Nov
18
to Nov 21

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

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Join Paul A. and Peter H. Reynolds at the NCTE Annual Convention on Sunday, Nov. 18, for the closing keynote, at 12 p.m. Come celebrate students’ voices and the impact they make in the world.

What: NCTE Annual Convention Closing Keynote

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center - 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010

When: Saturday, Nov. 17 & Sunday, Nov. 18

Book Signings:

Saturday, November 17, 2018

3:30: Charlesbridge Booth 339
5 p.m. Candlewick Booth 223

Sunday, November 18, 2018

9 a.m. Scholastic Booth 200

More Info: For more info, click here

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Universal Children's Day
Nov
20
9:00 AM09:00

Universal Children's Day

At Bridgewater State University's College of Education & Allied Studies, in collaboration with the Childhood Studies Minor Program and other academic and administrative departments on campus, is conducting a daylong celebration of the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. 

For the third year, Paul A. Reynolds will keynote the day which welcomes 250 third graders from Brockton elementary schools.

Paul’s keynote will focus on about creative problem solving, based on his book, Sydney and Simon’s Full Steam Ahead, which he co-authored with his twin brother, Peter H. Reynolds. Andrea Calvin will be leading a creative writing workshop

Established in 1954, United Nations Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20th each year. The day is set as a reminder to bring awareness to improving the welfare of all children and promoting international togetherness.

What: Universal Children’s Day

Where: Bridgewater State University, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324

When: Tuesday, November 20

Time: 9:30 AM - Writing Workshop with Andrea
11:30 - Paul Keynote

More Info: For more info, click here.

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Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin to host workshop at Christa McAuliffe Technology Monday PreConference
Nov
26
8:00 AM08:00

Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin to host workshop at Christa McAuliffe Technology Monday PreConference

Paul A. Reynolds and Andrea Calvin will host a Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning at the Christa McAuliffe Technology PreConference on Monday, November 26, 2018

About Workshop: From kindergarten to high school, discover how schools, libraries, and programs across the country have used research-based 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 best practices, appropriate to get all students (PreK-12) designing and creating. During this session, participants also learn more about grant opportunities for New Hampshire schools in addition to discounted software pricing available through NHSTE. 

Equipment needed: The registration fee for the MITI workshop format includes the following: - Silhouette Portrait - Fab@School individual license The BYOD registration fee includes the Fab@School Individual license but requires that you bring your own Silhouette Portrait as specified on the website, Presenters will provide Silhouette Portraits for participants to try. Participants are also encouraged to bring: a laptop (chromebook, PC, MAC) with access to the Internet via web browser.

Software needed: Participants will receive instructions for installing their Fab@School license and the Silhouette Portrait drivers.

What: Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference - Monday PreConference

Where: DoubleTree Hotel Manchester, NH

When: Monday, November 26, 2018

Time: 8:00am-3:00pm

More Info: For more info, click here.

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Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds to Speak at NEIRC Tech Awareness Day
Dec
14
8:00 AM08:00

Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds to Speak at NEIRC Tech Awareness Day

Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds will speak at NEIRC Tech Awareness Day, Friday, December 14.

This year marks NERIC’s 30th Annual Tech A-Day. The theme is Building Bridges with Your Stories. Important traditions often teach us valuable lessons. They can change our perspective and help us to evolve. Stories of these traditions become part of our lives, connect us and inspire us. Through stories, we also learn from one another and build a network of support and knowledge. For our 30th annual Tech A-Day, we put the focus on stories and the bridges they will build between us.

Who: Paul and Peter Reynolds

What: NEIRC Tech Awareness Day

Where: Red Lion Hotel in Albany, NY

When: Friday, December 14, 2018

Time: 8:00am to 2:30pm

More Info: For more info, click here.



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Paul Reynolds to Keynote iSTEAM Conference
Jan
11
8:00 AM08:00

Paul Reynolds to Keynote iSTEAM Conference

Paul Reynolds will keynote the iSTEAM conference January 11, 2019.

iSTEAM 2019 will provide participants a uniquely interactive and engaging conference experience - gain new and innovative ideas to promote the integration of STEAM and foster essential 21st century competencies across all grade levels.

Also that day, Andrea Calvin will host the breakout session “Paper Prototyping for STEAM-Powered Learning,” where attendees can get hands-on with Fab@School Maker Studio.

What: iSTEAM Conference

Where: TMI/Ramapo College - Mahwah, NJ

When: Friday, January 11, 2019

Time: 8:00am-3:30pm
Keynote at 1:00pm

More Info: For more info, click here.

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FETC Workshop: Make to Learn: An Easy, Affordable Onramp to STEAM
Jan
28
10:30 AM10:30

FETC Workshop: Make to Learn: An Easy, Affordable Onramp to STEAM

Join the Paul Reynolds and Peggy Stearns for a FabMaker Workshop at FECT 2019! During their workshop: Make to Learn: An Easy, Affordable Onramp to STEAM, on Monday, Jan. 28, discover how schools nationwide are using easy, affordable tools to engage young learners in STEM/STEAM and the engineering design process. While buzz swirls around 3D printing, many educators are embracing a low-cost alternative — paper and cardstock, inexpensive digital cutters, and easy CAD software — to introduce teachers and students to digital design and making. Learn how K-8 students engineer unique projects from simple to sophisticated, including pop-ups, 3D objects, working machines, and electronics. Get inspiration from schools, libraries, and community centers around the country. Leave with ideas for curriculum integration.

What: Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC)

Where: SOUTH 330E Session Number: $W136

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

When: Monday, Jan. 28, 2019

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

More Info: For more info, click here.

Book signing: Later in the day at 4:30 p.m., join Paul Reynolds for a book signing in the Expo Hall at Booth #3313.



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Peter H. Reynolds to be Featured Speaker at Discovery Museum Speaker Series
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Peter H. Reynolds to be Featured Speaker at Discovery Museum Speaker Series

Peter H. Reynolds will be a featured speaker at the Discovery Museum on November 14, 2018.

The Discovery Museum Speaker Series creates engaging conversations around creativity, learning, and the future of science education. We connect our community with leaders in the fields of science, technology, and education to discuss important topics that impact our children, our families, and our world. Join the conversation! 

New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds (“The Dot,” “The Word Collector,” “Judy Moody”) will talk about nurturing creativity and “off-the-path” learning in children in his session “One Brave Dot.”  “I just can’t draw.” These words, uttered by a 1st grader nearly twenty years ago, inspired Peter’s mission to urge all of us to “make our mark” bravely. While his book, “The Dot” (which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year) is about art and a great art teacher, the book is a ultimately a metaphor for being brave enough to take that first brave step and see where it takes us. Peter’s newest books “Happy Dreamer” and “The Word Collector” dare us to keep positive, keep dreaming and keep finding powerful words to help express what we are thinking, feeling and dreaming. Peter will share a sneak peek of his upcoming book, “Say Something!” which reminds readers that the world needs our voice, all voices. In a world where a few loud, boomy voices drown out the more nuanced voices, marginalized voices, this book is a rallying cry for all of us to share what we believe and how we’ll move the world to a better place.

What: Discovery Museum Speaker Series

Where: Littleton High School auditorium 56 King Street Littleton, MA 01460

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

More Info: https://bit.ly/2OCXk9B

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Oct
29
1:30 PM13:30

Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote the Keystone State Reading Association

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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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Oct
25
3:30 PM15:30

Paul Reynolds & Andrea Calvin to Participate in MCLA STEM Week

Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin are excited to join the STEM week activities at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA.


STEM Week was created by the Baker-Polito Administration to boost students’ interest and raise awareness of STEM education so that educators at all grade levels may participate by planning STEM-based lessons, events and activities throughout the week. Students from pre-kindergarten through high school and postsecondary institutions are encouraged to take part in hands-on learning that aligns topics across STEM subjects and connects to other curricula.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, MCLA will present “Who Said it had to be a Go Cart?: Going Places with FabMaker Studio,” in CSI room 124 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. During this event, Paul A. Reynolds, award-winning author and co-founder of FableVision, as well as the Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning and Creativity in Boston, will share how his own journey has been fueled by creativity.

Along with sharing anecdotes and original media, he will share the book “Going Places,” illustrated by his twin brother, Peter H. Reynolds. The story helps celebrate the most critical 21st century skills: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

Following Reynolds’ talk, students will join Andrea Calvin ’04, vice president of the Reynolds Center, for hands-on experience with FabMaker Studio. During this workshop, students will put the “Going Places” message in action and create their own unique vehicle and use the engineering design process to develop their paper prototype in Fab@School Maker Studio.

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Connect the Dots with The Reynolds Center at MassCUE
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Connect the Dots with The Reynolds Center at MassCUE

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Join The Reynolds Center at the MassCUE Fall Conference on Oct. 18 and 19, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Ma.

The Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) is the state’s leading organization for educators with a passion for technology in education. The fall conference will focus on the collective interests of our school districts with exciting ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology and offer opportunities for professional networking and collaboration.

Stop by The Reynolds Center non-profit Booth #17 to get hands-on experience with Fab@School Maker Studio and learn more about our classroom initiatives.

What: MassCUE
Where: 1 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA
Booth: nonprofit booth 17 (Northeast Red Level)
When: October 18-19
More Info: https://bit.ly/2pk5tos

Thursday, Oct. 18: Paper Prototyping for STEAM-Powered Learning

On Thursday, Oct. 18, Andrea Calvin from the Reynolds Center will be presenting on Paper Prototyping for STEAM-Powered Learning from 1:30 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. in Suite Red 79.

What: Listen in to learn more about using the 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.

Friday, Oct 19: Activated Storytelling

On Friday, Oct 19, join Paul Reynolds for a session on Activated Storytelling, also at 1:30-2:25 p.m. in Suite Red 77.

What: 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, personalized copies of Reynolds books and prints!


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FabMaker Faire at the Boston Maker Faire
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

FabMaker Faire at the Boston Maker Faire

Join the FabMaker Faire at the Boston Maker Faire on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m at the Boston Children’s Museum.

Featuring the projects created by the MaSTEM students, join The Reynolds Center's FabMaker Faire at the Boston Maker Faire. Come create with Fab@School Maker Studio, a digital design & prototyping tool that encourages STEAM-powered thinking. While there, makers of all ages can come and be able to walk away with a project they created themselves.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Boston Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of creative doers – tech enthusiasts, designers, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, crafters, students, commercial exhibitors, and more. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they create with their bare hands and bold minds, and to share how they do it, why they do it, and what they learn. Maker Faires are community-based learning events that inspire everyone to think creatively and with innovation, and to connect with people and projects in their local community.

What: Boston Maker Faire

Where: Boston Children’s Museum

When: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

More Info: https://boston.makerfaire.com/

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Peter H. Reynolds to Speak at Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Peter H. Reynolds to Speak at Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival

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Peter H. Reynolds to Speak at Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival in Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. in the Weller Auditorium.

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival was founded in 1996 and seeks to encourage a love of reading, writing and books by bringing nationally renowned authors and illustrators to Nebraska.

New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds (“The Dot,” “The Word Collector,” “Judy Moody”) will talk about creating bravely in his session “One Brave Dot.”  “I just can’t draw.” These words, uttered by a 1st grader nearly twenty years ago, inspired Peter’s mission to urge all of us to “make our mark” bravely. While his book, “The Dot” (which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year) is about art and a great art teacher, the book is a ultimately a metaphor for being brave enough to take that first brave step and see where it takes us. Peter’s newest books “Happy Dreamer” and “The Word Collector” dare us to keep positive, keep dreaming and keep finding powerful words to help express what we are thinking, feeling and dreaming. Peter will share a sneak peek of his upcoming book, “Say Something!” which reminds readers that the world needs our voice, all voices. In a world where a few loud, boomy voices drown out the more nuanced voices, marginalized voices, this book is a rallying cry for all of us to share what we believe and how we’ll move the world to a better place.

What: Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival

Where: Concordia University in Nebraska

When: Saturday, Oct. 6 (adult conference)

Time: 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. in the Weller Auditorium

More Info: http://www.cune.edu/about/conferences-and-camps/plumcreek/


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Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

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, starting at 11 a.m. with a photoshoot at 1 p.m. on the Greenway.
This event will take place on Parcel 14 in the Wharf District at the Tiffany & Company Foundation Grove Greenway Carousel.

Join The Greenway, and partner organizations - The John F. Kennedy Library FoundationThe Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Boston Children's  Museum, and The Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity - over the summer months for a series of  paper flower making activities. The culminating 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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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

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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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