TEDxGR Livestream for Education coming to Greenville

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

GREENVILLE — An educational experience will be brought to Greenville after students and staff participated in the event last year in Grand Rapids.

The TEDxGR Livestream for Education will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center.

TEDxGR Livestream for Education is a day full of presentations, performances and conversations held in Grand Rapids and shared free via livestream at selected schools.

After attending the event last year, Greenville High School students and staff have been working to bring this experience to other students in the area.

“The Greenville High School staff, community members and students have been working diligently together to create an event that will be inspiring and motivating for students around the area,” said media specialist for Greenville Public Schools Laura Pleune. “They want to share their excitement from last year’s livestream event with other students and educators. Many times our meetings are started with a student saying This is going to be so awesome, think of the impact’.”

Classes from Montcalm and Ionia counties will come to Greenville to watch TEDxGR Livestream for Education.

“The opportunity for Greenville High School to host TEDx Education Livestream 2013 is incredible,” said English Language Arts Teacher Deb Larsen.

Larsen said the event will provide students and educators throughout the area an opportunity to be a part of something they might not otherwise be able to experience.

“The fact that we have included GHS students in the planning efforts and preparations is not only unique, but gives them a whole different level of the experience,” Larsen said.

Pleune said there was an application process for educators and students that closed in April to be able to participate in the event. She said the event is not open to the community, but will include students from the surrounding area.

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