Last week I happened to come across this tweet.
This sounded interesting, so I took action, visited the website and reserved a ticket.
I meet teacher Andrew Bieronski at the door.
I was very impressed with the TEDx Youth event that Andrew and his class put together. The program featured a number of speakers well balanced with male/female and a variety of ages. In addition to the tradition voice based presentations, the speakers used different approaches to presenting including music, dance, video and poetry. I particularly enjoyed the slam dunk poetry session with a good message about bullying and a personal presentation about dealing with diabetes.
I was struck by one common element over the evening. All of the presenters were obviously passionate about what they were doing, and their topics of choice. All of the presenters were awesome in their own way, and had an important message to share out to a broader audience.
Congratulations to all presenters, and to the class who that took on the task of organizing the evening. I understand that a similar event may in the works for next year, so I will be watching for details!
Thanks for a great evening at Huron Heights Secondary School.