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Hispanic Heritage Foundation to Equip Educators With Microsoft TEALS Program

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/24/2023) The Hispanic Heritage Foundation announced today its initiative to accelerate the professional development of high school educators across the nation through the Microsoft TEALS Program, a free partnership model. This collaboration aims to bring CS courses to high school students to help empower their learning while implementing an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable CS curriculum.

“Professional development for teachers in computer science is critical to prepare our students to meet the educational and workforce demands of our community and country,” said Antonio Tijerino, President, and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “We are thrilled to implement the Microsoft TEALS Program in making quality CS education accessible to all, fostering diversity and inclusion in the tech industry, and building a brighter future for our youth through dedicated educators. We invite high schools, teachers, and volunteers who are passionate about empowering students through technology education to join us in this effort.”

By offering free standard courses such as Introduction to Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, Cybersecurity, and Data Science/Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, TEALS has provided over 100,000 students with vital computer science learning pathways since its inception in 2009.

Through this collaboration, HHF intends to bridge the digital divide and provide tools to teachers and youth from diverse backgrounds, ensuring they have the skills and opportunities to excel in the ever-evolving tech-driven world.

To learn more about how you can bring the Microsoft TEALS Program to your school, visit https://www.microsoft.com/teals or contact us at microsoftteals@hispanicheritage.org.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

HHF is a national nonprofit focused on education, workforce, and social impact through culture and leadership. Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org and follow HHF on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.

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