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Bootstrap Summer Professional Development, June 25th, 26th, & 27th

Kelly J. Powers, co-Principal STEM/PE/Health, Director of Computer Science & Technology Initiatives

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

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The MassTLC Education Foundation and BATEC are excited to provide underwriting for Massachusetts Math and Computer Science teachers* interested in participating in a three day Bootstrap workshop!

What is Bootstrap?

Bootstrap is a curricular module for students ages 12-16, which teaches algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming. At the end of the module, students have a completed workbook filled with word problems, notes and math challenges, as well as a videogame of their own design, which they can share with friends and family.  You can learn more about Bootstrap World here

What will I learn?

The interactive 3 day workshop will be taught by Emmanuel Schanzer, founder of Bootstrap. During the workshop you will:

  • See the curriculum in action
  • Explore the research and pedagogy
  • Investigate the cognitive challenges for students struggling with Algebra
  • Take a deep dive into the activities and technology  with a master teacher
  • Arm yourself with the tools to advocate for Bootstrap in your school or school district
  • Go home with a videogame that you created!

 What teachers are saying about their Bootstrap Training....

"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 School

"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

*Not a math or CS teacher but are interested in participating? Please contact Kelly Powers ( and tell us about you and why you are interested in attending the training.  Thanks!

Have questions about Bootstrap Summer Professional Development, June 25th, 26th, & 27th? Contact Kelly J. Powers, co-Principal STEM/PE/Health, Director of Computer Science & Technology Initiatives

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