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Katie R

North Bullitt High School

I am a big fan of TED talks. They are incredibly motivating and typically have a very powerful message. In the world of education, I don't think enough time is devoted to building teacher capacity. TED talks are a great way to share a message quickly and to get people talking about the topic at hand.


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Christopher B Community Guide

Downers Grove North High School

I am a total TED junkie, Katie. Love you brought this up. Do you have a story about a talk you have used for yourself and/or with others and how it impacted yours or others learning?

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Kip H Community Guide

Oldham County High School, ECET2; ECET2KY; Hope Street Group

Hi Katie, welcome to the RDC! I definitely agree with your thoughts about TED talks. They are important and can motivate and inspire. Have you participated in any PD or attended an event that used a TED talk for professional learning?

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Katie R

North Bullitt High School

Kip, I am currently finishing up my EdS and we use them all of the time to present to each other and as an instructional tool to get us talking about issues in education. I think they can be used very effectively in professional development. I truly enjoy them more when I have the opportunity to discuss what I have just seen. There is a great need for more use of TED talks or similar videos in professional learning.

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Amber C

Frontier Middle School

I am thinking Flipped PD...

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Katie R

North Bullitt High School

The most recent TED talk I watched was Ken Robinson on How to Escape Education's Death Valley. It was such a powerful message about how the education system today is not working. I think more than anything this got me thinking, how can we fix it? More importantly, what can I do to spread this message and empower others to help make this change. As educators we should always want what is best for our kiddos and in order to have that, we have to make changes.

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

I am with Chris - complete TED addict! TED talks often motivate my blog writing and my lesson planning. I'll be using the linked TED today! I have never used a talk for professional learning with colleagues. I wonder . . .

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Christopher B Community Guide

Downers Grove North High School

I love showing students the Ken Robinson talk on creativity in schools; it gets them fired up.

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Katie R

North Bullitt High School

Lisa, I really think you would enjoy using TED and then having a discussion with others centered around the topic. TED talks really get people thinking, and talking through that thinking is so empowering.

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

I use TED in both HS and undergrad classes with students. I need to think about how I might use more in my professional learning with colleagues. There is certainly no shortage of relevant talks.

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Hi Katie! I love your ideas around TED. Would you like to participate in a Google Hangout tomorrow at 7:30 to discuss TED and other videos that can inspire us as educators?

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Katie R

North Bullitt High School

Lisa, that would be great!

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Katie - Can we count on you tonight for the GHO?

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Ashley LS

North Oldham High School

I use TED talks constantly. In fact, I've created a couple of TED talk projects. I'd love to share them with anyone who's interested!

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Katie R

North Bullitt High School

I would love to see what you have created. Feel free to share them!

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Ashley LS

North Oldham High School

Any idea how to attach a file here? I only see options to include a link.

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Masa U Community Guide

Gates Foundation

Hey there Ashley! I'd LOVE to see your TED talk projects. What file format are they in?

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Ashley LS

North Oldham High School

I have Word documents for those projects. A colleague also created one as well that I'm sure she'd love to share.

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Yes! Please share Ashley. Would love to see what you are doing.

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Amber C

Frontier Middle School

Please share!

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Ashley - Can we count on you tonight for the GHO?

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Val B Community Guide

Seminole County

Hi! Lisa & Katie, are you all familiar with TED Ed? You can embed videos and then add questions/discussions. Very cool tool!

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Love it! TED Ed is amazing!

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Amber C

Frontier Middle School

I just brought this up as well. Love it.

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Amber C

Frontier Middle School

I just brought this up as well. Love it.

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Katie R

North Bullitt High School

Yes! I love TED Ed, such a great tool!! I really feel it should be utilized more when discussing professional development!

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Rosa I Community Guide

Lawndale Elementary School District

TED Talks Rock! I've recently used them with our district leadership team. The professional learning was so successful that our superintendent decided to borrow the video and will share with the entire district at our 2015 beginning of school year event. We'll have an epic professional learning opportunity for about 400 educators.

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Rosa - which video did you use? How did you process with your team?

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Rosa I Community Guide

Lawndale Elementary School District

The TED video is Drew Dudley's Everyday Leadership http://on.ted.com/Dudley I created a document that the group used after the video. I can email it to you if you'd like.

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Masa U Community Guide

Gates Foundation

Hey Rosa. I'd love to see the document - sounds like an awesome asset for guiding professional dialogue! Any way you can post it here as a google doc link?

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Masa U Community Guide

Gates Foundation

I'm a TED addict myself. If you had to curate the top 3 professional learning TED talks, which ones would make your list?

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Katie R

North Bullitt High School

Tope 3 is a tough call! I think it depends on what your focus is at the time. If I had to name three though, I would say Ken Robinson-How to escape education's Death Valley, Dan Meyer-Math class needs a makeover, and Jack Andraka- A promising test for pancreatic cancer, from a teenager. These three TED talks have made the most impact on me as an educator and I really enjoy sharing them with others.

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Amber C

Frontier Middle School

I also love TedEd as well. The lessons are high interest, and I love the way teachers can contribute to a collection. In a way, it is like a digital, collaborative portfolio.

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Todd B

Warren Woods Middle School

TED talks are great. I would challenge staff teams to collaborate and create their own TED talk so inspire and motivate each other. (It also works with students, so they can share their expertise in things that teachers might not have an knowledge.)

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Katie R

North Bullitt High School

Todd, that is a great idea! Have you had a lot of experience with teachers and students creating their own TED talks?

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Todd B

Warren Woods Middle School

I don't have tons of experience but have seen it done. I think that the TED model allows us all to explore our passions and have a voice in solving the problem. Allowing teachers and students to lead makes it more powerful than just watching someone else's vision.

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Hi Todd! I see you have an interest in TED. Would you like to participate in a Google Hangout tomorrow at 7:30 to discuss TED and other videos that can inspire us as educators?

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Todd B

Warren Woods Middle School

Lisa- I would love to do a GHO but tomorrow night I am coaching a baseball game for my 11 year old. Let me know if you schedule other hangouts.

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Todd - Can we count on you tonight for the GHO?

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Hey Todd! How about next Tuesday- June 16? I'll be in touch via email.

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