NewTechKids’ Summer Bootcamp: 7-12 years (Aug. 14-18, 2017)

Challenge: design technology that helps you survive under challenging the most conditions!

During this week-long, computer science bootcamp of five (5) daily workshops, kids ages 7-12 will design and program technology solutions which help them survive in a variety of harsh environments.

What technology can you prototype to survive in the Arctic, the jungle, the desert, the moon, etc.?

In the process, kids will learn about core computer science concepts such as automation, programming, algorithms, loops, input/output, parts working together, feedback, sequences, data (numbers and Booleans), functions, variables and collections, event handling, design and testing. NewTechKids will also inspire kids by showcasing examples of technology which is being used to help humans survive in challenging environments.

Kids will explore these concepts through a mix of pen and paper exercises, arts and crafts, games, programming Ozobot robots, and designing and programming with Micro:bits and LEGO Mindstorms. To help them develop their collaboration skills, they will work in small teams for most of the activities.

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

Workshops will take place daily from 10:00-13:00 on the following dates:
– August 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2017

This bootcamp is designed to help kids develop computational thinking skills: adopting thought processes required to solve problems and create solutions using computers. NewTechKids promotes bilingual education and our workshops will be taught in a combination of Dutch and English.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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

Location: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA)/Amsterdam Municipal Library, Roelof Hartplein 430, Amsterdam

Price: 201.57 euro (includes online registration fee and BTW)