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TED Masterclass: TED's Idea Accelerator for Educators

Location: W196b

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Wednesday, June 27, 8:30–9:30 am
Location: W196b

Stephanie Ng   Logan Smalley  
What happens when educators share their best ideas with each other? TED Masterclass is an online course and platform designed to help educators share their best ideas in the form of TED-style talks. Join us for an interactive session that will help you discover and tell your best story.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Professional learning models
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Educators will have the opportunity to participate in a hands on workshop learning how to share their most innovative stories, lessons or ideas in the form of TED style talks. During this workshop, educators will identify and discuss the qualities of great ideas, generate a short, prioritized list of their talk ideas, and draft a through-line for a potential TED style talk.


TED will provide an overview of TED Masterclass and samples of the first four modules of the course. Each module consists of an animated video and activities. We will go through the first four modules with the attendees. This includes watching the animation, discussing with a partner (or their table) and jotting down notes and potential ideas.

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Stephanie Ng, TED Conferences
Logan Smalley, TED

Logan Smalley is the founding director of TED’s youth and education initiative, TED-Ed —an award-winning website, content format and program offering that serves millions of teachers and students every day.

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