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TEDxUBC - Chris Kennedy - Students Live! Real-world Learning at the 2010 Olympic/Paralympic Games

Chris Kennedy is the incoming Superintendent of Schools for the West Vancouver School District and is a passionate advocate for the ethical use of social media with students. In his presentation StudentsLive! Real-world learning at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, he shares the story of twenty-five students who brought the notion of personalized learning to life and learned how powerful social media can be for learning. About Chris Kennedy Chris has taught secondary English and Social Studies, and been both an elementary and secondary school principal. Kennedy has been featured by Macleans Magazine as one of the 100 Young Canadians to Watch and his work has been featured in various local and national publications. Kennedy is a writer and blogger, www.cultureofyes.ca, and presenter on personalised learning and infusing technology in the classroom. About TEDx TEDx, x = independently organized event 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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