Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program aimed at increasing access to computer science education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities.

The Amazon Future Engineer + BootUp Elementary CS Initiative

BootUp is working with Amazon Future Engineer to provide computer science to support elementary school teachers through ongoing professional development and onsite support. BootUp’s model of sustainable elementary computer science is effective in large and small districts across the country, helping teachers achieve confidence and self-efficacy in their computer science instruction.

The Amazon Future Engineer initiative funds BootUp’s ongoing, onsite professional development to elementary teachers on the content and pedagogy of computer science education. In working with Amazon, BootUp wants to help close opportunity gaps in computer science and computational thinking.

At BootUp, we know that every district is different; professional development and support is customizable and scheduled to take into account each district’s unique needs.

Help us launch computer science initiatives at over 1,000 new elementary schools in this exciting new opportunity. Apply today!

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About BootUp

BootUp PD is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit with experience implementing district-wide elementary computer science initiatives that focus on creativity and problem-solving. BootUp has worked with over 280 elementary schools in nine states, impacting almost 130,000 students since 2015. BootUp prepares teachers to facilitate open-ended coding projects in the free platforms Scratch and ScratchJr that are not only project-based, but also personally meaningful. Students pick something that is interesting to them and find a way to explore that interest with code through design, music, art, animation, games, or stories.

About Amazon Future Engineer

Amazon is committed to helping more students, especially students from underrepresented and underserved communities, have the resources and skills they need to build their best futures. Amazon Future Engineer is a four-part, childhood-to-career program aimed at inspiring and educating students from underrepresented and underserved communities to try computer science and coding. Amazon is known for its long-term thinking style and knows that coding is the language of the future. Additionally, STEM education and computer science are ingrained into the work many Amazonians rely on day in and day out.

How Can Your Students Learn Coding?

For more information on teaching computer science to your elementary students or to visit a program in action, contact us today!

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