Amazing Programs

 Youth and young adults (ages 12 to 24) will have the opportunity to take courses ad-hoc or as part of a pathway curriculum.  Most programs will be self-paced online instruction due to COVID concerns, but there are several instructor-led courses that will be available as health orders restrictions become more relaxed.  The more advanced programs will target post-secondary education and industry professionals.  Cisco, Google, AWS and Apple will all offer certifications for certain pathways.

Cisco Networking Academy

https://www.netacad.com/

Grow with Google

https://grow.google/

AWS Educate

https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/

Curated Pathways (CPI) is an entity sponsored through HP Enterprises.  CPI offers 250 instructions/activities and 150 badges with customizable pathways in the subject areas below.  Each badging level usually contains 3 to 7 activities.  A machine algorithm and AI are used to make recommendations to students based on their background, grade level, and interest.  Thus, two students in the same group/class may have very different pathways to pursue.  Each activity is also mapped to educational standards such as Common Core Math, NGSS, and Computer Science Teacher Association Standards.

  • Computer Science with several different coding languages and app development

  • Math

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Environmental Science

  • Basic skills such as keyboarding and proficiency in Office Suite

Esri is currently developing a more tailored curriculum for DTD that targets middle and high school participants.

Apple is developing a curriculum for DTD’s consideration.  It may be similar to programs launched in Chicago (https://www.eccchicago.org/) and Maryland https://www.montgomerycancode.com/.

American Muslim Professional Career Development