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The AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program is for top-tier cloud educators who serve as ambassadors and evangelists for AWS Educate. These leaders share their knowledge and experience in teaching cloud computing with other educators at their institution, in their community, and around the world. Cloud Ambassadors are recognized in the education community, receive additional professional development, and are eligible for exclusive benefits for helping other educators provide cloud computing learning experiences for their students in order to prepare them for the modern workforce.

Educators are chosen to join the program who:

  • Are experienced users of AWS academically or commercially
  • Have experience teaching students cloud computing concepts
  • Are willing to share their experience with the AWS Educate community
  • Are excited about actively participating in a community of educators focused on furthering cloud education and preparing students for the modern workforce
Applications for the 2020 cohort open on February 3, 2020 and close on March 13, 2020.
 

 
    

Member Recognition
  • Recognition at AWS Events
  • Special designation in the AWS Educate portal
  • Inclusion in AWS Educate marketing
  • Ability to share thought leadership with the AWS Educate global community
Professional Development
  • Special training at select AWS Events
  • Incremental AWS Promotional Credits
  • Quarterly Tech Talks with AWS service teams
  • Collaboration with AWS and other Cloud Ambassadors on content development
Exclusive Access
  • Early access, under NDA, to select AWS services
  • Invitations to exclusive AWS events
  • Limited edition swag and gear
  • Access to AWS leadership
  • Discounted registration rate for AWS re:Invent
     

The AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program is available in all locations where AWS Educate is available. The program is available to AWS Educate educator members who are employed at a public or private school, college, university, or nonprofit agency/organization. To avoid conflicts of interest, superintendents, college or university presidents, and other top-level leaders of organizations are ineligible for the program given their official roles for purchasing decisions. Exceptions are evaluated on a case by case basis by the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program team and the AWS legal team.

If you are not a member of AWS Educate, sign up.

 

To become an AWS Educate Faculty Ambassador, educators must:

  1. Be a member of AWS Educate. If you are not a member, sign up.
  2. During the annual submission period, complete a brief Faculty Ambassador application in the AWS Educate educator portal. Annual submission periods are in Q1 of each year.
  3. Create and submit an original video answering questions provided in the application. An example can be found in the AWS Educate educator portal.

In order to be a good standing member, AWS Educate Faculty Ambassadors are expected to:

  • Attend a virtual kickoff event and participate in quarterly update calls
  • Complete member surveys
  • Participate in at least one special interest group
  • Stay knowledgable about the effective use of AWS Educate's programs, features, and services
  • Evangelize AWS Educate and cloud instruction through at least two social media posts, blog posts, AWS Educate events, or user workshops annually. Cloud Ambassadors must also report their activities.

Membership standing is evaluated every two years.

Educator Recognition
  • Recognition at AWS events
  • AWS Educate portal special designation
  • Inclusion in AWS Educate marketing
  • Ability to share thought leadership with the AWS Educate global community
Professional Development
  • Special training at select AWS events
  • Incremental AWS Promotional Credits
  • Quarterly Tech Talks with AWS service teams
  • Collaboration with AWS and other Cloud Ambassadors on content development
Exclusive Access
  • Early access, under NDA, to select AWS services
  • Invitations to exclusive AWS events
  • Limited edition swag and gear
  • Access to AWS leadership
  • Discounted AWS re:Invent registration

An AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador is:

  • Innovative – They motivate students and peers to learn about technology, specifically AWS.
  • Effective – They go beyond creating cool things with AWS and show the results of their students.
  • An expert in AWS – They know AWS technology at an advanced level, and they stay on top of trends.
  • A community builder – They build relationships and strengthen ties within their academic communities and are willing to share their experience with the AWS Educate community
  • Excited about actively participating in a community of educators focused on furthering cloud education and preparing students for the modern workforce.
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Teaching Cloud Skills at U Penn with AWS Educate
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University of Pennsylvania

True cloud expertise starts with hands-on learning. When Professor Zachary Ives decided to integrate AWS Educate into his classroom, his students immediately had access to the computing power they needed to be able to experiment and innovate. See how Professor Ives created real-world curricula that took students from theory to practice to understanding using AWS Educate.

 

          

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BCIT Equips Students with Cloud Computing Skills with AWS Educate
BCIT Equips Students with Cloud Computing Skills with AWS Educate

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Using AWS and AWS Educate, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), equips students with cloud-computing resources and skills to help them succeed after they finish school. BCIT is one of Canada's largest post-secondary polytechnic schools. Students at BCIT use their AWS Educate credits for compute resources used in labs, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Simple Storage Service, and Amazon Route 53. These exercises move from theory into practice, helping students get the skills they need to secure a job after graduation.

Miami Dade College

"Miami Dade College is the largest and most diverse institution of higher education in the U.S., offering an exceptional learning environment to our students. Our acclaimed School of Engineering and Technology is dedicated to advancing workforce education through innovative solutions and industry partnerships, and we are excited to integrate AWS Educate into our curricula beginning this fall. AWS Educate will provide our students with in-depth, project-based learning opportunities and access to AWS' cutting-edge technology, helping to give our students a competitive advantage in obtaining fast-paced, high-paying jobs upon graduation.”

Dr. Djuradj Babic, Director, School of Engineering and Technology, Miami Dade College

Miami Dade

Carnegie Mellon University

“In my course at Carnegie Mellon University, roughly 500 students per year utilize AWS Educate in both face-to-face and distance learning environments, and more than 20 of my peers teach with it. In my own classroom, AWS Educate has been transformative. My students work on real-world data, projects, and infrastructure that give them practical experience.”

Dr. Majd Sakr, Computer Science Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon

Cornell University

"Cornell Tech is a revolutionary model for graduate school, forging a new intersection between academia and industry, so we were excited to be among the first universities to use AWS Educate. The content, training, and educator collaboration Amazon has launched to accelerate cloud-related learning has become a great complement to our entrepreneurial programs."

Greg Pass, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, Cornell Tech

      


AWS Educate provides its members with free 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 EU 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.