Tag Archives: TEDx
Today kicked off the annual Compass Learning summer sales meeting. This is when our entire organization, which includes curriculum experts, sales professionals, and everything in between, comes together to collaborate and share ideas on how to make our company stronger and more successful. Every year, we are graced by the presence of a motivational speaker; and [...]
Last weekend, Austinites came together to experience a powerful and influential day at TEDxAustin. This one-day conference, themed “Beyond Measure,” took place at the Austin Music Hall. CompassLearning hosted the first-ever satellite location for the event here in our Austin office. Thousands applied to attend, but only a few hundred were chosen to hear how people within our community and state are creating change. More than fifty people descended upon CompassLearning to be awakened and inspired, and I was lucky enough to be able to participate.
I wonder — how often do we go about our day moving place to place, seeing aspects of our community that need help, but feel that change or even our ideas for change may be too difficult, let alone impossible? One of the speakers Jason Roberts, a North Oak Cliff resident in Dallas, influenced change within his community with what seems effortless ingenuity and action. His ability to take an idea and act on it, even if it seemed impossible, was inspiring and mesmerizing.
One of the reasons we launched this blog is to create a place where people share their thoughts, ideas, and interests related to transforming K–12 education in the United States. In that vein, we’re proud to be hosting the inaugural Official Simulcast of TEDxAustin on Saturday, February 11. TEDxAustin is proud to bring TED’s belief [...]