September 30, 2016

TED Invites Teachers to Take the Stage at 2012 Conference


Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson TED-talked his hobby, model rockets in 2007.

TED talks, those wildly popular presentations on “ideas worth spreading,” have inspired many. Now TED, the sponsoring organization, is inviting 10 educators to take the stage in a special session called The Classroom to be held at the annual TED conference on March 2, 2012 in Long Beach, CA.

Nominations are open until November 30 and “remarkable” educators are welcome to nominate themselves or another candidate. Librarians and media specialists are eligible, according to TED spokesperson Margaret Sullivan.

Talks are to run less than 10 minutes and should not cover teaching methods or education reform, but rather “brilliant explanations, meaningful A-HA moments, powerful stories, indelible images.”


Photo by jurvetson.

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