NewTechKids’ Summer Bootcamp: 7-12 years (Aug. 21-25, 2017)

Challenge: re-invent some of the world’s greatest inventions using technology.

During this week-long, computer science bootcamp of five (5) daily workshops, kids ages 7-12 will become time travellers who use computer science and robotics to solve technology challenges from the past, present and future. For example, the catapult, the compass, self-driving cars, 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 puts a new spin on old or existing technology or represents something that has never existed before.

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 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25, 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)