Amazon Future Engineer + BootUp Resources
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[Your Name] wants to share the Amazon Future Engineer + BootUp Elementary Computer Science Initiative award with you! [Your Name] is interested in applying for the award on behalf of your district. To learn more about this award visit www.bootuppd.org or visit the application at afebootup.smapply.org.
You have the unique opportunity to receive all of the support and materials to prepare your students for the future! Your district can assist students as they become creators, not just consumers, of the technology around them. Learning to code supports problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. It can also provide confidence to students when dealing with complex, open-ended problems, and persistence in the face of challenges.
Will you help bring computer science to your district by supporting this application and completing a Superintendent Recommendation for the following grant application? Let [Your Name] know by emailing them at [Your Email Address].
If you still aren’t ready to apply, feel free to check out the resources page for free resources to help get your own computer science initiative started today!
Amazon Future Engineer + BootUp Elementary Computer Science Initiative
The resources below can help you start your own district computer science initiative today.
Free Elementary Coding Curriculum
Get started today with a 100% free elementary coding curriculum designed for both teachers and students who are new to computer science education. Explore the free lesson plans and resources in the link below.
Learn More About Scratch
If you are looking for short examples of what you can create in Scratch, the following link has the mini tutorials, hour of code content, and more suggestions for getting started.
Host an Event
Family Code Night
Click the following link to learn more about hosting a “Family Code Night” in your school, district, or community.
Hour of Code
Click the following link to learn more about hosting an “Hour of Code” event in your class, school, district, or community.
“The SCRIPT — the Strategic CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool — is a framework to guide teams of district administrators, school leaders, and educators through a series of collaborative visioning, self-assessment and goal-setting exercises to create or expand upon a computer science education implementation plan for their students.”
CS Visions Framework
“CS Visions highlights the importance of core values when it comes to computer science education. Understanding different reasons for teaching computer science isn’t just important so that we can get other people to care about CS, they should also shape what computer science education efforts look like – who gets opportunities to learn, what kinds of things get taught and in what ways. Our values should be expressed in our practice.”
Code.org Administrator Resources
Click the following link for free administrator resources developed and curated by Code.org.
More BootUp Resources
We’ve compiled all of our best resources into one link below. You’ll find our podcast, YouTube channel, Scratch resources, lesson plan master list, and unplugged resources.
Guide to Inclusive Computer Science Education
"Knowledge of computer science (CS) is fundamental to students’ future careers. This guide provides educators with context and concrete steps to build and expand inclusivity in CS education. By actively engaging students in CS, educators can build an even stronger pipeline of creativity and innovation to tackle the world’s challenges and help ensure students have the skills needed to thrive today and tomorrow.”
CS for All Teachers
“CS for All Teachers is a virtual community of practice, welcoming all teachers from PreK through high school who are interested in teaching computer science.”