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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Rafael tells the story of launching a new open education platform, Educopédia, in Rio de Janiero. The challenges and successes of the program, and how it changed one boy's life.
Rafael Parente has a master’s degree in education from
PACE University and is a PhD in international education
development from New York University. He is the director of
LABi, a laboratory of educational innovation, he assists the
movement Todos pela Educação (http://www.todospelaeducacao.
org.br/) in matters related to innovation, he is the general
coordinator of GELP Brasil (gelponline.org), and he was the
deputy secretary in charge of innovation at the Municipal
Secretariat of Education of Rio de Janeiro from 2009 to 2013.
During this period, he idealized and implemented innovative
programs and concepts such as Educopédia (platform of digital
classes - www.educopedia.com.br), Pé de Vento (mash-up of
literacy course, games, and ebook), Rioeduca (a portal for the
exchange of best practices—www.rioeduca.net), and GENTE
(a new model of school that centralizes the learning process
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)