Three years ago, Mr. Aaron Gillego arrived to Pine Crest’s Upper School as a new teacher with a vision. Mr. Gillego wanted to provide his AP English Language students with a platform, beyond the traditional written paper, to express their beliefs, ideas, and aspirations. He hit the ground running, launched TEDxPineCrestSchool, and has not stopped since!
In August 2017, Mr. Gillego proudly represented TEDxPineCrestSchool at TED Global in Tanzania. Mr. Gillego attended a full day of workshops during the pre-conference for TEDx organizers, which was attended by more than 150 organizers from more than 60 countries. During the workshops, Mr. Gillego learned about the unique and innovative ways other organizers utilize the TEDx platform to engage their communities, and how they have expanded their events in ways that are meaningful, cost-effective, and impactful while not losing sight of the core spirit of TED — "ideas worth spreading."
Click here to watch the post-trip video that Mr. Gillego made for his students to watch!
Since the inception, TEDxPineCrestSchool has provided Pine Crest students with a platform to showcase their projects and ideas that are relevant to the world. The event, in turn, continues to spur more ideas among the student body, creating a virtuous cycle that pushes our students to innovate and create.
Pine Crest School now has a full-fledged TEDx license for TEDxPineCrestSchool, after three years of operating under a provisional license. Mr. Gillego and his students may no now expand and grow TEDxPineCrestSchool, and plan to do so incrementally, without sacrificing the vision and quality of the program.
The next TEDxPineCrestSchool will take place on March 1, 2018. Details will be posted here as soon as they become available. In the meantime, click here
to view Pine Crest student presentations from previous years.
On behalf of our faculty, thank you for supporting extraordinary professional development opportunities!