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The Element: Get Involved

Date: February 6, 2013

Every year Grand Valley picks a distinguished book for the Community Reading Project. This year that book is The Element by Sir Ken Robinson. Here is a bit about Ken Robinson:

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries. To view one of his speeches visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zDZFcDGpL4U

There are many ways that you can get involved in the Community Reading Project: read the book, think about joining a discussion group, or go to the author's presentation at Grand Valley. The following link has discussion questions that you can utilize if you wish to start a book club:

http://www.gvsu.edu/cms3/assets/61997ECC-A542-759B-05886F12EDE5B2F7/the_element_by_ken_robinson_discussion_questions.pdf

If you are interested in seeing Ken Robinson in person, he will be visiting Grand Valley's Allendale campus on March 27th in the Fieldhouse. This book conversation with Ken Robinson is going to be a wonderful night of learning and fun. Don't miss out! The following link has more information about the event: http://www.gvsu.edu/read/-2012-2013-crp-events-40.htm

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