Winter 2021 Bootcamp for 7-12 yrs: 9 weekly workshops (Sunday PM)


(Taught in a combination of Dutch and English.)

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 9 weekly workshops held on Sunday afternoons at the Amsterdam Public Library, kids ages 7-12 will learn important computer science and programming concepts while becoming familiar with collaborative design and computer programming.

Kids will dive into building and visual programming using LEGO WeDo or 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 mystery 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.

Children who successfully complete the bootcamp will receive a certificate of achievement.

Classes will take place weekly on Sunday mornings from 13:00 – 14:30 on the following dates:

– January 24, 31
– February 7, 14, 28 (no class during Voorjaarsvakantie)
– March 7, 14, 21, 28 

The camp will be taught in a combination of English and Dutch by a native Dutch-speaking professional teacher with specialised training in computer science. The curriculum and classes are based on NewTechKids’ pedagogy which focuses on concept-context learning and the use of tangible learning tools.

A maximum of 15 students is required to offer this bootcamp. Registrants will be notified one week prior if the bootcamp 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)

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Fee: 152.17 (includes VAT and EventBrite registration fee)