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TeenTech Live

Exciting, interactive live sessions with leading people in science, technology and engineering.

TeenTech Live

Do students want to work in the music business? Or design games? Can they imagine what the future of food or the future of transport might look like? Do they want to meet their tech heroes?

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 helps you to meet 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.

Capacity

Schools are welcome to enrol as many students as they wish for these programmes. Further information can be provided for bespoke programmes by TeenTech project managers.

Duration

Flexible. Students join for a 1-hour session and then have the option to complete a short project and participate in a follow-on feedback session.
There are a series of topics and students can (and do!) join us for as many as they wish.
Teachers can use the sessions within class or ask students to use it as part of work they may be doing at home.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Agriculture and Food
    • Biotechnology
    • Electronics/Robotics/Programming
    • Energy/Environment
    • General Engineering
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Materials/Products/Manufacturing
    • Medicine/Healthcare
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmark

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

  • Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

What the teachers say

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This virtual offer is amazing, so well thought out and is executed seamlessly.
Student Employability Manager North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
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