Fall 2022 Friday Aft. Bootcamp: 8-12 Years (6 workshops)
(Bilingual camp taught in a combination of Dutch and English.)
A limited number of discounted spots are available for kids from low-income families with a Stadspas.
During this NewTechKids after-school bootcamp (6 weeks) on Friday afternoons, kids ages 8-12 will design, build and code a series of robots and tech prototypes based on their own ideas. The bootcamp will take place at the Amsterdam Public Library near Centraal Station. They’ll learn about design concepts (resources, requirements, testing, iteration, best practices) 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 challenges in pairs and presenting their prototypes.
The workshop will be taught in a combination of English and Dutch by a native Dutch-speaking teacher with specialised training in computer science. The curriculum and lesson are based on NewTechKids’ pedagogy which focuses on concept-context learning and the use of tangible learning tools.
Classes will take place on Friday afternoons from 16:30 – 18:00 on the following dates:
– September 30
– October 7, 14, 28 (no class on October 21st which is during the Fall school vacation)
– November 4 and 11
Kids are asked to bring a sandwich and drink which they will eat at the the beginning of class.
Our camp 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 14 students is required to offer this camp. Registrants will be notified 3 days prior if the camp is cancelled and a full refund will be provided.
Location: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143, Junior Lab in basement (5-minute walk from Centraal Station)
Fee for Children without Stadspas: €122 (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)
Fee for Children with Stadspas (3 spots available): €48.39 (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)REGISTER