Keynote Speaker Announced!
The Technology Conference Steering Committee is happy to announce that Paul Reynolds, Co-Founder, Executive Director of FableVision/Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning & Creativity will join us this year to help lead the conversation!
As Co-Founder and Executive Director of the 501-c3 non-profit Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning & Creativity, he oversees the organization’s mission to foster creative, purposeful human potential around the globe. To that end, the Reynolds Center is committed to developing, implementing, and supporting more innovative ways to support teacher and students’ creativity across the curriculum with a signature focus on STEM/STEAM.
Over the past decade, Reynolds has championed the development of the Fab@School Maker Studio digital fabrication software tool, designed to lower the on-ramp to meaningful STEM experiences in elementary and middle schools. He has been a key player in helping land funding from a host of federal government agencies, corporate and private foundations, which include funding from US DOE i3, US DOE SBIR, MacArthur Foundation, Noyce Foundation, Alcoa Foundation, Cisco Foundation, and the Morgridge Family Foundation.
Reynolds also is a key force behind International Dot Day, which is a teacher-initiated, annual program, which celebrates the themes of creativity and courage in Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot. Participating teachers, librarians and students now number over 13.3 million in 181 countries.
Over 20 years ago, Reynolds helped found and run Boston-based FableVision, which creates and distributes original educational media, mobile games, and apps designed to move the world to a better place. FableVision is an award-winning, internationally recognized multimedia developer and publisher, with partnerships, strategic alliances, and clients across many industries – broadcast, museum, institutional, K12, educational publishing, technology, and research. Paul has collaborated with a wide range of media, museum, research and broadcast partners who are seeking a better way to reach learners and inspire life-long learning, including PBS Kids, Smithsonian Institution, Sesame Workshop, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Jim Henson Company, Maryland Public Television, Scholastic, and National Geographic Society.
Reynolds teaches digital media production at Boston College, where he has served as adjunct faculty for over two decades. He is also a children’s book author who collaborates with his twin brother and New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author/Illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds. Their most recent books include Going Places, a picture book about creativity and engineering, and a STEM-meets-Arts (STEAM) early chapter book series called Sydney & Simon, which includes Full STEAM Ahead!, Go Green!, and To the Moon! (Charlesbridge Publishing).