Computer Science and Mathematics Integration


The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is proud to partner with Bootstrap, a non-profit organization located at Brown University, to bring Computer Science and Math integration to Oklahoma schools.

Bootstrap has aligned its curriculum to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Computer Science and Mathematics and hosts frequent trainings for teachers. At present, this work is geared toward Pre-Algebra and Algebra I coursework.

Data Science Integration Training

Are you interested in learning about using data science with your students? The OSDE and Boostrap are sponsoring a free data science training on April 24, 2021, from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm. For more information and to show your interest in attending this training, complete this Google Form.

Bootstrap CS/Algebra Integration Professional Learning Cohort Opportunity:

 

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is partnering with Bootstrap to equip mathematics teachers with curriculum, pedagogy, and skills to integrate Computer Science into the Pre-Algebra & Algebra 1 sequence, using free Bootstrap materials. Participants will learn, grow, have fun, and engage their students in a mathematics learning experience that connects them to the world of computer science. No previous coding experience is necessary!

This is not a “one-and-done” professional development; instead, this cohort offers an ongoing professional learning experience that spans the course of an entire academic year. By applying for a spot in the 2021-2022 Bootstrap Cohort, you will participate in the following (if selected):

  • Introductory 1-hour webinar
  • Approximately 5 total hours of on-your-own-pace online work, taking place before and between virtual synchronous sessions.
  • 4 virtual, synchronous professional development sessions 
  • Additional virtual professional development for ongoing implementation support throughout the 2021-2022 academic year 

Participants who participate in the workshop, teach the curriculum, and participate in data collection (administering student pre/post tests and participating in multiple surveys during the year) will receive a stipend.

Applications will be available soon.

To learn more about Bootstrap, watch this webinar.

Level 2 Workshop (for those who have experienced the Level 1 workshop and are familiar with or have implemented the Bootstrap Curriculum)

As Level 2 participants, teachers will expand on skills learned during their first Bootstrap experience by engaging in more advanced computer science and math activities. Participants will have the option of participating in one or more days of in-person professional learning experiences and will be expected to further participate in monthly online networking opportunities. 

Teacher feedback and student outcomes with the new materials will be part of a research study that examines the effect of this integrated approach.  

This is not a “one-and-done” professional development; instead, this cohort offers an ongoing professional learning experience that spans the course of an entire academic year. By applying for a spot in the Level 2 Bootstrap workshops, you are agreeing to participate in the following (if selected):

  • In-person professional development 
  • Additional virtual professional development for ongoing implementation support 
  • Quarterly Forums/Social Media posts highlighting successes and struggles of implementation with Bootstrap and OSDE staff.

 

 

 

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Last updated on March 5, 2021