By Jessika Lynch - Apr 9th, 2016
Jessika Lynch founded TEDxAmsterdamED in 2011 with the mission to open education issues to a wider audience and help make education understood as a topic that affects the shaping of our future. Jessika has attended numerous TED workshops and the annual TED main event in California. In addition to organizing TEDxAmsterdamED, Jessika has a communications background and creates speeches and content, coaches speakers and helps craft authentic stories for people and companies. She has two kids, is married to a teacher, and reads endless articles on innovation and invention.
By Kathy Jastrzebski - Apr 7th, 2016
Ramana wants to remind you that we can all rise above ourselves and sometimes even help others to go beyond. Ramana was travelling in India, as an Anthropologist and Museologist, when he came across the Vazhakunnam School of Magic. He was intrigued by the things he saw there and immediately knew he had found his calling. He became an apprentice to the magician Madhu Suddhan and began to practice daily. Now, years later, he has become one of the Netherlands’ most famous magicians and makes numerous television appearances showcasing his magic and levitation talents.
By Robin Roosenstein - Apr 7th, 2016
We have been filming inspirational people giving answers to one of the four questions of our TEDxAmsterdamED origami game. Now we would like you to film your own 'one minute video' and share with us your greatest insights and lessons learned!
By Jutka Colson - Apr 6th, 2016
Dylan Hyman, a teacher and education developer, has had a very busy year indeed! Her initiative 'Spring High, Education in Motion' will open in Amsterdam in August 2016. Based in the Nieuw West, the school incorporates values she spoke about in her TEDxAmsterdamED talk last year.
In short, Spring High focuses on developing the curriculum along with the teachers, but also intends to develop ideas and projects that will get the whole neighbourhood involved. This way, the neighbourhood and the school will learn together and help each other grow.
Spring High is aimed at 10 to 16 year olds, who will learn through discovery, cooperation, watching each other and practice – all to help them acquire knowledge themselves. They will be actively encouraged to try thing out, make mistakes and learn from them.
As Dylan talked about this initiative in her 2015 talk, we are proud and happy that she has made this idea come to life!
By Kathy Jastrzebski - Apr 6th, 2016
As an Urban Design student in Deventer, Jurriën Mentink might seem like a ‘regular’ student at first glance. But the place he has been living at since he began his studies, the Humanitas Retirement Home, provides him yet another type of education – an intergenerational learning experience that has lead to meaningful friendships between young students and elderly retirees, with great learning benefits for both. He is honoured and excited to share his personal learning story on April 20th, so we asked him a few questions to get to know him better.
By Alvaro de Salvo - Apr 6th, 2016
The quest for ideas with impact on education continues!
After a successful first edition with over 100 entries, the TEDxAmsterdamED Award is back!
By Coraline Reeder - Apr 6th, 2016
Noa Wildschut is only 15 years old, but has already gained her place in the Dutch classical music scene. Having started as a four year old with docent Coosje Wijzenbeek, Noa is now a student of Professor Vera Beths at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
By Maylis Buonomo - Mar 29th, 2016
French artist Gilbert Legrand modifies everyday objects to give them life and turn them into characters. Inspired by Magritte and Dali, he has long been a freelance illustrator for publishing and advertising. In 2010, he decided to create stories with his characters. So far, he has published three children’s books: Le Grand Show des Petites Choses (The big show of the little things), Les petites choses à New York (The little things in New York) and Animaux surprises (Surprising Animals).
After having been part of a project with schools last year to discuss his stories with children and share what he likes to call ‘his taste for beautiful things’, he collaborated with TEDxAmsterdamED and created this year’s visual: a funnel, whose head is ready to welcome any learning material. We discussed his creations, his vision of art and the link he sees between art and education.
By Don McMinn - Mar 29th, 2016
This is the second of our three-part series on making lifelong learning an invigorating part of your everyday life. You can find part one HERE.