TED ED with Will Gourley and Stephanie Ng

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

As we try to come to terms with the potential of long-term school closures in a COVID-19 world, many organizations are working to create learning environments that can help students, parents and educators keep the learning going.

TED Ed (ed.ted.com) is a commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Today, I had the opportunity to speak with Ontario educator Will Gourley and Associate Director of TED-Ed Educator Talks, Stephanie Ng. Our conversation took us to the heart of what TED Ed is all about and how students, parents and educators can discover, create and share powerful content.

For a powerful slide presentation on how to use the TED Ed resource, check out Will Gourley’s offering at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1K65IIYjWzeDR8IbSE5dq2nJc_n15ASWGjn93OnFH1ZY/edit#slide=id.g32fd465046_1_29

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Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.