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Friday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
General Session & Keynote - Peter & Paul Reynolds, Jasmyn Wright, Jeremiah Jones

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This Keynote is held in Oasis 4 and is streamed live in Primrose A & B, PSCC.

All conference attendees are invited to the General Session and Keynote Friday afternoon. We will be honoring CUE members and friends through our annual CUE Awards Ceremony. Join us as we present the Platinum Disk, Technology Leader of the Year, and Site Leader of the Year awards.

Special guest Jasmyn Wright will be featured at the beginning of the keynote.

Calling All Creatives: Time to Make Your Mark!
Presented by Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds

In a world facing that is facing increasing challenges, there is one human superpower that the Reynolds brothers are confident will come to the rescue: creativity. Human ingenuity, persistence, and creative problem solving are needed to tackle a host of global problems - environmental, economic, and social. To that end, the Reynolds are dedicated to inspiring creativity and bravery in the next generation of creative problem-solvers around the globe.

Peter and Paul proudly proclaim their 200-year mission - to create and share positive media, storytelling and technology to move the world to a better place. The impact of their films, storybooks for all ages, and creativity software has been felt by millions around the globe - especially in classrooms, school libraries and other places of learning. Core to their message is the deep-seated belief that creative human potential exists in every young learner. But this unfolding gift must be both protected from a myriad of pressures (fear, self-doubt, test-centric schooling, etc.), fostered as early as possible, and encouraged life-long.

Peter and Paul will share how some very special teachers helped the brothers not only develop the courage to navigate their own unique creative work but led them to make it their own life’s mission to encourage others to do the same with a host of digital tools they have developed that support creativity and self-expression, as well as STEAM/maker education.

The brothers will spotlight and celebrate creative educators who understand the critical mission of developing and protecting creativity. In the innovation economy, creativity is not a nice-to-have – it is absolutely essential. We must incubate the attributes of creativity – fostering self-directed, resilient, creative problem-solvers and original thinkers who are critical to our nation’s future as a global leader in innovation and social change making. By wiring creativity as an overlay to the entire curriculum, we support the development of next-generation innovators – who will take the lead in helping solve a myriad of local, national and global challenges in the decades to come.

Enjoy snippets of their acclaimed short animated films and storybooks that continue to inspire others to rethink old systems of learning that stifle the very creativity that this next generation of learners will need to take on our planet’s future demands, conflicts and crises.

The Reynolds brothers are excited to connect once again with the CUE community. Peter started attending and speaking at CUE nearly 25 years ago - designing dozens of illustrated conference logos over the years, and has always held a special place in his heart for the CUE community. That’s why - even though Peter and Paul strictly shelter their birthday (March 16th) for an off-site annual retreat they call TwinDay - they made an exception for CUE 2018!

Peter and Paul Reynolds will be available to sign books at the CUE Gear Store Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16.

Thursday, March 15
BOOK SIGNING (1:30pm-2:30pm)

Friday, March 16
BOOK SIGNING (10:00pm-11:00am)


Push Through with Jasmyn Wright
Jasmyn is going to inspire us, just like she does with her students! Central to all of Jasmyn's work is the belief that education, advocacy, and empowerment hold the key to eliminating barriers. She is the CEO & Founder of The Push Through Organization - a non-profit that seeks to equip and inspire people all over the world to overcome adversity. Jasmyn’s Push Through mantra went viral back in November 2016 with 3.7 million views. She’s been featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed News, NPR News, The Today Show, BET, ESSENCE, etc.  Her new and shortened Push Through mantra is now featured in a GAP Kids back to school commercial. Jasmyn’s empowering mantras have been adapted into adult and elementary classroom settings around the world. @Just_Jasmyn #PushThrough wepushthrough.org

Keep Your Eye on the Prize with Jeremiah "IAMJYOUNGIN” Jones
17-year-old entrepreneur, music artist, and business owner of the nonprofit JYOUNGIN & CO, Jeremiah (aka IAMJYOUNGIN) focuses on academics, sports, and leadership through motivating the minds of young people across the world, simply by putting on school tours geared towards anti-bullying, entrepreneurship and leadership skills to inspire young individuals to become great. JYOUNGIN & CO.'s rewards program recognizes students and athletes for their positive accomplishments, while its mentoring program works with at-risk youth in less fortunate areas, the same urban areas that Jeremiah is from. Jeremiah always tells them to keep their eye on the prize, NEVER GIVE UP, and the sky is only the view. @Jyoungin4kids jyoungin.org

Speakers
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Jeremiah Jones

CEO, JYOUNGIN & CO
17-year-old entrepreneur, music artist, and business owner of the nonprofit JYOUNGIN & CO, Jeremiah (aka IAMJYOUNGIN) focuses on academics, sports, and leadership through motivating the minds of young people across the world, simply by putting on school tours geared towards anti-bullying... Read More →
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Paul Reynolds

Co-Founder, Executive Director, FableVision
Paul Reynolds, FableVision/Reynolds Center TLC Reynolds helped found Boston-based FableVision, which partners with best-in-class organizations to develop original educational media & mobile games designed to move the world to a better place. As Co-Founder of nonprofit Reynolds Center... Read More →
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Peter Reynolds

Founder, FableVision Studios
Peter is a New York Times best-selling children's book author illustrator ( Judy Moody, The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, Someday ), selling over 20 million books in over 25 languages around the globe. In 1996, he founded FableVision as a social change agency to help move the world to a better... Read More →
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Jasmyn Wright

CEO & Founder, The Push Through Organization
Jasmyn is going to inspire us, just like she does with her students!Jasmyn’s work is the belief that education, advocacy, and empowerment hold the key to eliminating barriers. She is the CEO & Founder of The Push Through Organization – a non-profit that seeks to equip and inspire people all over the world to overcome adversity. Jasmyn’s Push Through mantra went viral back in November 2016 with 3.7 million views. She’s been featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed News, NPR News, The Today Show, BET, ESSENCE... Read More →


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