In the fifth episode of the AWS Behind the Cloud vodcast series, host Sarah Storelli interviews Valerie Singer, general manager of global education at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Watch and listen to learn more about Singer’s journey and discover her insights on how generative artificial intelligence (AI) plays a pivotal role in education around the world.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) made more than 140 announcements at re:Invent 2023. In this blog post, we’ll take key announcements from re:Invent and apply them to relevant K12 education use cases. From generative artificial intelligence (AI) to cost optimization, AWS can support your school, district, or educational service agency and enhance both the classroom and administrative experience.
Generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) has the potential to play several important roles in education, transforming the way we teach and learn. This blog post looks at how one EdTech startup, BriBooks, is leveraging generative AI to assist young children with creative writing.
At this year’s IMAGINE conference for education, state, and local leaders, three K12 technology leaders convened to answer the question: How can the cloud help innovative ideas scale and expand in K12 education? This blog explores the four key themes identified by panelists from Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency, Region 4 Education Service Center, and Slalom.
Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs like architecture, design, and digital editing can require significant computing power and high-end graphics cards. While many schools across the US provide students with laptops to provide access to web-based applications, these laptops often don’t have the computing power to support these types of programs. The East Central Ohio Educational Service Center (East Central Ohio ESC) addresses this issue for central east Ohio schools by using AWS. With the cloud, East Central Ohio ESC helps school districts save thousands of dollars, and in one case up to a million, providing students and teachers with the computing resources they need to succeed in their classes from anywhere.
AWS launches $20 million K12 cyber grant program, joins White House to address cybersecurity for K12 education
AWS joins the White House, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education, and other leaders in government, industry, and the education community to improve the cybersecurity resilience of K12 education communities. As part of our support, AWS is bolstering our longstanding collaboration with K12 education communities, state departments of education, teaching and learning companies, and EdTechs through key commitments, including $20 million for a K12 Cyber Grant Program available to all K12 school districts and state departments of education.
How can leaders transform good ideas into the kinds of services that change lives? That’s the central question of the IMAGINE conference from AWS, a two-day, no-cost event for state and local government and education leaders. From July 11-12, 2023 in Sacramento, CA, leaders from across state and local government and education will gather to learn more about how to transform public services to deliver for students, constituents, and communities. Will we see you there? Register now for the IMAGINE 2023 conference in Sacramento.
Deloitte’s Smart Factory Believers Program empowers next-generation STEM learning at District of Columbia Public Schools with support from AWS
Deloitte’s Smart Factory Believers program was established as The Smart Factory @ Wichita’s purpose mission and is a collaborative initiative that brings together world-leading organizations, including AWS, Elenco Electronics, the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), and others, to help foster new learning opportunities for middle school-aged children in underserved communities. Today, Deloitte and AWS announced an expansion of the program to the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). Within the next three years, Smart Factory Believers aims to impact more than 1,600 students in the DC metro area.
US schools are doing their best to support students, but with staffing shortages and additional challenges exacerbated by the widespread disruption in teaching and learning, the education community needs solutions to help with recovery. Students also need help available to them when they need it, and that may not fall within the hours of the school day. AWS Partner, Gaggle, is an education technology (EdTech) company that delivers solutions that focus on helping to keep students safe. Gaggle developed ReachOut, a mental health hotline built on AWS that connects K12 students to trained Gaggle support counselors, anywhere, anytime.
AWS re:Invent 2022 included many new service and feature announcements, with something to offer for every industry. Discover some of the key announcements for K12 education, including new features and offerings to support education data analytics, security, developer productivity, and more.