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TED Masterclass: TED's Idea Accelerator for Educators

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Tuesday, June 25, 10:45–11:45 am
Location: Ballroom A: Level 3 (access from escalators in Registration area in Grand Hall on Level 2)

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.

Evaluate this session

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Tablet: iOS, Windows
Focus: Professional learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • 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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