Bradley Tech is offering a new computer science class next year. We are investing in our students by partnering with Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS to build and grow our Computer Science pathway program. There are more than 500,000 open computer science positions without qualified talent to fill them across all industries. We are trying to help ensure our students have access to the necessary education to ensure a successful future for them.
Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS is a program that recruits, mentors, and places passionate technology professionals into high school classrooms as volunteer instructors. These volunteers bring subject matter expertise and will join Mr. Sommer to teach computer science together. TEALS provides training for both parties, rigorous curricula, and opportunities for students to continue their education outside of the classroom
Now that BT has successfully been chosen as a TEALS school, we are offering the first in a series of classes that will lead to college-readiness in the high paying career pathway of Information Technology. This fall we will offer “Introduction to Computer Science.” The introductory class is based on the award-winning University of California Berkeley CS10 course and is adapted specifically for high schools.
As a TEALS partner school, BT is currently recruiting software engineers and developers to team-teach these courses with our Bradley Tech staff. BT is scheduling the class first period to permit these IT professionals to volunteer early in the day and then return to their professional jobs.
The class begins in August, the first day back to school and the start of the 2019-20 school year. Please sign up for the class with your counselor and talk to Mr. Sommer.