PD Portal

Resources

All the latest updates, podcasts, tools, and online guides to help facilitate your computer science classroom experience, in-person or online.

BlogNewsVideosPodcast
shelby county - Stephanie library

Becoming Lifelong Learners with Computer Science at Shelby County

Nestled within Memphis, Tennessee, lie three teachers creating safe and innovative spaces for their students to experiment with computer science and go beyond their regular routines. Thanks to the Support of BootUp PD, teachers at every level have been able to start their coding journey amidst the chaos of the 2020-2021 school year.

csk8 - 95 - jesse rathgeber

Exploring (Dis)Ability and Connecting with the Arts with Jesse Rathgeber

In this interview with Jesse Rathgeber, we discuss what educators should know about (dis)ability culture and research, person-first language vs identity-first language, suggestions for combating ableism through anti-ableist practices, how the arts and CS can come together and learn from each other (great for sharing with arts educators who might be interested in CS), and much more.

csk8 - aug2 - effects of starter projects

The effects of providing starter projects in open-ended Scratch activities

nsba roundtable

Can Computer Science Be Equity's New Language?

Last month, BootUp PD and the National School Board Association (NSBA) hosted a roundtable discussion posing that very question. Over 20 superintendents across the United States and Canada participated in the conversation. They openly reflected on the equity gaps in computer science and technology, strategies for integration, and the importance of ensuring fair access to all students while in the classroom and at home.

csk8 - abolitionist

Abolitionist Computer Science Teaching

⟨ PreviousNext ⟩

Other Resources

Integration Studios

Integration Studios

In addition to the integration suggestions in our lesson plans and our discussion forum, our Scratch account has several studios that demonstrate the potential for integrating projects with Scratch.

Scratch Studios
Complete List of Lesson Plans

Complete List of Lesson Plans

Use this document to quickly access all of our ScratchJr and Scratch lesson plans and coder resources.

View The List
Unplugged Resources

Unplugged Resources

This spreadsheet is a curated list of more than 100 unplugged lesson plans and resources for elementary coders.

Check Out The Unplugged Resources
Lesson Ideas and Resources

Lesson Ideas and Resources

Our Moodle Lesson Ideas and Resources is curated by fellow teachers and instructional coaches we've worked with.

Check out the Ideas and Resources
Discussion Forum

Discussion Forum

Join in on the conversation with colleagues and peers about all things computer science!

Join The Conversation
Remote Learning Resources

Remote Learning Resources

We’ve compiled some resources to help districts, teachers, and families cope with the rise of school closures around the nation.

Learn More
AboutPDCurriculumContact Us
Say Helloinfo@bootuppd.org(435) 565-6358
©2021 BootUp PD, Inc. All rights reserved. BootUp is a nonprofit and IRS Section 501(c)(3) organization.
Unless otherwise indicated, all materials on these pages are copyrighted by BootUp PD, Inc. No part of these pages, either text or image may be used for any purpose other than personal use. Therefore, reproduction, modification, storage in a retrieval system or retransmission, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, for reasons other than personal use, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission.
Powered by Contentful
Terms of ServiceCookie PolicyPrivacy Policy