Edumakers, our 5th TEDx event, will focus on the symbiotic relationships amongst entrepreneurs, educators, and technology, as we explore ground-breaking ideas for the education of students who learn differently. At our last event, we introduced educators to the concept of wrap-around services for youth. Schools operate within a community, but often schools have trouble reaching out to collaborate with outside agencies. Model schools like The YMCA Academy have envisioned & implemented a pedagogical experience where social and emotional supports and referral services are intricately woven into the school's fabric. Edumakers is hosted by The YMCA Academy, a high school in central Toronto, serving students with learning differences.
This TED video, by John Hunter, presents some of the issues we'll be discussing at our event