Designing an Equitable and Sustainable Computer Science Education Program

As computer science continues to grow, it is expected to outpace other fields in job opportunities, with a projected 3.5 million computing jobs open in the US by 20261. Computing jobs pay more than double the average US salary2. But today, only 40% of all schools (and an even lower percentage of elementary schools) teach computer programming or coding3. This is the case…


BootUp Teams with Amazon Future Engineer to Bring Computer Science to More Than 1,000 Elementary Schools

BootUp Teams with Amazon Future Engineer to Bring Computer Science to More Than 1,000 Elementary Schools Professional Development Non-Profit Now Accepting Applications from School Districts to be Part of the Amazon Future Engineer + BootUp Initiative February 3, 2020, SALT LAKE CITY, UT. BootUp Professional Development today announced a joint initiative with Amazon Future…


BootUp Professional Development Clears STEMworks’ Rigorous Design Principles and Rubric Standards

BootUp Professional Development Clears STEMworks’ Rigorous Design Principles and Rubric Standards Elementary Coding Non-profit Joins Prestigious Honor Roll of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Educators January 23, 2019, SALT LAKE CITY, UT.  BootUp Professional Development today announced its acceptance as a STEMworks accomplished program. STEMworks helps…


Ogden Computer Science Pilot is a partnership between Ogden School District and the nonprofit, BootUp PD

Ogden School District Elementary Computer Science Pilot Receives $125,000

Ogden School District Elementary Computer Science Pilot Receives $125,000 The Ogden Computer Science Pilot is a partnership between Ogden School District and the nonprofit, BootUp PD. The pilot program has been funded at $125,000 by the Utah STEM Action Center, whose goal for the funding is to build K-12 computing pathways in Utah school districts. The 2017 legislature…


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Teach elementary students to code through interest-driven projects

Teach elementary students to code through interest-driven projects - Jared O’Leary, Ph.D Coding environments and curricula with puzzles and challenges often utilize engaging platforms which guide young coders to learn fundamental coding concepts and practices. These environments and curricula often progress from simple through complex algorithmic sequences with clearly…


Introducing Coding - Avondale Elementary School District, AZ

Avondale Elementary School District teaches coding to all K-8 students during the school day! In 2014, schools replaced an existing 40 minute typing and computer applications class with a new coding class. Since then, coding teachers have met weekly as a group. They are also supported by local BootUp Curriculum Developer, Jared O'Leary.


Cracking the code: Kingsport kids taking computer coding to the next level - WCYB

Cracking the code: Kingsport kids taking computer coding to the next level - WCYB by Samantha Zarek Monday, February 26th 2018 Kingsport, TENN. — Computer coding may sound like a difficult thing to learn, but Jefferson Elementary librarian Kristy Williamson-Jackson says it's actually quite simple when broken down. "Coding is nothing more than snapping blocks together to…


Code Read: In Kingsport schools, computer training starts early - TimesNews

Code Read: In Kingsport schools, computer training starts early - TimesNews RICK WAGNER • JAN 25, 2018 AT 12:31 PM rwagner@timesnews.net KINGSPORT — Blake Waterman is a technology blogger, and he writes about computer coding, among other things. “I’ve been doing coding for a couple of years now,” Blake said. “I started to blog a couple of months ago.” He’s also a…