Future teachers' lesson planned

Students, educators, even a comic artist, will participate in a program designed for prospective future teachers next Thursday.

The event, a collaboration between TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading worthy ideas, and the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s Teacher Academy, will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Center for Arts & Technology (CAT) Pickering Campus, 1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, according to a news release from the Intermediate Unit. The Teacher Academy offers a two-credit, college preparatory program and also a three-credit, dual enrollment course with Delaware County Community College for high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in education.

Attendance at the event is by invitation only; however, it will be streamed live on Keystone On Demand at http://video.paiunet.org. Speakers will include Stephanie Bender, a Downingtown East High School senior who attends the Teacher Academy program at CAT Pickering; David Low, a comic artist and educator who is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education; Christine DiPaulo, a digital media art and design teacher in the Jenkintown School District who is also an Apple Distinguished Educator; and Logan Smalley, a TED Fellow and award-winning filmmaker who is heading up TED-Ed, a new initiative to build a deep, tagged archive of educational videos for classroom use. For more information, visit the TEDxYouth@CATPickering site at http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4729.