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Harnessing the power of GEEK in the classroom | Ryan Radford | TEDxLangleyED

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Published on Feb 29, 2016

The term “geek” brings forward a different vision to everyone. In this talk, Ryan discusses philosophies, strategies, and outcomes of building a community of computer geeks in the school which he teaches in. From defining the word as it relates to today’s generation to telling stories about past students and how secondary schools are starting to bridge the gap between themselves and what’s happening in the technology industry, this talk explores why it’s actually really cool to be a geek!

Ryan is currently a secondary teacher at Walnut Grove Secondary in Langley, BC. He left behind the land of teaching science for the exciting world of teaching computer geeks, offering courses in video production, visual effects, graphic/web design, and 3D modelling & printing. Ryan’s educational passions are deeply rooted in the development of student leadership and building community within his school (the creation of annual teacher videos and choreographed dance numbers provide a tweak of pride on his YouTube channel). Spoiler alert... he's also a geek.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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