2019 Summer School Program for 7-12 Yrs: Aug. 19-23, 2019

(Taught in a combination of Dutch and English.)

During this computer science summer school program, kids ages 7-12 will
learn about computer science concepts such as algorithms, commands, loops, sequence, iteration and if-else logic by designing robots which can play popular (no tech) games. Kids will begin by designing and building robots to play traditional games before designing their own robot game, complete with rules, strategies and point systems.

Think about games like Dominos and Hoedje Wip, a traditional Dutch board game. Kids will work in small teams to and take turns working as the team’s designer, builder and programmer. The tools used in the class will be LEGO WeDo, LEGO Mindstorms and art supplies.

Our summer school program will be an ideal environment in which to experiment, experience failure and practise perseverance as part of the learning process in a fun and safe learning environment.

A minimum of 15 students is required to offer this program. Registrants will be notified one week prior if the program is cancelled and a full refund will be provided.

Classes will take place everyday from 10:00 – 13:00 on the following dates:

  • August 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2019

The program will be taught in a combination of English and Dutch by a professional teacher with specialised training in computer science. The curriculum and lessons are based on NewTechKids’ pedagogy which focuses on concept-context learning and the use of tangible objects.

Our program is ideal for children with no previous exposure to design and computer science and those who have previously participated in NewTechKids programs.

Children will receive a snack and drink during each class. Children are encouraged to bring food from home if they require more.

Location: Junior Lab (basement), Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA)/Amsterdam Public Library, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam (7-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station)

Price: 189.96 euro (includes online registration fee and BTW)