On March 14, Colorado Academy hosted the first TEDxDenverTeachers forum from 9:00 AM – 2:45 PM. At the event — which was videotaped and streamed live in its entirety — local and national educational leaders shared ideas and best practices on how to develop in students the 21st century capacities of critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, collaboration, communication, cultural competency and character. The event was attended by public and private school teachers and administrators, and was streamed live to teachers in Denver and across the country.
What is TEDxDenverTeachers?
TEDxDenverTeachers was created by the Colorado Academy, Denver Public Schools, and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools as a public-private collaboration to share innovative educational strategies and practices using the TEDx format.
Part of the collaboration’s goal is to create a network of like-minded educational innovators. Teachers and administrators eager to collaborate and share best practices and strategies that work in the classroom. Attendees at the TEDxDenverTeachers had time to get to know one-another, discuss the presentations, and share their own strategies and practices.
Information about the presenters and topics have been posted on this site, on Facebook under TEDxDenverTeachers and tweeted periodically at hashtag TEDxDenTeachers.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxDenverTeachers, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDenverTeachers event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.