DESIGN 2019 | Not Your Average Conference in Oklahoma
Jun
11
8:00 AM08:00

DESIGN 2019 | Not Your Average Conference in Oklahoma

Nigh University Center

Featured speaker, Paul Reynolds will lead three hands-on sessions on Activated Storytelling at the DESIGN 2019 | Not Your Average Conference in Oklahoma in Tuesday, June 11 from 8-4:30 p.m.

Andrea Calvin will also lead three sessions utilizing FabMaker Studio and iterative design.

Oklahoma A+ Schools signature conference bringing teachers, principals, and art partners together for one transformational event!  With 70 schools in the OKA+ Schools network, educators have a chance to collaborate and innovate at the highest level. 

The event will be held at Nigh University Center 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK

Learn more here.  

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Creative Juices Art Show: Play
May
31
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Juices Art Show: Play

You’re invited to a play-date at the studio! Kick-off the summer with FableVision Studios’ annual Creative Juices Art Show on Friday, May 31. This year’s theme is PLAY, and our team is excited to showcase their projects—ranging from artwork to games to food and more. Join us for an evening of conversation, food, drinks, and creativity!

FableVision Studios is a multi-media production studio that designs and develops a wide array of engaging media and interactives for formal and informal learning spaces. We create “stories that matter, stories that move” to inspire, teach, and move people to action.

The Creative Juices Art Show is free and open to the public.
RSVP is required for the event. More Info and Registration.

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Ventura County STEAM Resource Fair
May
23
3:30 PM15:30

Ventura County STEAM Resource Fair

  • CSU Channel Islands Malibu Hall, Room 100

Paul Reynolds will keynote the Ventura County STEAM Resource Fair on Thursday, May 23 at 3:30 p.m.

VC STEM is a collaborative and interdisciplinary community working to foster the development of tomorrow’s STEM leaders through today's high quality STEM teaching and learning stretching from early learning to career.

Join VC STEM in congratulating the five recipients of VC STEM's prestigious Golden Gear Award by attending this STEAM Resource Fair and VC STEM Convening!

PK- 12 grade educators, after school program educators, expanded learning settings (museums, libraries, and STEM expert organizations), and families are encouraged to attend VC STEM's STEAM Resource Fair and to learn about STEAM resources that you can use at your settings. Partners from our region will join FableVision in providing booths where you can learn about STEAM Resources that you can use in your home or educational setting.

Paul will be sharing stories and digital tools, which he has helped develop to support creativity and self-expression, as well as STEAM/maker education - including an early childhood version of the FabMaker Studio digital design and fabrication STEM software platform for young learners.

Several lucky attendees of the STEAM Resource Fair will walk away with copies of the award-winning books by the Reynolds Brothers - including THE DOT, GOING PLACES, and the STEAM-POWERED ADVENTURES OF SYDNEY & SIMON.

One lucky attendee (formal or informal education or expanded learning settings) will be selected to receive Fab@Maker Studio and a digital cutter! You must be present for the entire STEAM Resource Fair and VC STEM Convening to be eligible for this grant.

More info can be found here.

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Now/Next in Learning Conference
Apr
24
9:30 AM09:30

Now/Next in Learning Conference

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.

 

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Libraries, Games and Play
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Libraries, Games and Play

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.

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School of Education’s Keith Distinguished Speaker Series Brings Peter H. Reynolds to Syracuse
Mar
19
to Mar 20

School of Education’s Keith Distinguished Speaker Series Brings Peter H. Reynolds to Syracuse

  • Syracuse University School of Education (map)
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The School of Education and the Jo-Linda and Dennis Keith Distinguished Speaker Series 2019 speaker is FableVision Founder and acclaimed author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds. He will visit Syracuse for a two-day residency on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20. There will be two events that are free and open to the public in addition to the time with Syracuse students.


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Meet Peter H Reynolds at the BETT show in London!
Jan
25
10:30 AM10:30

Meet Peter H Reynolds at the BETT show in London!

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.

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ED Games Expo 2019 Showcases Fab@School Maker Studio
Jan
8
4:00 PM16:00

ED Games Expo 2019 Showcases Fab@School Maker Studio

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in . (map)
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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.

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Paul and Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote the NCTE Annual Convention
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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Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote the Keystone State Reading Association
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. 

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

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BLC Session: Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
Jul
25
10:20 AM10:20

BLC Session: Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning

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 

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 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. 

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Meet Up with Peter H. Reynolds at the International Literacy Association Conference in Austin Texas
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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Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote Education Closet's Arts Integration & STEAM Online Conference
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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FACTE Session: Creativity to Careers - Middle School Animation CTE as a Model
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. 

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ISTE 2018
Jun
24
to Jun 27

ISTE 2018

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.  

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Peter H. Reynolds to Keynote at the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Conference
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
For a complete schedule click here

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Cape Cod YMCA Teen Achievers Summer Reading Kick Off with Peter H Reynolds
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Cape Cod YMCA Teen Achievers Summer Reading Kick Off with Peter H Reynolds

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!

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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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