Bootstrap:Algebra & Data Science Workshop - Albuquerque, NM 2019

As one of the founding members of NM CSPdWeek, we are honored to come back for an encore at the second one! We'll be offering our Algebra PD and an intro to our new Data Science module as part of this week's programming, allowing teachers from across the state to come sample both courses in one intense week of training!

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Albuquerque, NM

Date: June 3-7th
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Cost: $TBA
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Registration

To register for this workshop, email Emmanuel Schanzer: schanzer@bootstrapworld.org

Who is this for?

This training is geared towards 5th-12th grade math teachers and other teachers with an interest in integrating math and computer science in their classroom. No programming experience required!

What is Bootstrap:Algebra?

Bootstrap:Algebra is an integrated curriculum that applies math concepts and programming principles towards creating a simple video game. Our materials are designed to align with National and State Standards for Mathematics, CSTA Standards, and K12CS frameworks.

This series of modules can be taught as a separate, standalone STEM or CS class or can be integrated into a mainstream math class, delivered by a math teacher with little to no prior CS experience.


What is Bootstrap:Data Science?

In Bootstrap:Data Science, students form their own questions about the world around them, analyze data using multiple methods, and write a research paper about their findings. The module covers functions, looping and iteration, data visualization, linear regression, and more. Social studies, science, and business teachers can utilize this module to help students make inferences from data. Math teachers can use this module to introduce foundational concepts in statistics, and it is aligned to the Data standards in CS Principles. The final project in Bootstrap:Data Science can be used as the Create Task for AP CS Principles!

This series of modules can be taught as a separate, standalone STEM or CS class or can be integrated into a mainstream math, science, social science, or business class, delivered by a teacher with little to no prior CS experience.

What will the workshop include?

In this 5 day workshop, teachers will go through the curriculum as a student with support and guidance from the facilitators. They will outline and design their game and use mathematical concepts such as the coordinate plane, order of operations, ratio and proportion, domain and range, function composition, word problems and the distance formula to detect collisions, handle keystrokes, and determine how their characters move and interact.

Attendees will also get an intro to the Bootstrap:Data Science curriculum and the Pyret programming environment. They will explore Data Science modules by forming meaningful questions and analyzing data to answer those questions. By using visualization tools and filtering methods, they'll develop the foundation for the culminating research paper about their findings.

The facilitators will also provide proven classroom strategies and supplements, as well as helping individual teachers make a plan for integrating the curriculum into their unique classroom environment.

What do teachers need to bring?

  • Laptop or Chromebook + charging cable
  • Pen or pencil
  • Excitement!
  • Learn more at our website.