Educators carry a huge responsibility. They’re expected to have the right words, the right ideas, the right inspiration — all at just the right time. And remarkably, they do. Every day.
Education and TED share an obvious alignment — both offer a healthy balance of empathy, inspiration and tough love. TED is a giant global classroom. It shows us what is possible and introduces us to the people behind the progress. Those people inspire us and then we, in turn, can inspire others.
TED enables us to watch the world change and grow like never before. We can see where the world is in need. And embrace what the world should celebrate. TEDxGrandRapids brings it home.
How better to get these lessons to all of our children than to share it with educators?
On May 10, Livestream for Education will give 1,000 local educators the opportunity to experience the TEDxGrandRapids program in real time. They’ll have the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas and figure out their own answers to the question, “What Now?”. And if they want to bring students, they can nominate up to 10 out-of-the-box thinkers who are in the 10th grade and older.
It’s our way of thanking those who helped us get where we are today– and to pass a gift of inspiration to the leaders of tomorrow.
Watch for applications to be available soon. We invite you to join us.