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ED Talks: Big Ideas about Educating the Whole Student

  Camille Napier Bernstein

Stay tuned for videos of each of the presenters at ED Talks: Big Ideas About Educating the Whole Student, which took place on August 5 at the MTA Summer Conference in Williamstown. Based on the TED Talks model, each speaker was given eight minutes to present their "ideas worth sharing."

Presenters included:

• 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.

• 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 Dan Callahan, instructional technology instructor in Burlington (@dancallahan), Maureen Devlin, Wayland teacher (@lookforsun),  Monica Poole, Bunker Hill Community College professor (@profpoole) and Tim Sheehan, Amherst teacher.

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

Below are links to two of the 2012 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.

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.