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TED-Ed Educator Talks

The TED-Ed Educator Talks Program provides a rigorous professional learning experience to a select group of distinguished educators throughout the world. The goal? To help them develop and share their ideas as TED-style talks.

Why we amplify educator ideas

Educators are overflowing with brilliant, resourceful, innovative, and -- in all likelihood-- extremely under-circulated ideas. We seek to celebrate and elevate those ideas for the sake of improving student outcomes and the experience of educators in classrooms and learning communities throughout the world.

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How the program works

Once accepted, program participants will join a cohort of selected educators and go through a 4-month* virtual course with support from the TED-Ed team. The goal of the virtual course is for educators to develop their own TED-style Talk. The TED-Ed team will then work to amplify finished and approved talks.

*Timeline is subject to change.

How you can participate

We will soon launch a new way for educators to submit 1-2 minute idea pitches in response to different educational prompts on an Idea Wall. For now, we’d love to gather your interest so we can update you when the Idea wall is live and provide further details on how to participate.

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Examples of educator ideas

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Frequently Asked Questions

This program is best suited for educators working at educational organizations/schools with students or fellow educators in a K-12 setting (not higher-ed/university level). Our definition of the term educator includes classroom teachers and also other roles outside of the classroom including: a librarian, a curriculum or technology coordinator, a district administrator, a homeschool parent, or a youth organization program leader.