NewTechKids has been invited to contribute to VHTO’s new teacher training initiative, DigiLeerKracht. The initiative will focus on providing free training and support for primary school teachers in the Netherlands who are interested in teaching computational thinking in the context of programming. The initiative aims to train 2000 teachers from 2017 – 2019.
Dr. Marja-Ilona Koski, NewTechKids’ Lead Teacher Trainer, will provide expert advice on the integration of computational thinking goals as well as the program’s pedagogy and didactics.
The initiative is supported by Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google. VHTO is the Dutch national expert organization focused on the participation of girls and women in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and deploying this knowledge in areas such as education.