NewTechKids is organizing a special five-week teacher training pilot program which will prepare primary school teachers to introduce computer science and coding concepts to students in groups 1-8 (ages 4-12). The program will be taught in the context of 21st century skills related to critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and collaboration.

The program takes place from May 11 – June 8, 2016 in Amsterdam. NewTechKids is partnering with the Amsterdam Municipal Library (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam) to host the program.

The program is for full-time, primary school teachers. Emphasis will be placed on computer science pedagogy, teaching approaches and classroom management strategies. All participants must commit to teaching what they learn in between training sessions.

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Last Fall, NewTechKids trained 75 primary school teachers from schools in Amsterdam and Delft to teach our ‘Intro to Computational Thinking and Coding Concepts’ lesson to students in groups one to four (ages four to seven). Supported by TomTom, the global navigation technology company, this initiative was part of EU Code Week 2015 activities. EU Code Week 2015 took place October 10-18. Read our report. 

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