EDWARDSVILLE – Main Street Community Center will host Steve Oertle, the Roxana School District’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, for a TED talk presentation Thursday, Nov. 13.
TED talks are a free online form of education. These lectures range in length from 10 to 25 minutes and can be found on a vast array of topics ranging from science to anxiety reduction and are available at www.TED.com.
After watching the video “How Schools Kill Creativity,” Oertle plans to focus on several of the key topics that are touched on in the video (divergent thinking, standardization, and student engagement). The overarching theme will be on the changing paradigm in education and how educators and students are affected. More importantly, the focus will be on what people can do about it.
The majority of the discussion will focus on research. John Hattie’s work “Visible Learning” will serve as the source for the answers.
The Community Center is interested in starting a monthly TED club where TED Talks will be shown, followed by a discussion. Suggestions of future topics will be accepted and appreciated. TEDucation programs are presented through a partnership between the Center, SIUE Office of Education and Lewis and Clark Community College. For information, contact the Community Center at (618) 656-0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.