One of the most influential websites of the internet is TED.com. Where, in their words, “Ideas worth spreading” are posted. All of the videos, which are taped presentations, are 20 minutes or less. TED has many individual programs. One of them, TEDx, is coming to the University of St. Thomas.
The TEDx program supports individual communities and their ideas by creating TED events in their local area. This local event is titled, Taking Action to Reimagine Education! The speakers will then, of course, give speeches on their ideas on how to make education more impactful and efficient.
The TEDx speakers include eight individuals. These individuals consist of authors, professors, teachers, principals, higher education students, and even a 5th grader. More details on the speakers can be found here.
The event is to be held Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. It will start at 6:00PM. And is located in the Woulfe Alumni Hall at the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.
Tickets and registration will soon be available on the UST website.
It is thrilling to see community members come forward to discuss their ideas on making Minnesota education greater. Constantly we hear and watch the media report on tragedies, murders, and war. It can be incredibly draining. So when I am down and out, I turn to a TED video to turn around my spirits. Now I have the opportunity to experience it live.
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