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NewTechKids 2020 Fall School Vacation for 8-12 yrs: Oct.12-16, 2020

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Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA)

Junior Lab (basement)

Oosterdokskade 143

Amsterdam

Netherlands

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Kids ages 8-12 dive into computer science, programming and robotics. They'll also learn about graphic design, 3D printing and laser cutting.

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(Taught in a combination of Dutch and English.)

NewTechKids and Maakplaats 021, the Maker education division of the Amsterdam Public Library, are partnering to teach this week-long bootcamp which combines computer science, programming and maker education.

Kids ages 8-12 will dive into technology and rapid prototyping by working in pairs or small teams to complete a series of programming and robotics challenges in the morning and hands-on, digital fabrication activities in the afternoon.

Morning: kids will discuss examples of technology before learning about computer science concepts such as programming, algorithms, commands, loops, sequence, design and if-else logic. They’ll design, build and program robots and technology prototypes in small teams using tools such as LEGO WeDo and LEGO Mindstorms.

Afternoon: kids will get hands-on experience with digital fabrication by designing with Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software and experimenting with 3D printing, etching, and laser cutting.

Our bootcamp will be an ideal environment for kids to invent, experiment, express their creativity and improve their collaboration skills in a fun and safe learning environment.

Workshops will take place everyday from 10:00 - 16:00 on the following dates:

October 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2020

The bootcamp will be taught in a combination of English and Dutch by a professional teacher and experienced digital fabrication instructors with specialized training.

Our bootcamp is ideal for children with no previous exposure to computer science and maker education and those who have previously participated in NewTechKids programs. Children who successfully complete the bootcamp will receive a certificate of achievement.

Children are required to bring their own lunches each day. Drinks and snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon. Each day, there will breaks for exercise and movement, outdoors weather permitting. See NewTechKids' health protocols for our bootcamps.

A maximum of 12 students is required to offer this camp. Registrants will be notified one week prior if the program 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)

Health Protocols

NewTechKids and the Amsterdam Public Library (OBA) will strictly adhere to the COVID-19 social distancing recommendations issued by the Dutch government and upheld by  the Library and Maakplaats021.

Our bootcamps will be limited to a maximum of 12 children in OBA's Junior Lab, a very large, well-ventilated room.

- NewTechKids is using AI-based software to design our classroom layout and the placement of tables and chairs, location of teacher, etc. Places will be clearly spaced and indicated.

- NewTechKids' teacher will check the temperature of all children with a no-contact thermometer when they arrive and before they enter class. Kids with temperatures above 38 degrees Celsius will be asked to return home.

- Kids will be required to wash their hands when they arrive and there will be multiple hand washing breaks during every class.

- Hand sanitizer will be readily available.

- Children are encouraged to wear masks but this is optional.

- Our teacher will wear a mask while helping individual kids.

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Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA)

Junior Lab (basement)

Oosterdokskade 143

Amsterdam

Netherlands

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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