This is a personal blog post written by Deborah Carter, Founder and Managing Director of NewTechKids. Feeling proud but a bit apprehensive. I just sent my high schooler son off to a pre-university course which happens to be in COMPUTER SCIENCE ūüėĀ! (Students in the final three years of his high school can take courses at Dutch universities alongside their regular subjects.) I'm proud because he and his peers were largely the reason why I

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NewTechKids is honoured to have been chosen to develop the agenda for the Erasmus+ sponsored program welcoming 50 Danish high school students to the Netherlands in early October. These students are studying business and retail at EUC Nordvest, a school which provides innovative vocational education in northern Denmark. During the 'Destination Amsterdam' visit, students (ages 16, 17 and 18) from EUC Nordvest, will learn how Dutch innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and culture are re-shaping the

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In December 2016, the European Union published the report ‚ÄúDeveloping Computational Thinking in Compulsory Education: Implications for policy and practice‚ÄĚ. Click here¬†for¬†a¬†definition of computational thinking and¬†how it helps students solve problems, understand the world around them and become inventors. The report¬†is useful to compare the EU's action to other places such as the United States which launched the¬†'Computer Science for All'¬†initiative¬†which will bring computer science education to all students in America, beginning in primary school.

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