Join us for a live webcast on Saturday, Sept. 28 of TEDxWellsStreetED: Exploring Teacher Voice Beyond the Classroom. You will see and hear more than a dozen Chicago teachers and former teachers discuss what they do, and why the larger world should listen. Their short talks will feature compelling stories about teaching and learning; lessons on teacher leadership; and inspiring ideas for better schools.
Teacher presenters will include Education Week teacher blogger Marilyn Anderson Rhames, “Use Your Teacher Voice” project founder Adam Heenan and restorative justice advocate Jean Klasovsky. Education advocates and former teachers will round out the program. They include veteran journalist Carol Marin, who will kick off the conference; nationally recognized story teller Syd Lieberman; 22nd Ward Ald. Ricardo Munoz; and Elizabeth Evans, CEO of the VIVA Project, which seeks to expand teachers’ role in education policy.
The invitation-only conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at National Louis University, 122 S. Michigan Ave. It is named after the second superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools, William Wells. His reforms included strengthening teacher training, reducing class sizes and working to replace rote learning with a “variety of intellectual and physical recreations.”