[Explore and create : BYOD]
Digital tote resources
Purpose & objective
Participants will gain the knowledge and resources to host a TEDx event at their school. Participants will learn how to create a team of students, teachers, and community members to design and deliver a successful event. Participants will make the connection between TED and classroom curriculum. Participants will learn how to guide students through the process of developing their TEDx Talk from ideation to presentation.
1. Pre-Session: Share online resources including session slide presentation.
2. Introduction: Show video of student TED talks, activities, and an example of a mock TED event. May connect using Google Hangout or FaceTime for customized conversation.
3. Define learning objectives and goals: Connect TED’s structure and philosophy to instruction including teaching, learning, and student-led exploration.
4. Group Challenge: Participants complete a Google Form by contributing possible TED talk topics. Modeled TED-based strategy: Collaboration, decision making, finding internal motivation to communicate.
5. Allow audience to explore TED site (including TED Talk library) to establish a connection to instruction. This will include a correlation to standards, skills, strategies, and content. (Applicable Modeled TED-based strategy: Open ended questioning and categorizing/defending information.)
6. Backwards design: showcase what a live TEDxYouth event looks like (pictures and video) and explain the goals of a TEDx event.
7. Walk through lesson plans (adjustable for all ages and content areas) to help participants tailor TED strategies to their own learning environments. (Modeled TED-based strategy: Planning, time management, sharing ideas.)
8. Share steps educators can take to build their own mock-TED or TEDx event as a result of TED-based instruction. (Modeled TED-based strategy: The redefined role of the writing process, crafting effective speeches, and student-directed event planning.)
9. Group reflection on TED tools share levels of integration: TED as a classroom resource, TED Ed club, TEDx event, speech writing process, or other individual ideas. (Modeled TED-based strategy: Self and team reflection)
10. Conclusion: Share resource website and support materials and allow for further communication and exploration regarding TED as an instructional approach to teaching and learning.