Sep
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Peter H. Reynolds to attend Boston Teachers Union Back to School Fair

Award-winning picture book author and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds, will be attending the 4th annual Boston Teachers Union Back to School Fair. The event, for Boston Public School families will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Boston Teachers Union and Carson Beach at 180 Mt. Vernon St., Boston. Ma.

Stop by between 1 -4 p.m. to say hello!

More info can be found here

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Sep
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

Dot Day at mindSpark Learning with Paul and Peter H. Reynolds

In celebration of International Dot Day, Renowned children’s authors Peter H. Reynolds (ish, The Dot) and Paul Reynolds (Going Places) will be at mindSpark Learning for an evening and will be engaging the audience in a special message, signing some of their beloved books and enjoying conversation with attendees. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, from 5-8 p.m, at mindSpark Learning, 455 S. Pierce Street Lakewood, Colorado 80226. Registration is required and can be found here

Both authors will be discussing the motivation behind the messaging of the books they have collaborated on, as well as Peter’s newest book, Happy Dreamer.

Beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served as well. 

Educators, parents, kids and community members are all welcome to come and be inspired by the Reynolds brothers during this special evening.

Cost: $5 for mindSpark Learning Members / $10 for Non-Members

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Oct
11
11:00am11:00am

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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Oct
25
to Nov 9

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.

Details to follow. 

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Nov
3
9:00am 9:00am

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

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).

Details to follow.

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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 the Webster Room during November 28 - 30. Attendees will get hands on with the Creativity Maker Suite of products: Fab@School Maker Studio, Animation-ish, and Get Published!.

Fab@School Maker Studio is an easy CAD software for grades 3-8. We'll share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. Actively participate making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits, and leave with something you created yourself.

Animation-ish is an animation software program for Mac/PC, designed to encourage creativity and enable students to “show what they know” in more creative, personally meaningful, and authentic ways. Animation-ish includes three levels of gradually more complex animation to engage K-12 students and teachers in cross-curricular learning. Get hands-on animation experience with Animation-ish, and create your personalized animation to share with students.

Get Published! is an online software tool, where Peter H. Reynolds coaches your students through videos and online/offline tools and activities - sharing real-world tips on developing characters and storylines, the value of collaboration and editing, as well as the joy of holding a published book in one’s hands. Test the software tools that teach you how to write, design, and publish your own ebook or physical hardcover book.

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Sep
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

KidLit to hold Livestream celebration of International Dot Day

KidLit TV will once again be helping celebrate International Dot Day this year on Friday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. (EST) - with a LIVE streaming special hosted in NYC! The show will feature Dot Day Founder Terry Shay, Peter H. Reynolds, and fellow illustrators from the world of children's literature - all inspiring children and grown-up children around the globe to make their mark!

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Sep
15
10:00am10:00am

Celebrate Dot Day at The Blue Bunny in Dedham, MA

Celebrate International Dot Day at The Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham Ma on Sept. 15, 2017! All day at The Blue Bunny, children and adults can stop by to create their own DOTS! Paper and art supplies will be provided. Peter H. Reynolds join the festivities between 4 – 6 p.m.

For more information go to The Blue Bunny online.

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Sep
1
11:00am11:00am

Channel Kindness Event with Holly McGhee Pascal Lemaitre and Catching Joy at Blue Bunny Bookstore

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Join The Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham, MA, for a special Catching Joy, Inc. event on Friday, Sept 1, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., featuring author Holly McGhee and illustrator Pascal Lemaitre will share their new picture book, "Come with Me."

On Friday, Max, of Catching Joy, is inviting kids, teens, and families to make decorate hearts and make posters with positive messages to help people in need.  Holly McGhee and and Pascal Lemaitre will share their new picture book, "Come With Me," and the message that kids can do little things that make a difference. Children's musician Stacey Feist Peasley will play music, and we'll celebrate with rainbow cupcakes and lemonade.

The event is supported and powered by Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation and Peace First, and Max is honored and grateful to receive the "Channel Kindness" award. FUN and FREE and everyone is welcome! but RSVPs are greatly appreciated for planning purposes.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Joy and Max, joy@catchingjoy.org.

Please bring new socks to donate!

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Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

Peter H. Reynolds joins panel and holds book signing at Mississippi Book Festival

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Peter H. Reynolds has been happily dreaming about his visit on Saturday, Aug. 19, to the Mississippi Book Festival's annual “literary lawn party” on the grounds of the historic Mississippi State Capitol Building in downtown Jackson. 

At 10:45am, Peter will be speaking on a panel called The Power of the Picture Book with another literary luminaries, including Margery Cuyler, (Bonaparte Falls Apart), Gilbert Ford, (Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War), and Matthew Clark Smith, (Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot.) The panel, hosted by Ellen Ruffin, curator of the de Grummond Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi, will be held at the Galloway Fellowship Center. 

At 12:15, Peter will be nestled under the Book Signing Tent greeting fans and signing copies of his new picture book Happy Dreamer (Scholastic), which Publishers Weekly calls "a liberating validation of dreaming as restorative, comforting and powerful while giving kids full license to be themselves.”

More information can be found, here

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Reception for BLC Conference @ FableVision Studios
Jul
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Reception for BLC Conference @ FableVision Studios

Explore the creative spaces of the FableVision Studios after Peter and Paul speak at the BLC conference earlier in the day. Meet the authors and creators, and enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the Boston Tea Party museum. 

Where: FableVision Studios - 308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

When: July 26, 2017 - 6-7: 30 PM EST

*For more information, visit here.

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Peter & Paul Reynolds to speak at BLC about Library 2.0
Jul
26
10:20am10:20am

Peter & Paul Reynolds to speak at BLC about Library 2.0

Paul and Peter H. Reynolds will speak at Building Learning Communities Conference on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Their session is titled Library 2.0: How do we Craft and Share the Story of the Modern Library's Critical Role in the 21st Century? A book signing will follow. 

Where: Boston Park Plaza - The Georgian Room

When: July 26, 2017 - 10:20 AM

*For more information on the event, click here

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Jun
26
11:00am11:00am

ISTE: STEAM-Infused Curriculum: Where Inquiry Meets Design Thinking

Join FableVision Learning's Dr. Denine Jimmerson, Creative Curriculum & Evaluation Specialist, at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio for a poster session about STEAM-Infused Curriculum. During this poster session she will demonstrate a successfully implemented project-based curriculum embedding all of the elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) plus some added inspiration. Students become world problem solvers, experiment with solutions while building solar vehicles, water pumps, and more. A unique story telling aspect is included.

  • When: Monday, June 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Where: Tower View Lobby, Table 4
  • Conference: ISTE 2017 in San Antonio
  • More info can be found here
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Jun
26
to Jun 27

ISTE: Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns to present Make To Learn: An Easy Affordable Onramp to STEAM

Join Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns, Lead Designer, Fab@School Maker Studio, at ISTE.

She will be presenting Fab@School Maker Studio in the Canon Booth #732 on Monday, June 26, and Tuesday, June 27, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on both days. 

Learn how schools around the country have created practical, affordable maker spaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital cutters. See how Fab@School Maker Studio provides an onramp that lets teachers and students join the process wherever they are comfortable and their budgets allow.  

Be sure to get your badge scanned and be at the booth each afternoon for a chance to win a Canon camera or printer!

Where: Canon Booth #723

When: Monday, June 26, 10am and 2pm and Tuesday, June 27, 10am and 2pm

 

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Jun
26
9:15am 9:15am

ISTE: Join FableVision at the Full STEAM Ahead: Play, Learn, Inspire

FableVision Learning is excited to participate in the Full STEAM Ahead: Play, Learn, Inspire playground at ISTE. Dr. Denine Jimmerson, Creative Curriculum & Evaluation Specialist, and Katie Gambardella will be giving a sneak-peek of Get Published! 

Imagine having New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds in your classroom - inspiring your students to write and create all year long! You can with Get Published! - an online software tool, where Peter coaches your students through videos and online/offline tools & activities - sharing real-world tips on developing characters and storylines, the value of collaboration and editing, as well as the joy of holding a published book in one’s hands.

Visitors can also receive a copy of "So Few of Me," by Peter H. Reynolds (while supplies last).

  • When: Monday, June 26, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
  • Where: Park View Lobby, Playground C
  • Conference: ISTE 2017 in San Antonio
  • More info can be found here

 

 

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Jun
23
8:30am 8:30am

mindSpark Learning: Create Bravely! with Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds

Peter and Paul Reynolds, mindSpark Learning and FableVision Learning will deliver a message focused on: learning for the sake of discovery. Creating bravely is about having the courage to challenge your environment, and find new ways to learn that go beyond traditional thinking and curricula. Create Bravely focuses on providing learners of all levels with the confidence to attempt the unexpected, and accept that failure is a part of the creative process -- that it is okay to fail -- and that failure should even be celebrated. By failing, learners grow, find solutions and ultimately discover the ability to do things they previously thought were impossible.

Participants will work together to create strategies that help them tap into their own creativity and use it as an implementable tool that engages their learners with deeper learning. They will also have the opportunity to use and interact with some of the tools FableVision Learning has to offer, such as Fab@School Maker Studio and Animation-ish. Finally, participants will leave the event with strategies learned throughout the morning, and discover creative and implementable solutions for next school year, their daily life and beyond.
 
Cost: $35 includes breakfast. Click, here, to register. 

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Jun
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

mindSpark: Book Signing and Social with Peter H. Reynolds and Paul Reynolds

On Thursday, June 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., renowned children’s book authors Peter H. Reynolds (ish, the dot) and Paul Reynolds (Going Places) will join mindSpark Learning for an evening social and will be signing some of their beloved books, including Peter’s newest book Happy Dreamer. The free event will be held at thinkSpace in Lakewood, CO 80226. 

Come meet the authors and share some drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Educators, parents, and kids are all welcome! If you’re an educator of any level be sure to come back the next morning also as both brothers will be hosting a Create Bravely event with mindSpark Learning and FableVision Learning. More information on the Create Bravely event can be found here

Where: ThinkSpace - 455 S Pierce St., Lakewood, CO 80226

When: June 22, 2017 (6:00 - 8:00 PM)

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Peter H. Reynolds @ Bradley Estate for Trustees of Reservation
May
20
10:30am10:30am

Peter H. Reynolds @ Bradley Estate for Trustees of Reservation

Trustees of the Reservation will be hosting Peter and Paul Reynolds to read their very own Charley Eliot and the Knights of the Woods to your children at the Bradley Estate in Canton, MA. The book is a delightful children’s storybook, created in collaboration with Paul and Peter Reynolds and their team at FableVision. Imaginatively recounted, many of the elements of this fictional tale are based on the actual early years of Charles Eliot’s life.

Where: 2468 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021

When: 10:30 AM EST

*For more information on the event and the essence of the book click here.

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Apr
1
11:00am11:00am

Happy Dreamer Book Launch at the Blue Bunny Bookstore

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New York Times author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds’s newest picture book Happy Dreamer will hit the bookshelves on March 28. Come celebrate with us at the Blue Bunny bookstore in Dedham Ma. on, Saturday, April 1, from 11:00 a.m.  12:30 p.m.!        

In his Scholastic debut, picture book and creativity guru Peter H. Reynolds brings us a universally poignant celebration of the colorful spectrum of what it means to dream and the many ways to find happy!

After the smash success of The Dot; Ish; Sky Color; and Allison McGhee’s Someday, Happy Dreamer is a profound tribute to individuality, celebrating the different ways we all think, learn and dream, presented honestly and tenderly through Reynolds’ brilliant talents.

Reynolds said, “I want to encourage kids—and grownup kids—to be happy with who they are, and to be confident about what lies ahead.”

While the world tells us to sit still, to follow the rules, and to color inside the lines, Happy Dreamer celebrates all those moments in between when the mind and spirit soar and we are free to become our own true dreamer maximus! In Peter's signature voice and style, this empowering picture book reminds children of how much their dreams matter, and while life will have ups and downs, he enlists readers to stay true to who they are, to tap into their most creative inner selves, and to never ever forget to dream big!

With worldwide sales of his previous titles surpassing 2 million copies, Peter H. Reynolds' latest inspirational book is a perfect gift for graduations, new babies, milestone moments, and any happy occasion throughout the year.

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Mar
31
1:00pm 1:00pm

Digital Fabrication Conference: Friendly, affordable digital fabrication tools for elementary learners

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FableVision Learning VP, Andrea Calvin and Fab Lab Tulsa Executive Director, Nathan Pritchett will present on “Friendly, affordable digital fabrication tools for elementary learners” at the Digital Fabrication Conference on Friday, March 31.

Where: Microsoft NERD Center, Cambridge, MA.

When: Friday, March 31

For more information click, here 

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Mar
3
11:00am11:00am

Dr. Denine Jimmerson co-hosting hands-on workshop at National Art Education Association

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Join FableVision Learning's Dr. Denine Jimmerson, Debbie Supplitt and Ilya Kowalchuk hands-on workshop "Creating and Publishing Collaborative Comics" on Friday, March 3, 2017, at 11 a.m., at the 2017 NAEA National Convention

The ticketed, two hour, hands-on studio workshop will be held at the Hilton/Concourse H/Lower Level

About: Explore Pop Culture Classroom’s “Storytelling Through Comics” curriculum and FableVision’s “Get Published!." Participants will create and produce collaborative stories and comics. By blending these two powerful resources, participants will

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Jan
28
9:00am 9:00am

FableVision Learning’s Paul Reynolds and Dr. Denine Jimmerson join inaugural event at ThinkSpace

FableVision Learning is proud to support our partners at Share Fair Nation in Denver at their inaugural ThinkSpace event on Saturday, Jan. 28.

The event, “Exploring Creative & Digital Experiences”, will be held from 9 to 4 p.m. at the new ThinkSpace, 455 S. Pierce Street, Denver, Colorado.  

Morning sessions include sessions hosted by Leslie Fisher and Carl Hooker. Meet FableVision Learning in the afternoon during the Creative and Digital Showcase. Paul and Denine will be sharing our Creativity Maker Suite of products. For more information click here

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Jan
27
10:00am10:00am

FETC: Paul Reynolds to present session "Create Bravely: Empowering STEM Education Through Creative Maker Solutions"

Join FableVision Learning's Paul Reynolds, and Peggy Healy StearnsDenine Jimmerson at the Future of Education Technology Conference, for their session Create Bravely: Empowering STEM Education Through Creative Maker Solutions. The team will share how teachers and students can enjoy STEM learning with cost-effective, cross-curricular projects using digital fabrication, digital publishing, and animation.

Create Bravely: Empowering STEM Education Through Creative Maker Solutions
When: Friday, Jan. 27, 10 - 11 AM
Location: Orange County Convention Center - South 330H
Track: Future of EdTech Educator

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Jan
26
2:30pm 2:30pm

FETC: Peggy Healy Stearns to talk on Practical Affordable MakerSpaces for Your Library and Classroom Session

Fab@School Maker Studio's Lead Software Designer Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns will join Library Media Specialist Hollyanne Ruffner from Palm Beach County Schools to share how Palm Beach County has created compelling and practical maker spaces in school libraries and classrooms with easy CAD software, inexpensive digital cutters, and paper and cardstock. Their workshop at FETC is titled Practical Affordable MakerSpaces for Your Library and Classroom Session and is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. For more info, click here. 

When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Session Location: Orange County Convention Center - Exhibit Hall Booth #965

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Paul Reynolds is a Keynote Speaker at Christa MacAuliffe Conference
Dec
1
8:30am 8:30am

Paul Reynolds is a Keynote Speaker at Christa MacAuliffe Conference

Paul Reynolds will be one out of three keynote speakers at the 2016 Christa MacAuliffe Conference, held in Manchester, NH.  

 

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Peter & Paul Reynolds to celebrate Universal Children’s Day with Bridgewater State University
Nov
18
9:00am 9:00am

Peter & Paul Reynolds to celebrate Universal Children’s Day with Bridgewater State University

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. 18.

More than 200 schoolchildren from Brockton’s Huntington Elementary School will visit campus for inspirational readings by renown children’s authors and FableVision co-founders Paul and Peter H. Reynolds from their books, The Dot and Going Places.

The children will be treated to a series of activities and workshops conducted by the Department of Theater, the Department of Dance, the Bridgewater State University Police Department, the Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies and FableVision, as well as a performance by the dance troupe Urban Renegades and the Wellesley High School a cappella group.

For more details please click here. 

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Nov
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Peter H. Reynolds to join Stories That Move Story Making Summit

USAID is raising awareness about the challenges of global illiteracy through engaging U.S. universities, colleges, and communities and harnessing their respective strengths and talents in the production of children’s books. 

Best-selling Author/Illustrator Peter H. Reynolds (Judy Moody, The Dot, Ish, Going Places), will be at Boston College on Nov. 15th 2-5pm to work with students to create storybooks designed to move the world to a better place.

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Oct
23
12:00pm12:00pm

FableVision Learning’s Lead Ambassador, Terry Shay to present at Iowa Learning Disabilities Association Conference

FableVision Learning’s Lead Ambassador, Terry Shay will be presenting at the Iowa Learning Disabilities Association Conference. 

What: Let Students Show How Smart They Are in a Different Way

Description: There are many ways for students to show how smart they are, from simple things like crayons to sophisticated computer programs. This session will show you some ways to think outside the bubble and allow your students to shine. Stationery Studio, Animation-ish, and Get Published are some programs that will be shared, as well as nearly free methods.

When: Sunday, October 23, 12:00-1:00 and 1:15-2:15 p.m.

More info here

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