Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Introducing the TED Ed Clubs program

My vision to create learning a joy and making education more relevant and well paced with the fast changing times lead me to become a TED Ed Clubs facilitator. I would like to give a brief introduction on the TED Ed Clubs program.

TED Ed Clubs is a program started by a non - profit organisation based in New York, USA. It is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short powerful talks, famously known as TED talks. TED stands for technology, entertainment and design. It started as a conference and got converted into an annual event in Monterery, California in 1990.

TED passionately believes that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. With this philosophy in mind and the intention of supporting teachers and sparking curiosity of learners, TED Ed was launched in 2012. TED Ed is TED's youth and education initiative. TED Ed is an award winning platform that supports learning, It has produced a growing library of educational animated videos. It has provided an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons and to help curious students around the world to bring TED to their school through TED Ed Clubs.

TED Ed Clubs is a program that supports students in discovering, exploring and presenting their idea in the form short TED - style talk. This program was started in 2014. There are over 3500 clubs in the world. Last year, the Italian government made it a part of their official curriculum as an optional subject.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, my name is Dhruv Khandelwal, and I found this post to be incredibly useful. However, I still have some queries in regrds to Ted-Ed, and was wondering if there was any way to get in touch with you. Thanks.