Highlights from the Reynolds Center Road Trip January - April 2019
From Washington DC for the ED Games Expo to the Public Libraries of San Diego, Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin from Reynolds Center has been connecting the dots across the country with creative educators, STEAM thinkers and brave leaders. Here’s a few highlights from our adventures. Stay up to date on the next Reynolds Center adventure, here.
For the second year, the Reynolds Center was invited by the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs at the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to showcase FabMaker Studio. During this hands-on day, hundreds of students from DC-area schools engineered with the digital design and fabrication program.
Paul Reynolds was the featured keynote speaker for the iSTEAM conference in January and connected the dots with educators on STEAM and the courage to create. Andrea Calvin provided a breakout session around FabMaker Studio, introducing educators to the paper prototyping program.
On January 28, 2019, Paul Reynolds, Andrea Calvin, and Peggy Healy Stearns lead Make to Learn: An Easy, Affordable Onramp to STEAM, a hands-on FabMaker Studio workshop with educators from across the country and even Peru!
San Diego, CA
on Feb. 3, 2019 Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin gathered with librarians at the San Diego Central Library for a hands-on FabMaker Studio workshop. The event was part of a pilot project from the California State Library in collaboration with the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. The project will help establish community-driven makerspaces in ten public libraries in California that currently do not have a makerspace.
In March, Andrea Calvin joined the Cape Cod Mobile Makerspace for a hands-on pre-conference workshop at NAEA. Over 50 educators from around the world moved between four STEM stations to learn about design and making. At one station, participants used FabMaker Studio to create 3D shapes.
Palm Beach, Florida
On March 25, Paul Reynolds was the featured keynote at the 2019 Palm Beach Tech Talk, with a focus on the 4Cs - Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Creativity. Following his keynote, Paul and Andrea Calvin lead hands-on creativity workshops. Educators were encouraged to make their mark - and sign it! The digital creativity gallery can be found here.
New Orleans, LA
Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin joined the 2019 Spring Community of Practice Convening in New Orleans on April 3-5. Paul started the festivities at the welcome reception with a reading of “The Dot” and a Dot Day activity. He also closed the conference with a keynote “Create Bravely: Fostering Creativity to Fuel Curious, Compassionate Problem-Solvers.” During this talk, Paul shared more about the FabMaker Studio program and the Reynolds Center connection with TIES.
The American University Game Lab and FableVision Studios hosted a conference on April 6, 2019 at in Washington, DC, to explore innovative educational uses of games in library settings. Andrea Calvin offered a hands-on showcase of FabMaker Studio before Paul Reynolds ended the day with a closing keynote.
Reynolds Center team members Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin joined the National Academy of Engineering for DecisionTown on Saturday, April 13, at National Academy of Sciences. Thousands of people got hands-on with FabMaker Studio as they learned how everyday decisions are influenced by science, engineering, and medicine.