Amazon offers free online computer science courses
Amazon is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and working to support local communities, customers and employees during this difficult time.
Right now, schools in the Chicago area and across the state are experiencing disruptions during the pandemic and Amazon wants to help. In response, Amazon Future Engineer is providing free access to sponsored computer science courses in the U.S.
The courses are for independent learners in sixth to 12th grade, and teachers who are remotely teaching this age group. Parents can also access this curriculum.
Amazon Future Engineer is also offering a virtual robotics program through partner CoderZ.
The fully sequenced course accommodates age levels from second grade with block-based coding to high school with text-based coding.
Students, teachers, and parents can also access EarSketch, a free program that helps students learn to code through music.
Grammy-award winning artists Ciara and Common have both provided studio-quality music STEMs that students can remix from home using code.
Visit www.amazonfutureengineer.com/free-courses to sign up for these programs, and to check out more free computer science programming being added by the team.