Jun
14
3:30 PM15:30

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

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.
Where: Hilton Columbus at Easton
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Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

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

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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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

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

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
23
8:00 AM08:00

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

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
25
10:20 AM10:20

BLC Session: Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning

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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Oct
29
1:30 PM13:30

Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote the Keystone State Reading Association

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

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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May
24
3:30 PM15:30

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

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

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

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

Can't make it to the event? Join us on Facebook for a live stream! 

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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Paul Reynolds to Keynote the Massachusetts Middle School Region 1 Science & Engineering Fair at MCLA
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Paul Reynolds to Keynote the Massachusetts Middle School Region 1 Science & Engineering Fair at MCLA

Paul Reynolds, CEO of FableVision and co-founder of the Reynolds Center for Teaching Learning, & Creativity, will keynote the Region 1 Middle School Science and Engineering Fair at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. The fair, held on Friday, April 27, 2017 is open to students in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties. For more information contact STEM Program Manager, Shannon Zayac - (413) 662-5222 - Shannon.Zayac@mcla.edu. For more details click, here

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Apr
9
7:00 AM07:00

Peter H. Reynolds to Receive Massachusetts Reading Association Children’s Literature Award

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Each year at the Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Reading Association (MRA), an award is presented to an author or illustrator who has made a significant contribution to children’s literature.  This year, Peter H. Reynolds will be accepting MRA Children’s Literature Award at the 46th Annual Conference on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Quincy, MA.

In 2005, the MRA established the Massachusetts Reading Association Children’s Literature Award.  This honor is awarded annually to recognize an author or illustrator whose complete works have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.  Peter's reputation for writing books about protecting and nurturing the creative spirit, in addition to numerous awards, highlights his commitment to literacy and supports the 2018 theme, "Literacy Ignited."  The quality, popularity, and volume of Peter's work fulfill the formal criteria for the CLA award as follows:

  • The recipient must have won at least one major award.
  •  His/her books are exceptionally notable and leading examples of the genre to which they belong.
  • The nominee’s books have been available to children for at least ten years.

This award will be presented during the Monday afternoon closing session of the spring 2018 conference. Peter will deliver the keynote address prior to accepting the award. Previous recipients include: Marc Brown, Rosemary Wells, Patricia MacLachlan, Jane Yolen, Tomie DePaola, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, and the Pinkney family.

Massachusetts Reading Association will host an early Monday evening reception entitled “Authors and Appetizers.”  This reception, held from 5 to 7 p.m., highlights the work of both the award recipient and rising local authors. Book sales and autographing take place as part of the reception, as well as throughout the conference.

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Mar
27
9:15 AM09:15

Paul Reynolds to Keynote Cause Camp

Cause Camp

Paul Reynolds will be the featured speaker at Cause Camp on Tuesday, March 27. 

How to Use the Power of Storytelling to Further Your Mission
How do you break through the clutter of communications noise to reach potential supporters who are more distracted than ever? Hear from award-winning author, educator, non-profit leader and digital media developer about ways to leverage the power of storytelling to reach supporters and prospects and provide an instant, emotional connection to your work. If you could tell your organization's mission as a story - what would it be? By the end of this session, you should walk away inspired to consider more unconventional ways to tell your organization's story - and embrace potentially game-changing storytelling strategies that amplify and accelerate your organization's impact

When: March, 27 at 9:15 a.m.
Where: Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE,
More info, click here

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CUE 2018: FableVision Learning to host Concurrent Sessions in Mesquite H
Mar
15
to Mar 17

CUE 2018: FableVision Learning to host Concurrent Sessions in Mesquite H

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Join the FableVision Learning at the spring 2018 CUE conference in Palm Springs, CA on Thursday, March 15 - Saturday, March 17, 2018. The team will host a concurrent sessions in room: Mesquite H. For more information please click, here

Permission to be Brave: Promoting Creativity for Learners with Special Needs  
During this session 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.   

When: Thursday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. and Friday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
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.

When: Thursday, March 15 at 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.; Friday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.; and Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.


How to Boost Student Engagement by Implementing Digital Storytelling
This session will show powerful examples of how schools across the globe have implemented digital storytelling strategies using animation and publishing programs to engage students in deeper exploration of content. The programs highlighted will be easy to use and based upon award-winning Author/Illustrator Peter H Reynolds' inspiration for both students and teachers alike in the power to tell a story. Get-hands on with Animation-ish and watch your stories come alive.

When: Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.; Friday, March 16 at 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. .; and Saturday, March 17 at 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.


A Fireside Chat with Peter H. and Paul Reynolds
Join FableVision’s CEO and co-founder and author Paul A. Reynolds and his identical twin brother, Peter H. Reynolds a New York Times Best-Selling Author and Illustrator, in an informal session, something we like to call the Fireside Chat. This is a unique opportunity to sit down with Peter and Paul and personally connect with them. Go behind the scenes of what it is like to manage an impact company like FableVision and a he Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity. Learn how the brothers collaborate in creating stories, books, and animations. Their latest collaborations include “Going Places” and “Sydney and Simon” a STEM chapter book series that gets high marks from its readers and the publishing industry. This is a great time to ask questions about your own stories and illustrations and perhaps share one your creations. Bring a cup of tea, sit back, and get ready for an inspiring hour.

When: Thursday, March 15 at 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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Peter H. Reynolds to speak at the Tucson Festival of Books
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Peter H. Reynolds to speak at the Tucson Festival of Books

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Meet Peter H. Reynolds at the 2018 Tucson Festival of Books  from March 10-11, 2018 during three sessions. Information below: 

Session: Engaging the Mind: Imagination and Inspiration
Three award-winning author/illustrators share their process of creating picture-books that inspire and encourage imagination and hope for readers, both young and old. Be inspired by Peter Reynold's "The Dot and Ish" and his recent books on dreaming and word collecting, Bob Staake's "Bluebird and The Book of Gold" and Lita Judge's "Flight School" and "Hoot and Peep." 

Where: Education Kiva (Seats 300)  
When: Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Signing area:Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  
Genre:Children / Teens

Session: Creativity in Colors: Drawing Workshop for Children, Ages 4+
Learn to draw with award-winning author and illustrator Peter Reynolds! Inspired by his latest work, "The Word Collector," audience members will learn how to express their favorite words in colorful art forms.

Where: Education Room 349 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  
When: Sun, Mar 11, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  
Genre: Children / Teens

Session: Color My World
Color connects children to beauty, emotion and creativity and transforms their perspectives on the world. Three authors, whom are also illustrators, explore the power of color in their picture-books. Maya Christina Gonzalez celebrates the colors of the desert in "My Colors, My World," while Peter Reynolds examines the many colors of the sky in "Sky Color" and Jillian Tamaki plays with the colors in a young child's life in "They Say Blue."

Where: Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  
When: Sun, Mar 11, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  

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Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote Women in Leadership Symposium at Ursuline Academy
Mar
2
8:30 AM08:30

Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote Women in Leadership Symposium at Ursuline Academy

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Ursuline Academy Welcomes Award-Winning Local Author Peter H. Reynolds at 21st Annual Women in Leadership Round Table on March 2, 2018. 

This year marks the 21st anniversary of Women in Leadership, a wonderful Ursuline Academy tradition where alumnae return to campus to share their professional and Serviam experience with our juniors and seniors. Joining us at this year's event on Friday, March 2, are Keziah Furth '03Stephanie (Orphan) Klimov '06Sarah Varadian-Vartanian '06, and Anna Dolan '11.

The diverse professions of our panelists will offer our students the opportunity to learn not just about interesting careers, but perhaps more importantly, the roads traveled to get there. This year, we are focused on alumnae who are making their mark in the world. To kick off the round table is keynote speaker Peter H. Reynolds, New York Times best-selling author-illustrator, and founder of FableVision, an award-winning educational multi-media company. In Peter's speaking engagements all over the world, he champions "off the path" learning and creativity to challenge others to reach their full potential and make their mark by choosing life paths that are personally meaningful.

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Peter H. Reynolds Featured Keynote at Anderson’s 16th Annual Children’s Literature Breakfast
Feb
24
8:00 AM08:00

Peter H. Reynolds Featured Keynote at Anderson’s 16th Annual Children’s Literature Breakfast

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FableVision founder and New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds will be a featured Keynote at the Anderson’s 16th Annual Children’s Literature Breakfast. The breakfast will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. - noon. at 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, IL.

Peter joins other featured Keynote Speakers: Brian Selznick, Charlotte Jones Voiklis & Lena Roy, Linda Ragsdale, and Leslie Connor.

Attendees will enjoy a full breakfast while an author or illustrator joins you for table discussions between the keynote speakers. There will also be raffles, goody bags, book talks on the newest in Children's Literature, an on-site bookstore and continuing education hours. 

For more information and to purchase tickets please click, here

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Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Bunny Bookstore: Peter H. Reynolds Book Launch of The Word Collector

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Join the Blue Bunny Bookstore as they celebrate The Word Collector,  an extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds!

Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him -- short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.

From the creator of The Dot and Happy Dreamer comes a celebration of finding your own words -- and the impact you can have when you share them with the world

Where: The Blue Bunny, 577 High Street, Dedham, MA, 02026
When: Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m.
For more information, click here

 

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Jan
24
3:00 PM15:00

FETC: Prime the STEM Pipeline: A Practical, Affordable Onramp to Making

Peggy Healy Stearns, software designer for Fab@School Maker Studio will be presenting at FETC 2018 on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. in the STEM Theatre Booth 1805. 

Prime the STEM Pipeline: A Practical, Affordable Onramp to Making

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018: 3-3:30 p.m.
Where: STEM Theatre Booth 1805

Discover how schools nationwide are using practical, affordable software and hardware to introduce digital design and fabrication to young learners. The maker buzz has been around 3D printing, but these classrooms are successfully embracing a low-cost alternative – paper and cardstock, inexpensive digital cutters, and easy CAD software – to introduce teachers and students with little or no background to digital design and making. Learn how students K-8 engineer unique projects from simple to sophisticated including pop-ups, 3D objects, and working machines. This web app also supports a range of advanced devices from 3D printers to laser cutters so users can enter the process wherever they’re comfortable and budgets allow. Leave with ideas for curriculum integration and grant funding opportunities. This work is a research-collaboration with the University of Virginia, the Reynolds Center, the Smithsonian, and Princeton with funding by NSF, US DOE, Cisco, MacArthur, Morgridge Family Foundation, and others.

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Jan
24
10:30 AM10:30

FETC: Boot Camp for STEAM-Powered Project Based Learning

Join the FableVision Learning team for a FAB Boot Camp at FETC 2018! Visit Bayhill 17 on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. for Boot Camp for STEAM-Powered Project Based Learning with Andrea Calvin, Dr. Denine Jimmerson, and Jane Reynolds. 

Want an easy, affordable way to introduce students to digital fabrication STEAM-PBL? This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity with Fab@School Maker Studio, an easy-to-use, web-based design and fabrication tool that invites students to experience STEM and STEAM learning in a more engaging, personally meaningful way. From concept to design, you will experience the thrill of rapid paper prototyping — from powered windmills to fully functioning speakers. If you're new to digital fabrication, this workshop is for you! With lots of one-on-one support and guidance, you'll learn the "ins and outs" of this research-based program, which makes it easy to get students of all ages (preK-12) designing and creating.

See you in Florida! 

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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Join us for the Digital Storytelling #FableLearnChat on Jan. 16

Curious about digital storytelling? Want to share techniques and tools for how your school is engaging in digital storytelling? Join our #FableLearnChat on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at 7 p.m. (EST). Share how you are creating digital storytelling projects and get ideas for the rest of this school year - or prepare for the fall! Special thanks to John Long, Technology Program Specialist at School District of Palm Beach County, for helping host this chat!

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Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

ED Games Expo 2018: Fab@School Featured in Showcase for Education Learning Games and Technologies

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When: 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Where: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
More info: click here

Meet the FableVision Learning team and get hands-on with Fab@School Maker Studio at ED Games Expo 2018! On Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., come learn about the innovative technology and unique features of Fab@School Maker Studio by exploring Fab@School Maker Studio with Andrea Calvin and Jane Reynolds.

The Expo is free and open to the public.

RSVP: Edward.Metz@ed.gov

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Dec
14
5:45 PM17:45

Dedham Savings Bank Christmas Week Celebration With Peter H. Reynolds

On Thursday, Dec 14, at 5:45 pm (EST), join author and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds, for a reading of The Smallest Gift of Christmas, and a few illustrations at Dedham Savings (55 Elm Street, Dedham, MA) . The Dedham Savings Bank will raffle off 10 copies of The Smallest Gift of Christmas. Pizza will be served by the Dedham Savings Bank.

When: Thursday: Dec 14,  5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Where: Dedham Savings Bank:  55 Elm Street, Dedham, in the main lobby

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Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Peter H. Reynolds to be Featured at Concord Museum Author & Illustrator Day

Each December the Concord Museum in historic Concord, MA, exhibits Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature.  

It is a month-long celebration in which the museum’s galleries are filled with fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites. This will be the 22nd year of Family Trees. 

Peter H. Reynolds will join the celebration on Dec. 10, at the author and illustrator day. His two books, Happy Dreamer and The Water Princess have been selected by a decorator to be highlighted on a tree in the exhibit. Peter H. Reynolds was a Family Trees Honorary Chair in 2014, and is looking forward to coming back again this year!

See over 100 trees decorated in picture book themes.  Peter H. Reynolds will be there displaying his Happy Dreamer and Water Princess trees and signing books.

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Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Peter H. Reynolds to be presented The Distinguished Eagle Award

 

Award-Winning author and illustrator of The North Star, The Dot, and Ish, Peter H. Reynolds, will be presented with the Distinguished Eagle Award .

The award is only given to Eagle Scouts who have enjoyed the rank for 25 years and  "who have received extraordinary national-level recognition, fame, or eminence within their field, and have a strong record of voluntary service to their community.” The event will take place at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston, MA.  

Where: Westin Copley Hotel
10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116

When: Nov. 30, 2017 at 6 p.m. (EST)

Attend: If you would like to attend, please contact Bill Norris -  bill@reynoldstlc.org

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Nov
28
to Nov 30

Meet the FableVision Learning Team at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference

The FableVision Learning team will be at the 2017 Christa MacAuliffe Conference in Manchester, NH, from November 28 - 30.

During the three days, stop by the Webster Room to get hands on with the Creativity Maker Suite of products, learn about grant opportunities, and hopefully become inspired to create bravely in the classroom and library! 

The following are the five sessions we have scheduled: 

Create an Easy, Affordable Makerspace with Fab@School
What: 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. Get hands-on with the digital prototyping program and learn more about grant opportunities to fund YOUR makerspace
When: Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday 12 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Create Bravely: Creative Self-Design for a Purposeful Life
What: Join FableVision/Reynolds Center co-founder, Paul Reynolds, for a session designed for educators of all levels. Paul Reynolds shares approaches to using storytelling to foster both growth mindset and the courage needed to foster self-directed, creative, and purposeful life journeys.

Attendees have a chance to win signed, personalized copies of his 4Cs/STEAM storybooks Going Places and Sydney & Simon, as well as a Create Bravely T-shirt designed by Peter H. Reynolds (The Dot, Ish, Sky Color). All participants receive a free Create Bravely poster.
When: Tuesday 12 p.m.; Wednesday 10:30 a.m.

Making Makerspaces Meaningful
What: Join Leo Brehm, Reynolds Center board member, as he shares strategies to realize the full potential of your makerspace.  As a career school CIO for public schools in Massachusetts for over 21 years, Leo has supported education in a variety of roles including a technology support specialist, instructional technology specialist, network administrator, director of technology, and adjunct professor in four districts and higher education. Currently he serves as the Learning Evolution Officer for Central Mass Collaborative providing innovative solutions to forty plus districts and 80-100k students.  As the Director of Digital Learning for the Massachusetts Virtual Academy, he is focused on reinventing the virtual program into a personalized experience. Leo shares his experiences on how to shape your makerspace to nurture meaningful learning.
When: Tuesday 1:30 p.m.

Activated Storytelling for Transformational Learning
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 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 explore a host of constructionist edtech tools and 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!  
When: Tuesday 3:15; Wednesday 1:30

Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
What: Want to introduce students to digital fabrication and STEAM to your classroom or library? This workshop 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.
When: Wednesday 3:15, Thursday 11:30

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Join Peter H. Reynolds at Montclair Art Museum

November 16, join New York Times Award-Winning author and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds, at the Montclair Art Museum where he will discuss how creative thinking has guided his career.

Educators earn 2 hours of PD credit. Book signing to follow. in partnership with Watchung Booksellers.

When: November 16, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (EST)
Where: 3 S Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Ticketed event. Registration required. Click here to register.

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Nov
16
3:30 PM15:30

You’re Invited: Fab@School Maker Studio Workshop at Dedham Public Library

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 3:30 - 4:30 at the Dedham Public Library where the FableVision Learning team will leading a Fab@School Maker Studio Thanksgiving-themed workshop. During this workshop, stop on by to design, fabricate, decorate your own Thanksgiving project.

FableVision Learning welcomes all curious learners and makers to experience STEM and STEAM learning in a more engaging and personally meaningful way with Fab@School Maker Studio. 

Where: Dedham Public Library
43 Church St, Dedham, MA 02026

When: Thursday, Nov. 16, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (EST)

Click here for the Dedham Public Library events page.

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Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Bunny Event Alert: Peter H. Reynolds to Host Girl Scout Katie Hurwitz

Monday, November 6 at 7:00 pm, Peter H. Reynolds will be at the Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham Square hosting Katie Hurwitz who is earning her Girl Scouts Gold Award on the subject of writing in the community.

"The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, recognizing girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities."

Where: Blue Bunny, 577 High St, Dedham, MA 02026

When: November 6, 7:00 pm (EST)

The public is welcome.

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Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Paul Reynolds to Participate in Universal Children’s Day at Bridgewater State University

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 Friday, Nov. 3. This year’s theme of "Empowering students to improve the world" utilizes the problem/project-based learning of Design Thinking.

Close to 250 regional children will visit campus for an inspirational reading by award-winning picture book author and FableVision co-founder, Paul A Reynolds (Going Places).

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Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Meet Peter H. Reynolds at the Boston Book Festival

Saturday, October 28, at 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., meet Peter H. Reynolds at the Boston Book Festival in the Boston Public Library (Guastavino Hall in the McKim Building).

To celebrate Candlewick Press’s 25th Anniversary, PeterHReynolds will be signing free copies of The Dot!

Sign up for this Boston Book Festival event here

 

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Oct
25
to Oct 26

Meet the Reynolds Center Team at MassCUE Fall Conference

The Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, & Creativity team is thrilled to be exhibiting in the nonprofit area at the 2017 MassCUE and M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference. Join us Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ; and Thursday, Oct. 26, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035

The Reynolds Center will be showcasing highlights from its MaSTEM initiative launched early 2017. Thanks to generous funding from the Cisco Foundation, the MaSTEM initiative includes 34 sites, from Boston to the Berkshires, bringing meaningful STEM education to low-income, high needs districts.

Schools participating in MaSTEM, received software, hardware, and professional development on Fab@School Maker Studio.  Fab@School Maker Studio provides robust tools for teaching digital fabrication and desktop manufacturing. Through the online-program, elementary and middle school students can make, test, and revise 2D designs, pop-ups, 3D objects, and working machines as they learn STEM concepts in a meaningful context. Learn more about the program, here

Stop by the booth to get hands-on experience with Fab@School, and learn about our other grant programs.


Paul Reynolds to Present at MassCue

Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 1:30-2:25 p.m.

“Connecting the Dots” Across Massachusetts to Support K-8 STEM Teaching & Learning

Join Paul Reynolds, founder of the Reynolds Center, and learn how several high-performing nonprofits “connected the dots” through a Mass.-based education innovation cluster to accelerate more engaging STEM learning with younger students (K-8), and are building grant-funded opportunities to bring the Fab@School Maker Studio digital design and fabrication STEM program into districts across the state. 

Boston-based Reynolds Center, and its K-12 educational software partner FableVision Learning, will share how it has built a growing national network around the Fab@School Maker Studio digital design and fabrication STEM learning program for K-8 teachers and students.  With funding from Cisco Foundation and by partnering with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and BoSTEM program partners, Fab@School is now being deployed here across the commonwealth as the Fab@School MaSTEM program. Not only is Fab@School fully aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, it also now specifically supports the 2016 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Curriculum Framework.

By spring 2017, the 100% grant-funded Fab@School MaSTEM program was deployed to 34 sites, providing - at no charge - the Fab@School Maker Studio web-based software, digital fabrication hardware, professional development, and ongoing support throughout the school year.  Participating districts include: including Lowell Public Schools, Boston Public Schools, Brockton Public Schools, Central Massachusetts Collaborative, Worcester Public Schools, Webster Public Schools, North Adams Public Schools, as well as St John Paul II Schools under the Archdiocese of Boston.

Rounding out the presentation, the Reynolds Center will also share about a national partnership which offers match grant funds to Massachusetts schools and further supporting STEM education. The Fab@School Match Grant is offered by mindSpark Learning and supported through the Morgridge Family Foundation. Attendees will be provided information to apply for the grant.


Book Signing with Peter H. Reynolds
 

Thursday, Oct. 26, at 11:15 a.m.

New York Times best-selling author illustrator will be at the Reynolds Center booth (NP-8) on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 11:15 a.m. to sign books. During that time, 30% of all book sales will benefit the Reynolds Center STEAM initiatives.  

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Oct
11
11:00 AM11:00

Join the Fab@School Maker Studio Fall Summit at Central Mass Collaborative

Join the teams from the Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning and Creativity, FableVision Learning, and the Central Mass Collaborative for a Fall FabMaker Summit on Oct. 11, from 11 to 2 p.m.

The free hands-on session, from 10:30-2 p.m. will be held at the Central Mass Collaborative and is limited to 50 participants.

Attendees will enjoy an engaging agenda packed with inspiration, storytelling, and hands-on learning of the Fab@School online software tools and grant opportunities.

Fab@School Maker Studio is an easy-to-use, web-based design and fabrication tool that invites students in grades PreK-8 to experience STEM and STEAM learning in a more engaging, personally meaningful way. This program is a part of the national Fab@School research initiative and is committed to championing equity and access to quality maker education.

With low-cost materials like paper, cardstock or cardboard and a wide range of tools from scissors to inexpensive 2D cutters, 3D printers and laser cutters, students can use Fab@School Maker Studio to design, invent, and build their own geometric constructions and working machines. 

Registration is required, please register here

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