Next month, NewTechKids will head to the United Arab Emirates to teach a week-long series of computer science workshops for primary school students. We'll be teaching kids ages 4-12 during the 2019 Sharjah Children's Reading Festival, an annual mega-event dedicated to learning, reading and discovery. Themes will include algorithms and algorithmic thinking, computer and programming logic, and rapid prototyping and best practises in the field of technology design. Students will come from a mix of

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NewTechKids is pleased to announce that we are continuing our collaboration with the American School of The Hague (ASH) to introduce computer science into the School's curriculum. During Fall 2018, we will be working closely with the School's primary education staff (IT Coordinator, Technology Integrationist and several classroom teachers) to develop a general framework for computer science education. This includes identifying important concepts to be taught, determining the order and learning format in which these

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NewTechKids is proud to announce that Education First (EF) Tours has chosen us as one of the educational partners for its 2018 Global Summit Tour to Amsterdam in July. NewTechKids will develop, organize and teach workshops for approximately 75 students and adults from around the world. Our workshops will highlight technology's influence on society and integrate technological literacy, computer science, and exercises based on designing, building and programming of technology prototypes. Deborah Carter, NewTechKids' Business

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Calling all trailblazer teachers! Do you want to join a community of primary school teachers from Dutch and international primary schools who will be among the first in the Netherlands to introduce computer science and computational thinking lessons in their schools? Stichting NewTechKids (NewTechKids' non-profit counterpart) is offering a select group of teachers the opportunity to attend a FREE teacher training program. (Normal price: 2000 euro plus 21% BTW per teacher.) Designed for teachers who

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In our quest to introduce computer science and technological literacy education in primary school, we often hear the same excuse as to why this is difficult to impossible: teachers already have enough on their plate. Introducing a new subject will overwhelm them, causing their overall teaching to decline in quality. So many countries find themselves in the same position: we know that we need to prepare children to function in a world filled with technology

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The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has invited NewTechKids to serve on its International Committee. Deborah Carter, NewTechKids’ Co-founder, has become one of the Committee's members and will contribute to CSTA’s global strategy, specifically international membership growth, diversity issues and information exchange. CSTA is a membership organization which supports and promotes the teaching of computer science from kindergarten to grade 12. CSTA represents more than 25,000 members from more than 145 countries. Its members include elementary,

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Last week, NewTechKids became the subject of Wittenberg University's Project Week in Amsterdam. For five days, business students dove into NewTechKids' business model and selected a country where we could expand our business: curriculum, lesson plans and teacher training programs. (We discounted the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Finland, Australia and New Zealand as these countries already have thriving computer science education in place.) Their challenge: select a country, prove that computational thinking and computer

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(Image from"Keith Haring: The Political line" exhibition at Kunsthal Rotterdam) This week, I stepped on stage and gave a presentation which required more out-of-the-box thinking than I've had to do in a while. I was invited by the Rijksmuseum to give a talk at the Hands On! Conference organised by the International Association of Children in Museums. More than 350 participants from museums around the world converged in Amsterdam to learn about the latest trends and see firsthand

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Super-psyched to announce that NewTechKids’ founders, Deborah Carter and Marja-Ilona Koski, will give a talk on the future of tech education as part of the ‘ADC Talks’ global series. The talk will be hosted on Thursday, August 27th at 19:00 at Amsterdam's Apple store at the Leidseplein. Attendance is free. Read more. Deborah and Marja-Ilona will talk about why technology education is as important as reading and math and why kids should start learning about technology,

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