speakers

Who’ll be on stage at TEDxCharlotteED? 

You’ll hear stories from community leaders, educators, students, and volunteers, all of whom share a passion for learning and sharing.
Be sure to check out our TEDxTalks from 2012’s event – Partnerships In Education.

 

Henry Rock

Henry Rock
Executive Director, City Startup Labs
Creating A New Class Of Entrepreneurs

Fast track entrepreneurship training can be a potent remedy to chronic unemployment in inner-city America. City Startup Labs is piloting an academy, to teach young black men in Charlotte, how to start and operate small businesses, using accelerated, boot-camp style instruction.
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Charlotte Latin Girls Engineering and Tom Dubick

Charlotte Latin Girls Engineering and Tom Dubick
Students / STEM Educator, Charlotte Latin School
How Girls Should Serve Raspberry Pi
Imagine a classroom as a sandbox in which middle school girls can play with ideas and be creative. Does that sound like an engineering course? It is at Charlotte Latin School, where students are using the affordable Raspberry Pi open-source computer to explore programming, design, and technology concepts without fear of damaging expensive equipment.
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Deborah E Brown

Deborah E. Brown
English Teacher, Garinger High School
Writing on Purpose
Can a simple writing assignment teach more than academic skills? A 9th grade English I class at Garinger High and a 10th grade English II class at Charlotte Country Day engaged in a Pen Pal project are learning the answer is a resounding “”Yes!””
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Dawn_Peebles

Dawn Peebles
Executive Director / Owner, Providence Preparatory School
Why Not The Best For Our Children?

A growing body of scientific evidence clearly shows the impact that environment and early education have on the brain development of young children.  We know what works.  The challenge is whether we are willing to do whatever it takes to create the best environment we can for our children or if we will simply accept “”minimum standards.”
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 Cheryl Turner

Cheryl Turner
School Director / CEO, Sugar Creek Charter School
What Are We Trying to Accomplish?
The premise that kids from generational poverty cannot learn is actually an excuse.  And it’s not good enough.  Taking a student-centered approach, the educators at Sugar Creek Charter have redefined their school around their students’ needs in order to help them learn the skills to be successful inside and outside the classroom.
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Mark Moore

Mark Moore
Founder / CEO, MANA Nutrition
A Fire In Their Bellies
Sure we all teach for the sake of passing along information… but Google is almost always better at it than we humans. However, when we humans teach other humans we do much more than pass on information, we also inspire and equip them to act.  The crazy story of a rolling classroom called the MANAbago highlights how the act of learning can spark people’s imagination, resilience, and actions.
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Chef Ron Ahlert

Chef Ron Ahlert
Executive Director, Community Culinary School of CharlotteEncore Catering
An Encore In The Kitchen

Community Culinary School of Charlotte (CSCC) combines culinary training, job readiness skills, and counseling to help adults find success in work and in life.  This education provides a second chance while having
a positive economic impact on the city.
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Amy Hawn Nelson

Amy Hawn Nelson
Director, UNC -Charlotte Urban Institute, Institute for Social Capital
We Know What Works, So Why Aren’t We Doing It?
When it comes to transforming our schools, we’re not lacking for solutions. We actually know what works and what we should be doing. To be successful, however, we need to overcome some non-obvious barriers to how we gather data and insights that inform our policy decisions.
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 Clifton B Vann IV

Clifton B. Vann, IV
President, Livingston & Haven
Have We Quit Dreaming?
In an era of global competition and ever-growing complexity, innovation and education are critical to success.  But just as important is our ability and willingness to dream big, as citizens, as business people, as educators, as parents, and as students.
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