‘Try It Out’ workshop (8-12 Yrs.): June 14, 2022
(Bilingual camp taught in a combination of Dutch and English.)
A limited number of subsidized spots are available for kids from low-income families with a Stadspas.
Theme: Survival Robots to the Rescue
During this NewTechKids ‘Try It Out’ workshop held at the Amsterdam Public Library, kids ages 8-12 will invent robots to help them survive in a variety of challenging environments: polar, desert, jungle, space, etc.
Kids will dive into designing, building and coding using LEGO Mindstorms and art supplies. They’ll learn about design concepts (resources, requirements, testing, iteration, best practices) and computer science concepts (coding, algorithms, commands, loops, sequence, iteration, if-else logic, etc.). During each class, they’ll discuss inspiring examples of technology before completing challenges in pairs and presenting their prototypes.
Our camp is ideal for children with no previous exposure to design and computer science and those who have previously participated in NewTechKids programs.
The workshop will take place on Tuesday, June 14 from 16:15 – 17:45.
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 minimum of 14 students is required to offer this camp. Registrants will be notified 3 days prior if the camp is cancelled and a full refund will be provided.
Location: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143, Junior Lab in basement (5-minute walk from Centraal Station)
Fee for Children without Stadspas: €21.33 (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)
Fee for Children with Stadspas (3 spots available): €10.88 (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)REGISTER