The Libraries, Games, and Play conference will bring together leaders and innovators who have created engaging games-based programs in libraries. The American University Game Lab and FableVision Studios will be hosting the conference. The forum will bring together diverse stakeholders including leadership in school, public, and university libraries to provide best practices and future trends for games and game-based activities.
Now/Next in Learning Conference celebrates how far learning has come and explore where it’s headed next. Expect to be inspired through compelling stories and examples of collaboration in education that have driven progress in learning to new heights.
FableVision Learning will be leading the discussion on Why Engage Students in Career Programs in Middle School? They will share their animation career journey and the results that it is already showing.
Explore FableVision Learning’s Fab@School Maker Studio, the design and fabrication program accessible and affordable to all schools and libraries in a hands on workshop. Create your own design to take away.
Meet FableVision Learning’s founder and creativity champion Peter H Reynolds in London. Peter will be at BETT speaking on creativity and the power of the individual teacher on Friday the 25th of January 2019 in the BETT Arena!
With the backdrop of declining creativity, Peter H Reynolds will inspire teachers to pick up the gauntlet and respond to the challenge. Teachers CAN make a difference in their classrooms while leaders debate. Peter will challenge each person to CREATE BRAVELY.
FableVision Learning CEO Paul Reynolds will keynote the conference.
There will also be a break out session to explore FableVision Learning’s Fab@School Maker Studio, the design and fabrication program accessible and affordable to all schools and libraries.
EdGames showcases successful ed tech products given a kick start with government small business grants through the ED/IES Small Business Innovation Research program. Learn about the innovative technology and unique features of Fab@School Maker Studio in making design and fabrication accessible and affordable to all schools and libraries.
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.
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.
Also meet the FableVision Learning team and see the literacy tools and programs for your classroom.
Where: Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center, State College PA
When: Oct. 28-31, 2018
For more info, click here.
Join us for a hands-on session at Building Learning Communities Educational Conference on Wednesday, July 25 at 10:20 a.m.
Session: Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning is your chance to get hands-on with Fab@School Maker Studio
From kindergarten to high school, discover how schools, libraries, and programs around the country have used Fab@School Maker Studio to create practical, affordable 2D and 3D designs using paper, card stock, 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.
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 Reader, Middle Grade, Early 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.
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.
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.
Join Peter H. Reynolds in LA at the Scholastic Book Fair.
When: July 17, 2018
Venue: Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Address: 555 Universal Hollywood Drive Universal City, CA 91608
For more info click, here.
See FableVision Learning's Fab@School design and fabrication program at ISTE! Cisco's Foundation has generously supported schools in ramping up their STEAM initiatives with younger children in conjunction with The Reynolds Center for Teaching Learning and Creativity. See for yourself at Cisco’s Global Problem Solver Makerspace (room W194) and in the Cisco Theater (Booth #1536) for hands-on sessions.
Global Problem Solver Makerspace (room W194) presentations:
What: Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
When: Tuesday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
What: Activated Storytelling for Transformational Learning
When: Tuesday, June 26, at 4 p.m.
Cisco Theater (Booth #1536) presentations:
What: Activated Storytelling for Transformational Learning
When: Tuesday, June 26, at 2 p.m.
What: Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
When: Tuesday, June 26, at 3 p.m.
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.
Peter H Reynolds will be attending West Hyannis Elementary School as part of the Cape Cod's YMCA Teen Achievers Program which mentors high school students who are “at risk” and the first generation in their families to consider college in their future.
Part of the program involves a community service to promote literacy which they do with the West Hyannis Elementary School. Each year the high school students go to Hyannis West to read with the younger children, to celebrate literacy and to promote summer reading at home. The local Rotary Club also is part of this partnership and purchase of a book for each classroom that is chosen by it’s focus on reading.
This year, it is the wonderful “Word Collector” and Peter H Reynolds will be on hand to read the book to the students!
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.
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.
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.
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.
308 Congress Street, 6th floor
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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 '03, Stephanie (Orphan) Klimov '06, Sarah 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.
For more information click, here.
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.
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.
Where: The Blue Bunny, 577 High Street, Dedham, MA, 02026
When: Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m.
For more information, click here.
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.
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!
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!