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Workshops


Districts and Sponsors: Bring a Bootstrap Workshop to your area!

Teachers: Apply for funding from TeachCS.org to attend a Bootstrap workshop!


Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN :: February 23-25th (SOLD OUT) Bootstrap is proud to partner with TIES to launch the first-ever Minnesota workshop this February, in partnership with TIES. Thanks to the generous support of 3M, we are able to offer a reduced registration cost of only $50 per teacher, which covers all three days of training, materials, and a light lunch. Reserve your seat now!

Bay Area, CA :: March 17-19th Thanks to the generous support of LinkedIn and Palantir, we are delighted offer an open-enrollment workshop in cooperation with the Golden Gate, Silicon Valley, San Mateo and Sacramento CSTA chapters! This workshop is open to ANYONE who is interested in learning more about Bootstrap! Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the cost for the 3-day workshop is only $100/teacher. This covers take-home teacher materials and 18 hours of professional development for each participant. Registrations are capped at 30, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Save your seat now!

Dallas, TX :: May 14, 16 & 17th UT Dallas is hosting a 3-day Bootstrap workshop, generously supported by UT Austin's Tech Resource Center. The workshop will start on Saturday, May 14th, in ECSS 2.415 on the Dallas Campus, and continue the following Monday and Tuesday. Thanks to the TRC, the cost of the workshop is only $60/attendee for all three days of training, including all workshop materials, lunch, and a light breakfast. Space is limited, and seats available on a first-come, first-served basis!

Denver, CO :: July 18-22nd
Bootstrap:2!
Bootstrap is proud to be a founding member of CSPdWeek, the largest cross-curricular PD event for Computer Science Teachers across the country. This year, we'll be offering training on Bootstrap:1 and Bootstrap:2 - all in the same week! Join other Bootstrappers, as well as Exploring Computer Science and CS Principles teachers from across the US. Applications will start soon, but you can pre-apply now to reserve your spot. To be notified about upcoming workshops, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

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 created.

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.

  • Massachusetts Teachers Bootstrap is a registered PDP (Professional Development Point) provider in the state of Massachusetts, for both math and science and technology teachers. Your time spent in a Bootstrap workshop will count towards your PDPs - just make sure you recieve our certificate at the end of the training.
  • Texas Teachers Bootstrap is a registered CPE (Continuing Professional Education) provider in the state of Texas. You will recieve a certificate at the end of the training that includes our CPE provider number, which you can submit to TEA at the end of each year to recieve your CPE credits.

Previous Workshops

New York, NY :: January 8-9th, 2016

Cleveland, OH :: October 26th-27th, 2015

San Jose, CA :: September 17-19, 2015

Minnetonka, MN :: August 26-27, 2015

New York, NY :: August 19th-21st, 2015

New York, NY :: August 17th-18th, 2015

Framingham, MA :: August 10-12th, 2015

Philadelphia, PA :: August 5-7th, 2015

Austin, TX :: July 20th-22nd, 2015

Pasadena, CA :: June 15th-16th, 2015

New York City, NY :: April 7th-9th, 2015

New York City, NY :: February 27th-28th, 2015

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

Charles County, MD :: July 21st-22nd, 2014

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

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

New York City, NY :: 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

Reviews

"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