ED Talks: Big Ideas about Educating the Whole Student

Ed Talks LogoLocation: Paresky Auditorium, Paresky Center, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Date: Monday, August 5 2013
Time: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Reception to follow event

Eight speakers will offer their ideas about educating the whole student — mind, body and spirit —  at ED Talks: Big Ideas About Educating the Whole Student, on Monday, August 5, at the MTA Summer Conference at Williams College. Based on the TED Talks model, each speaker will be given six minutes to present "ideas worth sharing."

Presenters are:

• Camille Napier Bernstein, communications, creative writing and English teacher at Natick High School, who gives serious thought to media literacy and divergent thinking by day and gardening, cooking and her family by night.

• Chris Bruno, social studies teacher at Plymouth North High School.

• Becky Curran, advocate for little people and for all people with disabilities.

• Laura Beals D'Elia, elementary school librarian in Burlington, technology teacher, Edcamp organizer andstoryteller .

• Max Grinnell, writer, traveler, Massachusetts College of Art and Design professor and explorer.

• Christine Lucey-Meagher, high school art teacher in Worcester and illustrator.

• Michael O’Connor, fifth-grade teacher in Wayland who is good with tools.

• Deb Socia, principal on assignment at Boston Public Schools, executive director of a Boston-wide program promoting 21st century skills, long-term educator.

The ED Talks Planning Committee includes Maureen Devlin, Wayland teacher (@lookforsun),  Monica Poole, Bunker Hill Community College professor (@profpoole) and Tim Sheehan, Amherst teacher.

Each ED Talk will be filmed and posted on MTA’s YouTube site at youtube.com/massteacher

Below are links to two of last year's presenters, Falmouth third-grade teacher Suzy Brooks and Burlington K-15 instructional technology specialist Dan Callahan. View all of last year’s ED Talks at www.masstea.ch/edtalks.

Questions about ED Talks? Contact Sarah Nathan, MTA Communications, at 617-878-8306 or snathan@massteacher.org.

For more on the MTA Summer Conference, visit massteacher.org/summer. Follow the week’s events on MTA’s Twitter stream, @massteacher or with the hashtag, #mtasummer. Another way to keep up with happenings is with the new MTA Summer Conference mobile app. Download it at http://crowd.cc/mta2013 or search for “MTA Events” in your favorite app store.