I was thrilled to be part of the TEDxYouth@UH event yesterday, where some wonderful area high-schoolers, UH Honors College students, and UH faculty and grad students participated. The theme, appropriately enough, was, “How We Learn.” The fascinating thing was to see how strongly these students advocated for an engaged pedagogy, and their awareness of its importance for their own education.
Leah Morgan, an EPSY grad student who was worked with CTE DTAR, did a stand-out presentation, “The Power of Belief,” about how students’ views of their self-efficacy affected their performance. Prof. Bernard Robin (CI) gave a great presentation on digital storytelling. And I gave an address on “Acts of Reading.”
The Honors College Commons was a great venue for the event, and we had a terrifically patient and responsive crowd (it sometimes takes a while to set up the cameras between speakers). I’ll post the links to the YouTube videos when those are ready.
Thanks to Associate Dean Christine LeVeaux-Haley and Honors Dean Bill Monroe for setting this up and inviting the CTE to participate. We look forward to more events like this.