What: TEDxSFED Kick-off
When: Wednesday January 19, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Hub SoMa (901 Mission St. Suite 105)
More info: http://tedxsfed.org
SOMArts has joined foces with the organizers of TEDxSFED to showcase a mosaic of learning paradigms with speakers who are re-imagining education both in and out of the classroom. With the theme, mashEDup: re-imagine education, TEDxSFED will bring together thought leaders and grassroots educators and organizers at SOMArts on Saturday, April 9 to highlight new and different ways to approach learning in an effort to help change the status of today’s education system.
If you are interested in the future of education, you can join the leaders of TEDxSFED Wednesday, January 19 at Hub SoMa for their kick-off event.
During the event you will be able to hear Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) present, meet the organizers behind TEDxSFED, find out about upcoming events, and connect with others interested in the future of education and learning.
Dr. Milton Chen is senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), a non-profit operating foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area that utilizes its multimedia website, Edutopia.org, and documentary films to communicate a new vision for 21st Century schools. He has served as executive director of GLEF for 12 years and has been the founding director of the KQED Center for Education (PBS) in San Francisco, director of research at Sesame Workshop in New York, and an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. During 2007-08, was one of 35 Fulbright New Century Scholars conducting research on access and diversity issues in education . His book, Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools, based on his work at Edutopia, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2010.