NewTechKids is pleased to announce that in 2020, we are expanding our line up of programs focused on teaching kids ages 7-12 about technological innovation.

We’ve hired new teachers with different specializations in order to continue developing innovative ways to teach kids ages 4-12 about computer science, programming and design while helping them develop critical thinking about technology and its implications.

Some of the big changes:

  • We will introduce kids to basic, on-screen programming using the Scratch programming language developed by MIT. Kids will brainstorm and design mockups with art materials before transferring their ideas for simple animations and games to Scratch.
  • We will go deeper into programming, robotics and design by teaching kids about data: how to present it and how to capture it.
  • We will expand our collaboration with the Amsterdam Public Library by organizing more joint computer science/programming/digital fabrication bootcamps during the Dutch school holidays in partnership with its Maakplaats 021 maker education initiative. During these bootcamps, kids will get hands-on experience with programming and robotics as well as designing with 3D modelling software, 3D printing and digital engraving. By combining these areas, NewTechKids has been able to increase the participation of girls in these programs to almost 45% of all students.

Interested in our programs? Here they are.

Sundays: ‘Robots Playing Games’ Bootcamp for 7-12 Years (5 weekly workshops)
January – February 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 (taught in a combination of Dutch and English)

Mondays: ‘Programming & Data’ Bootcamp for 8-12 Years (6 weekly workshops)
January – February 2020, 16:00 – 17:30 (taught in a combination of Dutch and English)

Wednesdays: ‘Programming Animations and Games in Scratch’ Bootcamp for 8-12 Years (6 weekly workshops)
January – February 2020, 16:00 – 17:30 (taught in English only)

2020 Voorjaarsvakantie Computer Science/Maker Bootcamp
February 17-21, 2020, 10:00 – 16:00 (all day – taught in a combination of Dutch and English)

2020 May Vacation Computer Science/Maker Bootcamp: Week #1
April 27 – May 1, 2020, 10:00 – 16:00 (all day – taught in a combination of Dutch and English)

2020 May Vacation Computer Science/Maker Bootcamp: Week #2
May 4-8, 2020, 10:00 – 16:00 (all day – taught in a combination of Dutch and English)

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