TED-Ed experiments with professional development

Last February, TED-Ed had the pleasure of hosting a small group of educators and Youtube stars at the annual TEDActive conference. The group engaged in a variety of activities together, one of which was a half-day brainstorm around how TED-Ed could potentially expand its platform to offer a professional development program in schools around the world. As an extension of the brainstorm, we invited a handful of the teachers to share their professional insights in the TED Talk format from the TEDActive stage. When the conference was over, we returned home with the delightful Talks below, along with pages and pages of great ideas on TED-Ed’s opportunity to support professional development in schools.

From John Gensic:

From Karen Mensing:

From Aaron Reedy:

From Mark Wilson:

From Kevin Shindel:

Have an idea of how TED-Ed could play a role in professional development systems around the world? Share it in the community section of TED-Ed!


  1. Judith Lichthart

    Both the talk about QR codes and the talk about doing science are very inspirational. I hope to see more of these kinds of videos in the near future. I couldn’t watch de first video, unfortunately, because the link doesn’t work.

  2. These talks are very inspirational

  3. Can you tell us more about this? I’d love to find out more details.

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