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Haiti Reconstruction Channel

117 PechaKucha Night cities came together to raise money for reconstruction in Haiti on the 20th of February, 2010, just 4 weeks after the earthquake. Raising $79,000 for Architecture for Humanity, the money has helped build a school, which opened in November of 2011.

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student in albury
Merewether School
Student, - in Newcastle
Brooke Harris
Floral Event Designer in Brooklyn
JaVonne Harris
in Chicago
grace harris
student in cypress
Mitchell Harris
Film Editor in London
OLSH Wadeye School
School in Wadeye

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Seattle @ See Sound Lounge
Apr 10, 2008

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Raleigh @ Marbles Kids Museum
Sep 17, 2009

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Edinburgh @ Inspace
Mar 11, 2011

PAST VOL 14

Aalen @ Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium
Jul 08, 2013

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Albuquerque @ ABQ UNM CityLab
Sep 20, 2013

PAST VOL 25

Maastricht @ Maastricht School of Management
Jan 16, 2015

PAST VOL 39

Chicago @ Martyrs'
Sep 06, 2016

PAST VOL 18

Buffalo @ Hayes Hall
Sep 24, 2016

PAST VOL 6

Queenstown @ Queenstown Primary School
Mar 31, 2017

PAST VOL 33

Nishinomiya @ Konan CUBE (Hirao School of Management)
Jul 18, 2017

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Earth School

BY BARBARA SARBIN
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 29, 2013

Educator Barbara Sarbin created Earth School as a way to provide a place where children could learn by interacting directly with nature. Earth School has evolved into a farm-based education program with a focus on sustainable living practices. 

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Data Science for Social Good

BY MATT GEE
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: Matt Gee tells the story of how a disgruntled capaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgrunteld jouranlist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2014. 

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The School of Poetic Computation

BY ZACH LIEBERMAN
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Zach Lieberman talks about technological inventions, the School of Poetic Computation, and drinking wine and arguing. 

Fed up with how the school system is treating its students, Zach decided to create his own school that allows the students to be more involved with eachother, and to learn from each other. 

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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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Re-designing a school in a social sustainable way

BY CHRISTINA SILVFERHIELM
@ VOL 53 ON AUG 18, 2015

Christina Silfverhielm is an Arkitekt SAR/MSA, working at OkiDoki Architects in Gothenburg, Sweden. In her PechaKucha she guides us through a project where Christina and her colleagues re-designed a school with help from the children studying there.

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Wildcraft Studio School

BY CHELSEA HEFFNER
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 14, 2014

Speaker reflects on the theme of 'Design:Summer' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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TomTod Ideas

BY JOEL DANIEL HARRIS
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 06, 2016

"Middle schoolers are not just our future. They have the ability to investigate real change, starting now."

In TomTod Ideas from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol.3, Joel Daniel Harris shares on TomTod Ideas which gives middle schoolers a serious avenue to explore creativity. Harris is the founder and Executive Dreamer of TomTod Ideas, an innovation incubator for middle school students, centered on launching students’ dreams for the common good. A Malone University alum, Harris has more than a decade of experience as an advocate for early adolescents and has served on a variety of boards and causes in his community. His work includes chairing committees for United Way and Leadership Stark County, serving as a mentor for both Canton City and Plain Local school districts, as a Service Learning Trip leader for Malone University. JDH received his Masters in 2012 from George Fox University and has been regularly honored for his work with students and in the community, including receiving the Layperson of the Year Award from the Canton Professional Educators’ Association (2014), Malone University’s Young Alumnus of the Year (2012) and as a Twenty under 40! recipient (2015).

Joel will be speaking to the underestimated abilities of middle schoolers. The best ideas often come from the places least expected. Rarely does anyone expect much of anything from a middle schooler. The fact is, though, that early adolescence, that liminal space in which middle schoolers reside, is a place of beauty, opportunity and imagination. Get ready for some stories of middle school brilliance and the chance to re-consider what we think "kids" are capable of.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday September, 12th, 2016. 

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Rethinking High School: The Edison Initiative

BY RICHARD FOSTER
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

Richard Foster, a local architect and the Director of Design at Lewis Group Architects, will introduce the XQ Super School Project. As part of this competition, Lewis Group Architects is leading a team of local educators and thinkers to develop a school that redefines the way we educate in America.

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Art School TN

BY ALLISON JARRETT
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 11, 2016

A discription and look into a start up Art School!

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Art History at HoMA School

BY GARY LIU
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

Gary Liu is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at UH Manoa, and an instructor of art history at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

You all know about the wide array of expressive art practices taught in the studios at HoMA School, but perhaps it comes as news that the school has also been recently expanding its world of art history offerings too, something a class at an art museum is uniquely equipped to do. Using the example of Chinese ink paintings recently discussed in such classes, this presentation offers a glimpse into the insight gained through HoMA School’s art history lectures, discussions, gallery and vault visits, and film screenings.

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PKN Edmonton Kicks It Old School

PechaKucha Night in Edmonton Vol. 5 is coming up in a few short weeks (October 2), and it's going "old school." More than break-beats and tube-socks, PECHA KUCHA NIGHT 5 (PKN 5) explores "OLD SCHOOL" with 10 presentations focusing on looking back and pushing forward in the areas of design, urban-planning, art, and sustainability. In addition to provocative ideas and lively presentations, PKN5 features a cash bar, sweet treats, and tunes provided by DJ Aaron Levin from Weird Canada and CJSR. The event is being held as part of the University of Alberta's Alumni Week.

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Our First School!

I'll invite you to visit the "PechaKucha for Haiti" section of the site for more details -- yes, we are still updating that page with the latest news, including adding links to Haiti-related presentations that have gone online -- but we're very happy to announce that the funds raised so far have paid for a new school! Today - 20 days later - it gives us great pride in announcing that the PechaKucha global network of cities, organizers, presenters and fans has raised over $60,000 which allows Architecture For Humanity to build the first PechaKucha School in Haiti.

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PechaKucha x School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Later this month (October 23), PechaKucha Night in Chicago is teaming up with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a special PechaKucha event. Here's more from PKN Chicago organizer Peter Exley: Since PK began in Chicago, one of the most fertile sources of presenters and supporters seems to have been the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recognizing this, PKN Chicago is organizing a special PK event to coincide with this year's parents weekend. So Moms, Mums, and Dads from around the world converging on Chicago with their offspring attending SAIC will discover PK, and be on the lookout for it back home in their cities. And a new crop of young creatives will get their first taste of PK. We're very excited to be doing this with the [Art Insti] "tute." The poster for the event was designed by Eric Baskauskas.

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Our First School!

During the "PechaKucha Day for Haiti," we were able to raise $80,000 for Architecture for Humanity. Their work went into high gear in 2011, and we were extremely proud to see the construction of the school, École La Dignité, that PechaKucha funded along with the Stiller Foundation -- it opened on November 7, 2011. Thank you everyone who supported PechaKucha for Haiti and a massive thank you to Cameron Sinclair and his team for making the school a reality.  

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PechaKucha School in Haiti

On the 20th of February 2010, the 7th anniversary of PechaKucha Night, 117 cities came together on a single day and held events across the globe to support Architecture for Humanity's plans for rebuilding in Haiti. Other PechaKucha events for Haiti during February took this total to 174, and with cities still holding PKN events for Haiti in March this total topped 200. Today -- 20 days later -- it gives us great pride in announcing that the PechaKucha global network of cities, organizers, presenters and fans has raised over $60,000 which allows Architecture For Humanity to build the first PechaKucha School in Haiti. This just in from Architecture for Humanity's Cameron Sinclair: Our team arrived in Haiti last week, and we will know more about specific costs in the next few weeks. Our preliminary estimates for school costs are:Basic Costs Main Teaching Blocks (3) $30,000Toilet Block (1) $5,000Cafeteria $15,000Teachers Room $5,000 Landscaping/Reforestation $5,000 Total: $60,000 We will know more about volunteer needs also in the next few weeks but probably won't have volunteers there until the summer or later, so we will keep you posted on this. Really looking forward to seeing all the 100s of presentations online in the next few weeks. Good luck with the uploading! Thank you for organizing such an amazing event! Cameron Sinclair Architecture for Humanity

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E-Learning for Customer Training on the Example of SMM-school

Dmitry Tkachenko, managing partner at SMM Group in Kiev, from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education «E-Learning for Customer Training on the Example of SMM-school" emphasizes on the acute shortage of specialists in this field, the inefficient use of social networks. One of the problems of specialists is "zero knowledge". Dmitry in his presentation shows all pros and cons of distance learning.

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PKN at Rail River Folk School!

Pecha Kucha Bemidji is excited to be part of Sustainable Tuesday at Rail River Folk School on June 23rd! The format is the same--each speaker will have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds--and the topics are still delightfully diverse. We have 10 presentations lined up for you as well as some fun activities for intermission. Everyone is welcome! Take a look at who will be speaking. You won't want to miss this one! Rail River Folk School is located at 303 Railroad St SW, Bemidji, MN. The doors open at 5pm and the event starts at 5:30. The suggested donation of $3 would be greatly appreciated. The PKN team would also appreciate having 4-6 volunteers to greet guests, direct parking, and take donations. If you're interested, please drop us a messsage on Facebook or email info@pknbemidji.org.

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Redesign a School

"Imagine my excitement when I was asked to redesign a school that had collapsed in the earthquake. I was able to combine both of my passions: mentoring and helping to design for Haiti's future." In Redesign a School from Brooklyn, Vol. 4, Architect and ace mentor, Pascale Sablan shares her experience promoting diversity and including children in the design process of redesigning a school in Haiti after the earthquake. Emphasizing conceptual design to her students and following the international building code in the design she quantifies the sustainability of the project and encourages the audience to share their professions, passion, and knowledge with children because as she lastly adds, "you will not only will you definitely change their world, they will definitely change your world."

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The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag]

"Research has illustrated that 90% of us will do almost all of the drawings we will make in our lifetime before the age of 10. That’s the threshold we pass when someone tells us that we aren't good at art or math or science.” In The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag] from PechaKucha Night Batavia’s first volume, Speaker Peter Exley discusses the importance of thoughtful and deliberate sketches. We all spent time in our youth expressing ourselves through drawing. At some point, many of us turned our attentions to things less creative. Peter did not. Here’s why.

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TomTod Ideas

"Middle schoolers are not just our future. They have the ability to investigate real change, starting now." In TomTod Ideas from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol.3, Joel Daniel Harris shares on TomTod Ideas which gives middle schoolers a serious avenue to explore creativity. Harris is the founder and Executive Dreamer of TomTod Ideas, an innovation incubator for middle school students, centered on launching students’ dreams for the common good. Rarely does anyone expect much of anything from a middle schooler. The fact is, though, that early adolescence, that liminal space in which middle schoolers reside, is a place of beauty, opportunity and imagination. Get ready to re-consider what we think "kids" are capable of.