Join AWS Educate

 

 

AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide educators and students comprehensive resources for building skills in cloud technology at no-cost. With a focus on real-world, applied learning experiences, AWS Educate offers your students access to self-paced content designed to introduce cloud computing technologies that drive innovation in fields such as artificial intelligence, voice and facial recognition, gaming, medical advancements, and more.

AWS Educate is open to all educators and students ages 14 and older. Join today to start your and your students' cloud learning journey and receive up to $200 in AWS Promotional Credits. TCEA educators will also receive automatic enrollment in the Cloud Basics Classroom, which enables you to invite up to 100 of your students to join the classroom and get their own AWS Educate benefits.

What is AWS Educate

Teachers can join AWS Educate with an Educator account to gain access to cloud content, teaching tools (such as facilitator guides and Cloud9), AWS Promotional Credits, professional development, and more.

  • Facilitator Guides

    Facilitator Guides

    Download facilitator guides from the Educator Portal, which complement the Cloud Explorer and Cloud Inventor badges to help you lead conversations with your students, run supplemental activities, and provide resources for continued learning outside the classroom. 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.  

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  • 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, AWS Cloud9, Big Data and Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (including Amazon SageMaker), and Serverless Applications.

    TCEA educators will also receive automatic enrollment in the Cloud Basics Classroom, which enables you to invite up to 100 of your students to join the classroom and get their own AWS Educate benefits.

    Personalized Path
  • Streamlined Student Registration

    Streamlined Student Registration

    Help your students enroll in AWS Educate faster by utilizing one of our streamlined registration methods, including: using the classroom automatically created for you as a TCEA teacher, requesting a custom signup link, or by integrating with your Learning Management System (LMS).

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Show your students how the cloud can bring their ideas to life. Learners can complete interactive challenges and hands-on activities to grow their expertise and earn AWS Educate cloud badges. Click on each badge to learn more.

  • Cloud Explorer Badge

    The Cloud Explorer Badge

    This is a great place to start for students who are newer to computer science. Curious about building and sharing games online? Complete interactive challenges that let students explore concepts like algorithms, programming, and cybersecurity through real-world examples. The Cloud Explorer Badge and corresponding facilitator guides are aligned to the K-12 Computer Science Framework for grades 6 through 8.

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  • Cloud Inventor Badge

    The Cloud Inventor Badge

    Students who understand computer science basics can expand their knowledge with more in-depth challenges on cloud technology. Expand on AP Computer Science concepts like how variables, big data, and more are used in the cloud today to create the world of tomorrow. The Cloud Inventor Badge and corresponding facilitator guides are aligned to the K-12 Computer Science Framework for grades 9 through 12.

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  • Cloud Builder Badge

    The Cloud Builder Badge

    For students who are ready to start building in the cloud, this badge covers the AWS console and services by starting to create on AWS through challenges and hands-on activities like building a website. Learners will discover how the cloud sparks innovation in a variety of industries, putting themselves in the shoes of a cloud engineer.

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  • Advanced Learning Options

    Advanced Learning Options

    Do your students have a strong understanding of the cloud? Have them continue their cloud journey with AWS Educate’s advanced badges and Cloud Career Pathways. They will learn key cloud skills and earn credentials to show their expertise.

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Resources for Educators
  • TCEA educators receive automatic enrollment in the Cloud Basics Classroom, which enables you to invite up to 100 of your students to join the classroom and get their own AWS Educate benefits
  • Facilitator guides that complement badge content to help you lead conversations in the classroom
  • Access to tools such as Cloud9 for use with your students
AWS Credits for Educators
(renews annually)
  • AWS Educate account with $200 in AWS Promotional Credits if your school is an AWS Educate member institution
  • AWS Educate account with $75 in AWS Promotional Credits if your school is not an AWS Educate member institution
AWS Credits for Students
(renews annually)
  • AWS Educate Starter Account with $75 in AWS Promotional Credits if your school is an AWS Educate member institution
  • AWS Educate Starter Account with $30 in AWS Promotional Credits if your school is not an AWS Educate member institution
Beginning Cloud Curriculum for Students
  • Self-paced learning curriculum designed to introduce students to cloud computing basics
  • Cloud Inventor, Cloud Explorer, and Cloud Builder badges with fun interactive content and knowledge checks
  • Obtain additional badges as you complete more learning opportunities
Advanced Cloud Curriculum and Tools
  • Access to personalized cloud learning pathways with 30+ hours of content per path
  • Earn advanced digital badges that showcase cloud skills
Join AWS Educate

 

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*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.