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New Blog Posts

How does leerKRACHT get schools from good to great?

By Jutka Colson - Apr 16th, 2015

A school is as good as its teachers! This short sentence tells us in a nutshell what Stichting leerKRACHT and its founder, Jaap Versfelt, stand for. With passion, Jaap tells us his story on the TEDxAmsterdamED stage. But there is also a very solid, inspiring program behind this passion. From jointly designing lessons and celebrating successes, to inspiring teachers to take their new learned skills to the classroom and to pass them on to the most important participants in education, the students.

Sarah Woods - How change and fear intersect

By Coraline Reeder - Apr 3rd, 2015

"We need to talk about the mythologies we construct around who we are and what we do, and how they hold us back from the amazing things we can do in our lives and especially in the classroom." 

New Talks

Graham Brown-Martin

Learning (Re)Imagined

Learning (Re)Imagined: How the connected society is transforming learning. Graham is a huge believer in the fact that education will only change by getting more people involved.In this engaging and witty talk packed with images and quotes, Graham discusses his research in Learning (Re)imagined and some of his key conclusions around transformation and learning that include context, environment, engagement, technology and the future. Graham Brown-Martin is the founder of Learning Without Frontiers (LWF), a global think tank that brought together renowned educators, technologists and creatives to share provocative and challenging ideas about the future of learning. He left LWF in 2013 to pursue new programs and ideas to transform the way we learn, teach and live. Graham spent 2 years researching, travelling, writing and editing video to create the transmedia work, Learning {Re}imagined published by Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.

Lital Marom

Morse Code and the Future of Leadership

As we shift from a stable, linear economy to an innovative and dynamic one, we need a new definition of success, and a new approach to learning. Through examples of her own journey and her interesting, personal, and funny take on the business of hacking our world, Lital’s talk explains the idea behind a hacker mindset in developing new young leaders. Lital Marom is a digital visionary, entrepreneur and strategist leading a new approach to learning and social change. As the co-founder and CEO of Beyond, an innovative education and design studio, Lital explores the practice of leadership, self-organized learning, problem solving and design thinking. Her latest venture, The Academy of Tomorrow, is a leadership school that introduces youth to key aspects of leadership development and new ways of merging business practice, critical thinking and human centred design.

Dylan Hyman

What happens when Classrooms meet Higher Order Thinking

Dylan Hyman wants to inspire teachers and students to create their own world and practice the sort of thinking skills they will need to make their wildest dreams a reality. To achieve this, she incorporates activities that encourage higher-order thinking in the classroom and is a champion of bringing innovative “20% time” to schools. In this passionate and utterly convincing talk, Dylan helps us understand why asking kids questions like “what is the difference between a fishbowl and an apple tree?” can help them make better sense of the world around them. Dylan Hyman is a primary school teacher in Amsterdam’s new west district. Following a Master in Special Education Needs she began teaching a gifted students program in addition to her regular classroom teaching, and has since made it her mission to bring the skills learned in gifted education to all students. She is involved in various projects to encourage higher level thinking in schools and facilitates an online collaboration network of gifted education teachers in Amsterdam.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxAmsterdamED, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxAmsterdamED event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.