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TEDxHONOLULU - Amy Burvall & Herb Mahelona - What I Learned from Napoleon and MTV

AmyA Humanities teacher for 19 years on the island of Oahu, Amy is a leader in educational technology professional development programs. A full-time teacher at the Le Jardin Academy International Baccalaureate (IB) "world school" she has been referred to, along with Herb Mahelona, as one of those Crazy History Teachers. Amy's work in the History for Music Lovers project has appeared in Wired magazine, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, CBC, NPR, international blogs and media. The videos on Amy and Herb's YouTube channel - historyteachers - have been uploaded over 3.5 million times.HerbBorn and raised in Honolulu, a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai'i at Ma?noa, Herb has been a classroom educator for twenty years. He is a composer, arranger, musician, web designer, and filmmaker. A resident of the Big Island, Herb is Choir director of the Kamehameha Schools Hawai'i Campus, Alumni Chorus (Mamalahoa Chapter) and recently completed his third opera for the Hawai'i Youth Opera Chorus. Half of the YouTube duo sensation known as "historyteachers," he also plays cello in the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra at UH-Hilo and offers private music lessons.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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