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Board of Directors on Equity and Social Justice

We unconditionally condemn the current environment of systemic racism and related intolerance that contributes to fostering its very existence. Through our actions, we will help create a world where true and measurable equity is paramount. We will strive to empower those who can most positively, and brilliantly, effect change for centuries to come - our underserved and…


Jacqueline Olliges from Amazon Future Engineer

A Chat With Jacqueline Olliges from Amazon Future Engineer

We sat down with Jacqueline Olliges from Amazon Future Engineer to discuss the Amazon Future Engineer + BootUp PD Computer Science Elementary Sponsorship, the importance of computer science education, advice for school districts who want to bring computer science to their schools, and much more!


Scratch BootUp Professional Development

Teach elementary students to code through interest-driven projects

Teach elementary students to code through interest-driven projects - Jared O’Leary, Ph.D Coding environments and curricula with puzzles and challenges often utilize engaging platforms which guide young coders to learn fundamental coding concepts and practices. These environments and curricula often progress from simple through complex algorithmic sequences with clearly…


Introducing Coding into Kingsport City Schools

Kingsport City Schools began their “Coding for All” implementation program in 2016. Since then, every elementary student has had the opportunity to learn to code. Library Media Specialists provide computer science instruction to elementary students during Related Arts class, which is already part of the school day. Each student receives about 14 hours of coding…