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The High School Computer Science Shortage and How You Can Help

Event Type
Other
Topic
academic
Sponsor
The Illinois Researchers in Partnership with K-12 Science Educators (iRISE)
Location
NCSA Auditorium
Date
Apr 9, 2013   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Kevin Wang: Founder of the TEALS Program at Microsoft
Views
4337
Originating Calendar
CSL General Event Calendar

"The High School Computer Science Shortage and How YOU can help"

Did you know that in 2012, a time when computer science is one of the fastest growing employment sectors, only 0.67% of all AP tests taken were for computer science (CS)?

A severe shortage of high school teachers with a CS background means the number of CS courses in high schools has actually decreased in the last decade. TEALS is a volunteer program that aims to ensure that all American high school students will have the opportunity to take a computer science class. You can join the fast-growing movement after graduation while you begin your career in high-tech.

Speaker: Kevin Wang, Founder of the TEALS Program at Microsoft

Kevin Wang founded Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS), a grassroots program that recruits, trains, mentors, and places high-tech professionals into high school computer science classes in a team teaching model with in-service teachers. Wang is a software engineer at Microsoft and previously worked as a high school computer science teacher. He earned his BS in EE/CS from Berkeley and his master’s in education from Harvard.

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