Today, we went back to where it all started. In May, Kathryn and I attended our first event together, TEDx YMCA Academy titled “The Heart and Soul of Learning Disabilities” and today we went for “Machines and Minds”. These two events really encapsulate the kind of school the YMCA Academy is, a school of inspiration, experimentation, taking risks and putting themselves out into the public to share.
The TEDx talks were each inspirational in their own way, speakers ranged from entrepreneurs who are designing for education or have had unique education paths of their own to a brain scientist. I admired each speaker for their courage to share their stories. I especially liked the personal accounts of learning practices and differences.
The YMCA Academy expresses vision and passion for learning differences and we are so excited to be hosting Islands Of Excellence 2012 in the school.