Speaker Project Series: Carol O'Donnell

Speaker Project Series: Carol O'Donnell

Should teachers use digital tools to educate or should they use physical objects? Dr. Carol O’Donnell, the director of the Smithsonian Science and Education Center and professor at GW, believes that educators should find ways for object-driven learning and digital learning to complement one another. If you ever watched the Magic School Bus, then you may as well call Carol O’Donnell the real-life Ms. Frizzle.

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TEDMED at GW

TEDMED at GW

TEDxFoggyBottom will be hosting a livestream of Session 4 of TEDMED on November 2 from 5pm-7pm in District House B207. TEDMED’s mission is to “bridge the gap between science and the public by finding and sharing stories that inform, inspire, engage and provoke action across a broad, passionate community both inside and outside of health and medicine.” After watching talks from 2016 and prior years, the content has only gotten more engaging. TEDMED continues to bring in speakers from around the world who lead their fields in bold, innovative ideas that have the potential to change the world around us. Without a doubt, TEDMED 2017 is an event you’ll want to keep your eyes on.

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Speaker Project Series: Billy Ward

Speaker Project Series: Billy Ward

Speaking with Billy Ward is like drinking hot tea as the fall breeze begins to settle; he makes you feel comfortable and helps you take a moment to realize the small things that really matter. Ward lives in each and every moment with an awareness of what really matters to him. When we spoke to him, he reiterated the importance of relationships with the people in his life, specifically his family. The way he spoke about his love for his family made me visualize the people who I care about, who make my life as whole and beautiful as it is. As he said, realizing that our relationships with other people are the most important things in our lives does not make them easy, but it makes everything else worthwhile. 

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