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What is TED?
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
What is TEDx?
A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all have features in common.
What is TEDx ClarkstonEd?
TEDX ClarkstonEd is an independently organized TED event, organized almost entirely by a group of 15 Junior and Senior students who attend Clarkston High School in conjunction with members of the teaching and administrative staff. In 2014, a group of CHS students came together and called themselves The Thinking Project. They organized the first TEDx event at Clarkston, called TEDXYouth@Clarkston. This was the name of the event up until last year. This year, the event has a broader name, a bigger focus, and the potential to create waves of positive change in education both locally and throughout the entire state of Michigan.
As the name implies, the focus of this year’s event is on education. With a list of speakers that will include people involved with education in a number of different ways, from high-school students to educators and administrators from high schools and post-secondary institutions from all across the state of Michigan, there will be an abundance of unique viewpoints taking the stage. In the spirit of TED, each speaker will bring forth their own powerful ideas in the form of a short, 12-18 minute talk. The focus of each talk will be on what good is taking place in education and how education is moving toward a positive future. These talks will focus on solutions, not problems- and hopefully perpetuate a narrative of Michigan schools that truly reflects the caring and dedication of all those involved. At some point during the day, the speakers will be involved in short Question-and-Answer breakout sessions. This will give event attendees an opportunity to pick the brains of the presenters and perhaps see how the idea of the presenter fits into the specific situation of the attendee. This is a rare TED opportunity that we feel will help solidify the presenter’s ideas into action for many.
If you or someone you know would like to get involved with this event in any way (i.e. speaker, attendee, or sponsor) please email us at TEDxClarkstonEd@gmail.com
About TEDxClarkston ED
TEDx Clarkston Ed is an independently organized TED event, organized almost entirely by a group of 15 Junior and Senior students who attend Clarkston High School in conjunction with members of the teaching and administrative staff.
As the name implies, the focus of this year’s event is on education. With a list of speakers that will include people involved with education in a number of different ways, from high-school students to educators and administrators from high schools and post-secondary institutions from all across the state of Michigan, there will be an abundance of unique viewpoints taking the stage.
What Is our Goal?
Tedx Clarkston ED's goal is to share the new, education advancements within Michigan with our community. We are looking for superintendents, teachers, and students around Michigan to come and speak at our event.
If you are interested in speaking in our event please click on our speaker application tab above.
Luke Wilcox- is a math teacher and teacher leader based out of West Michigan. He teaches at the #1 most diverse high school in the state, which has recently made the extraordinary transition from being a priority school to four years later being recognized as an Academic State Champion for high schools with below average incomes. Luke’s teaching has been recognized with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) and is currently serving as the 2017-2018 Michigan Teacher of the Year.
Rick Joseph, NBCT, has taught 5/6 grade at Covington School in the Birmingham Public Schools since 2003. He previously served as a bilingual educator and trainer for nine years in the Chicago Public Schools. Rick was thrilled to serve teachers and students as the Michigan Teacher of the Year 2016.
Ali Hamka first began his professional career in the vast world of commercial real-estate development and entrepreneurial ventures. After teaching children at the Islamic Center of America on the weekends, he quickly discovered his passion for working with kids. He pursued his degree in education and has been an educator and administrator at the secondary level for the past 14 years. Hamka began his teaching career in Rochester, where he taught economics and world religions at Stoney Creek High School and then later became an assistant principal at Hart Middle School. Currently, he is an assistant principal at Seaholm high school in the Birmingham School District. His role allows him to engage the entire learning community with best instructional practices, while maintaining a positive and sustainable learning environment for all students and staff. He continuously advocates for the best interests of his students and families. Ali completed a B.S. in Education from Wayne State University, and completed an M.A in Educational Leadership also from Wayne State University.
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Dr. Jay Marks- Received his Ph.D from Wayne State in Curriculum and Instruction. Also, as a graduate student he studied at Oxford University. He is highly sought after for his work in social justice, Closing the Achievement Gap, Student Engagement, Differentiated Instruction, and Urban Education. Dr. Marks created mentorship programs throughout the metropolitan Detroit area.
Eldon Pearson is 17 years old and currently a senior at Lake Orion High School. Next year, I have intentions to extend my education into the Cellular and Molecular
Biology major at either the University of California San Diego or San Diego State University. I have aspirations to attend med school after graduation to become a pediatric anesthesiologist. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and have always had a passion for the allocation and distribution of knowledge, ideas, and opinions as I feel they lay the infrastructure for new ways of life and set the foundation for change and action. Politics and education have always been two areas of engrossment for me, and I always strive to become more and more versed on current global issues on hand.
For the past 5 years, Evan Hall has been working as a student voice advocate within
his community and home state of Michigan. He is working alongside a countless number of educators to gain insight to the complex field of education. While this is going on, Evan dedicates his time to conducting research with students to better understand how schools can be more innovative. Evan enjoys to play his bassoon, and loves cycling around his hometown. He wishes to follow a path in medicine or spend his time as an elementary school teacher, working his way up to an education researcher. Evan Hall is a voice for his fellow peers, and strives everyday to make sure their education is valuable.