Prepare teachers and students with skills of the future
BootUp PD partners with districts across the country to support computer science implementation district-wide through ongoing teacher professional development and coaching.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
BootUp’s professional development instills confidence in teachers and helps them nurture a growth mindset by engaging their students. Our facilitators prepare teachers by delivering a foundation of computer science and computational thinking concepts, providing curriculum, and sharing pedagogical and content knowledge. Whether you’re a novice or specialist, the training you receive from BootUp provides customized instruction over time and everything you need to implement computer science for all students.
Our collaborative approach includes hands-on learning, model teaching, peer coaching, and PLC/CoP support. Each PD session models and discusses lessons in Scratch and ScratchJr and uses the TPACK framework to introduce and model technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge within a group setting. These projects enable students to explore their interests with code through design, music, art, animation, games, or stories. Educators learn how to support their students as facilitators, not lecturers, and learn where to locate additional resources to help their students.
Amazon Future Engineer + BootUp Sponsorship
The Amazon Future Engineer sponsorship provides three years of ongoing onsite professional development to elementary teachers on the content and pedagogy of computer science education. The sponsorship provides everything districts need to implement a sustainable computer science initiative. This includes eight onsite professional development workshops, ongoing model teaching and coaching, curricula and teacher lesson plans, and an online Instructional Coach Course to ensure the sustainability of the program.
Professional Development Workshops Overview
Our professional development combines workshops with in-person, virtual, or hybrid support delivered over multiple school years. Our workshops, instructional coach course, and ongoing support allow teachers to begin teaching coding and computational thinking in the classroom after their first workshop!
We’ll meet you where your district is
Our professional development combines workshops (regional or district-wide) with in-person model teaching and coaching, delivered over multiple years.
We understand the new dynamics the pandemic has brought to our districts, therefore we've modified our professional development to work in a virtual setting without compromising quality.
Have the best of both worlds, and start your teacher professional development program no matter where you are.