The one, the only National CSPdWeek is back!
Bootstrap will be joining the crew, alongside ECS and Counselors for Computing. Unlike previous years, this PD will only be free for CO teachers - though non-CO teachers are welcome to attend for a fee.
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
$1000 for PD, materials, room and board
Available for a small fee
You can apply right now
to hold your spot!
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: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, attendees will go through the curriculum as a student with the support and guidance from the facilitors.
They will explore Data Science modules by forming meaningful questions and analyzing data to answer those questions. By using the Pyret programming environment, 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
Learn more at our website.