It's a wrap! For the last two weeks, Stichting NewTechKids' teaching team has been celebrating EU Code Week 2018 by teaching programming-related lessons to primary school students in Amsterdam Southeast, a predominantly low-income area. Since Fall 2016, Stichting NewTechKids has been teaching programs in this area which focus on teaching students ages four to 12 computer science, computational thinking and the ability to evaluate and assess technology. During our EU Code Week 2018 Road Show,

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We're Partnering with Flow Traders and PPOZO to organize 'Rising Technologist' Roadshow During EU Code Week 2018 (October 6 - 21), Stichting NewTechKids will organize the 'Rising Technologists Road Show' in Amsterdam Southeast, supported by Flow Traders and Primair Onderwijs Zuidoost PPOZO. Although the community is considered disadvantaged, we describe the children there as 'Rising Technologists' because they can become future technologists if they receive computer science education. Read our report on these kids here. Under

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Heidi Freeman was one of the teachers who participated in Stichting NewTechKids' computer science teacher training program in Spring 2018. She teaches students ages five and six at the American School of the Hague. Here, she shares her experience of learning how to shift her students away from just using technology by teaching them how technology works. She also talks about participating in online teacher training through Stichting NewTechKids' Share to Teach online teacher training

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Stichting NewTechKids is pleased to announce that Clyde Seepersad of The Linux Foundation has joined our team as an advisor. He will provide us with strategic advice on the delivery and expansion of our online teacher training services and mentor us during this exciting process. Clyde is responsible for the training and certification arms of The Linux Foundation. The goal of the team is to provide high quality training and skills development to the Linux community. Over

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Stichting NewTechKids is pleased to announce that it is developing the first of a series of online teacher training courses aimed at helping primary school teachers introduce computer science, technological literacy and computational thinking to students ages 7-9. We are doing this to help schools and teachers provide students with 21st century skills and prepare them to study, work and function as citizens in a world of rapid and constant technological development. We believe that

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Een oproep aan alle baanbrekende docenten! Vraag hier deelname aan! (Information in English.) Wil jij deel uitmaken van een groep leraren op (Nederlands en internationale) basisscholen die als eersten in Nederland lessen over computerwetenschappen en ‘computational thinking’ geven? Lees dan snel verder, want Stichting NewTechKids (stichting partner van NewTechKids) biedt een selecte groep docenten de zeldzame kans om GRATIS een trainingsprogramma, ter waarde van ruim 2.000 Euro, te volgen. Het programma is speciaal ontwikkeld voor

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Calling all trailblazer teachers! Apply for a spot here! (Information in Dutch.) Stichting NewTechKids (NewTechKids' non-profit counterpart) is offering a select group of primary school teachers in Dutch and international schools in the Netherlands the opportunity to attend a FREE teacher training program. (Normal price: 2000 euro plus 21% BTW per teacher.) Designed for teachers who have never taught technology or programming-related classes before, this training program will focus on training teachers to teach fundamental

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"What happens at bol.com when you click the 'buy' button and before the package arrives at your house?" Silence. Blank stares. Shrugs. This is how we began the 'Intro to Programming' classes we taught as part of our 2017 EU Code Week Road Show for Rising Technologists in Amsterdam Southeast, a predominantly immigrant and low-income community. We refer to students there as ‘Rising Technologists’ because we believe that with opportunity and access to computer science education, they

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Stichting NewTechKids is fortunate to have supporters all over the world. One of them, Aurora Gonzales, ran the 4K4Charity Fun Run at IBC in Amsterdam on September 16, 2017. Not only that, she brought a squad of five other runners from Spain, Germany and the Netherlands with her. Runners and sponsors raised almost $40,000 which will be donated to Heifer International and Stichting NewTechKids. We'll be using the donation to support diversity and inclusion initiatives

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Stichting NewTechKids is pleased to announce that Google has awarded us with a grant to organize computer science and coding activities in Amsterdam Southeast during this year's EU Code Week (October 7-22, 2017). Specifically, we will organize a 'Rising Technologists Coding Road Show' in Amsterdam Southeast, a predominantly low-income, minority community. Rising Technologists is the term we use to describe kids in these communities who have the potential to become future technologists if they receive

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