Amazon Future Engineer Program

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Amazon Future Engineer is a childhood-to-career program aimed at inspiring and educating students from underrepresented and underserved communities to discover computer science and coding.

Here in Canada, a unique partnership between AFE, Fairchance Learning and ECOO is capturing the imaginations of both educators and students,

Today we are joined by a panel to offer several perspective on the program and the partnership:

Lynn Thomas: ECOO, President, Secondary School English Teacher
Susan Ibach:Head of Amazon Future Engineer, Canada
Martha Jez: CEO, Fair Chance Learning
Bushra Ul Hack, Director of Learning Productions, Fair Chance Learning
Chris Tucker : OCTE / SHSM Program, Curriculum Consultant YRDSB; Chair Council for Technological Education

Find out more about the Amazon Future Engineer program:




Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada
Dr. Marc Spooner
Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Regina

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.