We have exciting news in Wisconsin! We have grown from 13 TEALS schools in the state to 35, and 19 of those are in NE Wisconsin!!
Due to the high demand from our schools for TEALS programs, we need more volunteers! We’re aiming to recruit volunteers for more than 15 Northeast Wisconsin high schools that have signed up to participate in TEALS for the 2018/2019 school year. Mackenzie Grondahl, TEALS regional manager for Northern Wisconsin, would be happy to do an information session at your location; she’d bring in food and provide a short presentation about what’s involved in volunteering.
She’s also doing two public information sessions we’d love to have you and your colleagues attend:
Green Bay: Tuesday, May 1 at St. Brendan’s Inn. RSVP at this link.
Appleton: Wednesday, May 2 at Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Council Appleton Service Center. RSVP at this link.
General Info About TEALS
TEALS recruits local IT professionals to help computer science teachers in the classroom through co-teaching, acting as lab assistants, or providing help when needed.
Because TEALS is funded by Microsoft Philanthropies, participating schools pay nothing but stipends to their volunteers. TEALS trains industry professionals to help teachers with introductory and AP computer sciences classes. We’re excited about the way TEALS builds communities of practice for computer science education and builds bridges between schools and businesses through the volunteers as well as a spring CS fair in our state, which includes cool technology displays, meetings with local businesses about internships and with higher ed representatives.
Here’s more from a letter TEALS sends to potential volunteers:
If you’re looking for a way to harness your computer science (CS) skills and make a difference for students, 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.
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. I’ve attached a brochure about volunteering as well.
Together, we can help build CS programs at high schools across the U.S. to empower the next generation of innovators. Here are a few ways you can sign up to volunteer with TEALS today and help change lives:
Hold a local info-session
Read the Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more and apply at tealsk12.org/volunteers
If you have more questions, please contact us for more information. We’re eager to have more volunteers and happy to answer any remaining questions you may have!
Appreciate your help with this!
Executive Director l Milwaukee Institute
313 N. Plankinton Avenue l Suite 207
Milwaukee, WI 53203
414-269-8330 l Kathleen@mkei.org