Minnesota IT Center of Excellence is excited to announce a partnership with StemFuse and AVID to make integration of the free ITX computer science and technology curriculum for Minnesota schools into your classroom even easier.
The Minnesota IT Exploration Curriculum is a hands-on computer science course and introduction to information technology featuring industry skills like office productivity, digital media, computing systems, programming, data, and much more.
Help your students focus on the developing of real world technology projects and demonstrate their IT skills!
TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that believes all students deserve equitable access to inclusive computer science education, especially students who have been excluded from learning Computer Science (CS) because of race, gender, or geography.
We help classroom teachers learn to teach computer science on their own by pairing them with industry volunteers and proven curricula.
How TEALS Supports Your School’s Computer Science Curriculum
Microsoft TEALS provide all the training materials along with volunteers to AVID. AVID also sets up the school’s registrations and coordinates with the school.
TEALS schools have access to:
• A dedicated AVID liaison to support every detail of implementation success year-round
• Rigorous curricula and resources approved by CS educators and industry professionals
• Customized teacher professional development and teaching team (teacher paired with a volunteer) training.
• A volunteer industry expert to mentor teachers and provide instructional support in the classroom