Summer brings with it the promise of picnics, pool parties, and the classic summer road trip. We’re putting a modern twist on this novel idea as we go across the country to visit partners, learn exciting new innovations, and connect the dots in our annual summer-wide FableVision road trip! Follow along with our itinerary below and join us for the ride! Notice you’ll be crossing paths with us? Let us know here.

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Edtech Extravaganza in Chicago
First stop, Chicago! Between slices of deep dish pizza and selfies at the Sears Tower, ISTE is the place to be. Hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education, the conference is the premier place to celebrate educational technologies. Join the Reynolds Center team in Cisco’s Global Problem Solver Makerspace (room W194) and in the Cisco Theater (Booth #1536) for hands-on sessions with Fab@School Maker Studio and opportunities to become Story Activators with Paul Reynolds. Be sure to catch FableVisionaries James Collins, Sarah Ditkoff, and Shelby Marshall as they walk the ground floor to get the latest on edtech!

Global Problem Solver Makerspace (room W194) presentations:
What: Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
When: Tuesday, June 26 at 10:00 a.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.  


Making Change in NYC
Next, FableVision will travel to New York City for the Games for Change Festival. Join a community of game experts, developers, technologists, funders, and social innovators to share groundbreaking ideas and interact with new impact games and immersive media. We’re excited to meet other developers passionate about using games to drive positive social change!

Games for Change Festival
When: June 28 - 30
Where: New York, New York

Get moving in Florida! 
Join FableVision Learning's Jane Reynolds and Dr. Denine Jimmerson at the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education (FACTE) conference for a session that introduces school districts to FableVision Learning's Creativity to Careers CTE program, a new model  providing unique scaffolding for both teachers and students allowing them to progress from Animation-ish to Toon Boom software and gaining experience and certification on the journey.

Creativity to Careers: Middle School Animation CTE as a Model
When: Tuesday, July 17
Where: Champions Gate Resort


Hop on the Bus
Join Scholastic on the ultimate reading road trip, as they tour the country with our favorite authors, illustrators, and characters! This July Scholastic is partnering with bookstores and libraries in communities nationwide, hosting reading festivals for families with kids ages 0-12. On July 5, the bus will stop at the Blue Bunny Bookstore, owned by FableVision founder Peter H. Reynolds! Bring your reader to this fun (and FREE!) family event, to meet authors, take photos with beloved costume characters, win prizes, and more.

Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip
When: July 5, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Blue Bunny Bookstore Dedham, MA

Getting Serious in Virginia
From the Big Apple we’ll head towards our nation’s capital for the Serious Play Conference at George Mason University. The Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning. Speakers share their experience creating or using games in the corporation, classroom, healthcare institution, government, and military and offer tips on how to move game-based education programs ahead. Come listen to FableVisionary James Collins as he discusses the role of games in a museum setting with a panel of experts.


Games in Museums
Thursday, July 12 at 9:15 a.m.
Where: George Mason University, Manassas, VA

Building Community in Boston
After some time away from home, FableVision will host a reception for creative educators attending November Learning’s Building Learning Communities Conference. Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to students. Paul Reynolds and Andrea Calvin of the Reynolds Center are excited to lead participants through the paper prototyping bootcamp. Come get hands-on with Fab@School Maker Studio and get ideas for your classroom!

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Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
When: Wednesday, July 26 at 10:20 a.m.
Where: BLC Conference in Boston, MA

BLC Reception
When: Wednesday, July 26 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: FableVision Studios

Connected Learning Summit
We’ll wrap up our road trip with a stop in our own backyard at the Connected Learning Summit! With a unique focus on cross-sector connections and progressive and catalytic innovation, this event brings together leading researchers, educators and developers. Together with our partners at EdGE and TERC, FableVision will moderate on a panel about the epic journey of the award-winning Zoombinis game. From genesis story, to game design mechanics, to an overview of the research involving students' learning of computational thinking, audience members will receive insight into how Zoombinis seeks to bridge formal and informal learning.

The Logical Journey of Reimagining ZOOMBINIS: Adventure, Research, and Computational Thinking
Wednesday, August 1, 2:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Where: Connected Learning Summit, Cambridge, MA