Are you familiar with TED talks? Did you know that TEDx talks exist? (Find out about them here.)
The Benjamin Middle School in North Palm Beach, Florida, is using TEDx to take student speaking to the next level. It has organized TEDx events to showcase brilliantly written student talks for an authentic audience. See the 2017 program here.
Dr. Christina James, a dean at the school, says, “While our TEDx Talk is indubitably a celebration of the voices of our middle school writers and orators with 27 students speaking on everything from having big hair to living with the eye condition Nystagmus, from using Aristotelian logic to get your parents to buy you a Golden Doodle to being in 8th grade and sharing a name with the iconic Michelle Pfeiffer, it is also a forum for some elite guest speakers.”
Contact Dr. James to see how The Benjamin Middle School has created the event and, more importantly, developed the fine speakers. (firstname.lastname@example.org)