Share your voice, stories and ideas as an EDTalk speaker!
Planning is underway for our ninth year of EDTalks – and we're excited to focus our upcoming season on Black and Brown voices in the K-12 education, equity and youth development spaces.
Presented in partnership with The Citizens League, EDTalks features compelling presentations and Q & A with cutting-edge educators, youth advocates, journalists, artists, policy-makers and others on issues impacting students and public education. EDTalks raises public awareness of these issues and strengthens community engagement and advocacy with and on behalf of our young people.
As we join our community in denouncing anti-Blackness and racism and work toward realizing racial justice, we are inviting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) speakers to apply to present at our six EDTalks programs this coming year.
Interested in speaking at EDTalks?
- Download our speaker info flyer to learn more about EDTalks and how you can apply to become a presenter. Please note: the deadline for first-round consideration has past, but you can still apply for the 2020-21 season!
- Ready to apply? Fill out our online speaker application. Second-round speakers will be selected in January.
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Check out our EDTalks videos and podcasts below!
Due to the acceleration of the COVID-19 crisis as we plan our upcoming EDTalks season, we’ve made the very difficult decision that our two fall EDTalks will be held as virtual online events to ensure the safety of our speakers, audience and crew. We are monitoring this crisis carefully and will determine the format of our four remaining EDTalks in coming months based on guidelines from the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health.
Therefore in this unusual time, all EDTalks speakers need to be prepared to present virtually. We will be in close touch with speakers regarding platform, live-streaming versus pre-recording and other details to allow as much advance prep time as possible.
It saddens us greatly that we can’t safely gather our community together in person at this time. We hope that before too long we will be able to return to our live, in-person events once again. For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
EDTalks Videos + Podcasts
The Stars and The Blackness Between Them: Writing About Queer Young Black Love
Creating Pro-Girl Environments
How Debaters Will Save Democracy and Change the World
Igniting Civic Engagement Through Service Learning
It's Complicated: Students, Social Media and Mental Health
How to Raise Tech-Healthy Kids
Creating Change In and Out of the Classroom
The Voices Framework - How Student Stories Can Transform Schools
The Power of Strong Relationships for Student Success
Storytelling as a Tool to Empower and Build Empathy
What Success Looks Like
Creating Gender Inclusive Schools
Creatively Addressing Workforce Gaps
Careers Start Here!
Are education reporters making the grade?
Is working with the media #worththecost?
Beyond Test Scores: Schools as Vibrant Workplaces
The Power of Mentorship
Engaging Youth to Address Racial Disproportionality in School Suspensions
Restorative Practices and Peacemaking Circles in Schools: A Way of Being
Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Schools
Nurturing and Responsive Environments
A Three Hour Drive: Disability as Diversity
Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Students Experiencing Homelessness
When Do You Stop Being a Refugee?
Civic-Engaged Digital Storytelling
Engaged Learning through Experiential Education
New Lens, New Perspecitves
Self-Care for Educators and Advocates
Who Is Minnesota?
Who are We Talking About?
Critical Race Theory
Critical Theory of Blackness in K-12 Classroom
Knowing Where We Come From
Students Lead in Anti-Racist Classrooms
Looking Through a Window at School Lunches
Early Childhood Brain Development
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