TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of every young person in the world
What is a TED-Ed Club Smile?
A program that supports students in discovering, developing and sharing their ideas in the forms of TED-style talks. A space for students to explore, think critically about and discuss ideas. A 13-session training that supports students in developing presentation literacy skills and connects them to a global community.
Club Members are students who are passionate. Students who have something to say. Thinkers and doers. Explorers and innovators. They might be the talkative kids who can’t stay seated, or they might be the quiet kids in the back of the room.
The TED-Ed Clubs meeting structure is designed to support Club Members in taking influence from TED speakers, and ultimately developing and presenting big ideas based on their own passions.
Club Members will also gain skills in storytelling / storyboarding, production, and visual creation that communicate their ideas clearly.
TED-Ed Clubs represent thousands of student groups from around the world actively pursuing and presenting their ideas. As a part of this global network, you’ll have opportunities to connect with Club Members around the globe to share ideas and learn from each other. Take action inspired by ideas WORTH SPREADING.
As global citizens, TED-Ed Club Members are encouraged to take action after watching or discussing the ideas heard in TED Talks.
This action could take the form of exploring community service, pursuing creative outlets (like creating animations using TED-Ed Animation Resources!), or organizing in their communities.
It is free of charge for all participants.