As an elementary educator who encourages student involvement in many aspects of the education system, not just in the classroom, I am incredibly excited about the independent TED event coming to Vancouver in September of this year. TEDxKids BC is scheduled for Saturday September 17th, 2011 in Vancouver and will showcase student achievement and celebrate empowerment of students in our education system. In a similar fashion to the larger and more prestigious TED Talks, TEDxKids BC showcases ordinary students and allows them a platform to share their experiences and inspire others to follow their dreams.
The organizers of TEDxKids BC are still looking for awe-inspiring kids who meet some of the following requirements:
- Someone who has created a project that has made other people take notice and say: “Wow — what an amazing thing to do!”
- Perhaps a kid who has helped others without thinking of him or herself — someone who just jumped in to lend a helping hand — and then perhaps the project grew and others liked the idea so much, that they too wanted to get involved.
- Or maybe a speaker has a talent that they would like to share. They could tell the audience about how they developed this talent — or the effect they see in others when they perform.