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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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