Bootstrap: Data Science
Bootstrap: Data Science
Date and Time
Registration Closes: July 22, 2019, noon
The University of Texas at Austin - Pickle Research Center
Advanced Computing Building (205): Room ROC 1.468
10505 Exploration Way, Austin, TX 78758
Contact NameNathalie Beausoleil
What factors make some people live longer than others? Are more expensive restaurants really better than cheap ones? Who’s the greatest singer, athlete or actor of all time? Answering these questions involves analyzing data large datasets, from sports stats to record sales to census information. In Bootstrap:Data Science, students form their own questions about the world around them, analyze data using multiple methods, and write a research paper about their findings. The module covers functions, looping and iteration, data visualization, linear regression, and more. The core of this curriculum requires as little as 15 hours of instructional time, and there are materials available to use as a dedicated, semester-long CS course.
Easy-to-teach programming lets student get right to the data analysis, and any class that focuses on making claims based on data will find ample opportunities for integration. Social studies, science, and business teachers can utilize this module to help students make inferences from data in their courses; Math teachers can use this module to introduce foundational concepts in statistics; CS teachers can create entire electives from the course, or integrate it into full-year offerings. The final project in Bootstrap:Data Science can even be used as the Create Task for AP CS Principles!
Check out this Bootstrap Blog for design principles that underlie the Bootstrap approach.
Bootstrap:Data Science aligns to CSTA standards and the team will help crosswalk materials to TEKS in your subject area.
Interested in hearing more? Join us for a Bootstrap – WeTeach_CS Webinar on February 18, 2019 from 6-7:30pm.
Eligible Attendees – Central Texas teachers of 7th-10th grade with a data component that can integrate programming in their classrooms. These classes and subjects include, but are not limited to:
- Fundamentals of Computer Science
- AP Computer Science Principles
- Computer Science 1
- Business classes
- Social Studies
Teachers attending this training, implementing Bootstrap:Data Science in the 2019-2020 school year, and participating in follow-up evaluation and assessment qualify for a $350 stipend.
Cost – $300.00
Certificates of Participation - Certificates stating 28 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.
Registration Notes -
Registration fees cover breakfast, lunch and training materials.
Payments are due before this event.
Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance.
Event limited to 40 participants.
PARTICIPANTS MUST CREATE A UTEID AND PASSWORD IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR ANY EVENT.
When you are ready to register, it will ask you to login. You will need to login with your UTEID and password. If you do not remember your UTEID and password you can click on “I forgot my UTEID or password” link or if you need a UTEID created, click on “I need a UTEID” from the login screen (under the orange dot in the center of the page). For more UTEID information Click here.
Payment Information and Instructions
The only two accepted methods of payments are credit card and check. We do NOT use/accept purchase orders.
Paying with a credit card will instantly secure your single registration and/or will grant you immediate access to any purchased seats/codes.
Paying with a check will reserve a spot and/or multiple seats/codes, but these will only become confirmed/active after payment is received and processed by our office. This process may take up to three weeks to occur. You will be notified by email when your payment is received and processed.
An invoice is automatically generated and emailed to you by the system once you have selected “Pay with Check” or “Pay with Credit Card.” A PDF of your invoice is also available on your dashboard. The registration confirmation email will contain all of the necessary information you need to provide to your business offices regarding credit card payment records and check processing instructions.
Checks must be made out to “The University of Texas at Austin” and mailed to the attention of Nathalie Beausoleil, along with the printed invoice, to the address below.
The University of Texas at Austin
Texas Advanced Computing Center
c/o Nathalie Beausoleil
PRC, ROC 1.101 (R8700)
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758-4497
A NOTE ABOUT MEALS
Breakfast and lunch will be provided; a menu will be emailed to you the week prior to the event. If you have special dietary needs or preferences, feel free to bring your own meals as we are not able to accomodate everyone's needs.
Accommodations and Transportation
Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging arrangements and payments. There will be a limit number of mileage reimbursement stipends available for Central Texas teachers traveling more than 60 miles one-way.
A copy of the Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exempt form is provided and should be printed and turned in to your hotel upon arrival.
Enter the Pickle Research Campus from 10100 Burnet Road onto Read Granberry Trail.
Go straight on Read Granberry Trail and present your parking pass at the booth. A parking pass will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.
Then turn right on Exploration Way until you see the Advanced Computing Building on your right.
Proceed to the back of the building for parking.
Purchase a seat for yourself to register immediately.
1 Seat: $300
Purchase one seat and receive a single access code which can be redeemed by any person to register.
Purchase seats for a group and receive a single access code which can be redeemed by the number of persons selected at checkout to register.