Student at Nanjing International School
Angela has been a student at Nanjing International School for almost thirteen years. Self-diagnosed with a serious case of obsessive reading disorder, books have become a home to her as much as Nanjing. At TEDxYouth@NIS, Angela will be sharing stories and results from her recent project exploring the use of fiction to teach empathy to local Chinese school children and her realization that empathy is not taught, but inspired. In her talk, she will examine how children’s books can be used to gently deliver the spark of empathy that will one day grow into a wildfire.
Graduated student at Johns Hopkins
Anneliese is currently a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Hopkins-Nanjing Center studying international relations and focused on energy, resources, and the environment. She is a former consultant for IBM and the founder of the Chicago Student Invention Convention, a nationally recognized program in the US that empowers elementary and middle school students to solve problems through invention. She has also started invention and girls education programs in Tanzania and India. In her talk, Anneliese will share the power of youth invention and how we all play a role in fostering problem-solving and creativity to empower our future leaders and innovators.
Artist / Founder of the Rainbow Project
Sustainable agriculture is the base for survival of a sustainable society. Current agriculture practices are polluting our air, water and soil, which makes it unsustainable. Permaculture recycles local resources and uses nature elements to grow healthy produces. It doesn’t need chemical factories that create dirty and poisonous smoke and water. We have practiced permaculture at Time Farm for more than 5 years. Our experience has proved permaculture is feasible and can grow enough foods to feed our community. I will share the ideas behind permaculture and how we did in these years.
IT Director at Nanjing International School
A Third Culture Kid and product of international schools, Joe is the IT Director at Nanjing International School managing the IT infrastructure as well as working with students and teachers on the educational application of technology. He has run workshops at international school conferences on everything from using Hip Hop to make meaningful connections in the classroom to leveraging social media to build networks of interest for parents and students. When he is not working with technology in school he enjoys skateboarding, playing basketball and surfing (waves, not the internet).
Head of Middle School at Nanjing International School
Kasson is a husband, father, and enthusiastic educational leader. He also is a lifelong Hip-Hop lover and connoisseur of the finest this genre has to offer. In previous talks, he has discussed the notion of Hip-Hop as a way of being and leadership lessons gleaned from Rap music. At TEDxYouth@NIS, Kasson will examine the genius of hip-hop wordplay, as well as the importance of not just hearing, but really tuning in to the music we listen to everyday.
Consultant and Capacity Builder at The Concept Lab - Shanghai
After moving to Shanghai, Shareena has founded Sugar Mama, a custom cake business, and is a consultant and capacity builder for TCL – The Concept Lab. TCL is an entrepreneurial platform to help people to develop their ideas into businesses.