Bootstrap: Algebra

(9 - 10)

Organization: Bootstrap

Format: 20 hour module in existing algebra course

Description: 

Students learn CS fundamentals and algebra by building a computer game

Teacher Profile: No prior CS experience required

PD Profile: 3-day in-person PD and school year support

Cost to School:

PD/Curriculum costs waived for one teacher

$1000/teacher for additional PD

Free PD Opportunities Available

Computer Access: Occasional student access

Unique Benefits:

  • Can work in existing algebra classes Improve algebra outcomes with CS

  • When deployed in algebra classes, makes computing available to all students, increasing equity


Intro to Computing and Data Science (9-12)

Organization: URI

Format: 1 semester course

Description: 

Computational thinking skills including an intro to programming

Teacher Profile: No prior CS experience required

PD Profile: 6-day PD (3 online, 3 in person), school year support

Cost to School: No cost for PD

Computer Access:

Access for all students, no installed software, all platforms.

Concurrent Enrollment:

None

Unique Benefits:

  • URI college credit via State concurrent enrollment program

  • Free course materials Alignment with Next Generation Science standards


AP CS Principles (11-12)

Organization: URI

Format: 2 semester course

Description: 

College-level intro to computational thinking/ programming

following College Board AP CS standards.

Follow up to URI's Intro to Computing program.

Teacher Profile: No prior CS experience required

PD Profile: 6-day PD (3 online, 3 in person), school year support

Cost to School:

PD/Curriculum costs waived

$92/student for AP exams

Computer Access: Access for all students

Concurrent Enrollment:

Allowed

Unique Benefits:

  • AP Credit URI college credit via State concurrent enrollment program

  • Free course materials


Intro to Programming (9-12)

Organization: Microsoft TEALS

Format: 1 semester course co-taught with industry partners

Description: 

Based on UC Berkeley’s CS10, students learn college-level

CS fundamentals using the Snap! block-based language

Teacher Profile: No prior CS experience required

PD Profile: Summer online course, industry mentor partnership, school year support

Cost to School: PD/curriculum costs waived

Computer Access: Access for all students

Unique Benefits:

  • Daily in – classroom support from TEALS volunteers (CS experts from industry or academia)

  • Free open-source course materials

  • Optional 2nd semester continuation


AP CS A (10-12)

Organization: Microsoft TEALS

Format: 2 semester course co-taught with industry partners

Description: 

Based on Univ of Washington’s CSE142/143,

students learn college-level programming

using Java following CollegeBoard’s AP CS-A standards.

Follow up to Microsoft TEALS' Intro to CS program.

Teacher Profile: Any prior AP teaching experience useful

PD Profile: Summer online course, industry mentor partnership, school year support

Cost to School: PD costs waived 130/student for textbooks $92/student for AP exams

Computer Access: Access for all students

Unique Benefits:

  • Daily in – classroom support from TEALS volunteers (CS experts from industry or academia)

  • Targets advanced students seeking college credit or credential for internship AP Credit