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Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX

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Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS

Booth # 4 - Becky McCully, Tonya Davis
beckym@tealsk12.org; tonya@tealsk12.org; robert@tealsk12.org

Help us close the computer science gap
Computer Science in Every High SchoolLearning computer science empowers young people to compete in the global economy and pursue careers across all sectors because it teaches students computational thinking and problem solving skills applicable in any industry. Students want to learn computer science yet most high schools are unable to offer rigorous CS courses.

TEALS is increasing access to CS education
Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools throughout the US and British Columbia, Canada build and grow sustainable computer science programs. In its proven program, TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science. Industry volunteers and partner teachers create a ripple effect, impacting the students they teach, and the many students who will study CS in the future. TEALS was founded in 2009 by former high school CS teacher and Microsoft engineer Kevin Wang, who now runs the program full time.