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Berkshire

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

Starting: Week of 3rd May

Teacher Briefing and Q&A: 23rd March

Supported in Berkshire by

TeenTech Berkshire Sponsors

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

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 Ask the Experts session with industry experts which will also include project feedback. We have sessions suitable for all ages, interests and abilities.

Join us for our Teacher Briefing and Q&A session on 23rd March at 4:00pm, before our TeenTech Innovation Live sessions and TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live sessions begin the week of 3rd May. You can register for these sessions (including the Teacher Briefing session) below.

TeenTech Create Your Future Live

TeenTech Create Your Future Live

For students aged 11-19

TeenTech Create Your Future

A TeenTech Create Your Future Day offers young people insight into contemporary industry and the skills and personal qualities they need to succeed. This full-day experience, designed for a dropdown day, exposes students to a wide range of content from industry experts across science, technology and engineering.

In Berkshire, we will be focusing on Future Technology including Internet of Things, Robotics, Virtual and Augmented Reality and more!

Students will be able to ask questions, live, and they will be set a challenge to work on during the day. They will then submit their projects for expert feedback during a follow-up session a week later.

Please note: we can only offer this to a limited number of schools, so please register your place early, ensuring that you can collapse your timetable for your class/year group before booking.

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Innovation Live

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 Berkshire, including Space, Game Design, Animation, Green Economy 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.

Over the half-term break, we will be running a series of Innovation Live sessions on the topic of Animation, stepping students through the pre-production, production and post-production of creating an animated film of their own!

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.

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.

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

TeenTech Live in Berkshire runs for 8 weeks, finishing with a Showcase event celebrating the hard work of your pupils through their projects!

Register now for TeenTech Live Sessions


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    Session Registration

    Once you have registered for these sessions, please do make sure you've booked the time in your diary/school calendar to take part in these sessions...

    Would you like to join our TeenTech Live Berkshire Teacher Briefing and Q&A session (on March 23rd, 4:00pm)?

    If you can't join us live, that's okay! You can still register and submit questions ahead of time. We will also make this session available if you're not able to watch live.

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    Which TeenTech Create Your Future Live session would you like to register for?

    For students aged 11-19. We can only offer our TeenTech Create Your Future Live day to a limited number of schools. Once you have registered, we will confirm your booking for this event. You need to confirm you are able to have a collapsed timetable before registering for this event. TeenTech Live Create Your Future days will be broadcast live on Tuesdays and will run from 9:00am - 3:00pm (with breaks). A Project Feedback session will be held on the Friday of the same week at 11:30am.

    Please select only one date from the options below.

    Which TeenTech Innovation Live sessions would you like to register for? You can sign up for as many as you like.

    For students aged 11-19. Innovation sessions will be broadcast live on Wednesdays at 10:00am each week (lasting one hour). If you can't join us live, that's okay! You can still register and submit questions for our experts ahead of time. The sessions will be available online for 6 days following their broadcast. An Ask the Experts session, with project feedback, will be held the following Wednesday at 11:30am. Students can submit any additional questions that they might have thought up throughout the week, and our experts will answer them during this follow-up session.

    Over the half-term break, we will be running a series of three Innovation Live sessions on the topic of Animation on Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd June, 10:00am - 11:00am. These sessions will step students through the pre-production, production and post-production of creating an animated film of their own! Your students/children can take part from home, create an animation, and then be featured in our Animation Festival (date/time of the Animation Festival TBA).

    Would you like to register for TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live? You only need to sign up for one TeenTech Live City of Tomorrow session.

    For students aged 8-13. Our TeenTech City of Tomorrow session will be broadcast live on Tuesdays at 10:00am (lasting one hour). If you can't join us live, that's okay! You can still register and submit questions for our experts ahead of time. The session will be available online for 6 days following its broadcast. The Feedback session will be held on the Friday of the following week (10 days later) at 11:30am.


    We are working with BBC Radio Berkshire on some of our sessions. Please indicate if you would be interested in having BBC Radio Berkshire visit your school.


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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!