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Michelle Sin

Environmental Entrepreneur in Markham

Educating China's Next Generation of Innovators

PRESENTED ON APR 14, 2016
IN SHANGHAI @ VOL 27

As the first speaker of PKN Shanghai #27, Michelle Sin sets the bar high for the rest of the evening. Her insights into the Chinese education system are known to few, and described accurately by even less. The first seconds looking at her second slide you think it is a computer generated pattern, ... but then you realise it isn't. Learn how education isn't just about quantity, but also about quality.

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The Next Louisville Takes Education Seriously

BY DEVIN KATAYAMA
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 05, 2013

Louisville public radio reporter Devin Katayama describes a community driven effort to improve and inform public education reporting. The Next Louisville is an attempt to provide the community with information and local and international comparisons as it relates to improved education systems. 

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Educating our Children for the Future

BY LYNN ROGOFF
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

Lynn Rogoff discusses the oncoming 6th major extinction on the planet. She states that plant and animal species are becoming extinct at a catastrophic rate, and that it is entirely thanks to the growing human population. She speaks about the necessity for biodiversity, and how her organisation Amerikids is teaching children about the planet’s needs.

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Cross-Generation Sustainability

BY THEO EDMONDS
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Theo Edmonds of I.D.E.A.S. 40203 discusses the new framework for rehabilitationg neighborhoods through arts and education in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Tilling Fallow Land: How school gardens can be integral to the next generation of public schools.

BY ELIAS ATTEA
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

For a child, a garden is more than a greenspace.  It can be a place for peace, learning, and ownership. School gardens have been a revisited movement that have caught much momentum in the United States, and Pond Gap Elementary is a local advocate.  Horticultural pedagogy is more than just seeing plants grow.  School gardens can be an alternative to a more natural and tangible outlet for school curriculum, therapy, and physical and emotional development.   

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StartingBlock Madison - A New Place for Startups and Thinkers to Collide and Cooperate

BY CHANDRA MILLER FIENEN
@ VOL 16 ON FEB 18, 2016

Speaker Chandra Miller Fienen gives an overview of the StartingBlock Madison project. Opening in 2017, StartingBlock will provide a new place for area entrepreneurs and community to learn, build, hack, and grow successful businesses and next-generation thinkers.

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Next Generation Work, Next Generation Workers

BY TYLER WAYE
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"80 percent of people under of the age of 30 want to change career paths but feel like they can't already. I started to wonder, what is going on with work? Why is it so confusing? Why is it this tormenting thing that's tying us in knots?"

In "Next Generation Work, Next Generation Workers" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 25 Tyler Waye asks the fundamental question: how do you find success in the confusing and somewhat frustrating world of work? 

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The self-demise of white privilege

BY LEANNE REID
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 16, 2016

"The self-demise of white privilege” questions the acknowledgement of privilege, it's definition & source & the future of white privilege in our society if inequality is left unchecked. Leanne Reid explores the importance of education & empowerment in developing an inclusive society to ensure the “privilege” of the next generation.

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Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

BY LAUREN MAPLES
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"Teaching kids about food is a way to teach them about everything."

In Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley at PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Lauren Maples walks us through the importance and strength of a sustainable, natural, and health-conscious education. While teaching yoga and dance in public schools, she developed the Bija approach - which strives to create a fulfilling and engaging educational experience. 

Lauren has danced with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, and holds a BA from New School. 

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FIRST Robotics Competition: Building the Next Generation of Thinkers, Tinkers, and Leaders One Robot at a Time

BY MADELINE DALE
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Madeline Dale, a Lakeshore High School junior, shares how the FIRST Robotics community is helping to build future technology leaders by using her own team and personal experience as an example. Madeline is entering her third year of participation on Team Lance-A-Bot, FRC Team 4237. FIRST Robotics is taking the world by storm with programs for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Find out what students are up to in southwest Michigan and beyond.