FREE Volunteer Luncheon! Learn more about becoming a Microsoft TEALS volunteer. Vancouver Public Schools is investing in our students by partnering with Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program to build and grow our Computer Science 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. One of our goals is to offer a wide variety of Computer Science Courses that are open to all students. 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 a classroom teacher 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. Are you a computer science professional who wants to help develop the next generation of computer scientists? Come learn more about the Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program and how coding pros like you are changing lives as TEALS volunteers! TEALS volunteers work directly with classroom teachers to help them build and grow their CS teaching capacity through yearlong support and training to inspire the next generation of innovators and computer scientists. VPS currently has TEALS volunteers at Skyview and iTech supporting teachers there with the AP Computer Science A classes. The volunteers each come to class only two days per week for about an hour and a half first period before going to work. If you are interested, there are details on the next page about a TEALS Volunteer Information Luncheon.