Bootstrap:Algebra Workshop - Cleveland, Ohio 2019

For the fourth year in a row, we're delighted to partner with CMSD to bring Computer Science to students across Cleveland! This year we're offering both Bootstrap:Algebra and Bootstrap:Data Science PD to CMSD teachers.

Location: Cleveland State University
2485 Euclid Avenue, Julka Hall
Cleveland, OH 44115

Date: June 24-26th
Time: 9-4pm
Cost: FREE for CMSD teachers, $600 for anyone else
Parking: TBA


To register for this workshop, email Emmanuel Schanzer:

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 will the workshop include?

In this 3 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.

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.