Districts and Sponsors: Bring a Bootstrap Workshop to your area!
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
- (Virtual) Algebra :: June 21st - 24th
- We're proud to continue our partnership with the University of Alabama, training math teachers across the state! This is a private workshop for teachers enrolled in the PACS project, and does not offer open registration.
- (Virtual) Physics :: June 28-July 2, July 5-9, & July 12-16
- After a long Covid-induced delay, our Boostrap:Physics workshop is back on track! Participants who were accepted into the 2020 cohort will be logging in virtually for the this intensive, three-week Professional Development in 2021.
- Algebra :: July 19-July 21st
- We've partnered with Frontier STEM Hub to bring Bootstrap:Algebra to teachers across the state! This in-person Algebra workshop is available FREE OF CHARGE to all Oregon teachers, although teachers from other states are welcome to register. Boise, ID is just over an hour away, so Idaho teachers are especially encouraged to apply! Click here for details!
- (Virtual) Algebra :: July 19-July 23th
- Back by popular demand, our open-access Algebra PD returns! This 5-day PD is open to educators everywhere, and will include a printed set of student workbooks for your classroom. Come learn alongside middle- and high school math and CS teacher from around the world, and discover a new approach to word problems, order of operations, and applied math through computer science. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for details!
- (Virtual) Data Science :: July 26-July 30th
- We've helped launch Data Science initiatives in schools and districts from New York City to San Diego, and this summer we're offering one 5-day Data Science PD to anyone who wants to learn! Like our Algebra training, this PD will include a printed set of student workbooks for your classroom. This workshop is ideal for Math, CS, Social Studies, and Science teachers who want their students to engage directly with data. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for details!
- (Virtual) Algebra :: August 9-14th
- In 2004, Bootstrap launched in Boston. Massachusetts is our oldest state partner, and we're teaming up with CSforMA this August to one again bring Bootstrap:Algebra to educators across the state! Bay State teachers can register here!
Conferences and Presentations
You can also find us at a number of events throughout the year, including:
- Virtual :: June 22nd, 2021
Constellation PD Summit, GA Tech
The Constellations Center for Equity in Computing is hosting their annual Summit, focused on issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the computing field. Our own Emmanuel Schanzer will be leading the keynote panel on the main stage, joining an all-star cast of Data Science educators and researchers to discuss the Equity implications of Data Science. You can join the conference by registering here.
- Virtual :: July 1st, 2021
WeTeach_CS Summit 2021 "Gotta Team 'em All"
We're excited to present our equity-focused work in Bootstrap:Data Science, on July 1st at 10:15CDT at this year's WeTeach_CS conference! With the conference being virtual, everyone is welcome to join us. Register for the summit here!
- Virtual :: July 6th, 2021
Skew the Script, Teaching Modern Data Science (for AP Stats Teachers)
AP Statistics teachers are getting into the Data Science game! Bootstrap Co-Director Emmanuel Schanzer will join a panel with other leaders in the K12 Data Science field, including CourseKata, Introduction to Data Science, the Concord Consortium, and Data Science 4 Everyone. This panel will be discussing the opportunities and challenges of Data Science in an AP Stats context, and is open to anyone who wants to learn more! Registration is FREE, and available at Skew the Script.
- Virtual :: July 28th, 2021
Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics
K12 Data Science expert Joy Straub is presenting at MCTM this year, talking about how Data Science can be a vehicle for equity and mathematical rigor. Our session runs from 1-2:15pm ET, and is open to all MCTM Conference Attendees.
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.
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.
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.
Our Master trainers are fully-qualified to lead a complete Bootstrap workshop, having run Bootstrap professional development for years.
- Emmanuel Schanzer
- Jennifer Poole
- Flannery Denny
Apprentice trainers co-lead workshops alongside master trainers, and lead mini-sessions and follow-up PD for teachers across the country.
- Eric Allatta
- Adam Newall
- Jilian Reynolds
- Joyce Phelan
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.
- Allen Antoine (TX)
- Servane Demol (CA)
- Jennifer Rollins (TX)
- Jeffrey Strom (TX)
New Mexico - Data Science (Virtual) :: June 1-4th, 2020
New York City DOE - Data Science (Virtual) :: August 18-20th, 2020
Nationwide Algebra PD (Virtual) :: July 27-31st, 2020
Nationwide Data Science PD (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
"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