Waltham, MA :: July 25th-27th
The Massachusetts Computer Science Teachers Association is hosting a 3-day BYOD Bootstrap Workshop for teachers, which runs from June 25th-27th. Register here
[eventbrite.com] to reserve your place now - registration is limited, and these seats will fill up fast!
To request a workshop
for your school or district, fill out our Workshop Request Form
In a Bootstrap Workshop, you will...
- See the curriculum in action
- Explore the research
- Investigate the cognitive challenges for students struggling with Algebra
- Be a student for a day, and see the lessons taught by a master teacher
- Earn PD credits while doing it!
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
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
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.
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