Summer Bootcamp: Visual Programming and LEGO Mindstorms for 7-12 year olds

We have no idea what programming and coding will look like in the future. Some technology experts predict that there will be a shift to visual programming. Numbers and letters will be replaced by graphics.

During our week-long, summer bootcamp of five (5) daily workshops, kids ages 7-12 will be introduced to visual programming and the logic, patterns and composition behind it. They’ll discover key computer science concepts such as data (numbers and Booleans), variables and collections, loops, event handling, design and testing.

Kids will learn how to apply these concepts to solve problems by designing and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots. Children will work in small teams with LEGO Mindstorms kits provided by NewTechKids.

The workshops will be taught in a combination of English and Dutch. All NewTechKids teachers are professionally-trained, primary school teachers with training in pedagogy, computer science theory and classroom management.

Workshops will take place from 10:00 – 12:00 on the following dates:
– August 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2016

Children will receive a snack and drinks during each workshop.

A minimum number of 16 students is required to offer this bootcamp. Registrants will be notified one week prior if the bootcamp is cancelled and will receive a full refund.

Location: het Claverhuis, Elandsgracht 70, Amsterdam’s Jordaan district (workshop area in computer lab on 1st Floor)

Price: 216.15 euro