TeenTech Innovation Days at Home
Do you want to meet some exciting people who work in science and technology?
TeenTech Innovation Sessions offer students, aged 11 – 18, insight into world-class organisations and the opportunities that lie within them. We are now offering these sessions online and each session will be hosted by a leading TeenTech sponsor or supporting company.
You can ask questions, develop your own solutions to global challenges and learn more about different careers.
Do you want to work in the music business? Or design games? Can you imagine what the future of food or the future of transport might look like?
Every week you can participate in these exciting and inspiring sessions. You can join the session as an individual (parents/carers must register for students under 16) or teachers can ask their entire class to register.
Every session will finish with a Challenge set by the industry experts. You can choose to work on this challenge as an individual or as a team. The workshop will help generate ideas.
The activity highlights career pathways in Tech, Science and Engineering and promotes good citizenship.
Once you have completed the registration form, we will be in touch with details on how you can join the live Innovation Sessions and download worksheets for the workshop.
Upcoming Innovation Days at Home
Animation – 22nd December 2020
Have you ever wanted to create an animation? Join us for a special TeenTech Innovation Day at Home over the Christmas break where we’ll be talking to industry experts and helping you to create an animation of your own for a special showcase!
Join us on Tuesday 22nd December at 10:00am for a kick-off session where you’ll be able to meet and interact with industry experts from film, television and gaming, including a storyboard artist for Aardman Animations and the Lead Character Designer and Animator for Typhoon Studios, the studio behind the hit game Journey To The Savage Planet.
The session will help you come up with a story and characters for your animation, storyboard it and then submit as a project after the Christmas holidays!
If you’d like to turn your ideas into a short film, we’ll also make available some masterclass videos to help you create your animation and give you hints and tips and direct you to some free software tools to help you.
We’ll be showing the submitted projects, both concepts and animated short films, during a special Animation Film Festival on January 13th (and you can invite your friends and family to watch too!). You can even enter your animation into the TeenTech Awards in our new Creative Media category!
Register (for free) by filling out the form below.
How will students watch the TeenTech at Home event?
Once parents have registered, TeenTech will contact them with a link where the students can watch the event live. This link will be for a private page on the TeenTech website where the video will be streamed.
What platform does TeenTech use for TeenTech at Home events?
The video stream is broadcast using YouTube’s live event technology, straight to the TeenTech website. The students can watch the presenters but the presenters will not be able to see or hear the students or communicate with them directly. YouTube’s Live Chat functionality will be disabled.
Can students interact with the presenters during the live stream?
There will be a private messaging box on the TeenTech site which students can use to ask the presenters questions without submitting personal information (other than their first name and nearest town). Questions from the students will be answered live by the presenters during the stream.
How long are the live sessions?
Both the Introduction and Feedback sessions are roughly an hour long.
Can I work in teams and how can I do this from home?
You can absolutely work in teams! Perhaps you could involve siblings? Or students can work with friends, virtually, using – for example – Skype, FaceTime, Teams, Zoom, or WhatsApp.