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The Performance of Teaching
Performance, or live art, is a type of art happing in front of the audiences eyes. The performer Yahel presents“The Manifesto of the Teaching Performance”, a tongue in cheek talk on the Israeli educational system , and making the live performance part of it.
Prof. Mel Rosenberg
This lecture is about overcoming our fear of silliness, which is the main obstacle preventing us from being creative, original and pursuing our passions and dreams. Prof. Rosenberg teaches barking as a metaphor to overcoming one's initial embarrassment - a first step in pursuing one's dream.
"Emotional Score" is a unique method which was developed by ARTEAM in order to categorize the different books, in over 16 languages, available at The Lewinsky Garden Library community-cultural center in south Tel-Aviv. Eyal Feder, director of the library, will talk about the unique system and the place where it comes to life.
Children Teaching Children
A strong believer that mathematics can be beaten. Not only beaten, but use the victory to change the course of life from a young age. Rein attempts, through age-gap bridging meetings, to enable children to take reasonability over their lives and discover challenge in a field that is commonly considered under adult, “wise” authority- Teaching maths to other children.
Dr. Roey Tzezana
Be Careful What You Wish For
In his research Dr. Tzezana examines future aspects of human enhancement, nano-technology, genetic engineering, and other disruptive technologies. He's also a magician and a father.
The Creative Classroom
From the UK, Josephson is an innovative educator that works in the largest educational program on the planet, the European Union Lifelong learning program.
Joel is involved in changing education for future with holistic education projects funded by the european union.
The term “The world is a stage” is at the foundation of the website Youtube. In a world in which anyone can upload videos for the world to see, the choreographer and dancer Renana Raz can reuse them to recreate. Youmake Remake is an interdisciplinary, first of its kind, show, which combines different arts and creates interaction between the internet and the stage.
P.A.T.H - Puppet Assisted Therapy
Remember how you used to talk with your toys and share your inmost secrets with them? Dr. Max will talk about the ground breaking method of therapy he developed: Treatment through puppets.
Dr. Uri Mayer Chissick
My Local Year
A food historian and expert of local nutritional traditions, but none of his academic work prepared him for his wife’s revolutionary proposal- embarking on a life-changing year’s mission of consuming local food only.
The Sexual Experience - Let’s talk about it!
A student of Democratic Education. Together with her spouse, Mordekovitch mentors seminars and instructs sexual-discourse awareness groups.
Was only 17 when she made the bold decision to leave school and not look back. she wasn’t running from education, but changing direction: Instead of counting on others to teach her, she turned to teaching herself and others.
Confronting fear to create social change
Social entrepreneur and the CEO of Machshava Tova since its inception. Daniel tells the story of his personal journey from being a youth instructor who is afraid of technology, to the manager of an organization that transformed the lives of thousands of people through the use of technology and how dealing with personal fear has become an opportunity to create social change through technology.
TedX Kibbutzim Seminar of Education Initiator and Manager
A student of the Social-Educational Initiative Incubator at the Kibbutzim Seminar of Education in which Roi deals with, and promotes, health education. He is also the head of the Society and Environment Committee at the Kibbutzim Seminar of Education’s Student’s Union, and coordinator of the Union’s social activities. Roi established the “LaBriut!” (“For Good Health”) project, for the promotion of health awareness in under-privileged communities, and initiated the development of the “Hatzilu” (“Help”) application, which provides initial response to medical emergencies. For many years, Roi has dreamt of bringing TEDx to the Israeli academy, and with your support, he has made it come to life.
Business Management student specializing in marketing and advertising. Dafna is an experienced producer of a variety of academia productions. You will mostly find her busy reading, listening to music, drinking wine and working. You will never find her in a matching pair of jeans and denim jacket.
Dr. Sarah Schrire
Content Planning Team
Has pursued a career in teacher education at the Kibbutzim College of Education since the early 1990s. Today Sarah is head of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) unit at the Kibbutzim College of Education. With her team, she directs her energies at developing digital literacy amongst faculty in order for them to serve as role-models of 21st-century learning and teaching for their own students – the teachers of today and tomorrow.
Lionel Amit M Mitelpunkt
Art & Media director & Co-organizer
A new world educator & connector Wishes to learn till the day he cannot anymore (thank you TED for making it so fun, interesting & accessible) A 3rd year student at the school for Film, Communication & Education at Kibbutzim CE
Joined the TedX Kibbutzim Seminar of Education team in pursuit of contributing to the spreading of knowledge. Li-Or plans to begin Education Studies next year in order to continue influencing society.
Broadcast Engineering Consultant
Recruited by TEDx Kibbutzim college of Education for Technical integration.
Head of Space Design Department
Kibbutzim CE student of Creative Child Education. Enjoys delving into the world of children where imagination and creativity are limitless.
Graphic, product and interior designer. Has a strange love for cement and Japanese connectors. Just give her some tape, a foot off a chair and a box of cornflakes, and she'll design the next hit car!
Head of Mentoring Team and Back-Office
Omri is a mathematician (by his education) and a developer (by his trade). Enjoys running and biking, and works part-time in measuring finishing times in races. Prefers brewing his beer at home over of the hassle of buying it in the supermarket, and after this TEDx will probably focus on his initiative to improve the public transportation in Israel.
Event Coordinator and Producer
Bachelor of Political Science and East Asian Studies, currently working in business development. Dreams of continuously learning, being exposed to different cultures, encouraging thinking and exploring the world.
Content Planning Team
Editor of “Young Galileo – “The Magazine for Curious Children” and a lecturer for linguistic editing at the Kibbutzim Seminar of Education. Has been working as an editor for the past 15 years. Ravit is a bachelor of Cinema and Television Studies from the Tel Aviv University.
A bachelor of the Theatre-Dance Program at the Kibbutzim Seminar of Education. Rotem is a theatre and dance teacher, creator, dancer and actress.
A curious and creative free thinker, advocating an attentive and mindful approach to life, and also a cinema teacher.
Dr. Tami Seifert
Content Planning Team
Head of the Division for Computer Applications in Education, coordinator of the Teachers’ Training Department in the Faculty of Education at the Kibbutzim College of Education.
What connects Tarantino, Dora the Explorer and Excel? The answer is within her life. Yael holds a Masters degree in Cinema and Television from the Tel Aviv University, and is an amateur painter. Previously took part in the establishment of Israeli Childrens’ TV channel “Hop! Israeli Childhood”, and currently works as content editor for the Tel Aviv University Student Union website, for slightly older children.
Finally became a certified lawyer, only to realize she prefers sentences when they're composed of words, and embarked on a new career as a freelance translator. Enjoy running ridiculously long distances and practicing kong-fu.
Uri is an IT entrepreneur and Software Architect. In addition he teaches rhetoric workshops, act in amateur films and performs on stage as an improvisational artist. In his spare time he writes poetry and prose, enjoys roleplaying games and try to learn as much as he can.
Director of the TEDx event & Broadcast manager
Third year student of film communication & education at Kibbutzim CE. See the future in interactive education, working in creating interactive short movies for new immigrants. If life was a movie, I would be a low cut indie production who's working her way up to the top. With a lot of color and dancing, of course.
Head of the Green Room
Bachelors degree in Informal education and Cultural studies. Currently studying for a certificate in Interior designing. Her vision consists interlacing education, society and interior design - as a method for social change. Loves travelling, hiking and learning.
Inbar finished her M.F.A. degree at Theater directing (Tel-Aviv University), & holds a B.A. in linguistics and literature (Tel-Aviv University). She has founded and managed an educational center for children with learning disabilities and worked as a director's assistance in a fringe theater and as a documentary film researcher.
Kibbutzim College of Education
The history of the Kibbutzim College of Education dates back to 1939, when the kibbutz movement founded a college for training preschool and school teachers based on the pedagogical views of the kibbutz movement and the concept of "whole education," involving the strong relationship between the education system, the community, and the environment in the learning process. Kibbutzim College is the largest academic institute of education in Israel, as such the Kibbutzim College awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education, and offers a variety of diploma programs. Studies take place on two campuses: the central campus and the arts campus. Campus life includes frequent festivities, ceremonies, cultural events, theatre and dance performances.
As an academic institute of education, the Kibbutzim College is supervised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Council for Higher Education. The college serves a student population from all sectors of society, with commitment to the three major spheres of life in Israel: the humanistic-universal sphere, the Jewish sphere, and the Zionist sphere.