See 2015 TED Conference Live at Emerson
Mar. 17, Four Sessions from 11:00am – 9:45pm
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Letter from Jerry
Let’s get smart together. Sometimes “getting smarter” is about acquiring new information, sometimes it is learning more knowledge and ideas around familiar topics, sometimes it is being exposed to new ideas and being challenged by them, and sometimes it is just sitting back and appreciating something astounding.
As so many of us know, TED has provided these opportunities for many years via tape-delayed video presentations. On Tuesday, March 17th, we have the opportunity to “get smarter” together, live, right here in the Emerson School Presentation Space. From 11:30am to 9:45pm, 20 speakers will share ideas on an amazing variety of topics at this year’s TED conference.
I have highlighted one speaker from each session as a means of whetting your intellectual appetite. This is a unique opportunity for any and all of us to delight in the thought-provoking energy that TED represents, and I hope you will join us for one, or all of the sessions.
Sessions, Speakers, and Topics:
- 11:30am – 1:15pm: What Are We Thinking by Laura Schulz (Cognitive scientist)
The science of how children learn: MIT Early Childhood Cognition Lab lead investigator, Schultz is reshaping how we view young children’s perceptions of the world around them.
- 2:00pm – 3:45pm: Machines That Learn by Rajiv Maheswaran (Researcher)
Advanced data analysis making basketball smarter. Rajiv Maheswaran is offering pro basketball teams insight into game data to make better decisions.
- 5:15pm – 7:00pm: Out of This World by Fred Jansen (Space explorer)
The Rosetta mission uncovering the origins of life on Earth. Jansen is in charge of the project that could be instrumental in uncovering clues to the origins of life on Earth.
- 8:00pm – 9:45pm: Life Stories by Dave Isay (Story collector)
Story collecting that is documenting the fears and dreams that touch us all. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay has created an unprecedented document of the dreams and fears that touch us all.
For complete profiles and talk descriptions, visit the TED Conference website. And to register, please click the link below.
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Conference Are Next Week
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- Tuesday, March 17th, from 3:30 – 6:00pm
- Wednesday, March 18th, from 3:30pm – 6:00pm
- Thursday, March 19th, from 8:00am – 2:00pm
- Wednesday, March 18th, from 3:00pm – 8:00pm
- Thursday, March 19th, from 8:00am – 3:00pm
Child Care Available During Conferences
The After School Program will once again provide child care during conferences and full day child care on the days with no school (Thursday, March 19th and Friday, March 20th). Registration is required for full day child care.
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ESPO’s Spring 2015 Teacher Conference Dinner
Food and Volunteers Needed Wednesday, March 18
On Wednesday, March 18, Emerson teachers and staff follow up their busy school day with parent conferences. Most teachers will only have a short break until the end of the evening. As a way of showing our appreciation, parents will provide a potluck dinner for the staff (approximately 40 people).
+ Learn more and volunteer
See You at the Auction Tonight!
TONIGHT, March 13, 2015 at Barton Hills Country Club
Fake Item Winner: Juliet Ammer (8th grade)
Middle School News
Pioneer High 9th Grade ‘Meet and Greet’
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 11:15am – 2:30pm
Students will have a tour of the school and lunch with fellow 8th graders. There will be an extra curricular fair with representatives of several school clubs and athletic teams. Meet at the Clock Tower Entrance.
+ RSVP to Jen Kunec by April 10th
Father Gabriel Richard Freshmen Welcome Event
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Incoming freshmen and parents are invited to attend.
Ann Arbor Rowing Club Open House
Sunday, March 22, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Learn about the sport of rowing, talk to members, and see what AARC is all about.
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Digital Media Academy STEM Summer Camps
$125 Off for Emerson Community
The Digital Media Academy is offering STEM-based summer camps at University of Michigan this summer, and they are offering two ways to attend at a discounted rate:
- Exclusive $125 savings for the Emerson community through March 31
- Need-Based Scholarships – families in need are invited to apply for financial assistance.
MAGC Conference Catalog Cover Art Contest
Entry Deadline is Mar. 31
The Michigan Association for Gifted Children (MAGC) programs and conference planning board is looking for a gifted artist, aged 12 to 15, to create our next conference cover. The winner and finalist’s artwork
will be used in marketing and conference materials for 2015-2016.
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U of M Summer Engineering Academy
Applications Due Tuesday, Mar. 31
This program’s goal is to expose students to engineering and open to all students with an interest in engineering. The Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach particularly encourages applications from students who are from underrepresented groups in engineering.
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Middle School Learn to Row
Starts April 13 for All 6th – 8th Graders
Get on the water and try an incredible sport with the Washtenaw Rowing Center! Rowing (aka crew) is flourishing in our community, with nationally competitive boys and girls teams in Washtenaw County, as well as top collegiate programs at universities throughout the state. Now middle school students also have the chance to give it a try, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere where they’ll learn basic technique and get on the water to experience what this exciting sport is all about!
+ Find more information and sign up, or contact Program Director Kit Bennett