What is AWS Educate?
Cloud skills for all levels of learning
Cloud Explorer Badge
This is a great place to start if you’re new to the cloud. Complete interactive challenges which let you explore concepts like algorithms, programming, and cybersecurity through real-world examples.
Cloud Inventor Badge
Expand your knowledge with more in-depth challenges on cloud technology. Want to learn how to build a website? Learn how concepts like variables and big data are used today to create the world of tomorrow.
Cloud Builder Badge
Ready to start building in the cloud? Learn about AWS through challenges and hands-on activities like building a website. Discover how the cloud sparks innovation and put yourself in the shoes of a computer engineer.
Do you have a strong understanding of the cloud? Continue your cloud journey with AWS Educate’s advanced badges and Cloud Career Pathways. Learn key cloud skills and earn credentials to show your expertise.
Resources for educators
Facilitator guides complement the Cloud Explorer and Cloud Inventor badges. Each guide includes how the challenge aligns to the Computer Science Framework from K12cs.org, background information on the challenge topic, a glossary, and focus questions.
Get your class up and running quickly on AWS with tools to help you set up cloud assignments and class cloud infrastructure. Select from pre-built templates in our most in-demand topics including Building Scalable Architectures using AWS, Cloud Basics, and AWS Cloud9.
Streamlined Student Registration
Help your students enroll in AWS Educate faster by using one of our streamlined registration methods. You can request a custom signup link, create a Classroom to invite your students, or by integrate with your Learning Management System (LMS).
How to sign up for AWS Educate
- Educators should first register as an AWS Educate member.
- Once signed up, educators can invite their students through several tools to streamline their approval process into AWS Educate.
- Students can request membership on their own with their .edu email address, an email address provided by an AWS Educate member institution, or a URL provided by their educator.
- For students who cannot register through one of the methods above, they can apply with their personal email address, but the application will take a little longer, and they will need to provide proof of student status.
AWS Educate is now a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) transformative partner. As a transformative partner, AWS Educate and PLTW will provide access to cloud computing educational content for K12 students across the United States, including those in low-technology schools. The collaboration means more K12 students can now access AWS Educate cloud computing curriculum through PLTW’s network of more than 12,200 elementary, middle, and high schools.
Almost 2,000 Amazonians—one-third from Amazon Web Services (AWS)—led 280 events globally in more than 20 countries and 160 cities to teach children ages 5-18 to code as part of the 2019 Hour of Code.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and FIRST®, a global robotics community, launched an initiative to provide students with cloud-related learning content and resources on subjects from storage to machine learning. The AWS Educate program, featuring computer science and cloud content, is now available to all volunteer mentors and students ages 14 and up participating in FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge.
For the second year, Scratch and AWS Educate program built a new activity for Code.org’s Hour of Code, the annual global event to introduce students to computer science. Held annually during Computer Science Education Week on December 9-15, the Hour of Code is designed to demystify code, show that anybody can learn the basics, and broaden participation in the field of computer sciences.
More about Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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Netflix, one of the world’s leading Internet television networks, is using AWS to deliver billions of hours of content monthly and run its analytics platform for optimum performance of its global service.
Pinterest Grows Its Visual Bookmarking Service to 100 Million Users on AWS
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Get started with AWS Educate today
Getting started with AWS Educate is simple. Register for an account today and take advantage of all that AWS Educate has to offer.
*The ability for employers to message students within AWS Educate and the AWS Educate Interview Accelerator are currently only available in the United States. AWS makes no recommendations regarding specific job listings or hiring companies. In addition, AWS assumes no responsibility for (i) the contents, accuracy, or completeness of any job listing, (ii) the availability or unavailability of any jobs referenced in job listings, or (iii) any communications between hiring companies and AWS Educate members that may result from job listings. Use of the AWS Educate Job Board features is subject to the AWS Educate Terms & Conditions.
AWS Educate provides its members with no cost access to learning content and AWS services designed to build knowledge and skills in cloud computing. It is available globally to students who are 14 or older, with the exceptions of China, Switzerland, and European Economic Area countries (16 or older); and Algeria, Lebanon, and Portugal (18 or older). The AWS Educate Terms & Conditions govern participation in the AWS Educate Program. Use of AWS Promotional Credits are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.