NewTechKids: Teaching Digital Literacy Workshop

(The workshop will be taught in English.) A maximum of 20 directors and teachers can participate in this workshop so register asap.

Since January 2023, NewTechKids has been teaching digital literacy programs at OBS Wereldwijs, a primary school in Amsterdam Zuidoost which has been designated ‘Excellent’ by the Dutch government in both 2019 and 2022. Our curriculum includes how technology systems work, the use of digital productivity tools and apps, online research, AI tools as well as critical thinking and the ethics of technology.

We’re happy to share our knowledge and experience during this workshop at the Mokum Maakcoalitie’s Maaksymposium on November 14th in Amsterdam.

For whom: This workshop is for school directors and teachers who want to understand what digital literacy is, need guidance on how to introduce related classes and are looking for innovative teaching approaches.

Workshop Description: During this hands-on workshop, NewTechKids will give participants a peak into how its teaching team is teaching digital literacy during school and after-school activities across Amsterdam.

Our workshop will begin with an explanation of how we define digital literacy and identify the related skills that children need to fully participate as tech-ready students and digital citizens. We’ll then discuss curriculum and lesson scaffolding before providing participants with a hands-on class exercise: designing a 5-lesson digital literacy curriculum module.

The workshop will be taught by Deborah Carter, NewTechKids’ Founder, who led the development of our curriculum and lessons, along with Famke Mochels, a primary school teachers from OBS Wereldwijs in Amsterdam Southeast, who participated in our 8-week digital literacy program with her students. Watch Deborah Carter’s TEDtalk here:

When: The workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 16:00 – 17:30.

Where: OBA Centraal near Amsterdam Centraal Station, Prinsenzaal, 6th floor.