CoderZ League (formerly Cyber Robotics Coding Competition) is an exciting, engaging, and entertaining virtual robotics competition for students of all levels to participate in and learn about STEM, robotics, and coding, and to ignite their technology career paths. CoderZ League is cloud-based, can be accessed from any computer, and uses simulations of virtual 3D robots that perform complex tasks and missions. Using strategizing, collaboration, and acquired programming techniques, students compete within their team, class, school, district, and state to win stages and progress to the finals. CoderZ League Junior is ideal for beginning coders, schools new to CoderZ League, and students in grades 5–8; CoderZ League Pro is intended for students in grades 7–12, although students in any grade level can participate in either League. CoderZ League is available for teams across the globe, from a small group of up to five students to an entire school. Students work together and earn points as a team based on their achievements. Participants can purchase access to training material and recommended courses, which will be available until December 2020. The competition officially begins with an opening round on October 15, 2020. Phases will be released at various intervals, culminating in a final round scheduled for December (specific date to be announced).
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The Amazon Future EngineerTeacher of the Year Awards will honor and recognize ten all-star teachers working diligently to help students in underserved and underrepresented communities pursue futures in computer science and robotics.