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TEDxChemungRiver - Vickie Mike - Education in the Digital Age

In this talk the 2009 New York State Teacher of the Year, Vickie Mike, discusses education in the modern digital age. Vickie Mike graduated from Horseheads High School in 1971; received an Associate's degree from Corning Community College in 1973; a Bachelor's degree from Brockport State in 1976; a Master's degree from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1983; and a Doctorate in Education from Binghamton University in 2000. As an undergraduate and graduate student, she studied abroad at the Universities of Seville, Salamanca, and Madrid, in Spain, as well as at the University of Besan?on in France. Vickie Mike was a Spanish teacher for over 30 years in New York State public high schools. She began her teaching career in the Rochester and Buffalo areas. In 1980 she returned to Horseheads and just recently retired from Horseheads High School in June 2010. Vickie continues to work as a public speaker, consultant, and visual artist. She is an active member of local community arts organizations, as well as an active member of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers. Vickie was recently elected to the Board of the Northeast Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, a board that represents world language teachers in 14 states. During her teaching career at Horseheads High School, Vickie Mike received several honors. Vickie Mike was selected as the 2009 New York State Teacher of the Year. She was also the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Award, the Horseheads National Honor Society Teacher of the Year, and the Twin Tiers Outstanding Educator Award. In October of 2007, she was invited to participate as a Delegate of World Language Educators Symposium in China and in December of 2010 she travelled to Egypt on an education and humanitarian trip with People to People International.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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