Amazon is working with BootUp PD, a non-profit professional development provider specializing in elementary school education, to bring computer science to each school. BootUp PD’s professional development sessions provide teachers with the tools they need to bring engaging coding lessons to their students both on-screen and in-person.
Pendergast District announced that Amazon is funding computer science education and teacher professional development, with the help of BootUp PD, for 11 elementary schools in the district, impacting more than 1,650 students from underserved communities and groups currently underrepresented in tech as part of its Amazon Future Engineer program.
The market for computer science professionals is projected to grow twice as fast as the rest of the labor market over the next few years, giving students another career field to work towards. Castle Rock Elementary will begin exposing their students to the field at a young age after being chosen as one of 1,000 elementary schools that will benefit from Amazon’s Future Engineer + BootUp PD's sponsorship program.