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TEDxUBC - Jeffrey Piontek - Teaching Jetson Children In Flintstone Schools

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Uploaded on Nov 25, 2010

In his talk at TEDxUBC, Jeffrey Piontek speaks about "Educating Jetsons Children in Flintstones schools." How do we provide an opportunity for success, access and experience to our children, the You Tube generation in our schools! Jeff looks at best practices in virtual education and on-line learning as well as how education can bridge the poverty gap and create opportunities that keep pace with the ever-flattening world.

About Jeffrey Piontek
Jeff Piontek is an author, keynote speaker and
teacher (most importantly). He has worked with school districts nationally on affecting educational change and reform. Jeff is a former Director of Instructional and Informational Technology for the NYC Department of Education and State Science Specialist for the Hawaii Department of Education. His book, - Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts, Oh My!, Electronic Media in the classroom - has been well received by the education community and his newest book focuses on "Creativity and Innovation in the Digital World".

He has received many accolades including an award for
"Innovation in the Economy by an Individual" from the Governor of the State of Hawaii for his STEM education work.

About TEDx
TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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