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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Wednesday, July 20 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
TEALS: Teaching Computer Science with Help from Industry Volunteers

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It’s hard to find teachers with computer science background to offer CS courses in school. The TEALS program pairs a classroom teacher with limited or no computer science background with a team of industry volunteers who co-teach or support the class. Over time, the classroom teacher gradually takes over instructional responsibilities until they are comfortable teaching independently. In this session, we’ll discuss the TEALS model and results, as well as general advice for working with subject matter experts as volunteers in the classroom.

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Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In education, it’s to empower every student. We believe limitless potential is within... Read More →

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Nathaniel Granor

Lead Program Manager, TEALS/Microsoft
Nathaniel focuses on work that involves building bridges between different communities, whether teaching a cappella to music students in Myanmar, or his current role at TEALS. TEALS helps high school build and grow sustainable computer science programs through co-teaching partnerships... Read More →

Wednesday July 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza