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Bootstrap: Video Game Programming with Algebra (Beaumont)


Bootstrap: Video Game Programming with Algebra (Beaumont)




Date and Time


July 11-13, 2018

Wednesday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Registration Closes: Aug. 1, 2018, 1:04 p.m.


Region 5 Education Service Center

Event Address

350 Pine Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
Rooms: Bluebonnet/Spindletop (6th Floor)


Contact NameCarolina Cardenas

Contact Phone512.232.6997


Event Description

Teach Your Students to Program, Mathematically
Bootstrap teaches students to program their own video games in an algebraic programming language, exposing them to key math concepts. Middle- and high-school teachers around the country have implemented the curriculum as a one-month module, a weekly activity or an afterschool program.

In Bootstrap, Your Students will Practice and Apply
• Solving word problems
• Coordinate planes and Graphing
• Functions and Variables
• Function Composition
• Inequalities in the Plane
• The Pythagorean Theorem

In this Workshop, You Will
• Participate in a real classroom demonstration of the curriculum
• Build your own video game, using the math you already know
• Learn how TEKS Math Standards can be met through a STEM-focused programming curriculum
• Explore cutting-edge research on algebra education

Cost - $100.00 per day for each participant. 

$300.00 total per participant for this 3-day workshop.

Certificates of Participation - Certificates stating 18 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.


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 Instructions

Participants can pay by credit card or check. The registration confirmation email will contain all the necessary information you need to provide to your business offices regarding credit card payment records and check processing instructions.

Checks for registration need to be made out to The University of Texas at Austin. Please mail checks to the attention of Jeff Early, along with the printed registration confirmation email, to the following address.

Center for STEM Education
1912 Speedway, D5500
SZB 340
Austin, TX 78712
Attn: Jeff Early

Payment Questions?

Please email ( with any payment questions you may have.



Accommodations and Transportation

All participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging arrangements and payments. These costs will be reimbursed* by the Center for STEM Education at The University of Texas at Austin to non-collaborative participants in Texas who attend the entire event. Lodging costs will be reimbursed at the state rate for those who live more than 60 miles from the event. Mileage will be reimbursed, also at the state rate, as calculated by MapQuest using the shortest route option. Reimbursement forms will be provided electronically after the event.

*If you owe money to any State of Texas organization or entity, whatever amount you were to receive may be credited toward your debt.

A copy of the Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exempt form is provided and should be printed and turned in to your hotel upon arrival. 

Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Certificate (PDF)

Getting There

Region 5 ESC Parking is located in lots A, B, C, D, and E.


Personal License

Personal Seat


Purchase a seat for yourself to register immediately.

Single Seat

1 Seat: $300

Purchase one seat and receive a single access code which can be redeemed by any person to register.

Multiple User License

Multiple Seats

2+ Seats:
$300/ seat

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.

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