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

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

Theme: Division Q Spy Agency

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 6 weekly workshops on Wednesday afternoons at the Amsterdam Public Library, kids ages 8-12 will join the Division Q Spy Agency and invent spy gadgets that will make James Bond and his team jealous. 

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:

– November 10, 17, 24
– December 1, 8, 15

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)