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STEM Ed Announcement: Massachusetts Summer Bootstrap Workshop

This is not a UMass Amherst program
 Contact information is below.
 Massachusetts Summer Bootstrap Workshop
 August 10 - 12, 2015
 Thanks to the generous support of facebook and Exploring Computing
 Education Pathways Alliance (ECEP), MassCAN is pleased to announce a
 three-day Bootstrap workshop for Massachusetts math and computer
 science/technology teachers!  
  Earn 21 Hours of Math PDPs for a cost of 25.00.*
 What is Bootstrap?
 Bootstrap is a curricular module for students ages 12-16, which teaches
 algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming. At the
 end of the module, students have a completed workbook filled with word
 problems, notes and math challenges, as well as a videogame of their
 own design, which they can share with friends and family. You can learn
 more about Bootstrap here:  http://www.bootstrapworld.org/  .
 What will I learn?
 The interactive 3 day workshop will be taught by Emma Youndtsmith and
 Rosanna Sobota, Regional Managers of Bootstrap. During the workshop you
 See the curriculum in action
 Explore the research and pedagogy of Bootstrap
 Investigate the cognitive challenges for students struggling with
 Take a deep dive into the activities and technology with a master
 Arm yourself with the tools to advocate for Bootstrap in your school or
 school district
 Go home with a videogame that you created!
 Mon-Wed, August 10th-12th
 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 Framingham State University
 McCarthy Campus Center
 100 State Street
 Framingham, MA 01702
 Register Here-
 "This is one of the best PD's I have attended in my 25 years of
 teaching Math", excerpt from a February 2015 PD attendee.
 Questions? Please email or call:
 Jim Stanton
 Executive Director, MassCAN
 Senior Project Director, EDC
 43 Foundry Ave.
 Waltham, MA 02453

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