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Equip all students with future-ready skills with CS education

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)

Event Details

Teaching educators how to prepare students for the future in a digital world

Strong computer science (CS) skills prepare high school students for jobs in high demand, and open pathways to economic opportunity. CS skills drive innovation in a global economy—in the US alone, there are more than 500,000 jobs in computing.  However, only 51% of high schools offer CS education.

Addressing this growing need for CS education is a Microsoft Philanthropic program called Technology Education and Learning Support (TEALS), which connects high school teachers with tech industry volunteers to create equitable and sustainable CS programs in the US and British Columbia, Canada. Since its inception in 2009, more than 93,000 students have received CS education credits. The TEALS Program supports high school courses including the following:

  • Intro to Computer Science
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A
  • Cybersecurity
  • IT Fundamentals

This webinar will explore the role equitable access to CS education plays in creating pathways to economic opportunity. You’ll also:

  • Gain expert insight from Pat Yongpradit, Chief Academic Officer from on the current state of CS and the direct connection between CS education and job placement
  • Industry representative Daren Hubbard, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO of Georgia Institute of Technology- Office of Information Technology, will share the direct connection between what students learn from CS education that prepares them to be hired and be successful in the workforce
  • Hear from the 2022 TEALS Founder's Award recipient, Santa Teresa High School, and their experience successfully implementing CS education for their students
  • Learn about statewide CS education initiatives- including specific strategies employed, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid- from Dominick Sanders, Computer Science State Supervisor, Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition Services (OCTE & STS) for the South Carolina Department of Education
  • Discover what resources and strategies the TEALS Program can provide to help high schools develop equitable CS education pathways for students

This event is presented by Microsoft