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TED Talk

Do you know what a TED talk is?

A TED talk is a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) conference or one of its many satellite events around the world.

TED talks are limited to a maximum length of 18 minutes but may be on any topic. Here's the TEDx website's explanation of selection criteria: "TED looks for engaging, charismatic speakers whose talks expose new ideas that are supported by concrete evidence and are relevant to a broad, international audience."

As Sir Ken Robinson shared during his February 2016 TED talk, education is a grassroots effort and standardization will not get you there. “We have to personalize education not standardize,” says Sir Robinson. Teaching in rows is one thing, creating collaborative and team-based environments is another.

In my visits to schools across our district the first week as students returned, I saw these moments of collaboration and team-based lessons in our classrooms! Our district is committed to personalizing student learning through the rigor and relevance of our curriculum. What a great way to start a school year!

Maybe you can generate your own TED talk with your child this year about their ideas on the importance of education! Check out the TED Talk website at

Make it a great week!


District News and High Fives.......

High Five to those pictured above for their commitment to student-athletes over the last several years. (Left to Right-Dr. Graham, Dr. Bain, Phyllis Wright, Wanda Mayhugh, Deborah Martin, Susan Varnadore, Ricky Campbell Not pictured in Janet Lamb and Butch Wieland)

Congratulations! Chester Park COLT and Great Falls Elementary on your continued Microsoft Showcase School Status!

Lewisville Middle School Lioneers Robotics Team won the Animal Allies Selfie Challenge! Way to go guys!

Congratulations to all Chester County Students and Employees for a wonderful first week of school!

Thanks to Mr. Hirshy for representing us in Germany during the summer. He presented a plaque to Dr. Martina Kohl that will hang in the U.S. Embassy in Germany!