Feb 20, 2019

TEDxWenatcheeED  shiftED will feature a diverse lineup of speakers  which includes a modern-day inspiration story, a youth choir performance, and a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, all exploring the topic “shiftED”.

Designed to showcase the ideas and talents of those who see a need for a shift in education, TEDxWenatcheeED will host over a dozen engaging short presentations. Presenters were chosen from a large pool of applicants.  “The proposal response was overwhelming,” said organizer Sara Rolfs. “Presenters range from a classroom teacher to an ecologist to a national figure in the education reform sector. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the line-up.”

Several personalities involved in education reform on the national level will be in the house, including Andrew Coy, Executive Director of Digital Harbor and former advisor to the Obama administration; Bing Howell, who has been transforming education in New York, Louisiana and currently in Seattle; and Lihi Rosenthal will be speaking about  ​Unconditional Education​ – focusing on inclusiveness and equity.

Several local visionaries will take the stage. Highlights include Dr. Sara Martinez who will talk about creating synergistic environments, Dr. Sue Kane on connecting students and their communities, and Stage Kids will be performing for some entertainment.

Featured Speakers:

  • Eric Bolz, Early Childhood Education
  • Lihi Rosenthal, Unconditional Education
  • Sara Martinez, How Strong Leaders Unleash Potential
  • Sue Kane, Can I Get a Connection
  • Bing Howell, Education is the Civil Rights Issue of our Time
  • Stacy Luckensmeyer, What Problems Do You Want to Solve?
  • Jonathan Baker, Keeping ART in education
  • Kirstin Cook, ​STEM needs muddy boots, not just white lab coats
  • Michael Werner, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
  • Karla Soto Mullins, Alternative Education Saved Me
  • Arlando Lara, The Fragmenting of our Children 
  • Dirk Horton, Visualizing Math
  • Isabel Salas, teen suicide
  • Cara Hackenmiller, Empathy
  • Amy Kerker, Youth Choir Performance
  • Ted Scanlon, Performance of an Original Song
  • Stage Kids
  • Lisa Bradshaw, mentors, guides and other informal educators
  • Andrew Coy, Meeting students where they are

North Central Regional Library will be hosting several live streaming events at branches:  Grant County: Quincy Public Library, Ephrata Public Library, Moses Lake Public Library, Chelan County: Chelan Public Library, Wenatchee Public Library,  Okanogan County Tonasket Public Library, Okanogan Public Library, Twisp Public Library.

DATE: Feb 20, 2019. LOCATION: Grove Theatre, Wenatchee Valley Collage campus. Or at one of the library screening locations. CONTACT: Sara Rolfs, co organizer, 509.679.2043, tedxwenatcheevalley@gmail.cm Jessica Lara, co organizer, 509-699-1773, tedxwenatcheevalley@gmai​l.com INFO: http://www.tedxwenatcheevalley.org/.