Bootstrap:Algebra Workshop - Los Altos, CA 2019

We are excited to partner with the the Krause Center for Innovation(KCI), located on the Foothills College campus, to offer this workshop as one of the top quality professional development programs that the KCI hosts for teachers. If you're a middle- or high-school teacher who is looking for an evidence-based approach to blending computer science and math, you'll find Bootstrap to be a natural fit.

Location: Krause Center for Innovation
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Date: September 16-18th
Time: 8:30am-4pm
Cost: $600 per teacher
Parking: Parking passes will be provided by KCI.

Registration

To register for this workshop, visit our Eventbrite page

Who is this for?

This training is geared towards grade 7-11 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.