Most of us have listened to TED Talks. Now you are invited to create one of your own. WSCSS is collaborating with TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) to provide a Masterclass to social studies teachers in Washington State. During the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 school year WSCSS is offering free of charge the 11-lesson TED Masterclass that prepares teachers to present and publish their best ideas in TED-style talks. Together we can identify, develop, and share our ideas with colleagues in Washington state and around the world. 

What is the TED Masterclass?
TED Masterclass is a course that guides you and your colleagues through the process of developing, presenting, and recording your ideas in the form of your very own TED-style talk.

How does it work?
The TED Masterclass course consists of 4 sections and 11 lessons. Each lesson takes about an hour to complete. You can progress through the course at your own pace. However, taking it with a partner is recommended because it provides the added opportunity for collaboration and feedback.

What happens to my talk at the end of the course?
You will be able to share your talk on WSCSS Lesson Plan webpage and/or OSPI Social Studies Commons webpage. Some of our TED-style talks may be featured on

Have more questions?

If you are interested in participating or would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Carol Coe at

Posted on April 13, 2019 .