Todays connected learners need connected school and system leaders. Further to the presentation prepared for TEDxKitchenerED about the work that is/needs to be done in the area of personally owned, self directed learning opportunities for school/school board leaders to build awareness and capacity in this area, Donna & I are pleased to announce that the official TEDx video is now online.
Today I attended the WRDSB Business Services professional development session. Part of the morning focused on the importance of nurturing a growth mindset. Some excellent points on this topic were made in this Ted Talk. Pause and take time to watch this 11 minute video: The Power of Belief – Mindset and Success by Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattanBeach.
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!