In early July 2016, Stichting NewTechKids launched the beginning of what we hope will be a beautiful initiative: Computer Science (CS) Live. CS Live is a series of co-creation partnerships with technology companies. Stichting NewTechKids works closely with technology teams in these companies to develop computer science curriculum and lesson plans for primary school students. Our goal is not to promote companies or specific technology solutions. Instead, we will use real-life technology solutions in different

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Stichting NewTechKids is on a mission to bring technology education to all children, including those who belong to families with low incomes who would not normally receive it. Kids with potential are everywhere and our goal is to find and nurture them. In September 2016, we will begin a pilot program to develop and test computer science programs for primary school aged students in two of Amsterdam's most economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods: Amsterdam South East and Amsterdam New West.

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Stichting NewTechKids is committed to stimulating girls' interest in computer science and programming, beginning in primary school. We're developing new teaching approaches and lesson plans which recognise how both girls and boys learn this subject and the differences in their learning processes. Our goal is to share our knowledge and experience with schools, teachers and parents. In late 2016/early 2017, we'll publish a report which provides: an overview of our approach to teaching computer science our

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Stichting NewTechKids is pleased to announce that it is developing and testing a new, four-month internship program aimed at training pre-service teachers to teach computer science lessons to primary school students (ages 4-12). The first pilot program will begin in September 2016 and involve students from the Breitner Academy (formerly the Academy of Fine Arts in Education) in Amsterdam who are studying to become arts education teachers. Stichting NewTechKids will provide training in computer science

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One of the great things about computer science education is that it's new and constantly evolving. There's lots of room for new pedagogy, teaching approaches, and content. Stichting NewTechKids has launched 'Computer Science Live', a series of teaching collaborations aimed at bringing the latest knowledge and inspiring case studies from the technology industry to primary school students. We're doing this by co-creating lessons with technology companies and bringing their experts into our classrooms to teach alongside our

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We're thrilled to announce the debut of Stichting NewTechKids (the NewTechKids Foundation). Stichting NewTechKids will focus on developing, testing and improving computer science curriculum, lesson plans and teaching materials as well as designing effective teacher training programs. Rather than coding or technical skills, our work will focus on providing children fthe ability to understand technology: how it works, why it works and how to think in order to create technology solutions. Our goal is to help kids develop

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