Russell Williams is one of the featured presenters at J-Day. (Photo by David W. Bulla)
ABU DHABI—The American Community School of Abu Dhabi will host two events on Saturday, March 22: A TEDxYouth session in the afternoon and Journalism Day in the morning.
The TEDxYouth talk session, which will begin at 3 p.m., features the work of two ACS students, Dina Shriem and Dennis Hilgendorf. Shriem and Hilgendorf are members of a program called Creativity, Action and Service (CAS). It is a core component of the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at ACS.
The idea for a TEDxYouth day of talks came up during the second semester of Grade 11, when clips from TEDTalks videos were screened and discussed in English Higher Level and Theory of Knowledge classes.
“TED has been a source of learning throughout my high school career,” Shriem said. “It’s been an alternative way for me to understand concepts in our subjects beyond the classroom. I can’t wait for what TEDxYouthACS is going to bring to our community, and I hope it will be a legacy for many years.” (more…)