Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, The Learning Center Charter School will be participating in the Amazon Future Engineer Program. This program provides resources and support to teachers and students in the field of computer science.
Our middle school students will be introduced to the basics of computer science including Scratch coding language. In the first year of the three year program, students will be exposed to a variety of technological resources.
Using the curriculum provided through the partnership and our existing resources, students will learn the basics of computer science, practice using Scratch, explore robotics with Ozobots, and develop their understanding of technological concepts including vocabulary.
The program will continue to expand in second year with exploring Artificial Intelligence using Scratch and App Inventor and in year three with computer science by means of using Creative Media and Python.
This partnership will help students develop skills and include experiences like virtual visits with an Amazon engineer, field trips to an Amazon facility, and ongoing opportunities for real-world experiences.
This awesome partnership is going to help our students be prepared to engage in higher-level computer science courses at the high school and college levels.