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Up Next: Jaraux Washington

 SOS (Saving our Students): Why We Need to Re-Think How We Teach Science
Wednesday, April 19
Complimentary reception at 5:45 PM | Talk begins at 6:15 PM
Vinik Room – The Florida Aquarium

Jaraux Washington is an “edupreneur,” innovator, and community builder whose passion is empowering, equipping, and connecting teachers and students to be the change needed in this world. Her accolades include almost two decades in education in a variety of settings. She also has done motivational speaking, content creation, and project management with many top-tier companies such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Geographic, IDEA Public Schools, and Enlightapp. Her passion for better educational options for black and brown youth and knowledge obtained from a Masters in Global education and comparative studies led her to open her education consultancy in 2020. The Butterfly Effect Strives to bridge the gap between research and reality by providing high-quality digital content, top-tier training, and strategic thinking partnerships to educators worldwide. Jaraux believes proper education empowers people to identify and make changes to better their community and beyond.

In her talk, she will share her journey from teaching the standards to breaking the standard! As a former middle school science teacher, Jaraux can explain the difficulty of “teaching” over 200 standards and dozens of Big Ideas within a school year. Testing and “covering” so much content can make it difficult to foster a sense of wonder and creativity. After a decade of teaching, she was ready to throw in the towel. Then, one lucky night she crashed the right party, and her life was changed! Join us as Jaraux shares her point of re-awakening, her journey to the Galapagos Islands, and how she turned it all into an opportunity to ignite the explorer within our students.

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Evening Tide Talks is a complimentary lecture series featuring expert scientists and world explorers at The Florida Aquarium, presented by Wells Fargo.