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Upcoming Workshops

Springfield, VA :: June 22nd

Back by popular demand! Bootstrap will be running a mini-workshop for JOSTI 2015, offering Professional Development for The Department of State Office of Overseas Schools. If you're a teacher at an international American School who is planning to attend the workshop, be sure to sign up!

Ithaca, NY :: June 29th-July 1st

Bootstrap is proud to partner with TST BOCES, offering a workshop to math and computer science teachers in upstate New York (Bootstrap's founder went to school in Ithaca, so this is especially exciting for us!). Please note that only teachers in the BOCES network are able to attend. If you qualify, you can reserve your spot now at MyLearning Plan.

Austin, TX :: July 20-22nd

We've partnered with the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, to offer a 3-day Bootstrap PD workshop for all Texas middle and high school math teachers. Registration is subsidized by TRC, with all three days costing only $150/teacher. Reserve your spot today!

Philadelphia, PA :: August 5-7th

The University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science has generously agreed to host a 3-day Bootstrap workshop, running August 5th-7th. This workshop is open to the public, with a $150 registration fee (this covers all materials and 21 hours of professional development for participants). Reserve your seat now!

Schedule a Workshop for Your District

If you would like to bring Bootstrap to your school district, have your Math, STEM or Technology coordinator fill out our workshop request form.

In a Bootstrap workshop, you will...

In a Bootstrap workshop you'll work with your peers to discuss classroom experiences, and spend the day in your students' shoes. You'll have a chance to try activities from every single Bootstrap class. You'll be able to debrief with other teachers, talk pedagogy with the trainers, and try out the materials and software firsthand. And finally, you'll go home with a videogame that you created.

Research Based

Explore the foundations of Algebra, why it differs from arithmetic, and what experts in the field believe are necessary to help your students make the transition. In a Bootstrap workshop, you'll have a chance to sample some of the current research being done in algebra and computer science education, and apply that to your own classrooms. Arm yourself with the tools to advocate for Bootstrap in your school or school district.

What teachers are saying...

"I was lucky enough to attend the workshop in Chicago. What a WONDERFUL USEFUL PD day -- the first one in a long while to get me excited about teaching Algebra for the 20th year. If you do come back -- I would love to know about it."
-- Aimee Smith, Chicago Public Schools

"I loved the HANDS-On approach! Getting the computer into my hands and actually doing the programming was so important to me."

"Thank you for the wonderful learning experience surrounding the Bootstrap Program. It was a fantastic demonstration of how our teachers can teach algebraic concepts within a real-world application that is personally significant to many of our students. There were so many wonderful things that teachers had to say about their experience."
-- Julie Staton, Lake County Public Schools

"Amazing! Best math workshop I've ever attended! I can't wait to use this with our students."
-- Dana Kirby, Anne Arundel Public Schools

"I wanted to tell you what a great PD you presented. It was probably the very best I've been a part of (and I've been to lots!). I can very clearly see how I could implement this with my students. I can't wait to see if I can get them engaged a little more than usual and have them making connections a little more deeply than usual."
-- Carol Mann, Ceiba College Prep Middle School

PD Credit

Depending on your district and the workshop being offered, you may be eligible to receive professional development credits for your participation, or even compensation for qualified attendees.

Previous Workshops

Los Angeles :: February 27th, 2015

New York City :: February 26-27th, 2015

Washington, DC :: February 25th, 2015

Waltham, MA :: February 16-18th, 2015

New York City :: Oct 24-25th, 2014

New York City :: August 22-23rd, 2014 Charles County, MD :: July 21st-22nd, 2014

Holyoke, MA :: August 4th-5th, 2014

Chicago, IL :: August 11th-12th, 2014

New York City, NYC :: August 20th-21st, 2014

Chicago, IL :: June 23th-24th, 2014

Waltham, MA :: June 25th-27th, 2014

San Francisco, CA :: June 19th-20th

Ft. Lauderdale, FL :: June 9th-10th

San Francisco, CA :: May 17th, 2014

Anne Arundel, MD :: August 8th, 2013

Miami, FL :: July 23rd-24th, 2013

Boston, MA :: July 17th, 2013

Providence, RI :: June 24th, 2013

Anne Arundel, MD :: April 12th, 2013

Oneonta, NY :: March 9th, 2013

Fairfax, VA :: October 20th, 2012

Seattle, WA :: August 10th, 2012

Irvine, CA :: July 9th, 2012

Palo Alto, CA :: June 16th, 2012

Washington, DC :: June 9th, 2012

Boulder, CO :: April 21st, 2012

Chicago, IL :: April 13th, 2012

Anne Arundel, MD :: April 11th, 2012

Napa, CA :: March 18th, 2012

Austin, TX :: February 25th, 2012

Houston, TX :: November 11th, 2011