Bootstrap:Data Science Workshop - Michigan 2022

Location: Eberhard Center
301 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Date: July 26th-29th
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm (Eastern Time) - last day ends at 3pm
Cost: This is a scholarship-based workshop (see reg link)
Parking: Free parking is available


The registration link is private, but Michigan teachers can email the program managers Larry Wyn or Diane Owen-Rogers to sign up.

Who is this for?

This training is geared towards 7th-12th grade history, science, social studies, math, statistics, business or computer science teachers. It's perfect for any teacher with an interest in integrating computer science into those content areas. No programming experience required!

What is Bootstrap:Data Science?

In Bootstrap:Data Science, students form their own questions about the world around them, analyze data using multiple methods, and write a research paper about their findings. The module covers functions, looping and iteration, data visualization, linear regression, and more. Social studies, science, and business teachers can utilize this module to help students make inferences from data. Math teachers can use this module to introduce foundational concepts in statistics, and it is aligned to the Data standards in CS Principles. The final project in Bootstrap:Data Science can be used as the Create Task for AP CS Principles!

This series of modules can be taught as a separate, standalone STEM or CS class or can be integrated into a mainstream math, science, social science, or business class, delivered by a teacher with little to no prior CS experience.

What will the workshop include?

In this workshop, attendees will go through the curriculum as a student with the support and guidance from the facilitators. They will explore Data Science modules by forming meaningful questions and analyzing data to answer those questions. By using the Pyret programming environment, visualization tools, and filtering methods, they'll develop the foundation for the culminating research paper about their findings.

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 should teachers have for this workshop?

  • Laptop or Chromebook + charging cable
  • Pen or pencil
  • Excitement!

During & After The Workshop - Resources