Dear parents, guardians and alums,
We have a wonderful opportunity to team up with TEALS to bring computer science courses to our students. TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) is a grassroots program that recruits, mentors and places passionate high tech professionals into high school classes as part-time teachers. The professional brings his or her subject knowledge and will join one of our classroom teachers in a team-teaching model. TEALS provides training for both parties as well as course outlines based on successful college courses.
Pateros High is applying to this program for the <year> school year. If our application is successful, we will offer two courses: “Introduction to Computer Science” and “Advanced Placement Computer Science.” The introductory class is based on the award winning UC Berkeley CS10 course and is adapted specifically for high schools in conjunction with UC Berkeley. The other course will prepare students to take the College Board’s AP Computer Science A exam in May of 2017.
In order to put together a favorable application, Pateros needs to demonstrate that we can recruit volunteers from the Computer Science or Software Engineering fields to team-teach these courses with our teachers. Pateros High would hold the courses 1st period which is done by 8:50 to permit the volunteers to get to their regular jobs.
If you or someone you know works in the Computer Science or Software Engineering field and would be willing to help us build a successful Computer Science program, please contact Bill Haley or Mike Hull.
You can read more about TEALS on their website at http://www.tealsk12.org.
I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to hearing from many of you.