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Gary Goldberger to attend Hands-on Financial Capabilities Workshop at Federal Reserve Bank
When: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA
This invite-only event will explore promising educational technologies for increasing financial knowledge, skills and understanding in order to help young people better manage their financial resources. Leaders in the edtech and financial education fields will discuss the role technology play can help underserved people advance their financial capabilities.
The objectives of the workshop are to:
Capture best practices from the field of educational technology that have been shown to increase student knowledge and skills.
Explore the application of promising technology strategies to enhance both the delivery and relevance of widely disseminated financial education content [curricula].
Produce tangible recommendations that can guide future financial capability technology efforts.
More information can be found on the event page website.
Paul Reynolds Keynoting at EdLeader21 Summit
When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Where: Atlanta, GA
Paul will be offering the Wednesday evening keynote featuring his latest collaboration with his twin brother, Peter H. Reynolds, called Going Places. A book signing will follow. Going Places has been embraced as a call for creative approaches to STEM education. As the maker movement sweeps across the nation, the Reynolds brothers hope this book gives educators and administrators the encouragement and support needed to advocate for a more innovative, constructivist curriculum.
"Kids with the maker-mindset, who are producers of their own knowledge, will have an infinitely more productive, successful and satisfying journey ahead of them," Paul said. Read more about the book on our blog.
Spotlight on Stories that Matter
FableVision president Gary Goldberger shares the ingredients in our secret storytelling sauce. Spoiler alert: he finds it all personal. Read the full Kidscreen article here.
Creative Juices Art Show Open House
Our creative juices are flowing -- or should we say glowing?
When: Friday, August 15, 5-9 p.m.
Where: FableVision Studios, 308 Congress St., Boston, MA
Details and RSVP: Eventbrite
Join us at FableVision Studios for our annual Creative Juices Art Show Open House. This year's theme will feature all things blinding and bright – that's right, Glow-in-the-Dark! We will be transforming the Studio into a glowing world of art, all created by our own staff. Check out these photos from past Creative Juices Art Show's for a taste of things to come.
Tone Thyne Named Vice President of Creative
at FableVision Studios
In newly created position, Thyne to oversee
production of original IP.
Significantly underscoring its commitment to original, home-grown intellectual properties, content, and characters, Boston-based media and interactive studio FableVision is accelerating its expansion of new content development for multiple platforms. Tone Thyne has been named to the newly created position of Vice President of Creative and will spearhead the company’s development of original animated properties, including television, games, apps and other digital content, primarily for pre-K and youth markets. The announcement was made by FableVision Studios’ President Gary Goldberger.
“Joining FableVision is the kind of opportunity that most creative professionals can only dream of,” Thyne said. “There is a singular spirit at FableVision that I’ve long admired. The company’s status as a center for excellence in content development and production is long-standing and well-earned. I’m very much looking forward to collaborating with the team to channel our collective creative energies and ideas.”
Thyne was the supervising producer for Little Airplane’s hit The Wonder Pets! for Nick Jr., Go Baby! for Disney Junior, and Laurie Berkner’s co-creation Sing It, Laurie! for Sprout. He has written and directed episodes of 3rd & Bird, Sing It, Laurie!, Tobi, Small Potatoes, and The Wonder Pets! Thyne was an 11-year veteran of Walt Disney Feature Animation where he had a hand in classic animated films ranging from The Lion King through Fantasia Continued and everything in-between. He is currently the co-creator, designer, and executive producer of the new animated series The Adventures of Napkin Man!, airing on Canada’s CBC.
“FableVision has built a solid reputation for quality media, storytelling and interactives working with the best of the best in educational media,” Goldberger said. “Now it’s the time for us to take advantage of our increasing momentum, and take the next step to accelerate and expand the development of our own original IP.”
Since its founding in 1996 by New York Times best-selling children's book author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds (Judy Moody, The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, The North Star) FableVision has earned national and global recognition for its award-winning work with educational publishers, broadcasters, nonprofits, museums, researchers, and institutions including Scholastic, Sesame Workshop, PBS Kids, and the Jim Henson Company. Based in Boston’s Innovation District and co-located at the Boston Children’s Museum, FableVision’s transmedia offerings include educational software, mobile apps, animation, websites, games, interactive graphic novels, museum kiosks, live-action, and digital storybooks.
FableVision’s Founder Peter H. Reynolds shares, "Right from day one, our strategy has been to find mission-driven talent who really care about using media, storytelling and technology to move the world to a better place. With his boundless talent and impressive industry experience, Tone is a perfect addition to the FableVision team. The next chapter of FableVision will be quite a story."
For FableVision’s CEO Paul Reynolds, Thyne’s addition is all about seizing opportunity.
“In a world where smart devices are proliferating around the globe, quality content is more valuable than ever,” Paul Reynolds said. “Tone’s leadership will help hasten FableVision’s emergence as a major original media development partner for global distributors who know they’ll need to keep feeding those billions of screens with fresh, quality content in the months and years to come.”
Education Week: How Digital Games Take the Stress Out of Formative Tests
Boston Globe: Lockhart and the Pops have holiday cheer to spare
Georgia Public Broadcasting Education: GPB Education, the Georgia Council on Economic Education, and FableVision Studios Launch Lights, Camera, Budget!
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office: AG Healey, GE Foundation Unveil New Online App, Announce $450,000 to Middle Schools for Substance Use Prevention Education
Animation Magazine: AardBoiled Series "Don’t Mix Us Up" Prevents Commonplace Catastrophes
Kidscreen: Aardman bolsters YouTube content output
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District Administration, June 2017: Game On
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The Players' Tribune: Game Break: Martellus Bennett
Good Morning America: 11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Creates and Directs Animated Film
Los Angeles Times: Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Students celebrate Read Across America Day
Huffington Post: Neshama: 10-Year-Old Battling Cancer and Directing Animated Film
USA Today: The long, strange journey of 'Zoombinis'
Lab Out Loud: Good Thinking! from Smithsonian Science Education Center
Entertainment Weekly: ‘90s computer game Zoombinis to return this summer
U.S. News & World Report: 7 Apps to Teach Your Kids Personal Finance Skills
Dig-It! Games: Q&A With Paul Reynolds, CEO Of FableVision, Inc.
Examiner.com: Lightning strikes twice for puzzle game Zoombinis
EdTech Times: Zoombinis: Bringing a beloved ’90s game back for tablets
Renee Kurilla and Keith Zulawnik:
Living and Working Happily Ever After
Parka Blogs: 5 Questions for Renee Kurilla
Kidscreen: Stories that Matter
Gloucester Times: A Think Tank for the fisheries game
Maritime Gloucester: Opening for "Think Tank" Interactive Fisheries Exhibit on World Oceans Day
Let's Get Busy Podcast: Renee Kurilla (Ep. 54)
Animation World Network: FableVision Adds Tone Thyne as VP, Creative
Naplesnews.com: Discovery Day Academy "Lighting the Way" with New Animated Video