Aug
25
12:30 PM12:30

Join Peter H. Reynolds for a Rose's Garden StoryWalk on The Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway will host a StoryWalk of  New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds', children's book, Rose's Garden in August. Inspired by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and the work she did to make Boston a beautiful place, the book features a gorgeous garden much like The Greenway that winds through Boston's downtown.

The cumulating event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, with a photoshoot at 1 p.m. on the Greenway in Boston. This event will take place on Parcel 14 in the Wharf District at the Tiffany & Company Foundation Grove Greenway Carousel.

Joining The Greenway, and parter organizations - The John F. Kennedy Library FoundationThe Edward M. Kennedy for the United States Senate, the Boston Children's  Museum, and The Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity - over the summer months for series of  paper flower making activities. The cumulating event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, with a photoshoot at 1 p.m. on the Greenway (Parcel 14). Children will be encouraged to make paper flowers and write how they will make a difference on the petals - and bring them for the big, group photo with author Peter H. Reynolds.

For more details and to make flowers, click here

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Oct
29
1:30 PM13:30

Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote the Keystone State Reading Association

  • The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center (map)
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Monday, October 29, 2018

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

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Peter H. Reynolds will keynote the 2018 Keystone State Literacy Association Annual Conference on Monday, Oct. 29. The theme of the conference is One Book - One Conference. This year's book is The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds. 

Where: Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center, State College PA
When: Oct. 28-31, 2018
For more info, click here

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Nov
18
to Nov 21

Paul and Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote the NCTE Annual Convention

  • George R. Brown Convention Center (map)
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Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 12:00 PM – Wed, Nov 21, 2018, 1:30 PM

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Join Paul and Peter H. Reynolds at the NCTE Annual Convention on Sunday, Nov. 18, for the closing keynote, at Noon. At NCTE come celebrate students’ voices and the impact they make in the world.

When: Nov. 15-18, 2018
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center - 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
For more info, click here

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Aug
2
8:30 AM08:30

Paul Reynolds to Keynote NEIRC Model Schools Retreat

Join Paul Reynolds at the 2nd Annual Model Schools Leadership in Lake Placid on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. 

NERIC Model Schools invites you to a very special retreat for school leader located in beautiful Lake Placid. Come to be inspired, rejuvenated, and truly connected with other leaders from the North Country to the Capital District.

This year our Model Schools theme is Building Bridges with Your Stories. Join  award-winning author and educator Paul Reynolds for his keynote address "How to Use the Power or Storytelling to Further Your District's Mission." Paul will also be on hand for a book signing and fireside chat.

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Location: Lake Placid Conference Center, Lake Placid, NY
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

More Info can be found here. 

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Jul
25
10:20 AM10:20

BLC Session: Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning

  • Georgian Room at the Boston Park Plaza (map)
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

10:20 AM  11:20 AM

Join Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin for a hands-on session at Building Learning Communities Educational Conference on Wednesday, July 25 at  10:20 a.m.

Their session: Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning is your chance to get hands-on with Fab@School Maker Studio 

When: Wednesday, July 25 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Where: Georgian Room at the Boston Park Plaza
More info click here

From kindergarten to high school, discover how schools, libraries, and programs around the country have used 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. 

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Jul
23
8:00 AM08:00

Meet Up with Peter H. Reynolds at the International Literacy Association Conference in Austin Texas

Monday, July 23, 2018

8:00 AM  4:30 PM

Will you be at ILA in Austin, TX? On Children's Lit Day (Monday, July 23) why not meet up with Peter H. Reynolds during the author chat? 

Author Meetups are fast-paced, high-energy sessions that offer you a chance to meet seven established and up-and-coming authors in a small-group setting.

Four Author Meetups are offered simultaneously, both in the morning and the afternoon: Early ReaderMiddle GradeEarly Young Adult, and Older Young Adult.

Your Children's Literature Day registration includes one Author Meetup of your choosing. Attendees will receive one book from each featured author in their selected Meetup.

For more information, click here

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote Education Closet's Arts Integration & STEAM Online Conference

Thursday, July 19, 2018

10:00 AM  4:00 PM

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Join Peter H. Reynolds on July 19, 2018 for Education Closet's Arts Integration & STEAM Online Conference. This is the world’s largest arts integration and STEAM education conference for teachers.  Each event, classroom and arts teachers connect for a crazy-good day of learning. The conference will be held, online, on July 19, 2018 from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m. (EST).

For more information and to register, click here. 

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Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

FACTE Session: Creativity to Careers - Middle School Animation CTE as a Model

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

9:00 AM  10:00 AM

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Join FableVision Learning's Jane Reynolds and Dr. Denine Jimmerson at the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education on July 16-18, 2018, at the Champions Gate Resort.  

On Tuesday, July 17, they will hold a session titled: Creativity to Careers: Middle School Animation CTE as a Model.

The session will introduce school districts to our new model to which creates a continuum from middle school to high school and beyond, progressing from Animation-ish to Toon Boom software and gaining experience and certification on the journey.

While some schools are using animation in middle school for content and creativity, middle school teachers can be outside of their comfort zone in approaching CTE. We can provide unique scaffolding for both teachers and students with our Creativity to Careers program.

We have developed the fundamental elements to expand the uptake of animation as a bona fide CTE program in middle school. While teachers can continue to use our animation software as they do now, we will add the curriculum, training and professional development to link the program to a career path. Our own FableVision professional animation studio in Boston MA is our model for students, and they can have virtual access to the studio for tours and mentoring.  We have linked with Summit Global to provide the middle school certification.  We have applied for listing as on Florida Digital Tools.

The goal of our Creativity to Careers program is to ensure a good take up of animation CTE in high school by starting in middle school, giving students the opportunity to test out careers before committing to a 2 year program.   While learning animation, students will also be developing core work skills in communication and collaboration, as well as a host of inherent skills within an animation studio. 

More details to come. 

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ISTE: Hands-on Creativity Sessions with Paul Reynolds & Andrea Calvin
Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

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

Join Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin from the Reynolds Center at ISTE for three 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) presentation:

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.

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Jun
14
3:30 PM15:30

Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote at the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Conference

Thursday, June 14, 2018

3:30 PM  4:30 PM

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Peter H. Reynolds will be Thursday's Keynote at the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Conference June 13-15, 2018. This year's theme is Team Up! Superheroes for Kids. 

What: Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Conference
When: Thursday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m.
WhereHilton Columbus at Easton
For a complete schedule click here

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May
24
3:30 PM15:30

Closing the Gap Webinar: Permission to be Brave: Promoting Creativity for Learners with Special Needs

Thursday, May 24, 2018

3:30 PM  4:30 PM

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Join Dr. Denine Jimmerson, Executive Director of Curriculum & Design, FableVision Learning, on Thursday, May 24, at 3:30 p.m. (CDT) for a free webinar through Closing the Gap. 

During this session, titled " Permission to be Brave: Promoting Creativity for Learners with Special Needs," we will share how districts across the country use the 4Cs with special needs learners. We will  showcase examples of collaborative STEAM-projects, digital storytelling, creative career pathways, and assessment. Walk away with ideas and strategies for empowering EVERY student across all grades.

Register, here

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May
18
8:00 AM08:00

Paul Reynolds to Keynote Friday Breakfast at the Teaching Channel TeamsFest 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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Get ready to Create Bravely with Paul Reynolds at the Teaching Channel TeamsFest 2018 Friday Breakfast on Friday, May 18 at 8 a.m.

TeamsFest is Teaching Channel's annual conference. It is geared toward the use of Teaching Channel resources, but the topics covered are very generalizable to any educators that use video and online environments for professional learning. This year we are digging deep into video analysis and observation, leading change from the middle, and program/initiative building using design thinking. TeamsFest runs May 17 & 18 with an opening night reception on May 16.

For more information, click here

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May
17
4:30 PM16:30

Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote Southeast Mass Reading Council Meeting

Thursday, May 17, 2018

4:30 PM  8:00 PM

Peter H. Reynolds will keynote the Southeast Mass Reading Council Meeting on Thursday, May 17. The event will be held at the Chateau, 48 Bay Road, Norton, MA 02766.

Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling children's author and illustrator (Judy Moody, The Dot, Ish), selling over 20 million books in over 25 languages around the globe. Peter and his twin brother Paul are partners in FableVision, an innovative media production studio that promotes storytelling through the design and development of educational media. Peter’s talent and passion for drawing, thinking, writing, painting, and sharing inspires creativity in children of all ages.

Join  the Southeast Mass Reading Council for an evening of networking and book signing at 4:30 p.m., immediately followed by dinner, presentation, and professional discussion at the Chateau, 48 Bay Road, Norton, MA 02766. Program will end at 8:00.

Please make your dinner reservations now

For more information click here

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"Navigating Our Way" Launch Party
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

"Navigating Our Way" Launch Party

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FableVision Studios and Big Picture Learning cordially invite you to celebrate the launch of our first animated film collaboration, Navigating Our Way!

The Navigating Our Way film kicks off a new leading national initiative - of the same name—committed to shifting how society values career and technical education (CTE) and the skilled trades. The time is NOW to help all students follow their interest and pursue their passions. We are excited to share and connect with others who want to change the narrative—including educational leaders, policymakers, researchers, and industry stakeholders.

The first film in the series, Navigating Our Way is narrated by award-winning film and television actor and New Orleanian Wendell Pierce. The story features two childhood friends’ very different learning journeys; Seymour leaving for college, and Sylvie staying home in New Orleans where her passions lie—in the shipyards and with the trades. They're ultimately reunited to find that their individual successes lead to a beautiful partnership.


Navigating Our Way was written by Elliot Washor (Big Picture Learning) and Paul Reynolds (FableVision)—with character design by New York Times best-selling picture book author Peter H. Reynolds. The film’s original music score was composed by New Orleans native Brian Richburg, Jr. in collaboration with composer Tony Lechner.

Save the date and come celebrate with us!

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where:
FableVision Studios
308 Congress Street, 6th floor
Boston, MA

Watch the film here: www.navigatingourway.com

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. Light bites and drinks provided.

To RSVP please click here.

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Apr
29
8:00 AM08:00

North Star Kid's Ramble

Join Us for the  North Star Ramble Children's Race and the Dedham Family Fun Run on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The ramble is in Dedham Mass and occurs on the opposite corner of the Endicott Estate, please find us at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Walnut, near the greenhouse.
Schedule of events: 
8:00 AM   ♦ Pre-Race Free Registration starts
8:30 AM   ♦ National Anthem on electric guitar by Steve Marchena
8:45 AM   ♦ Dedham Family Fun Run
9:30 AM   ♦ Children's Ramble Begins > 4 and under race - 50 yd dash
9:45 AM   ♦ Ages 5 & 6 race - 50 yd dash
10:00 AM ♦ Ages 7 & 8 - 100 yd dash
10:10 AM  ♦ Ages 9 & 10
10:20 AM ♦ Ages 11 & 12

The North Star Children's Ramble is a one-of-a-kind literacy-themed sporting event for kids ages 4-12 and their families. There are age-specific races ranging from the 50 yard dash to 500 yard dash, and The Dedham Family Fun Run.

The North Star Children's Ramble event also includes coloring activities for runners and non-runner audience participants. Like its "parent race," James Joyce Ramble, the North Star Ramble creatively mixes sports and the arts together by tying in Dedham author Peter H. Reynolds’ book, The North Star

If you have kids that would like a longer course challenge, The Dedham Family Fun Run is for them and their family members. Kids can run the entire course solo, with family members, or do a family relay where the course is divided between family members. Special consideration will be given to families with creative matching uniforms.

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