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Workshops

In a Bootstrap workshop, you will...

  • Experience the entire curriculum
  • Explore the research
  • Learn about pedagogy, content and integration with other subjects
You'll work with your peers to discuss content, pedagogy, and spend the day in your students' shoes. You'll have a chance to try activities from every single Bootstrap class. You'll be able to debrief with other teachers, talk pedagogy with the trainers, and try out the materials and software firsthand. And finally, you'll go home with a complete final project that you created.

Upcoming Workshops

Don't see a time and place that works for you? Bring a Bootstrap Workshop to your area, or follow us on social media to get updates, as we add more workshops regularly!

  • Stillwater, OK :: December 9-10th, 2022
    SB252 mandates that every child in Oklahoma graduate having addressed all of the CS standards. But how does a district meet all of those requirements - especially if they've got a lot of smaller, rural schools? We're continuing our partnership with OKSDE to bring computing to teachers across Oklahoma, launching another cohort of Bootstrap teachers this December. This training is COMPLETELY FREE for OKSDE teachers. For more information, contact Jeremy Maker at OKSDE

Conferences and Presentations

You can also find us at a number of events throughout the year, including:
  • CSforNY :: September 30th, 2022
    Our program director will be presenting at the annual CSforNY conference, sharing the DOs and DONTs of integrating computer science into other subjects. This event is virtual, and registrations are available at CSforNY.
  • Midwest is Best CS Conference :: October 15th, 2022
    Everyone is suddenly excited about Integrated CS. As the leading provider of integrated computing in the US we've learned a lot of lessons over the years, and we're happy to share them! We'll be presenting these lessons at the Wisconsin "Midwest is Best" CS conference, in a talk entitled Don't "just add coding" - the Promise and Challenge of Integrated CS.
  • MI Council of Teachers of Mathematics :: October 22nd, 2022
    We'll be presenting at the 2022 MCTM meeting, talking about Data Science, its connection to Mathematics, and what to avoid when considering math integration! You can register here to reserve your seat.
  • CS4MI Conference :: November 3-4th, 2022
    We're thrilled to announce that our own Emmanuel Schanzer is keynoting CS4MI 2022! He'll talking about Data Science, why it's not Computer Science -- and why that just might be the best thing that ever happened to CS Education.

PD Credit

Depending on your district and the workshop being offered, you may be eligible to receive professional development credits for your participation, or even compensation for qualified attendees.

Massachusetts Teachers Bootstrap is a registered PDP (Professional Development Point) provider in the state of Massachusetts, for both math and science and technology teachers. Your time spent in a Bootstrap workshop will count towards your PDPs - just make sure you receive our certificate at the end of the training.

Texas Teachers Bootstrap is a registered CPE (Continuing Professional Education) provider in the state of Texas. You will receive a certificate at the end of the training that includes our CPE provider number, which you can submit to TEA at the end of each year to receive your CPE credits.

Bootstrap Trainers

Master Trainers

Our Master trainers are fully-qualified to lead a complete Bootstrap workshop, having run Bootstrap professional development for years.

Apprentice Trainers

Apprentice trainers co-lead workshops alongside master trainers, and lead mini-sessions and follow-up PD for teachers across the country.

Endorsed Trainers

Endorsed trainers have attended a Train-the-Trainer session, and have facilitated portions of the Bootstrap PD when working with teachers. They are certified to run Bootstrap trainings in specific regions.

Previous Workshops

Springfield, MA - Algebra :: August 22-August 24th, 2022
Grand Rapids, MI - Data Science :: July 26-July 29th, 2022
Tulsa, OK - Algebra :: July 25-July 27th, 2022
Nationwide - Algebra (Virtual) :: July 19-July 23th, 2021
Nationwide - Data Science (Virtual) :: July 18-July 22nd, 2022
Nationwide - Algebra (Virtual) :: July 11-July 15th, 2022
Fairfield, CT - Data Science :: June 27-July 1st, 2022
Tuscaloosa, AL - Algebra :: June 27-July 1st, 2022
Phoenix, AZ - Data Science :: June 20-24th, 2022
Broward County, FL - Data Science :: June 16th, 2022
Sacramento, CA - Algebra and Data Science :: June 13-18th, 2022
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ - Algebra :: April 1st, 2022
Tulsa, OK - Algebra :: January 21-22nd, 2022
New York City - Data Science :: August 16-20th, 2021
Massachusetts - Algebra (Virtual) :: August 9-13th, 2021
Nationwide - Data Science (Virtual) :: July 26-July 30th, 2021
Nationwide - Algebra (Virtual) :: July 19-July 23th, 2021
Malheur, OR - Algebra :: July 19-July 21st, 2021, 2021
Physics (Virtual) :: June 28-July 2, July 5-9, & July 12-16, 2021
Alabama - Algebra (Virtual) :: June 21st - 24th, 2021
New Mexico - Data Science (Virtual) :: June 1-4th, 2021
San Francisco, VA - Algebra (Virtual) :: March 16-18th, 2021
New York City DOE - Data Science (Virtual) :: August 18-20th, 2020
Nationwide - Algebra (Virtual) :: July 27-31st, 2020
Nationwide - Data Science (Virtual) :: July 13-17th, 2020
Alabama CSPdWeek (Virtual) :: July 20-24th, 2020
North Brunswich, NJ - Data Science (Virtual) :: July 7-10th, 2020
Oxnard Union HS District, CA (Virtual) :: June 8-19th, 2020
Los Altos, CA :: February 18-20th, 2020
Austin, TX :: February 17-19th, 2020
Marshalltown, IA :: December 12-14th, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK :: September 26-28th, 2019
Bend, OR :: August 12-14th, 2019
Austin, TX :: July 29-August 1st, 2019
Dallas, TX :: July 22-26th, 2019
Golden, CO :: July 22-26th, 2019
Cleveland, OH :: June 26-28th, 2019
Providence, RI :: June 24-26th, 2019
Phoenix, AZ :: June 17-21st, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK :: June 10-12th, 2019
Albuquerque, NM :: June 3-7th, 2019
Austin, TX :: May 20-23rd, 2019
Chicago, IL :: May 2-4th, 2019
Palo Alto, CA :: April 10-12th, 2019
Santa Fe, NM :: March 4-6th, 2019
Visalia, CA :: October 2-4th, 2018
Chicago, IL :: September 27-29th, 2018
Cleveland, OH :: September 12-14th, 2018
Brentwood, CA :: August 6-8th, 2018
New York City, NY :: August 7-9th, 2018
Bloomington, IN :: July 15th-20th, 2018
Beaumont, TX :: July 11th-13th, 2018
San Diego, CA :: June 26-29th, 2018
Providence, RI :: June 25-27th, 2018
San Antonio, TX :: June 11-13th, 2018
Tulsa, OK :: June 5-7th, 2018
Albuquerque, NM :: June 4-8th, 2018
Oxnard, CA :: May 30th-June 1st, 2018
New York City, NY :: April 3-5th, 2018
Chicago, IL :: March 1-3rd, 2018
New York City, NY :: February 20-23rd, 2018
Cleveland, OH :: October 4-6th, 2017
Providence, RI :: September 27-29th, 2017
Washington, DC :: September 25-26th, 2017
Chicago, IL :: August 22-24th, 2017
Edinburg, TX :: August 9-11th, 2017
Golden, CO :: July 17-21st, 2017 (CSPdWeek!)
Providence, RI :: June 26-28th, 2017
Los Angeles, CA :: June 19-21st, 2017
Spring Branch, TX :: June 12-14th, 2017
Washington, DC :: June 1-2nd, 2017
Austin, TX :: May 16-18th, 2017
Minneapolis, MN :: April 3-5th, 2017
San Antonio, TX :: March 23-25th, 2017
New York City, NY :: February 21-23rd, 2017
Swarthmore, PA :: November 10-12th, 2016
Everett, WA :: October 8-10th, 2016
Los Angeles, CA :: August 10-12th, 2016
Chicago, IL :: August 3-5th, 2016
New York, NY :: August 1-5th, 2016
Golden, CO :: July 18-22nd, 2016 (CSPdWeek!)
New York City, NY :: July 12-14th, 2016
Providence, RI :: June 27-29th, 2016
Houston, TX :: June 27-28th, 2016
Los Angeles, CA :: June 20-22nd, 2016
Dallas, TX :: May 14, 16 & 17th, 2016
New York City, NY :: April 26-28th, 2016
Everett, WA :: April 18-19th, 2016
Sunnyvale, CA :: March 17-19th, 2016
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN :: February 23-25th, 2016
New York, NY :: January 8-9th, 2016
Cleveland, OH :: October 26th-27th, 2015
San Jose, CA :: September 17-19, 2015
Minnetonka, MN :: August 26-27, 2015
New York, NY :: August 19th-21st, 2015
New York, NY :: August 17th-18th, 2015
Framingham, MA :: August 10-12th, 2015
Philadelphia, PA :: August 5-7th, 2015
Austin, TX :: July 20th-22nd, 2015
Pasadena, CA :: June 15th-16th, 2015
New York City, NY :: April 7th-9th, 2015
New York City, NY :: February 27th-28th, 2015
Waltham, MA :: February 16th-18th, 2015
Charles County, MD :: July 21st-22nd, 2014
Holyoke, MA :: August 4th-5th, 2014
Chicago, IL :: August 11th-12th, 2014
New York City, NY :: August 20th-21st, 2014
Chicago, IL :: June 23th-24th, 2014
Waltham, MA :: June 25th-27th, 2014
Palo Alto, CA :: June 19th-20th, 2014
Ft. Lauderdale, FL :: June 9th-10th, 2014
San Francisco, CA :: May 17th, 2014
Washington, DC :: March 21st, 2014
Los Angeles, CA :: October 19th, 2013
Anne Arundel, MD :: August 8th, 2013
Miami, FL :: July 23rd-24th, 2013
Boston, MA :: July 17th, 2013
Providence, RI :: June 24th, 2013
Anne Arundel, MD :: April 12th, 2013
Oneonta, NY :: March 9th, 2013
Fairfax, VA :: October 20th, 2012
Seattle, WA :: August 10th, 2012
Irvine, CA :: July 9th, 2012
Palo Alto, CA :: June 16th, 2012
Washington, DC :: June 9th, 2012
Boulder, CO :: April 21st, 2012
Chicago, IL :: April 13th, 2012
Anne Arundel, MD :: April 11th, 2012
Napa, CA :: March 18th, 2012
Austin, TX :: February 25th, 2012
Houston, TX :: November 11th, 2011

Reviews

"It's a completely contained, self-differentiating, modular set of lessons that you can use to fit your needs. There's a low floor, no ceiling, and the potential for higher-order thinking is very high."

"I was lucky enough to attend the workshop in Chicago. What a WONDERFUL USEFUL PD day -- the first one in a long while to get me excited about teaching Algebra for the 20th year. If you do come back -- I would love to know about it."
-- Aimee Smith, Chicago Public Schools

"Bootstrap is groundbreaking in terms of meaningfully integrating CS into core subjects (in this case algebra) and packaging it in a way that is immediately accessible and understandable to students and teachers. I feel like this program is a benchmark to strive for when it comes to finding ways to integrate programming principles in schools, and was delighted by the emphasis on the importance of integrating math/programming as a means of equity. Teachers with whom I work routinely ask for programming resources that are tied to core subjects and Bootstrap is nailing that connection."

"I loved the HANDS-On approach! Getting the computer into my hands and actually doing the programming was so important to me."

"Thank you for the wonderful learning experience surrounding the Bootstrap Program. It was a fantastic demonstration of how our teachers can teach algebraic concepts within a real-world application that is personally significant to many of our students. There were so many wonderful things that teachers had to say about their experience."
-- Julie Staton, Lake County Public Schools

"Amazing! Best math workshop I've ever attended! I can't wait to use this with our students."
-- Dana Kirby, Anne Arundel Public Schools

"I wanted to tell you what a great PD you presented. It was probably the very best I've been a part of (and I've been to lots!). I can very clearly see how I could implement this with my students. I can't wait to see if I can get them engaged a little more than usual and have them making connections a little more deeply than usual."
-- Carol Mann, Ceiba College Prep Middle School