We are extremely pleased to announce that creativity champion, Peter H. Reynolds, a NY Times best-selling author/illustrator and founder of FableVision, an award-winning educational multi-media company co-located at the Boston Children’s Museum will be kicking off our day of learning!
Peter will be delivering a brief ‘virtual keynote’ from Dedham, MA, where he founded The Blue Bunny, a family-owned and operated children’s book, toy, creativity store. Published in over 25 languages, Peter’s books The Dot, Ish, Rose’s Garden, I’m Here, So Few of Me, The North Star and Sky Color inspire children and “grown up children” with his messages about authentic learning, creativity, bravery, empathy, and courageous self-expression.
Peter will almost certainly talk a little about International Dot Day that is just a few days after this year’s Edcamp on September 15th. Learn more this wonderful worldwide event and sign-up here. www.thedotclub.org
“I am optimistic about a future where all children are encouraged to navigate their true potential. We have to be creative in the ways we reach all learners — to help them find their voice, be brave about expressing it, and be inspired to use their gifts to ‘make their mark.’”
Peter and his twin brother Paul, launched the Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity (TLC). The center is a not-for-profit organization that encourages creativity and innovation in teaching and learning. It is dedicated to ensuring that all learners develop the vision, confidence, knowledge and skills needed to move their own lives forward, and to use their talents, strengths and energy to move their communities and the world to a better place. “They are both special people” says Edcamp Michiana Founder and Organizer, Eric Johnson, and “we’re extremely fortunate to hear from Peter to kickoff our morning, adding “it will be extraordinary.”
One of our favorite films from Peter, “Keepers of the Flame”
We’re grateful to “connect the dots” with Peter and for his graciousness in sharing time with our version of the un-conference, Edcamp Michiana. Join us.
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More about Peter and Paul