TED-Ed Student Talks

Create TED-Ed Student Talks in your community


TED-Ed’s Student Talk program supports students in developing 21st century presentation skills — while celebrating creative ideas and amplifying youth voices around the world. Below are three reasons to bring TED-Ed to your organization or school:

Students learn to give a TED-style talk.

Students will discover and explore great ideas with peers in their community and around the world. As students prepare their short, TED style Talks, they’ll develop skills in speaking and listening, researching and supporting their ideas, and giving and receiving feedback, just to name a few! From the power of music to dealing with depression, these ideas are important develop and discuss among members of all ages. Click here to watch TED-Ed Student Talks. »

Students connect with other students around the world.

Your students will have access to join tens of thousands of students in 100+ countries. Among members, some of the same topics are coming up and being talked about. Through Connect Calls, students can exchange cultural traditions, new recommendations for music, video games and graphic novels, and most importantly have fun! Click here to read about  connecting with the TED-Ed community. »

Students can apply to attend a TED-Ed Weekend event.

TED-Ed Weekend focuses on exploring students big ideas from the official TED stage in New York City and bringing together students from around the world. This event allows you and your students to represent your school proudly while being surrounded by other TED-Ed members! Interactive breaks empower students to discuss student talks, envision new scenarios for the future, and think through how they contribute to its creation. Click here to learn more about TED-Ed Weekends. »

If these three reasons interest you in bringing TED-Ed’s Student Talk Program to your school, click here to apply. » We can’t wait for more students from around the world to join us!

Want to learn more? the TED-Ed Student Talks information packet.


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