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TEALS: School Info Session (Detroit)

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TechTown Detroit

440 Burroughs Street

Detroit, MI 48202

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Please join us for food and hear from Andrew Spiece, TEALS Michigan Regional Manager. He will provide details and answer questions.

TEALS, a Microsoft Philanthropies program, founded in 2009, is a proven program that helps high schools Build and Grow sustainable computer science (CS) programs by pairing experienced and trained software engineer professionals with classroom teachers. Teachers from various content backgrounds work in partnership with TEALS volunteers and learn the CS curriculum by team-teaching in their own classrooms.

TEALS provides teachers & schools with:

  • In-class volunteer support from computer science experts during first period classes
  • A high school CS pathway from Intro to CS to AP CS to Post-AP CS
  • Proven CS curriculum materials developed in collaboration with and actively supported by University of Washington CSE and UC Berkeley
  • Teacher mentoring, support, and in-classroom observations during the school year

TEALS prepares students for future careers

Did you know that 71% of all new jobs in STEM are in computing, but only 8% of STEM graduates are in Computer Science? Getting high school kids interested in pursuing a college CS degree is a major step towards filling this gap!

TEALS by the numbers (For 2017-18)

  • 350 high schools in 29 states + DC, 40% Title 1 Schools
  • 12,000 Students, 30% female, 32% underrepresented minority
  • TEALS students scored 5% higher than the national average on their AP CS exams last year
  • 1050 Volunteers from 300 different companies

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Where can I learn more before this meetup? Visit the TEALS website at www.tealsk12.org. Specifically, all school-related materials are at www.tealsk12.org/schools

Can I forward this invite to others I think would be interested? Yes!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Andrew Spiece at andrew@tealsk12.org

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