Back to the Future 2017!
During this bootcamp of four (4) daily workshops during the May vacation, kids ages 7-12 will learn about computer science and how to use the thinking and problem-solving models behind it.
How? By becoming time travellers who use computer science and robotics to solve technology challenges from the past, present and future, ranging from horse carriages to self-driving cars, from the 1800s to 2050s.
The bootcamp will begin with an introduction to visual programming and LEGO Mindstorms. Computer science concepts covered will include automation, programming, algorithms, loops, if-else statements, technological systems, sequence, event handling, variables, control statements, Data: Boolean, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and design process.
This bootcamp is designed to help kids develop computational thinking skills. NewTechKids also promotes bilingual education and our workshops will be taught in a combination of Dutch and English.
The bootcamp is ideal for children with no previous exposure to computer science and those who have previously participated in NewTechKids programs. Workshops will take place daily from 10:00-13:00 on the following dates:
- April 24, 25, 26 and 28, 2017 (no workshop on April 27th which is the King's Day holiday)
A minimum 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.
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NewTechKids is an Amsterdam-based company on a mission to provide children in primary school with computer science and technology education (computational thinking, fundamental coding and programming concepts, algorithmic thinking, systems thinking and technological literacy), beginning at age four. NewTechKids develops computer science curriculum, lesson plans and teaching materials and our programs are delivered during school and as after-school activities. We also organize teacher training programs because we believe teachers are the best way to ensure that all primary school students receive computer science and technology education.