NewTechKids is organising three after-school workshops during the month of December to teach children ages 4 – 12 the concepts of programming and automation. Robots will take centre stage to bring these concepts to life in the context of the holiday season.

Usually our classes are organized in the context of a program but we’ve scheduled this individual workshops to enable parents and their children to experience NewTechKids and our teaching methodology. All workshops will be taught in both English and Dutch simultaneously. Workshops cost 20 euro each.

Kids will learn about topics such as input/output, controls, processes, parameters and composition.

Ages 4 – 6:  Robot Race to Help Sinterklaas Deliver Gifts
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 15:00 – 16:30
Kids will create simple programs (using pen and paper) and then turn into robots to run them in order to help make sure that children in Amsterdam get their presents in time for Sinterklaas. Arts and crafts, drawing codes and lots of movement.

Ages 7 – 9: Robots to the Rescue to Save Our Christmas Presents
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from
 15:00 – 16:30
Kids will create a simple program (using pen and paper) to guide a robot through an obstacle course to dispose of toxic green slime before it destroys all the Christmas presents in Amsterdam. Simple coding and testing, movement, teamwork and group feedback.

Ages 10 – 12: Programming Santa’s Driverless Sleigh
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 15:00 – 16:30

Kids will write and test a program (using pen and paper) which allows Santa Claus’ sleigh to drive itself in order to deliver Christmas presents. Children will learn the basics of programming, with special emphasis on automation, parameters and composition. During the class, the teacher will give a demonstration of Lego Mindstorm as a programming and building tool.

For more details and to register children, click here.