Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ignite Yourself (or something like that)

I normally don't publicize events or Ed Lab stories from the Times.  (We're not fans of each other and I'll leave it at that although I have enjoyed working with a number of ed reporters there.)

But, in the interest of my readers perhaps having a great public education idea AND wanting to get it out there, here's the details on an upcoming Times event.  Basically, you send in an idea for a 5-minute talk/slideshow. 

That’s why we’re holding an event we’re calling Ignite Education Lab. We’re asking you to pitch us your best, most thought-provoking idea for a five-minute talk about your experiences with education.

Not familiar with the Ignite format? Since 2006, Ignite Seattle has held nearly 30 events that bring together Seattleites for fast-paced, five-minute talks on topics ranging from “Fighting Dirty in Scrabble” to “How Science is Destroying my Childhood” to “Surviving as an Introvert in an Extroverted World.” Ignite presenters use 20 slides with each slide timed to appear for 15 seconds.

Ignite Education Lab
When: Thursday, Jan 21, 2016; Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and event begins at 7 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Seattle
Cost: There are a limited number of individual and group tickets available for free.
How: Click here to RSVP 

I had planned to go but I am speaking at another event on the SPS levies and public education funding in Washington state.  Details to come.

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