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ISTE: Hands-on Creativity Sessions with Paul Reynolds & Andrea Calvin

  • McCormick Place West Building 2301 S Prairie Ave Chicago, IL 60616 USA (map)

Join Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin from the Reynolds Center at ISTE for four interactive creativity sessions. This year's sessions will be in Cisco’s Global Problem Solver Makerspace (room W194) and in the Cisco Theater (Booth #1536). 

Global Problem Solver Makerspace (room W194) presentations:

What: Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
When: Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m.

From kindergarten to high school, discover how schools, libraries, and programs across the country have used Cisco Foundation-funded Fab@School Maker Studio to create practical, affordable makerspaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital fabricators. This session provides hands-on opportunities for getting comfortable with easy, paper-based digital design and fabrication software tools. Participants experience the benefits of rapid paper prototyping, which allows for quick cycles of testing and iterative design enhancements - especially helpful within limited class periods. Explore research-based best practices, appropriate to get all students (PreK-12) designing and creating. We encourage participants to bring their devices.

What: Activated Storytelling for Transformational Learning
When: Tuesday, June 26, at 4 p.m.

Story remains one of the most powerful technologies for causing learning. Creative educators are especially adept at leveraging stories for enduring and transformational learning. Come learn about the origins of International Dot Day; how one teacher in Iowa used “The Dot” book by Peter H. Reynolds to encourage over 10 million teachers, librarians, and students in 170 countries to "make their mark" on the world using their creativity & bravery. Attendees will learn about inspiring teachers using Peter H. Reynolds' message books for purpose-based learning, growth mindset, and positive social change. Along with practical free resources to bring back to one's school or library, attendees have a chance to win signed copies of books and prints!

Cisco Theater (Booth #1536) presentations:

What: Activated Storytelling for Transformational Learning with Paul Reynolds
When: Tuesday, June 26, at 2 p.m.

What: Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
When: Tuesday, June 26, at 3 p.m.  

About Global Problem Solver Makerspace: Global Problem Solver Makerspace invites attendees to “Come with a challenge. Create a solution.” Visitors to the space will have a chance to listen TED-type discussions with industry thought leaders and fellow educators on a range of topics that are grouped into five different challenge areas: Professional Development, Vision and Equity, Curriculum and Development, Culture, Network, plus the Lecture Floor. In alternating sessions, visitors will have a chance to work with edtech experts in active learning spaces. Educators will become problem solvers, using collaboration tools to work with colleagues to solve a real-world challenge facing their school or district.