The Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching is excited to offer a professional development opportunity: Bootstrap: Video Game Programming with Algebra.
Bootstrap is a free curriculum that reaches hundreds of students each year in states around the country, and has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Google, and Microsoft.
Bootstrap teaches students to program their own video games in an algebraic programming language, exposing them to key math concepts. Middle- and high-school teachers around the country have implemented the curriculum as a one-month module, a weekly activity or an afterschool program.
In Bootstrap, Your Students will Practice and Apply
Solving word problems
Coordinate planes and Graphing
Functions and Variables
Inequalities in the Plane
The Pythagorean Theorem
In this Workshop, You Will
Participate in a real classroom demonstration of the curriculum
Build your own video game, using the math you already know
Learn how TEKS Math Standards can be met through a STEM-focused programming curriculum
Explore cutting-edge research on algebra education
Who should attend
Texas teachers of mathematics in grades 6- 8, Algebra I teachers, CTE teachers, and both middle and high school technology applications/computer science teachers are eligible to attend.
When and Where
This workshop will be held July 20-22, 2015 at the UT Austin J.J. Pickle Research Center in Austin, TX.
Registration is $150 and is limited to 40 participants. Go to the event website for more information and registration instructions.