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Attention all school leaders in Dutch and international primary schools!

Join a community of school leaders who are committed to introducing and expanding technological innovation, computer science and digital literacy in existing primary school curriculum.

Stichting NewTechKids is offering a carefully-chosen group of school leaders the opportunity to complete a FREE-OF-CHARGE management course in January 2019. (Normal price: 3500 euro plus 21% VAT per attendee.)

The course, 'Managing Digital Technology Education in Primary School’, is designed for primary school leaders who want to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to introduce and expand technological innovation, computer science and digital literacy in existing primary school curriculum.

School leaders include:

- school principals
- heads of ICT and technology education at individual schools
- school board representatives responsible for technology education policy.

School leaders from both the Dutch and international primary school systems in the Netherlands are invited to apply.

This course will be taught in English so school leaders who apply must be able to understand, speak and read basic English.The online assignment can be submitted in Dutch.

Time Commitment: It is estimated that the time commitment required for this course is approx. 10 hours, excluding travel to and from Amsterdam.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The management course will consist of three (3) in-class sessions and an online assignment focused on helping school leaders develop an action plan for their school or organization. The Stichting NewTechKids team will be on hand to offer expertise and strategic advice.

Stichting NewTechKids will grant a certificate of completion to every school leader who attends all three sessions and completes an action plan.

Dates and Time: January 16, 23 and 30, 2019, each session from 10:00 - 12:00

Location: The three in-class sessions will take place at the Amsterdam Public Library, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam (five-minute walk from Amsterdam’s Centraal Station)

Session #1: Understanding Why and How Technological Innovation, Computer Science and Programming Fit Into Existing Curriculum and How These Subjects Should Be Taught in Primary School

Session #2: Developing Your Teaching Team with Training, Curriculum and Lessons, and Appropriate Teaching Tools

Session #3: Planning, Budgeting and Finding Grants and Subsidies

Course Requirements

Participating school leaders must commit to:

1) attending all three training sessions at the Amsterdam Municipal Library;
2) sharing feedback and ideas during the training sessions and on the Share to Teach online training platform;
3) developing an action plan for their school or organization by filling out an online form after each training session (can be filled out in English or Dutch).

APPLICATION PROCESS

A limited number of spots are available. School leaders working in the Dutch and international primary school systems in the Netherlands are invited to apply for a spot.

Selected participants are required to make a deposit of 200 euro which will be returned on condition that they attend all three sessions and complete their action plan.

Preference will be given to:
- school leaders from schools or organizations where at least two people apply to encourage peer support and collaboration; and
- school leaders from schools in disadvantaged communities eg. Amsterdam Southeast.

The application phase will close on Friday, December 28, 2018. Stichting NewTechKids will select participants and inform them on a rolling basis from now until the start of the program.

This management course has been made possible with support from Google.

EVENT PARTNERS

Event partners include the following organizations:
- the Amsterdam Public Library, the largest public library in Europe
- Maakplaats 021, the Amsterdam Public Library’s network of Maker Spaces
- FutureNL Foundation, a national organization which develops digital literacy education resources for schools and teachers
- Projectenbureau Primair Onderwijs Zuidoost (PPOZO) which works closely with 10 school boards representing 29 schools and 7017 students in Amsterdam Southeast, a low-income community in the Netherlands' most-populous city

MEDIA PARTNERS

Our media partners are:

- Computers op School (COS) magazine and online edition
- PrimaOnderwijs magazine and online edition

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