NewTechKids is super excited to announce two new 2019 summer bootcamps which will combine computer science and maker activities. The workshops will be taught in partnership with Maakplaats 021, the Maker education initiative of the Amsterdam Public Library, the largest public library in Europe.
During the all-day bootcamps, kids ages 8-12 will enjoy hands-on activities related to creating tech prototypes and designing and producing physical objects in the Maker Lab.
Bootcamp #1: July 15-19, 2019
Kids will become members of Division Q, a secret group of technologists responsible for using clues to solve challenges. They will design, build and program tech prototypes and learn how to use graphics software to and etching, 3D printing and laser cutting to design new spy gadgets.
Bootcamp #2: August 19-23, 2019
Kids will become technologists who transform traditional board games into games which can be played by robots. They will design, build and program robots and the design and produce the physical pieces needed to play the games in the Maker Lab.
NewTechKids’ Founder Deborah Carter says “We are pleased to extend our long-term working relationship with Maakplaats 021 and the Amsterdam Public Library. By combining our two specialty areas, we are creating new and innovative educational programs which provide kids with a solid foundation to understand technology and gain experience as innovators and inventors.”
NewTechKids has collaborated with the Amsterdam Public Library to teach computer science and computational thinking programs for primary school children since 2016.