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SPRING and FALL 2017


Our Virtual Club Spring 2017


Our Fall 2017 Rehearsals


Who loves TEDEd?

We are offering a VIRTUAL HOMESCHOOL TEDEd Club in the Spring and a LOCAL Club in the Fall. Please contact us for more information!

FALL 2016

This is a FREE Club for homeschoolers who want to learn how to create their own TEDx style talk. We will divide our time together into 3 months. Students will be required to do their own preparation for their own talk leading up to the 3rd month. In class, however, we will be watching TEDx videos and discussing topics based on these videos.

September class time: facilitator leads discussions

October class time: students lead discussions

November class time: students practice their TEDx style talks in front of their peers

Week before Thanksgiving: Presentation Day!

Take a look (below) at what we did last year!

Week 1


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Week 2



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Week 3


 Beginning Middle End

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Week 4

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Week 5

Our topics:

ELEMENTARY KIDS: What Makes Movies Amazing, How to Draw Superheroes, Black Holes, iPads, Pokemon, Vision Therapy, How Does Physics Work in Tap Dance, Coding in Minecraft, How Robots Can Benefit People, How Videography Benefits 3rd Graders, Music Therapy, Three Things 8 Year Olds Knew 100 years Ago, Cats, Robots

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Boy Scouts, YouTube, Baseball

HIGH SCHOOL: What is Cosplay?, Benefits of Cosplay, Pixelart, Maker Movement, Potato Guns

Working on our visuals.


Our Cosplay Teens!


Visiting Columbia Church, where we will be presenting!

WEEK 6 and on

Adding visuals and creating slide presentations

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how to draw super heroes Boy Scouts


Week 9 and on

Practicing in front of the class

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FREE for 8 – 18 year olds.

Maximum size 50 participants total that will include Elementary, Middle School, and High School Club Groups.

The Elementary and Middle School Club will meet for 30 minutes weekly, while the High School Club will meet for 1 hour.

The facilitators of this club will be Carissa (Elementary), Susan (Middle), and Angie (High School) with lots of help from our homeschool parents.

Our goal is for the students to present their own Ted style talk on November 19, 12:30-2:30pm.

In our SOTM TED-Ed Club, our kids will be able to share, debate and discuss ideas, learn how to develop, communicate, and present their own ideas, and connect with other TED-Ed Clubs worldwide.

What are the goals of a TED-Ed Club?

●To stimulate and celebrate creative ideas put forth by students from all over the world.

●To work with a generation of problem solvers, critical thinkers and innovators to make the world a better place.

●To connect groups of students of all different backgrounds around the world.

●To provide a web platform where student ideas can be featured and shared.

●To support students in developing presentation literacy and public speaking skills so their ideas can be more easily seen, understood, shared and acted upon.

●To make an idea—developed and presented by a student—a valuable reference point on a resume, college application or in a job interview.


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