iTEALS, iTHINK

And the much eagerly awaited TEALS (Technology Education And Literacy in Schools) volunteering interview just got done!!

For those that don’t know what TEALS is-
TEALS (Technology Education And Literacy in Schools) is a grassroots program that recruits, trains, mentors, and places high tech professionals from across the country who are passionate about computer science education into high school classes as volunteer teachers in a team teaching model where the school district is unable to meet their students’ computer science (CS) needs on its own. This will be for just two days a week and 2 hour sessions per day.

More info at: https://www.tealsk12.org/

It felt good to know that my qualifications fit very well, and that, they’ll definitely see if I can be fit into afternoon slots and if that didn’t work, get me in touch with Loudoun coordinator to see what can be done to get me in one of our LCPS HS schedules and if timings don’t work out for whatever reason, see if I can do virtual session support!

Feeling quite content. Why? Well, cause this is fun!

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OH! check this site out very cool courses: https://www.udacity.com

From their site of-course, but here are the various volunteering roles available. In case anyone wants to try(next year?!)

“As a TEALS volunteer, you’ll serve as part of a team led by a partner classroom teacher. You’ll work directly with students in a CS class, and you’ll help prepare a classroom teacher to teach Intro to Computer Science Principles or AP CS A (Java Programming) on their own.

All Volunteers

  • Serve on a teaching team led by a classroom teacher
  • Attend class ~2-3 times per week
  • Share your personal story and inspire students to continue pursuing computer science in college or career
  • Meet as a team to track student progress and plan upcoming classes

Teacher Role

  • Adapt lesson plans from the TEALS curriculum for use in your class
  • Deliver lessons to your class

Teaching Assistant Role

  • Assist students with their lab work
  • Grade assignments”

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