August 23rd-24th (additional virtual day TBD)
9am-4pm (Eastern Time)
FREE for Springfield, MA teachers
Free parking is available
To find out more information about this workshop, contact Deborah Boisvert
Who is this for?
This training is geared towards 6th-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 have at the training?
- Laptop or Chromebook + charging cable
- Pen or pencil
During & After The Workshop - Resources