Computer Science and Mathematics Integration


Bootstrap CS/Algebra Integration Professional Learning Cohort Opportunity:

Beginning in the 2024-25 school year, Senate Bill 252 will require all public and public charter elementary and middle schools to offer instruction aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Computer Science. By participating in the upcoming free Bootstrap professional learning cohorts and implementing the free and open computer science/mathematics curriculum, middle schools will meet the Senate Bill 252 requirement of providing integrated computer science coursework aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Computer Science. 

Bootstrap, a non-profit organization based out of Brown University, has partnered with the OSDE to provide free computer science/mathematics integration professional learning opportunities and free and open curriculum for pre-algebra and algebra teachers. 

Pre-algebra and algebra teachers may apply for the next Bootstrap cohort taking place January 21-22 (in Tulsa), February 19 (virtual) and April 16 (virtual). Applications for this training are due at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8. For more information, email Karen Leonard, Director of Education Technology and Computer Science, or Brigit Minden, Director of Secondary Mathematics. 

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 one of the 2022 Bootstrap Cohorts, you will participate in the following (if selected):

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 November 18, 2021