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Published on Dec 2, 2015
People are born curious. We are natural scientists, explorers, and artists. As children, we are highly motivated and inspired to learn from the world around and we do so with grit and perseverance which is how we learn to walk and talk. Unfortunately, our schools educate this curious, persistent, resilient and innovation mindset out of many of our students leaving them disengaged, disconnected, and disadvantaged.
As a classroom teacher and a professor, Gina has seen first-hand what this does to our youth -especially those at risk- and it is not good for society, for our culture, and for our nation.
In her talk, Dr. Cherkowski shares personal stories of success and failure in her quest to engage, inspire, ignite, uplift and educate all our youth by embracing a STEM pedagogy, fostering the next generation of critical and ethical citizens who will become the problem solvers, critical thinkers and innovators of tomorrow.
A social justice math education professor and a professor of STEM Education & Creativity at the University of Calgary, Gina works to ensure ALL students have opportunities to excel and learn so they are afforded with every advantage.
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