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AASA National Conference on Education 2022

Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Education

Registration Now Open

We are thrilled to be a part of the National Conference on education 2022! Mark your calendars to join us from February 17-19, 2022, and say "Hello" at booth #1007, our School of the Future presentation, and at “Elementary Computer Science - Why Now is the Time and Equity is in the Driver’s Seat: A Superintendent Panel Discussion.”

Registration for the conference is now open. To learn more, please visit nce.aasa.org.


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Booth #1007

February 17-18

Expo Hall

Superintendent Panel

Elementary Computer Science - Why Now is the Time and Equity is in the Driver's Seat: A Panel Discussion," will be held on February 18, 2022 from 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM at the Music City Convention Center.

  • Moderator: Dr. Todd Ullah (California)
  • Dr. Betsy Hargrove, Superintendent, Avondale Elementary School District (Arizona)
  • Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Superintendent, Aldine Independent School District (Texas)
  • Ted Howard, Chief Academic Officer, Tukwila School District (Washington)
  • Clark Merkley, Executive Director, BootUp Professional Development (Utah)

Date: February 18, 2022

Time: 12:45 - 1:45 pm

School of the Future Presentation

Computer Science is Equity's New Language

Dr. Betsy Hargrove and Clark Merkley

Date: February 17, 2022
Time: 2:25 - 2:45 pm

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BootUp supports classroom implementation through onsite Model Teaching and Coaching. Facilitators can either travel to your district to model elementary computer science to your students or virtually lead a model lesson for your classroom.

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We provide in-person, virtual, or hybrid professional development, coaching, and resources that prepare teachers to facilitate coding projects in Scratch and ScratchJr. Students are inspired through creative and interactive lessons that allow them to explore their personal interests with code.

For more information on teaching computer science to your elementary students or to visit a program in action, contact us today!

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