Amazon Expands Computer Science Program

Amazon Expands Computer Science Program at Longwood
Posted on 09/15/2020
Amazon Expands Computer Science Program at LongwoodLongwood Central School District is pleased to announce the expansion with Amazon to provide computer science education and professional development for elementary teachers through the Amazon Future Engineer Program.  

Funding from the Amazon Future Engineer program delivers teacher professional development and curriculum, including virtual learning opportunities, from BootUp PD – a nonprofit professional development provider specializing in elementary school education – that focuses on high-quality computer science concepts and practices and standards for teachers and students.

“Improving and increasing access to STEAM education and Computer Science is an ongoing goal for the District,” said Longwood Superintendent Dr. Michael R. Lonergan.  “The Amazon Future Engineer Program will provide our future generation of innovators the tools necessary for a rapidly changing technological world.”

Amazon’s commitment to Longwood is part of a $50 million investment to increase access to computer science/STEM education across the country, primarily through Amazon Future Engineer. 

“We have been very fortunate for the opportunities and success provided for our students and staff through the Amazon Future Engineer Program,” stated Lance Lohman, Ed.D., Director of Curriculum for ELA, Math and Science.    “We are looking forward to continuing to build upon our current relationship to create a truly sustainable K-12 program.” 

Since January 2019, the District has been a part of the Amazon Future Engineer Program, a coding education enrichment program focusing on STEAM disciplines. As a result of the program’s outstanding success, the District continues to expand the relationship with Amazon to include coding offerings to students in grades K-8, and additional coding clubs at both the middle school and junior high school. At the high school, AP Computer Science course offerings continue to expand, and students participating in the program are eligible for college scholarships and internships with Amazon.
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