Highlights from the Reynolds Center Summer Road Trip
From Ventura County for the STEAM Resource Fair to the Boston Public Schools Externship Program, 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.
We were excited to connect with universities, companies, and educators at the MetroWest STEM Ecosystem #MASTEM Week launch. Hosted at the Framingham State University, the morning session provided an opportunity for the Reynolds Center to connect the dots with FAB teachers.
Ventura County STEAM Resource Fair
Paul Reynolds was the featured keynote speaker for the Ventura County STEAM Resource Fair on the CSU Channel Islands campus in Camarillo, CA. Andrea Calvin offered a hands-on station for participants to learn more about FabMaker Studio.
On June 11, 2019, Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin headed to Oklahoma for the Design 2019: Not Your Average Conference through the Oklahoma A+ Schools. Sharing the powerful message of creativity and STEAM, Paul led educators on a “going places” adventure with balloon powered cars. One room over, Andrea worked with educators on engineering solutions using FabMaker Studio.
Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin joined Cisco at ISTE for two sessions around FabMaker Studio. The Active Learning Space allowed teachers to get hands-on with the program as they designed unique 3D projects.
Bucks County, PA
On Wednesday, June 26, Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin from Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning and Creativity & FableVision joined the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 for a FabMaker Summit on Wednesday, June 26. We were excited to join the PA SEED Ecosystem as they prepared to literally roll out their Mobile FabLab across the county.
To kick-off July, Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin presented “FabMaker Crew: Paper Prototyping for STEAM-Powered Learning” workshop at BLC 2019. Participants from across the globe got hands-on with FabMaker Studio as they explored the engineering design process.
On Tuesday, July 16, Erin O’Hearn from Charlestown High School and Michael Berger from Madison Park High School became the first team of externs from Boston Public Schools at the FableVision Studios/The Reynolds Center. Working with the Boston Public School Externships team, FableVision/Reynolds Center launched a brand-new externship program, which provided teachers and elementary/middle school students a behind-the-scenes look at educational media and technology development. More information here.