CSTA 2020

BootUp PD will be at the CSTA 2020 Conference – July 14 & 15, 2020

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Jared O'Leary

Learn how to get started with CS in the classroom with Jared O’Leary, Director of Education & Research at one of the sessions on July 13 and 14.

Monday's Sessions

July 13 2:30 PM-2:00 PM

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Katie Henry
Head of Partner Engagement, N. America
Micro:bit Educational Foundation

Absolute beginners are invited to experience a differentiated physical computing and computer science classroom that meets learners where they are. Utilizing micro:bits with both Scratch and MakeCode, participants will self-select into interest-based groups to begin creating projects that deepen their own understanding of physical computing and CS education.
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Tuesday's Sessions

July 14 9:15 AM-10:00 AM

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Jared O’Leary
Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
BootUp Professional Development

In many states across the United States, districts are just beginning to implement elementary coding and computer science education initiatives; however, teachers and administrators are often unsure how to get started. While high school CS is often guided by AP or dual enrollment criteria, elementary educators are often asked to implement CS standards without guidance on how to do so or what elementary CS education could look like. This birds of a feather session provides a space for elementary educators and administrators to ask questions and share tips and tools for getting started with computer science. As a veteran educator who switched over to coding and makerspace classes from another content area, I know what it’s like to feel uncertain about how to get started with CS education. My role in this session is to facilitate discussion, ask questions, and guide attendees toward a multitude of platforms, resources, and approaches to assist them in getting started with elementary CS education.

July 14 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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Although some popular musicians engage in computer science practices for music-related purposes, such engagement is seldom discussed within music education or CS education discourse. This session begins with an exploration of hardware practices popular musicians use to modify, design, or build electronic devices for their music. I then introduce coding practices to create and modify music software, as well as to compose and perform with code. The session concludes with a discussion that unpacks potential implications and considerations for educators interested in the intersections of popular musicianship and CS practices.

July 14 12:45 PM-1:30 PM

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Katie Henry
Head of Partner Engagement, N. America
Micro:bit Educational Foundation

Jared O’Leary
Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
BootUp Professional Development

Absolute beginners are invited to experience a differentiated physical computing and computer science classroom that meets learners where they are. Utilizing Scratch and micro:bits, participants will self-select into interest-based groups to begin creating a project that deepens their own understanding of physical computing and CS education.

Meet the BootUp team at the CSTA 2020 Conference!

Our team is eager to meet you and teach you about all of our exciting opportunities. You can learn about our joint sponsorship program with Amazon Future Engineer, our professional development workshops, or chat with our PD facilitators. 

Visit our booth and automatically enter our drawing to win the choice of a 12-hour integration workshop, a GoPro, or an Apple iPad mini!

We will be raffling one Grand Prize and five Amazon Gift Cards throughout our expo sessions. 

Amazon Future Engineer + BootUp CS Elementary Sponsorship

We’re still accepting applications for the Amazon Future Engineer + BootUp Elementary CS Sponsorship. Our model of sustainable computer science is effective in large and small districts across the country, helping teachers achieve confidence and self-efficacy in their computer science instruction.

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