Tomorrow, EU Code Week 2017 kicks off!

From October 7-22, organisations across Europe will be organising activities which bring coding and digital literacy to children and adults.

Stichting NewTechKids has partnered with Projectenbureau Primair Onderwijs Zuidoost (PPOZO) to organize an ‘EU Code Week 2017 Rising Technologists Road Show’ at four primary schools in Amsterdam Southeast, a predominantly low-income, minority community. Our Road Show will run from October 9-20.

We describe primary school students in Amsterdam Southeast as ‘Rising Technologists’ because we believe that with opportunity and access to computer science education, they have the potential to become future technologists and leaders who can help their communities. Read more.

During the Road Show, our teachers will teach a series of ‘Discover Coding’ lessons focused on introducing coding and computer science concepts to students ages 4-12 in local primary schools during regular school days. Lessons will be taught at the following primary schools:
OBS Nellestein
OBS Wereldwijs
OBS Bijlmerdrie
Montessori School de Regenboog

By focusing on local primary schools, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of computer science and coding as part of normal school curriculum. We will invite classroom teachers to serve as our teaching assistants during these lessons to inspire them and show them that they too can teach basic coding concepts with little or no previous teaching experience in these subject areas.

The Road Show is being funded by a Google 2017 Europe Code Week sponsorship.

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