Program Changes for 2016
The larger TEALS grows the more we learn. Every year TEALS evaluates critical feedback from our partner schools, volunteers, and partners to learn how we can better support our mission of ensuring high school students throughout the country have access to computer science courses.
We’re implementing the following key changes for the 2016-2017 school year:
New TEALS Support Models
TEALS is implementing 3 different levels of support for our partner schools for the 2016-17 school year. These models include:
- The Co-Teaching Model is for schools with a classroom teacher who has moderate to no computer science content knowledge, and who cannot teach the computer science course on their own.
- The Teaching Assistants (TA) Model is for schools with a partner teacher who has solid computer science content knowledge. TAs visit 2 days a week to enhance the teacher’s CS content knowledge, assist with student projects, and reduce the student-to-teacher ratio.
- The Consulting Support Model is for schools with a partner teacher who has solid computer science content knowledge and is able to teach the computer science course on their own. The teacher and students benefit by having access to industry expertise and relevance, driving student excitement to grow CS enrollment at their school.
Support for AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science Principles is the brand new AP Computer Science course officially launching in the 2016-17 school year. AP CSP has been piloting across the country and was designed to broaden access to computer science by exposing students to a wide variety of computer science topics.
There has been a tremendous amount of work done by universities and organizations throughout the country in developing language-agnostic curriculum that will resonate with students. TEALS is excited to pilot support for this course in a Teaching Assistant and Consulting Support capacity for the 2016-17 school year.
TEALS is Growing and Pursuing Rapid Expansion
TEALS is adding regional managers across the country, hiring dedicated curriculum and community managers, and scaling our program to support several hundred high schools in the coming years.
If you believe in what TEALS is doing and want to get involved on a fulltime basis, check out our career opportunities. Think you are a fit for one of our roles? We would love to hear from you!