Eight speakers — educators, creative thinkers, students and adventurers — present their ideas worth spreading as they explore education and creativity in its myriad forms: from texting to canine therapy to the testing of physical limits.
TEDx LansingEd 2014, an independently organized TED event, took place Feb. 28, 2014, at the WKAR-TV studios on the campus of Michigan State University. Eight speakers — educators, creative thinkers, students and adventurers — presented their ideas worth spreading to audience members in the studio and via live webcast.
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Jeff Grabill, chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, presenting: "Texting is Good For Us: Or, Why We Write More Now Than at Any Time in Human History"
Greg Green, principal of Clintondale (Mich.) High School, presenting: "Taking a Big Flipping Risk to Improve Student Performance"
Rob Stephenson, 2010 National Teacher of the Year finalist, presenting: "STEM Education: Developing 21st Century Problem Solvers"
Dorinda Carter Andrews, associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, presenting: "The Consciousness Gap in Education: An Equity Imperative"
Sue Carter, trailblazer, adventurer, journalist, minister, presenting: "Things I Learned While Skiing to the North Pole"
Abigail Newton, MSU student, presenting: "If Happiness Were the National Currency …"
Jessica Baker, teacher and global citizen, presenting: "Teaching in Samoa: Good Grades vs. Good People"
Judy Winter, writer, advocate, presenting: "Schooled by a Dog: From Wounded Shelter Pooch to School Hero"
Lisa and Ed Smith (video unavailable)
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