In January 2013, TED-Ed launched TED-Ed Clubs — a flexible, school-based program that supports students in discussing, pursuing and presenting their big ideas in the form of short TED-style talks. By participating in a TED-Ed Club, students further develop presentation and public speaking skills so that their ideas can be more easily seen, understood, shared and acted upon. Over the course of the first semester, thousands of students from schools all over the world delivered thought-provoking presentations, connected globally with other enthusiastic TED-Ed Clubs and attended a bevy of specially curated online TED-Ed Club Workshops on topics ranging from animation to presentation.
Are you interested in getting involved? Here’s a step-by-step guide for starting a TED-Ed Club at your local school or community organization.
Watch this short video about starting a TED-Ed Club. If you’re interested, share it with friends, students and teachers that might help you start a club.
Tell us why you’re excited to start a TED-Ed Club by completing this application.
Talk to TED-Ed. After your application has been processed, you’ll receive additional information and a request to join a video call. On the call, you’ll have a chance to meet other potential facilitators, ask questions and share the ideas you have for starting your own TED-Ed Club.
Read TED-Ed Club materials. Once approved as a new facilitator, you’ll gain access to a set of materials that will help you run a fun and exciting TED-Ed Club. Perhaps the most helpful resource you’ll find is the TED-Ed Facilitator’s Guidebook.
The book outlines thirteen suggested meetings, each designed to prepare your club members for delivering their first TED-style talk. Facilitators can also access thirteen special TED-Ed Lessons (one for each suggested meeting) that can be used as conversation starters or ice breakers at the beginning of any meeting.
Meet! Host your first meeting, and make sure to keep TED-Ed updated so that your club can be featured on the TED-Ed Blog! We love featuring stories and final presentations happening in TED-Ed Clubs throughout the world.
Have a question about TED-Ed Clubs? Check the FAQ or send an email to TEDEdClubs@ted.com.