Early Fall 2021 Tuesday Bootcamp: 6 workshops (8-12 yrs.)

(Bilingual camp taught in a combination of Dutch and English.)

Theme: Around the World in 6 Weeks

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 6 weekly workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library on Tuesday afternoons, kids ages 8-12 will complete an around-the-world tour, inventing robots to function in different environments as they go. 

Kids will dive into building and visual programming using LEGO WeDo and/or LEGO Mindstorms and art supplies. They’ll learn about design concepts (resources, requirements, prototyping) and computer science concepts (coding, algorithms, commands, loops, sequence, iteration, if-else logic, etc.).

During each class, they’ll discuss inspiring examples of technology before completing team-based challenges in pairs and presenting their prototypes.

This bilingual program will be taught by a native Dutch-speaking, professional teacher with specialised training in computer science. The curriculum and classes are based on NewTechKids’ pedagogy which focuses on concept-context learning and the use of tangible learning tools.

Classes will take place every Tuesday from 16:15 – 17:45 on the following dates:

– September 21, 28
– October 5, 12, 26 (no class during Herftsvakantie)
– November 2

Our program is ideal for children with no previous exposure to design and computer science and those who have previously participated in NewTechKids programs.

A minimum of 12 students is required to offer this program. Registrants will be notified 3 days prior if the program is cancelled and a full refund will be provided.

(Read about the health and safety precautions we are taking.)

Location: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143 in the Junior Lab basement (5-minute walk from Centraal Station)

Fee: Fee: €137.11 euro (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)