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Want to teach Bootstrap? It's easy - and FREE - to get started! Grab the teacher resources and let us know how we can reach you, so we can keep you informed of updates and events in your area.

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  1. Join our Mailing List - share your experience, and talk to other teachers who are using Bootstrap
  2. Attend a Workshop - high-quality PD for teachers
  3. Connect with us on Facebook or Google+ - stay informed about Bootstrap events around the world
  4. Get the materials - all lesson plans, workbooks, and assignments are totally free!

For Teachers

Bootstrap is aligned to state and Common-Core standards for algebra, allowing teachers to integrate 20-30 hours of material within existing class time. Math teachers across the country have used Bootstrap as an algebra introduction (grades 6-8), enrichment (grades 9-10), or remediaton (grades 11-12).

When used as a precursor to the Program By Design curriculum, Bootstrap makes for an excellent “first-unit” to a high school or college level programming course. Students in Bootstrap learn fundamentals like unit-testing and data-modeling, which they can apply to any language you'd like to teach — it's even being used to build up to the AP CS Exam!

For Engineers

Looking to share your passion? Have 2 hours a week? Join engineers from Google, IBM, Facebook, Reuters, Cisco, NVidia, Apple and LinkedIn, and teach a class in your community.

Talk to your local school, or sign up with one of our existing partners: Bootstrap has partnered with Citizen Schools, After School All Stars, the Providence After School Alliance, and Upward Bound, to offer a convient, drop-in solution for engineers across the country.