Amazon Future Engineer is offering FREE online computer science classes
Many schools in the US have had to close temporarily due to the coronavirus outbreak, or may be in planning stages to do so.
Recognizing the enormous impact of COVID-19 on our school communities, Amazon Future Engineer is offering free online computer science classes for any student or teacher affected by school closures due to COVID-19 in the US.
The courses provided will be:
• Explorations in Coding (Middle School)
• Introduction to CS – Python (High School)
• AP Computer Science Principles
• AP Computer Science A – Java
• Professional development aligned to each course above
These courses will be available until August 31, 2020. Amazon will continue to closely monitor the needs of students and teachers over the coming months to best provide support.
At this time an internet connected device with an internet browser and keyboard is required (Chromebook or similar; connection recommended at 2mpbs / 800 total mb of data per course).
These courses are appropriate for any independent learners from 6th to 12th grade, or teachers who are teaching remotely to this age group. Through this free Amazon Future Engineer access, teachers will also have access to online professional development to support their work – we want all interested students and teachers to be able to use this content.
Amazon is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 in our school communities. In addition to the thousands who are affected by the illness, we understand thousands more are indirectly dealing with changes in their work, school, and community environments.
Now and always, the Amazon Future Engineer program is focused on increasing access to computer science education for hundreds of thousands of students and teachers. During these troubling times, as students and community members across the US experience educational disruption during the pandemic, Amazon Future Engineer will continue to identify opportunities to support students or teachers affected by school closures due to COVID-19 in the US.