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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
Join us for the kick-off event for TEDxSFED at the Hub SoMa.
Meet the organizers behind TEDxSFED, hear Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) present, find out about upcoming events, and connect with others interested in the future of education and learning.
TEDxSFED is an independently organized TEDx event that is dedicated to spreading ideas about education and innovation. TEDxSFED will take place on April 9, 2011. Prior to April 9, we will be hosting a series of smaller get-togethers like this one.
Light snacks and beverages will be available, and good company plentiful.
Dr. Milton Chen is senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), a non-profit operating foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area that utilizes its multimedia website, Edutopia.org, and documentary films to communicate a new vision for 21st Century schools. He has served as executive director of GLEF for 12 years and has been the founding director of the KQED Center for Education (PBS) in San Francisco, director of research at Sesame Workshop in New York, and an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. During 2007-08, was one of 35 Fulbright New Century Scholars conducting research on access and diversity issues in education . His book, Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools, based on his work at Edutopia, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2010.
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TEDxSFED is an independently organized TEDx event that focuses on rethinking the world of education. The the current theme for TEDxSFED is mashEDup: re-imagine education. The goal of the event will be to highlight new and different ways to approach learning in an effort to help change the status of today’s education system. TEDxSFED will showcase a mosaic of these new learning paradigms with speakers who are re-imagining education both in and out of the classroom.