AWS Educate

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What is AWS Educate?

AWS Educate is Amazon's global initiative to provide students comprehensive resources for building skills in the cloud. It is a no-cost curriculum providing access to content, training, pathways, and AWS services. AWS Educate offers young learners under the age of 18 access to self-paced content designed to introduce cloud computing skills which drive innovation in fields such as artificial intelligence, voice and facial recognition, gaming, medical advancements, and more.*
AWS Educate for students 14 and over

Cloud skills for all levels of learning

Discover how you can use cloud to bring ideas to life. Complete interactive challenges and hands-on activities to grow your expertise and earn AWS Educate cloud badges. Student members receive up to $75 in AWS Promotional Credit in an AWS Educate Starter Account to build in the cloud!
Cloud Explorer Badge

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

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

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.

Advanced Options

Advanced Options

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

Teachers can join AWS Educate to gain access to virtual classrooms, cloud content, up to $200 in AWS Promotional Credit, professional development, and more.
Facilitator Guides

Facilitator Guides

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.

Classrooms

Classrooms

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 Registration

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 and students can register for AWS Educate through several methods:
 
  1. Educators should first register as an AWS Educate member.

  2. Once signed up, educators can invite their students through several tools to streamline their approval process into AWS Educate. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.
How to sign up for AWS Educate

AWS Educate collaborates with Project Lead the Way to bring cloud education to K12

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.

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Powered by AWS: Kids code the future during annual Hour of Code

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.

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FIRST® connects K12 students to cloud services for robotics competitions through AWS Educate

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.

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Scratch and AWS Educate build new activity for annual Hour of Code

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.

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More about Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS provides on-demand, pay-as-you-go computing resources and services in the cloud. For example, you can configure, secure, and run a server on AWS just like one in front of you. Learn more. Netflix and Pinterest are two well-known companies who have built their business on top of AWS. Below you can learn what they’re running in the cloud and what business benefits they have achieved by using AWS.
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Netflix Delivers Billions of Hours of Content Globally by Running on AWS

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.

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Pinterest Grows Its Visual Bookmarking Service to 100 Million Users on AWS

Pinterest provides one of the world’s largest consumer visual bookmarking tools, with more than 100 million monthly active users and 50 billion pins. Each day Pinterest logs more than 14 terabytes and processes multiple petabytes of data.

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.