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Professional Development

PD Provider: BootUp PD

Contact Information
BootUp PD
1936 Park Ln W
Orem, UT 84058

Abby Funabiki
Associate Executive Dierctor

Provider Details
Non-profit Organization
Course, Mentoring/Coaching, Training Session/Workshop
Face-to-Face, Blended (Hybrid), Online
More than 100 events
0-5 years
Brief Description of Services
BootUp Professional Development, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, helps districts implement elementary computer science initiatives through long-term professional development (PD), model teaching, coaching, and curricula. BootUp works closely with each district to create custom initiatives, then provides the PD, curriculum, and support to create a complete and sustainable elementary computer science program. Through ongoing professional development and mentoring, BootUp equips teachers with the experience and resources to be successful, confident coding teachers. Teachers learn how to engage students through easy-to-use, block-based programming languages in Scratch and ScratchJr. Students create and share interactive stories, animations, games, art, music, and more through problem solving and other fundamental computer science concepts and practices (based on the K12 CS Framework and CSTA Standards). No prior coding experience is required for teachers and BootUp’s support includes a free, interest-driven curriculum with nearly 100 class projects (and more to come) for grades K-6 and uses only free open-source coding platforms so there are no ongoing subscriptions or fees.

Content Area(s)
Content CategoryDetailsGrade LevelsEducator Evaluation Standards
Science and Technology/Engineering Lower Elementary (Pre-K, K, 1, 2)
Upper Elementary (3, 4, 5)
T-I: Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment
T-II: Teaching All Students
T-IV: Professional Culture

District/SchoolKrystle Bassett, Director of Innovation & Instructional Support, Juab School District
Company or OrganizationSheryl Roehl, Ed.D., EPIC Partnership Coordinator, The University of Texas at Austin

Regions Served

Last Updated: March 1, 2015

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