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North East

An exciting ten-week programme of Innovation sessions and TeenTech City of Tomorrow events for students aged 8-19!

Starting November 2021 – Register your interest now for early access to bookings!

(And get access to our Teacher Briefing and Q&A on Wednesday 20th October at 4:00pm)

Supported in the North East by

Reece Foundation
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TeenTech Live brings the exciting world of science and technology to your school or home.

Last year’s TeenTech Live North East programme was a huge success, and we’re delighted to be launching our second year in November 2021 with exciting TeenTech Innovation Live sessions, TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live Build Day sessions, and our brand new TeenTech City of Tomorrow Smart Skills sessions!

Our programme in the North East is generously funded by the Reece Foundation.

Hosted by well- known science and technology reporters, our interactive sessions are fun, engaging and provide real context to learning, helping young people understand more about careers and the way exciting emerging technology is shaping all aspects of our lives.

TeenTech Live meets Gatsby benchmarks and has been highly praised by teachers, parents and students.

Our virtual sessions last an hour and students then have the option to work on short challenges or projects and participate in a follow-up feedback session with industry experts. We have sessions suitable for all ages, interests and abilities.

Register and get access to our Teacher Briefing and Q&A session on Wednesday 20th October at 4:00pm. You can register your interest below and we’ll let you know when booking for our sessions is open.

TeenTech Innovation Live

For students aged 11-19

TeenTech Innovation sessions bring the digital, scientific and engineering world to life for students aged 11-19.

TeenTech Innovation sessions bring the digital, scientific and engineering world to life for students aged 11-19.

They focus on opportunities within a specific sector with input from local and national employers. Students have suggested the topics, and we have sessions planned for the North East, including Game Design, Cybersecurity, Animation, Internet of Things, Space, Health, the Environment and more! Each Innovation session will be followed up with live feedback on the students’ projects from industry experts.

Led by experienced tech reporters, students understand more about the emerging opportunities, different entry points, the technical and personal skills which will carry you further.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Wednesday 10th November 2021, 10:00am – The Environment
  • Wednesday 17th November 2021, 10:00am – Health
  • Wednesday 24th November 2021, 10:00am – Game Design

Subsequent sessions will feature topics such as Cybersecurity, Media, Digital and Data Literacy, Space and more and will be held on the following dates (all at 10:00 am):
 

  • Wednesday 1st December 2021
  • Wednesday 8th December 2021
  • Wednesday 12th January 2022
  • Wednesday 19th January 2022
  • Wednesday 26th January 2022
  • Wednesday 2nd February 2022
  • Wednesday 9th February 2022

TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live

For students aged 8-13

TeenTech City of Tomorrow invites young people aged 8-13 to design ideas for the safer, smarter, kinder City of Tomorrow, surfacing careers in the connected city, increasing awareness of global sustainability goals, citizenship.

During our TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live Build Day sessions, students consider how physical spaces (home, health, education sport, entertainment, commercial) can provide better experiences for everyone and how they might play a part in the inclusive, digitally connected, city of the future.

Through our new TeenTech City of Tomorrow Smart Skills sessions, we’ll be running a number of online sessions to help develop coding (through making games).

The emphasis is on bold creative thinking with live feedback from local and national employers.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Tuesday 9th November 2021, 10:00am – TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live Build Day
  • Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 10:00am – TeenTech City of Tomorrow Smart Skills: Coding (Game making session 1)
  • Tuesday 7th December 2021, 10:00am – TeenTech City of Tomorrow Smart Skills: Coding (Game making session 2)
  • Tuesday 14th December 2021, 10:00am – TeenTech City of Tomorrow Ask The Experts and Feedback session
  • Tuesday 11th January 2022, 10:00am – TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live Build Day
  • Tuesday 25th January 2022, 10:00am – TeenTech City of Tomorrow Smart Skills: Creative and Digital Media (Animation making session 1)
  • Tuesday 8th February 2022, 10:00am – TeenTech City of Tomorrow Smart Skills: Creative and Digital Media (Animation making session 2)
  • Tuesday 1st March 2022, 10:00am – TeenTech City of Tomorrow Ask The Experts and Feedback session

    TeenTech Live in the North East runs for 10 weeks, starting in November 2021. Register your interest now to receive early access to bookings and access to our live, interactive Teacher Briefing.

    Register your interest for TeenTech Live in the North East


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      TeenTech Live offers:

      • An exciting range of sessions which resonate with young people from animation to the future of music, space exploration to the future of transport, food sustainability to ethical fashion, smart homes to smart cities.
      • Opportunities to connect with people working at all levels of engineering and technology.
      • Opportunities to develop skills which students, as well as industry, recognize as key to their future.
      • Ways to enrich lessons in science, computing, maths, animation, web design, design and technology.
      • A safe, interactive platform.
      • Cross-curricular learning.
      • Flexibility – sessions work well whether students are in school or working from home.
      • A valuable network of industry contacts.

       

      Impact:

      • Very or somewhat interested in a career in Design, Technology and Engineering grew from 55% to 86%.

      • Feeling capable of having a career in those areas grew from 61% to 80%.

      • Our impact is long-lasting, schools working with TeenTech report more students choosing STEM subjects,(one reported a 300% increase over 5 years, another in Physics from 43% to 87.5%) and the teachers said they felt better placed to provide context for learning after running our project.

      What Our Parents and Teachers Say…

      This virtual offer is amazing, so well thought out and is executed seamlessly. Such a great idea, I will be sharing on Facebook and to all my friends for their children to get involved over the coming weeks. The last few weeks have been challenging with trying to work and homeschooling, and this project actually bought my own children closer.

      Dawn Helsby

      Student Employability Manager North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

      Just wanted to say that, as a parent watching all of these sessions, you should all be very proud of yourselves! They are creative, thoughtful, funny, entertaining and show a lot of skill. Well done all and thanks to TeenTech for another amazing week.

      Parent

      What Our Students Say…

      I have enjoyed this week so much! It has been exciting and I adored it! I learnt so much about sound and it was an incredible opportunity.

      Student

      They have been an amazing experience and I have definitely had a deeper dive into the world of tech. I have understood that it’s not all about code, there’s so much more to it.

      Student

      At the start of the week, I had a passion to be a game designer but I didn’t think I could do it. TeenTech has helped me develop my skills and helped me create a game that I enjoy. Thank You.

      Student

      I have enjoyed the sense and the atmosphere of collaboration between industry experts, TeenTech’s presenter, Ali Maggs and the bright ideas shared to everyone by the teens. These lessons have been very informative and have made me think outside the box for new innovations and ideas

      Student

      A special thankyou to…

      Alton School

      Channing School

      Stephen Perse Foundation

      …for generously donating their TeenTech Awards prize money to help fund these sessions!