NYED
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Theme: Inside-Outside

This event occurred on
April 27, 2013
10:00am - 5:00pm (UTC -4hrs)
Brooklyn, NY
United States

TEDxNYED is a New York City-based TEDx event focused on education. The theme of this year’s TEDxNYED is Inside-Outside, a discussion about education from both inside and outside schools and classrooms. This year, TEDxNYED will take place at Brooklyn Technical High School on April 27, 2013.

Brooklyn Technical High School
29 Fort Greene Place
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
United States
Event type:
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Ahmed Abdelqader

Ahmed Abdelqader and Jason Nadboy are both seniors at Brooklyn Technical High School. As students, they take part in Brooklyn Tech’s rigorous and enriching Mathematics Major. As teachers, Ahmed and Jason bring creative and dynamic lessons to middle schools in New York City. What first began as a humble math lesson at Mark Twain Intermediate School in Coney Island grew to become a mathematics enrichment program called “MathMatters!” Through MathMatters!, Ahmed and Jason have grown into passionate educators both inside and outside of their classroom. The students they teach become accustomed to what mathematics really is: a beautiful expression and application of critical thinking, imagination, and creativity! As the program expanded to multiple middle schools throughout New York City, Ahmed and Jason recruited other seniors and juniors at Brooklyn Tech to take part, and as Ahmed and Jason graduate Brooklyn Tech and move on to college, the MathMatters! program will continue at Tech with guidance of the two co-founders.

Jason Nadboy

Ahmed Abdelqader and Jason Nadboy are both seniors at Brooklyn Technical High School. As students, they take part in Brooklyn Tech’s rigorous and enriching Mathematics Major. As teachers, Ahmed and Jason bring creative and dynamic lessons to middle schools in New York City. What first began as a humble math lesson at Mark Twain Intermediate School in Coney Island grew to become a mathematics enrichment program called “MathMatters!” Through MathMatters!, Ahmed and Jason have grown into passionate educators both inside and outside of their classroom. The students they teach become accustomed to what mathematics really is: a beautiful expression and application of critical thinking, imagination, and creativity! As the program expanded to multiple middle schools throughout New York City, Ahmed and Jason recruited other seniors and juniors at Brooklyn Tech to take part, and as Ahmed and Jason graduate Brooklyn Tech and move on to college, the MathMatters! program will continue at Tech with guidance of the two co-founders.

Jen Messier

In 2010, Jen Messier co-founded the Brooklyn Brainery as a way to keep learning new things without going broke. Today the Brainery’s a community classroom aimed at introducing people to new skills and hobbies, with topics dreamed up by our students and teachers drawn from all around NYC. In the past three years, Jen’s organized classes for more than 15,000 students on everything from astronomy to zombie makeup. She’s managed to turn her addiction to learning into a full-time job, and has absorbed plenty of random facts along the way. Jonathan Soma is a Brooklyn-based educator and technologist. In 2010 he co-founded the Brooklyn Brainery[http://brooklynbrainery.com], a recreational school where everyone from hobbyists to PhD’s can share their passions. Since then the Brainery has hosted over a thousand classes on topics ranging from space travel to bedbugs. A devoted dabbler, he’s taught on everything from cryptography to the Loch Ness Monster. Soma also covers food culture and the culinary sciences with the monthly series Masters of Social Gastronomy[http://hellomsg.tumblr.com ]. He can be found plastering Twitter with pictures of grilled cheese at @dangerscarf.

Jonathan Soma

In 2010, Jen Messier co-founded the Brooklyn Brainery as a way to keep learning new things without going broke. Today the Brainery’s a community classroom aimed at introducing people to new skills and hobbies, with topics dreamed up by our students and teachers drawn from all around NYC. In the past three years, Jen’s organized classes for more than 15,000 students on everything from astronomy to zombie makeup. She’s managed to turn her addiction to learning into a full-time job, and has absorbed plenty of random facts along the way. Jonathan Soma is a Brooklyn-based educator and technologist. In 2010 he co-founded the Brooklyn Brainery[http://brooklynbrainery.com], a recreational school where everyone from hobbyists to PhD’s can share their passions. Since then the Brainery has hosted over a thousand classes on topics ranging from space travel to bedbugs. A devoted dabbler, he’s taught on everything from cryptography to the Loch Ness Monster. Soma also covers food culture and the culinary sciences with the monthly series Masters of Social Gastronomy[http://hellomsg.tumblr.com ]. He can be found plastering Twitter with pictures of grilled cheese at @dangerscarf.

Justin Lanier

Justin Lanier does math with middle and high schoolers at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. He believes strongly in connecting people with the wide and rich world of mathematics and conveying how it is a creative, personal, and social endeavor. Over the course of his eight years of classroom teaching, Justin has been involved with PROMYS for Teachers and the New York Math Circle. Justin co-authors Math Munch, a weekly digest of mathematical resources on the internet that’s written with middle schoolers in mind. He blogs about his teaching at ichoosemath.com and tweets from @j_lanier. Paul Salomon is a mathematician and teacher working at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. Since completing a masters degree in Pure Mathematics from Hunter College, Paul has focused on mathematical art at Saint Ann’s, as well as his own math art. Paul coauthors Math Munch: a weekly digest of the mathematical internet, and shares his work at lostinrecursion.wordpress.com. Anna Weltman teaches math to 3rd through 12th graders at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn. Anna loves to explore math with her students through problem-posing, art, and writing, studying everything from patterns in multiplication to topology. Since beginning to teach math in Brooklyn, Anna has also worked with the Museum of Mathematics and co-authors the blog Math Munch, a weekly digest of mathematical news, resources, and games aimed at middle school math students. Anna also blogs about her teaching at recipesforpi.wordpress.com and tweets from @AnnaWeltman.

Paul Salomon

Justin Lanier does math with middle and high schoolers at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. He believes strongly in connecting people with the wide and rich world of mathematics and conveying how it is a creative, personal, and social endeavor. Over the course of his eight years of classroom teaching, Justin has been involved with PROMYS for Teachers and the New York Math Circle. Justin co-authors Math Munch, a weekly digest of mathematical resources on the internet that’s written with middle schoolers in mind. He blogs about his teaching at ichoosemath.com and tweets from @j_lanier. Paul Salomon is a mathematician and teacher working at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. Since completing a masters degree in Pure Mathematics from Hunter College, Paul has focused on mathematical art at Saint Ann’s, as well as his own math art. Paul coauthors Math Munch: a weekly digest of the mathematical internet, and shares his work at lostinrecursion.wordpress.com. Anna Weltman teaches math to 3rd through 12th graders at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn. Anna loves to explore math with her students through problem-posing, art, and writing, studying everything from patterns in multiplication to topology. Since beginning to teach math in Brooklyn, Anna has also worked with the Museum of Mathematics and co-authors the blog Math Munch, a weekly digest of mathematical news, resources, and games aimed at middle school math students. Anna also blogs about her teaching at recipesforpi.wordpress.com and tweets from @AnnaWeltman.

Anna Weltman

Justin Lanier does math with middle and high schoolers at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. He believes strongly in connecting people with the wide and rich world of mathematics and conveying how it is a creative, personal, and social endeavor. Over the course of his eight years of classroom teaching, Justin has been involved with PROMYS for Teachers and the New York Math Circle. Justin co-authors Math Munch, a weekly digest of mathematical resources on the internet that’s written with middle schoolers in mind. He blogs about his teaching at ichoosemath.com and tweets from @j_lanier. Paul Salomon is a mathematician and teacher working at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. Since completing a masters degree in Pure Mathematics from Hunter College, Paul has focused on mathematical art at Saint Ann’s, as well as his own math art. Paul coauthors Math Munch: a weekly digest of the mathematical internet, and shares his work at lostinrecursion.wordpress.com. Anna Weltman teaches math to 3rd through 12th graders at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn. Anna loves to explore math with her students through problem-posing, art, and writing, studying everything from patterns in multiplication to topology. Since beginning to teach math in Brooklyn, Anna has also worked with the Museum of Mathematics and co-authors the blog Math Munch, a weekly digest of mathematical news, resources, and games aimed at middle school math students. Anna also blogs about her teaching at recipesforpi.wordpress.com and tweets from @AnnaWeltman.

Patrick Honner

Patrick Honner is an award-winning mathematics teacher who has been working in New York City public schools for the past 10 years. Patrick spoke at TEDxNYED 2012 on bringing creativity into the math classroom, and he is proud to be hosting TEDxNYED 2013 at Brooklyn Technical High School, where he has the pleasure of exploring mathematics with inquisitive, creative, and open-minded students every day of the week. Patrick is a two-time recipient of Math for America’s Master Teacher fellowship, a Sloan award winner, and recently was named runner-up for the inaugural Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching presented by the Museum of Mathematics. Patrick is active in digital mathematics and teaching communities on Twitter and Google+, is a regular contributor to the New York Times Learning Network, serves as an editor of MathBlogging.org, and regularly shares his love of mathematics through writing, art, and photography at MrHonner.com.

Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff, digital literacy advocate for Codecademy.com, is a media theorist and the author of a dozen best-selling books on technology and society including the recently published Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. He won the Marshall MacLuhan Award for his book Coercion: Why We Listen to What They Say, as well as the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity. His other books include Media Virus, Life Inc, and Program or Be Programmed, and his PBS Frontline documentaries include Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation.

Sabrina Stevens

Sabrina Stevens is a teacher-turned-writer and education advocate based in Washington, DC. An alumna of Swarthmore College, she originally intended to spend her career as a public school teacher. After a dramatic and eye-opening experience teaching in a so-called ‘failing’ school in Denver, Stevens left the classroom to speak out against the abuses of the movement to privatize public education, and to empower other public school students, teachers, families and communities, especially those in low-income communities to do the same. Recognizing the destructive effects of education policies driven by special interest groups unconnected to public school communities, she has dedicated herself to ensuring that the interests, needs and aspirations of real public school stakeholders are represented honestly in the education reform debate. She currently leads the Voices from the Classroom project at the American Federation of Teachers, an expansion of her earlier work as an education blogger and organizer.

Maurya Couvares

Maurya Couvares is the Co-Founder of ScriptEd, Inc., a nonprofit that brings computer programming instruction to schools in low income communities and teaches students the skills necessary to pursue careers in technology. Maurya started her career as a middle school teacher in Philadelphia, and then moved to New York City to coordinate Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s partnership with Washington Irving High School. Now, she is the Firm’s Pro Bono Coordinator. Maurya is a Huffington Post/IGNITEgood Millennial Impact Challenge winner and was selected as an American Express Emerging Innovator. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Boston College and spent a year as a visiting student at Oxford University (Mansfield College). Maurya also completed coursework in Urban Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

Reshan Richards

Reshan Richards is an educator, researcher, and app designer. His 12+ years of experience in schools as math teacher and technology integrator intersected with his research on screencasting and formative assessment to inspire the creation of Explain Everything for iPad. His lifelong goal is to uncover how emerging technologies can be used to capture and mediate discourse that data-driven approaches are not capable of measuring. Reshan is the Director of Educational Technology at an independent PK-12 school in NJ and a doctoral researcher at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is the founder of Constructivist Toolkit, LLC, a company that started as a blog but now is responsible for a variety of Ed Tech projects including Explain Everything. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a card-carrying member of Mensa. Reshan has his Ed.M from Harvard University in Learning and Teaching and his B.A. in Music from Columbia.

Kristen Swanson

Kristen started her education career as a third grade teacher where she began exploring the power of instructional technology and asynchronous learning. She has served in a variety of roles over the past decade, including a regional instructional consultant and a technology director for leading school district in Pennsylvania. Kristen recently earned her doctoral degree from Widener University, and her research preferences include asynchronous learning environments and the effects of transactional distances on learning. Kristen is a founder of the Edcamp movement, and she serves on the board of the Edcamp Foundation. She is also a Google Certified Teacher, a Keystones Technology Integrator, and an author. She recently published Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator’s Guide to User Generated Learning. Her work has also been published in several academic journals, including Literacy Learning: The Middle Years and The Journal for Reading, Writing, and Literacy. Kristen is now a curriculum designer for Dr. Grant Wiggins and Authentic Education as well as an online adjunct professor for DeSales Univeristy in their instructional technology program.

Don Buckley

Don Buckley has transformed learning spaces so they work for teachers and students and not just architects, he has transformed textbooks so that they work for students and teachers and not
just publishers, and transformed new media resources so that
they work for students and teachers and not just programmers.
He has advanced degrees from leading European universities, is a former industrial chemist, published photographer, and consultant to MOMA. As well as teaching a graduate course at Columbia Teacher’s College in Educational Technology and directing the Technology and Innovation at The School, he is an author for Pearson’s Interactive Science Program (a K-8 Science series for 21st century schools). Most recently Don has just co-founded Tools at Schools with design partner aruliden, who’s mission is to make design thinking our everyday. Don is passionate about Travel, Architecture, Design, Change, The Future and Innovation. He is a scientist, technologist, educator, author, traveler, design thinker, innovator and dual citizen of Ireland and the United States.

Stephanie Rivera

Stephanie Rivera is a 21-year-old future teacher, educational justice activist, and junior at Rutgers University. Rivera tutors at a prison, mentors at a local urban high school, and helps lead her university’s Future Teachers Association. Rivera also runs her own blog, “Teacher Under Construction,” which has been recognized worldwide and by prominent activists in education such as Diane Ravitch. She is currently the youngest candidate to run for her community’s Board of Education, and is a co-founder for Students United for Public Education. Rivera has recently been accepted to Rutgers Graduate School of Education, where she will be work towards earning her teaching certification to pursue her dream of teaching at a high school in an Urban district. You can follow her on Twitter at @stephrrivera.

Audrey Watters

Audrey Watters is a writer who’s worked in the education field for the past 15 years: as a graduate student, college instructor, and program manager for an ed-tech non-profit. Although two chapters into her Comparative Literature dissertation, Audrey decided to abandon academia, and she now happily fulfills the one job recommended by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Edutopia, MindShift, Fast Company, Inside Higher Ed, The School Library Journal, O’Reilly Radar, ReadWriteWeb, Campus Technology, and The Huffington Post, in addition to her own blog Hack Education.

Trung Le

Trung Le is a pioneer of Cannon Design’s education practice and has an incessant energy and passion exploring the intersection between design and learning. Le is widely recognized as an advocate for incorporating multiple intelligences and learning styles in the design of learning environments. As the lead designer for Cannon Design’s education group, he creates spaces that encourage student inquiry and imagination and offer students a sense of what it means to be a part of a global community. Le’s work has yielded awards from the Chicago, Illinois and national chapters of the American Institute of Architects during his 20 plus years at Cannon Design. His recent collaboration with Bruce Mau resulted in the publication The Third Teacher, a cabinet of wonders on how design can transform the ecology of learning. Le also leads The Third Teacher +, an education design consultancy within the ideas-based practice of Cannon Design that helps learning communities better serve 21st century learners. With an eye on the future of learning, the multidisciplinary team collaborates with these learning communities to formulate systemic strategies for pedagogical, curricular, and environmental change.

Gary Stager

Some people think outside of the box. Gary is unaware of the box’s existence.” - Futurist, Dr. David Thornburg Gary Stager is an internationally recognized educator, speaker, journalist, consultant, and founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. Since 1982, Gary has helped learners of all ages on six continents embrace the power of computers as intellectual laboratories and vehicles for self-expression. He led professional development in the world’s first laptop schools (1990) and has taught students from preschool through doctoral programs. His new book (written with Sylvia Martinez), Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom, will be available in Mid-May. When Jean Piaget wanted to better understand how children learn mathematics, he hired Seymour Papert. When Dr. Papert wanted to create a high-tech alternative learning environment for incarcerated at-risk teens, he hired Gary Stager. This work was the basis for Gary’s doctoral dissertation and documented Papert’s most-recent institutional research project. In 1999, Converge Magazine named Gary a “shaper of our future and inventor of our destiny.” The National School Boards Association recognized Dr. Stager with the distinction of “20 Leaders to Watch” in 2007. The June 2010 issue of Tech & Learning Magazine named Gary Stager as “one of today’s leaders who are changing the landscape of edtech through innovation and leadership.” CUE presented Gary with its 2012 Technology in Learning Leadership Award. A popular speaker, Dr. Stager has been a keynote speaker at major conferences around the world. Gary was the new media producer for The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project – Simpatíco, 2007 Grammy Award Winner for Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year. Dr. Stager is also a contributor to The Huffington Post and a Senior S.T.E.M. and Education Consultant to leading school architecture firm, Fielding Nair International. Gary also works with teachers and students as S.T.E.M. Director at The Oaks School in Hollywood, California. Dr.Stager’s blog may be found at http://stager.tv/blog.

Organizing team

Basil
Kolani

Forest Hills, NY, United States
Organizer
  • Basil Kolani
    Curator, Licensee
  • Matthew Moran
    Organizer