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

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

Theme: Robot Art

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 6 weekly workshops on Wednesday afternoons held at the Amsterdam Public Library, kids ages 8-12 will channel their artistic expression by creating robotic art: sculpture, music, drawing, dance and more.

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 Wednesday from 16:15 – 17:45 on the following dates:

– September 22, 29
– October 6, 13, 27,
– November 3

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)