BootUp empowers teachers through long-term professional development, coaching, and mentoring. Our Professional Development Facilitators prepare teachers by teaching computer science and computational thinking concepts, sharing pedagogical content knowledge, and supporting professional learning communities.
BootUp partners with districts to create customized implementation plans to meet each district’s unique needs. Our long-term plans provide expert guidance and consulting to build a complete elementary coding program.
- Long-term on-site PD
- District Consulting
- Custom Action Plan
- Curriculum Sequence
- On-site Coaching Support
- Communities of Practice
- Ongoing PLC Support
- Train-the-Trainer Programs for District Coaches
BootUp’s on-site professional development is designed to empower teachers through a customized sequence of professional development, coaching, and mentoring.
PD Facilitators prepare teachers by developing a foundation of computer science and computational thinking concepts, providing curriculum, sharing pedagogical content knowledge, and supporting professional learning communities. Whether a specialist or classroom teacher, our PD provides instruction and time to experience computer science as a learner.
The Train-the-Trainer Program is designed for District Coaches. Our multi-year support gives coaches the background, skills, and resources needed to support and grow a sustainable coding program.
Train-the-Trainer Three-Year Model
- Year 1: participate in all PD offerings while working closely with BootUp Facilitator on District Action Plan
- Attend summer Train-the-Trainer Workshop
- Year 2: Co-facilitate all PD offerings shadowing BootUp Facilitator
- Year 3: Continued consulting and virtual support