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The TED Student Talks Program supports students as they discover, explore and present their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks.
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How It Works
Students work together to discuss and celebrate creative ideas. Use TED-Ed's flexible curriculum as a guide and help inspire tomorrow's TED speakers and leaders. There are 4 ways to create TED-Ed Student Talks:
- In a Club: as a group of students in an after-school setting, led by student or adult.
- In a classroom: as a group of students in a class, led by a teacher.
- As part of another youth/ed program: as a plug-in to an existing program--for individual or groups of students who are part of programs run by our collaborative partners.
- As individual students developing/sharing an idea on their own or with a partner.
Identify Your Passion
"What makes your heart beat faster?" The first part of the curriculum has students explore the ideas they're passionate about. By diving into activities that expand curiosity, participants will identify and discuss what matters most to them.
Choose Your Idea
"What is your big idea?" As students journey through the curriculum, they'll be challenged to identify and shape the story only they can tell. Through guided brainstorms and active peer feedback exercises, students will craft their very own TED-style talk.
"How can your idea change the world?" By the end of their cycle, students will have recorded their very own talk and uploaded it to our YouTube channel, which can then be shared with their families, friends, communities and the world.
Make Your Voice Global
Discover and explore great ideas with new (or old) friends. You'll research and develop your ideas worth sharing and learn how to present your ideas to the world in the form of TED-style talks.
Students All Over The World
Join tens of thousands of students in 100+ countries. It's a global network of passionate youth with ideas worth sharing.
Throughout the year, participants meet each other on video calls to share and build on each other’s ideas, talk about their cultures, and have fun!
The TED Stage
TED-Ed Weekend events amplify student voices from the official TED stage, bringing together students from around the world.
Just the basics
Want to learn more? Dive into the details by downloading this information packet.
This program is designed to support students ages 8-18 — all over the world. Anyone over the age of 13 can submit an application.
Start the process by filling out an application. After your application is reviewed, you’ll receive an email with next steps.
You discover and explore great ideas with peers at your school and around the world. You’ll research and develop your own "idea worth spreading" and learn how to present it in the form of a short, TED-style talk.
Students work together to discuss and celebrate creative ideas. Use TED-Ed's flexible public speaking curriculum as a guide and inspire tomorrow's TED speakers and leaders.
The TED-Ed Student Ideas program helps you claim your voice, share your ideas, and participate in a global conversation. Discover the talk that only YOU can give!
The program is designed to support students ages 8-18 — all over the world. Anyone over the age of 13 can submit an application. Start the application process by submitting the form below. After your application is reviewed, you’ll receive an email from the TED-Ed team with next steps for kicking off your club!