Bootstrap:Algebra Workshop - Providence, RI 2019

We are proud to partner with the Rhode Island Department of Education, as one of the founding programs of CS4RI. Thanks to RIDE's support, we are delighted offer an workshop to math and computer science teachers across the ocean state. 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: Brown Department of Computer Science
115 Waterman St
Providence RI 02912

Date: June 24-26th
Time: 8:30am-4pm
Cost: Free for first teacher from each RI public school (up to 15 participants), $1000 for all others
Parking: Details to be provided


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.