lunch and give an info session to your technical employees? Have more questions? Want to get involved? Please email Caitlin Derr, TEALS Regional Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.