What's a TED Talk ?
TED is a nonprofit organization that's devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks of 18 or fewer minutes. 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. TED Talks was a three-part PBS series of one-hour television specials recorded at the Town Hall Theater in New York and features TED Talks from some of the world's greatest thinkers and doers. The programs also feature performances and short independent films. Hosted by author and comedian Baratunde Thurston, each program highlights speakers and films that focus on a different theme. MPT is proud to offer the following talk.
TED Talks: Education Revolution
Hosted by author, producer and comedian Baratunde Thurston and actor and singer Sara Ramirez, this TED Talk focuses on how education is changing to adapt to our new digital world. The program features talks from educator Sal Khan, who examines what the classroom might look like in the future and the impact of online teaching; Victor Rios, who takes a deep dive into the problems of the school-to-prison pipeline; and Principal Nadia Lopez, whose middle school is in the most dangerous borough in New York and where almost all her students live below the poverty line.
TED Talks: Education Revolution also addresses the issue of over-parenting with some revolutionary ideas from Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult, who believes chores and love are more important than a check-listed childhood. The program also features music from Meshell Ndegeocello and a performance piece from the legendary Anna Deavere Smith from her one-woman show, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education.
Maryland Public Television (MPT) celebrated TED Talks: Education Revolution with a series of community engagement activities through a voter encouragement campaign, town hall event and OVEE screening.
MPT's voter encouragement campaign:
During the Maryland State Fair (Thursday, August 25 to Monday, September 5, 2016) MPT hosted a TED Talks: Education Revolution display. At the display, we screened clips of TED Talks: Education Revolution as well as provided voter registration forms and information on all presidential candidates. We engaged with visitors about the importance of voting since it's one of the best ways to weigh in the future of education.
Town hall on education:
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the Maryland Institute College of Art we previewed sections of TED Talks: Education Revolution followed by panel discussion and group conversation on the current state of education and how it can move forward. The event was moderated by Karen Gibbs and featured a panel consisting of professionals in the education field.
Take a look at our Town hall event.
Maryland Public Television along with Detroit Public Television (DPTV) was able to host an an Online Video Engagement Experience (OVEE) screening of TED Talks: Education Revolution.
TED Talks: Education Revolution aired on Tuesday, September 13 at 10 pm on MPT-HD.
TED Talks: Education Revolution is a co-production of TED and ITVS in partnership with PBS and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It is presented as part of American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by CPB to help local communities across America keep more students on the path to graduation.