Stichting NewTechKids (NewTechKids Foundation) is pleased to announce that primary school teachers around the world can now register for our free-of-charge, online computer science course on Share to Teach, our online teacher training platform. Register here! This five-session course, 'Teaching Systems Thinking and Technology Systems', is designed for primary school teachers who teach students ages four to 12. The course will be begin on March 19, 2018 and course material will be gradually released online

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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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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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Today, we kicked off our 2017 EU Code Week Road Show for Rising Technologists at the Nellestein primary school in Amsterdam South. Over the next two weeks, we'll be teaching an 'Intro to Programming Concepts' lesson at schools in this predominantly low-income, minority community where students don't normally receive computer science education. We refer to students there as 'Rising Technologists' because we believe that with opportunity and access to computer science education, they have the potential to

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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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From May - July 2017, Stichting NewTechKids' taught a computer science program to an all-girls group at de Blauwe Lijn, a primary school in Amsterdam Southeast. The school is situated in one of Amsterdam's poorest neighbourhoods. Els Ranzijn, the school's principal, lobbied for the program and volunteered to help teach it over 10 weeks. Here are her thoughts about the experience. Tell us about your school. Els: Our school is an average-sized elementary school, with

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Computer science (CS) education is more established at the high school level, with many countries in Europe such as the United Kingdom and Finland offering it as a mandatory subject. Primary school is a whole different matter. Thankfully, momentum is picking up and schools, teachers, computer science advocacy groups, non-profits, higher education institutes, technology companies and governments are supporting efforts to integrate computer science into primary school curriculum. Stichting NewTechKids was delighted to be commissioned

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Stichting NewTechKids has begun teaching its second round of 21st Century Skills Clubs in Amsterdam Southeast. From May - July 2017, we'll be teaching two, after-school Clubs focused on computer science and technological literacy to children ages 10-12. Children will participate in free, ‘Introduction to Computer Science’ programs at two local schools, Morgenster and the Blauwe Lijn, which have a large number of students from low income, minority communities. The program at Morgenster School is 50% girls

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We at Stichting NewTechKids savour the challenge of teaching kids computational thinking through computer science and technological literacy education. Different kids have different learning styles. Our focus is taking that knowledge and developing new pedagogies, didactics and teaching approaches as well as curriculum and lessons. Our Google RISE-supported 21st Century Skills Clubs in Amsterdam Southeast are important research and development environments for us.  Our classes are 50% girls, 50% boys with the kids coming from mostly

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This week was eventful, with Stichting NewTechKids successfully kicking off our new after-school computer science bootcamps for primary school children in Amsterdam Southeast. The bootcamps are funded via the Google RISE Award which we were given last month by Google. We'll be teaching two 'Introduction to Computer Science' bootcamps for children ages 7-9 at two local schools which have a large number of students representing minority communities. These students come from families which cannot afford to pay for

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