Program Overview

Start With a Story Going Places Overview

Start with a Story: Going Places

Designed for informal/after-school learning settings, FableVision's Start with a Story program ties the works of New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds to hands-on and technology-based activities/projects. Lessons are typically 1-2 hours in length. While teachers can begin with any lesson, we encourage instructors to start with a book reading and an SEL activity and/or the team-building activity before moving onto animation, engineering, and/or journaling.

About Start with a Story: Going Places

In Going Places, by Peter and Paul Reynolds, we see Maya inspire her friend to see things differently. The classmates each get a kit with instructions, but Maya helps Rafael to see that there are more possibilities than what is in the instructions. Part of developing a creative
mindset is realizing there are more possibilities than what is obvious and right in front of us. Through the 5 lessons in Start with a Story: Going Places we encourage students to develop the self-efficacy to know they can take what they imagine and make it real.

Note: Licenses to Animation-ish and FabMaker Studio are required for two of the lessons. If you would like to purchase autographed books by Peter H. Reynolds visit his online bookshop, The Dot Central.