NewTechKids ‘Try It Out’ Workshop for 8-12 yrs: January 15, 2022 (13:00)

(Taught in a combination of Dutch and English.)

Due to a generous donation from IT company Schuberg Philis, there are a limited number of subsidized spots for kids from low-income families with a Stadspas.

Kids are required to wear masks during our classes. Read about the health and safety precautions we are taking.

During this NewTechKids ‘Try It Out’ workshop held at the Amsterdam Public Library on Saturday, January 15 at 13:00, kids ages 8-12 will be introduced to computer science, coding and robotics in a fun and social way.

Kids will dive into designing, building and visual programming using LEGO robotics kits and art supplies. They’ll learn about design and computer science concepts (coding, commands,sequence, loops, if-else logic, etc.).

During this workshop, they’ll discuss inspiring examples of technology before completing a challenge in pairs and presenting their prototypes.

Our workshop is ideal for children with no previous exposure to design and computer science. Ideal for girls and boys.

The workshop will take place from 13:00 – 14:30 on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

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.

A maximum of 14 students is required to offer this workshop. Registrants will be notified one week prior if the workshop is cancelled and a full refund will be provided.

Location: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143 in the Junior Lab basement (5-minute walk from Centraal Station)

Fee for Children without Stadspas: €21.33 euro (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)

Fee for Children with Stadspas (3 spots available): 10.88 euro (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)