February 20, 2013-Houston- The University of Houston’s Honors College has long been an incubator for bold ideas and academic innovations. It’s a place where scholars and community members connect and share insights on contemporary issues affecting society.
Soon, the college will be the site of the first TEDxYouth@UH event. Like the popular TED lecture series this independently organized event licensed by TED, a nonprofit organization that presents conferences and lectures around the globe, will feature a collection of insightful speakers addressing the state of contemporary education.
TEDxYouth@UH will feature an afternoon filled with speakers addressing “How We Learn.” The event runs 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Feb. 23 at UH’s Honors College Commons (second floor of UH’s M.D. Anderson Library).
TEDxYouth@UH speakers will include high school students from Bellaire, DeBakey, Houston Christian, Dawson and Manvel high schools. Scholars and educators scheduled to deliver presentations include:
Bernard Robin, UH associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and recipient of UH Teaching Excellence Award for Innovation in Instructional Technology
Tarhonda Greer, math teacher for Jesse Jones High School and nominee for Houston Independent School District Secondary Teacher of the Year 2011 -12
David Mazella, UH associate professor of English and director of UH’s Center for Teaching Excellence
Chris Powell, UH Honors College senior and English major
Leah Morgan, UH doctoral research fellow in the Department of Educational Psychology
Miriam Green, 2012 Cougar Junior Scholar
The event will be emceed by Chris Johnson, on-air host for Classical 91.7 FM and a UH alumnus
(Reprinted with permission: University of Houston)