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Jamia Wilson

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Education

Daring kids to ask big questions: 3 teachers who entered our SOLE Challenge win a trip to TEDYouthDaring kids to ask big questions: 3 teachers who entered our SOLE Challenge win a trip to TEDYouth

Posted By Jamia Wilson

In a classroom in Ontario, a class of 9th graders learned the book Siddhartha, not by listening to lectures from their teacher, but by asking questions like, “How do you know when you’ve reached enlightenment?” Meanwhile, a group of 3rd through 5th graders in rural Georgia was posed a question in Spanish, even though they […]

News

5 reasons to nominate yourself for the TED Prize5 reasons to nominate yourself for the TED Prize

Posted By Jamia Wilson

Chances are, you’ve heard Ghandi’s famous words: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Now, you have an opportunity to bring this famous adage to life by dreaming up a high-impact collaborative action for the global community. The TED Prize is an annual $1 million grant given to a bold leader with […]

Entertainment

Filmmaker to make documentary about TED Prize winner Sugata MitraFilmmaker to make documentary about TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra

Posted By Jamia Wilson

Sugata Mitra’s TED Prize story may soon be coming to a theater near you. Today during the TEDGlobal 2013 session “Exquisite, Enigmatic Us,” curator Chris Anderson named British director Jerry Rothwell as the winner of the first annual Sundance Institute | TED Prize Filmmaker Award. Rothwell earned a $125,000 grant to follow Sugata Mitra over the next 18 months as he builds […]

Playlist

8 talks to inspire TED Prize wishes8 talks to inspire TED Prize wishes

Posted By Jamia Wilson

TED Prize winners turn ideas into world-changing projects, with $1 million in seed money and the TED community’s support. Beyond having a solid track record of making high-impact change in their communities and beyond, all prize winners must be capable of one thing: dreaming big. Does this sound like you or someone you know? This […]

Art

Turning New York City INSIDE OUT: Volunteering at JR’s photo truckTurning New York City INSIDE OUT: Volunteering at JR’s photo truck

Posted By Jamia Wilson

On an unseasonably chilly Monday evening in Manhattan, hundreds stood in line in Times Square for up to two hours. As a city-dweller for seven years, I’ve seen queues this long for big Broadway openings or on New Year’s Eve. But this line was formed for a very different purpose — for people to have […]

Art

A documentary about JR, and his participatory art project INSIDE OUT, to premiere at the Tribeca Film FestivalA documentary about JR, and his participatory art project INSIDE OUT, to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

Posted By Jamia Wilson

The documentary INSIDE OUT: The People’s Art Project will premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York this Saturday, April 20, giving an intimate look into the courageous victories and heartrending challenges involved in creating the world’s largest participatory art project. In 2011, French street artist JR announced his TED Prize winning wish […]

Education

From the Hole in the Wall to Yale: A Q&A with Arun ChavanFrom the Hole in the Wall to Yale: A Q&A with Arun Chavan

Posted By Jamia Wilson

After his 6-year-old son taught himself to use a computer, 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra wanted to test the idea that kids can learn on their own, by discovery rather than formal training. So Mitra and his colleagues dug a hole in the wall near a slum in New Delhi, set up an Internet-connected […]

Education

4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning

Posted By Jamia Wilson

After more than 13 years of research convinced him that children have the ability to learn almost anything on their own, 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra aspires to shape the future of learning by building a School in the Cloud, helping kids “tap into their innate sense of wonder.” In the spirit of Mitra’s […]

Education

Sugata Mitra shares his 5 favorite talks about educationSugata Mitra shares his 5 favorite talks about education

Posted By Jamia Wilson

Sugata Mitra’s bold efforts towards advancing learning earned him the first-ever $1 million dollar TED Prize. At TED2013, Sugata asked the global TED community to make his dream come true by helping him build a “School in the Cloud,” where kids can tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together. Since Sugata is […]

Global Issues

8 great ideas for cities: The City 2.0 award-winners in video8 great ideas for cities: The City 2.0 award-winners in video

Posted By Jamia Wilson

As the world’s population expands toward 10 billion people within the next 50 years, urban citizens face an unprecedented opportunity to build more vibrant, just and inclusive urban centers. Because we know that cities are powered by people, and people enable change, TED responded to the rapidly changing urban landscape by granting the 2012 TED Prize to […]

News

#SugataMitra is trending: Twitter reacts to the 2013 TED Prize reveal#SugataMitra is trending: Twitter reacts to the 2013 TED Prize reveal

Posted By Jamia Wilson

Following a rousing introduction from Sir Ken Robinson, education innovator Sugata Mitra accepted the first-ever $1 million TED Prize at TED2013. As soon as the TED Prize winner’s identity was revealed, the Twittersphere buzzed about Sugata’s vision for the future of learning. People around the world answered Sugata’s invitation to help reinvent the way kids […]

News

Announcing: The new City 2.0 website launches today. Share your stories.Announcing: The new City 2.0 website launches today. Share your stories.

Posted By Jamia Wilson

In the next 30 years, two-thirds of our planet’s population will live in cities. Have you ever tried to envision the cities of the future? Cities are enlivened by people, and people enable change. So today, we are launching our redesigned website TheCity2.org, a gathering place for all urban denizens to share stories, videos, ideas […]