NewTechKids will host a meeting in Amsterdam with a delegation of Estonian educators in early October. We’ll be exchanging information on technology education (computer science, technological literacy and computational thinking) and discussing collaboration possibilities.
Estonia has made major inroads in integrating computer science and programming into primary school curriculum. In 2012, it launched the ProgeTiger Programme which covers engineering sciences, design and technology, and information & communication technology (ICT). The Programme targets preschool, primary and vocational education with a focus on integrating technology education into school curriculum, providing educational resources and training opportunities to teachers, and providing financial assistance to kindergartens and schools to acquire teaching tools and programmable devices.
We look forward to welcoming the delegation which includes a school principal, teachers and change management consultants.