Stichting NewTechKids has launched Computer Science Live, a new series of teaching collaborations with technology companies aimed at teaching computer science and computational thinking in the context of knowledge and inspiring case studies from the technology industry. We co-create program modules and lessons with technology companies and invite their experts into our classrooms to teach along with our own teachers.
Our teachers are well-versed in computer science and computational thinking at the primary school level. This guarantees that all of Stichting NewTechKids’ teaching collaborations reflect our focus on teaching fundamental computer science concepts and helping students develop 21st century skills.
Our Head of R&D and the teachers we work with are well-versed in computer science and primary school education. This guarantees that all of Stichting NewTechKids’ teaching collaborations reflect our focus on teaching fundamental computer science concepts and helping students develop 21st century skills: problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.
Stichting NewTechKids looks forward to collaborating with technology companies to bring computer science and their technological innovation to life in tangible ways for primary school students. We’ll use our ‘Computer Science Live’ series to develop new computer science lesson plans and teaching materials for teachers.
Computer Sciences Live: FairPhone
- The Software Lead at FairPhone, a social enterprise that is building a movement for fairer electronics, helped us teach our students about fair electronics, ethical supply chains and production, and modular design.
Computer Sciences Live: Quby
- Developers from Quby, a smart energy company behind the Toon smart thermostat helped us teach our students about systems thinking, hardware and the concept of feedback.