NewTechKids’ Summer Bootcamp: 7-12 years (Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2017)

Challenge: discover the wonderful world of visual programming and robotics!

During this week-long, computer science bootcamp of five (5) daily workshops, kids ages 7-12 will be introduced to visual programming and robotics through a variety of technology tools which gradually increase in difficulty and complexity.

According to NewTechKids’ pedagological framework, kids learn best with tangible objects. During this bootcamp, they will receive hands-on experience with Ozobot robots, Micro:bits, LEGO Mindstorms and Arduino.

In the process, kids will learn about core computer science concepts such as automation, programming, algorithms, loops, input/output, parts working together, feedback, sequences, data (numbers and Booleans), functions, variables and collections, event handling, design and testing.

To help them develop their collaboration skills, they will work in small teams for most of the activities.

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

Workshops will take place daily from 10:00-13:00 on the following dates:
– August 28, 29, 30, 31 and September 1, 2017

This bootcamp is designed to help kids develop computational thinking skills: adopting thought processes required to solve problems and create solutions using computers. NewTechKids promotes bilingual education and our workshops will be taught in a combination of Dutch and English.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

A minimum of 15 students is required to offer this bootcamp. Registrants will be notified one week prior if the bootcamp is cancelled and a full refund will be provided.

Location: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA)/Amsterdam Municipal Library, Roelof Hartplein 430, Amsterdam

Price: 201.57 euro (includes online registration fee and BTW)