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Future teachers' lesson planned

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

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.

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or awhelan@philly.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/aubreyjwhelan.

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