TEDx 2016 Action Breaks Announced
November 28, 2016
Listening to the thirteen live speakers and performers is only part of the excitement that you can expect on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at TEDxGeorgeSchool. In between the main stage sessions (there are four total sessions) you will have the chance to participate in our “action breaks.”
Action breaks provide a variety of engaging activities to allow you to connect with speakers, partners, and other attendees. You can learn about coffee beans, try Tai Chi, join a handbell choir, and more.
Our morning action breaks are scheduled between 10:20 and 11:00 a.m. Options include:
Thomas Soper: Explore playful learning. Join Thomas Soper and Kim Major to play ThinkFun Games including Rush Hour, Circuit Maze, Chocolate Fix, Stratos Spheres, Gravity Maze, and more.
Chris Odom: Are you ready for 3D printing at home? Join Robotics teachers Chris Odom and Brian Patton, and Ceramics and Sculpture teacher Amedeo Salamoni and their students as they demonstrate our many different 3D printers in action.
Irene Satterwhite: Choosing the right bean. Join Irene Satterwhite from Java Jim’s Coffee to learn all about coffee beans including Robusta, Arabica, and specialty roasts. Enjoy a coffee tasting and treats from McCaffrey’s Food Market Bakery.
Jackie Coren: Making a joyful noise. Join the handbell choir and enjoy music and teamwork together. Learn rhythm, timing, watching a director, sensing movement, and listening carefully. It’s a remarkable workout.
Gab Crespo: Sit down, tone up. Stuck at the office? You don’t have to give up on your workout. In fact, you don’t even need to leave your desk. These sneaky seated moves offer a total-body cardio and strength workout.
Sister Patricia Warman: Tai Chi for Beginners. Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact practice with numerous health benefits for all ages. It is often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Sister Patricia teaches tai chi at the St. Mary Holistic Center.
Our afternoon action breaks are planned between 3:00 and 3:45 p.m. Options include:
Tammy Erb: Comparing cheese tasting notes. Join cheese expert Tammy Erb from McCaffrey’s Food Markets and learn to create cheese boards with complimentary flavors, textures, colors, and shapes.
Barb Kibler: Get up and dance. Get your body moving with George School Dance teacher Barb Kibler as she takes you through some basic jazz dance steps, the first part of exploring jazz dance, a combination of classical ballet moves mixed with steps from American popular culture.
Shantel Hubert: The power of song in building community. Sing along to holiday favorites with George School teacher Shantel Hubert.
Sister Patricia Warman: Tai Chi for beginners. Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact practice with numerous health benefits for all ages. If you missed Sister Pat earlier, this is your chance to try “meditation in motion.”
Thomas Soper: Explore playful learning. Join Thomas Soper and Kim Major invite you back to play ThinkFun Games including Rush Hour, Circuit Maze, Chocolate Fix, Stratos Spheres, Gravity Maze, and more.
Other highlights of TEDxGeorgeSchool include a lunchtime performance and concert by West Philly Orchestra, and musical performances by Alyssa and Elizabeth Schultheis throughout the day.
If you’re joining us this Saturday, which ones will you choose?
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED (Technology, Education, Design) has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available at no charge at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
TEDxGeorgeSchool Scheduled for June 2015