Nothing makes the NewTechKids team happier than showing the world what our students invent during our classes. This week, our classes for primary school students focused on space exploration, largely because the topic really ignites the imagination of kids. Plus, there's tons of great multimedia content to excite them: movies, video games, books, etc. We kept our class challenges pretty broad and provided a scenario that like Matt Damon in 'The Martian' movie, they have

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NewTechKids is pleased to be cooperating with Schuberg Philis, one of our generous supporters, on programming for its upcoming Family Day. The annual event for the company's colleagues (employees) and their families to thank them for their effort and time. This event will take place on Saturday, September 24th at its Schiphol-Rijk office. Under the theme 'Welcome back to the Future', the Family Day will feature a variety of workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and social activities.

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Imagine loving your Mama so much that during primary school, you are already planning, plotting and preparing to help her overcome her disability. Everyday this past week, a woman in a wheelchair brought her daughter and son to NewTechKids summer bootcamp at the Amsterdam Public Library. The son was talented but the daughter was UBER-talented. She squealed with joy when she saw the LEGO Mindstorms kits we use whereas most of the kids looked bewildered. When

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Yesterday, Deborah Carter, NewTechKids' Founder and Managing Director, had the chance to tell NewTechKids' story to people who work at Schuberg Philis (known as 'colleagues'). Schuberg Philis has been supporting and collaborating with NewTechKids since December 2021. Schuberg Philis colleagues are who we hope our students will be in the future: technologists as well as business developers, salespeople, tech recruiters, engineers, account managers and people who care deeply about kids and tech education. The event

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NewTechKids is happy to announce the themes of our six, week-long summer bootcamps for kids ages 8-12. Kids will become tech inventors and dive into designing, building and coding with LEGO Mindstorms along with art supplies and props. (There will also be breaks for outdoor play time.) All bootcamps will take place at the Amsterdam Public Library from 10:00 - 14:00. Bootcamps will be taught in a combination of Dutch and English by professional teachers. July

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Why should kids participate in tech innovation classes and bootcamps? To understand the science of tech (computer science)? Yep! To learn how to code? Yep! For NewTechKids, it's even more simple than that. It's to instill an innovator's mindset and show them, from an early age, that they can become tech inventors. They can identify problems, then develop solutions and create new opportunities with tech knowledge, skills and materials. They can design, build and code

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This week, NewTechKids had a dream gig: taking over two classes of primary school students in grades 7 and 8 at the Montessori Kind Centrum Zeeburgereiland for three days and teaching a project-based, computer science bootcamp. We were participating as a member of the Mokum Maakcoalitie, a network of organizations in Amsterdam dedicated to Maker education, which is coordinated by Maakplaats021 and the Amsterdam Public Library. NewTechKids and five other organizations took over teaching responsibilities from the

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Register here. It's that time of the year again. NewTechKids has opened registration for its Summer 2022 bootcamps which will take place at the Amsterdam Public Library near Centraal Station. We'll be teaching six, weekly bootcamps during which kids ages 8-12 will discover computer science, coding, robotics and design while discussing inspiring examples of technology. The bootcamps will take place from July 18 - August 26, 2022. Our bootcamps are designed to give kids a

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NewTechKids is proud to officially launch Mokum Maakcoalitie activities along with our partners: the Amsterdam Public Library/Maakplaats021, de Waag, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Hogeschool van Amsterdam. NEMO Science Museum, Cinekid, The Beach, Designathon Works, Lekkersamenklooien, Cultura Nederland, Next Nature Network en de W&T kennismakelaars (Science & Technology knowledge brokers) from the City of Amsterdam. Our joint mission is to accelerate the spread of Maker education in the City of Amsterdam through in-school and extracurricular activities for

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NewTechKids has wrapped up our computer science and robotics bootcamp for high-potential teens from Amsterdam southeast, a low-income, largely immigrant community. According to one of our teachers, it was "one of the best classes" he's taught over his seven year career at NewTechKids. The magic ingredient? The kids themselves. Every Sunday, these kids rode the subway for 25 minutes to the Library, often accompanied by their parents and group mentor. Many came early and they

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