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Help Wanted: Teen Story Advisors

Inviting teens, ages 11-17, to join me in creating an interactive media experience for Transmedia Storytelling and Learning.

When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:45-8:00 pm beginning June 8, 2015.

Where: Rockville Public Library, Rockville, Maryland

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In an interview for the Montgomery Cable show, Think About It, Robin Stevens Payes talks about story and learning…and her vision for how we move learning from STEM to STEAM to MASTERY.

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February 2015 Event(s)

CO15 – Can Story Inspire Deeper Learning?
Out of Time: Can Story Inspire Deeper Learning?
Stories are universal expressions of the self, but do books and interactive media help readers create a sense of identification with character, deepen empathy and inspire creativity? Out of Time Media is an exploration of how to create resonance through story and provide new worlds to enter for learning through a teen time travel adventure, Out of Time. To get a glimpse of a world that builds engagement in learning through transmedia storytelling in multiple media, see:

For more info and registration:
Friday, February 6, 2015
3:00 p.m.

August 2014 Event(s)

The Power Conference, Bethesda North Marriott, Bethesda, Md.
“Storytelling Business: Beyond Branding
For more info and registration:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
2:00 p.m.

June 2014 Event(s)

Time Travel Novel Out of Time Shows Strong Finish in Publishing Competition
Rockville, Md. — When several finalists dropped out of Pitch Week II, Payes's work was put on a fast track to finish writing in time for the June competition. (more)

Out of Time Competes for Publishing Trifecta:
When Words Count Retreat Pitch Week II Competition, June 16-21
Rockville, Md. – Robin Stevens Payes, author and creator of transmedia time travel storytelling novel, Out of Time, is among six finalists competing in the coming Pitch Week competition sponsored by When Words Count Retreat, June 16–21. (more)

March 2014 Events

SXSWedu 2014
At the Helm: Women’s Impact in EdTech

Monday, March 3, 2014
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon E
500 East 4th Street

February 2014 Events

Screenplay Tabletop Reading, Out of Time

February 8, 2014, 11 a.m. ET
Washington, D.C.
Washington-area Readers Theatre

"Teens and Online Learning MOOC: The Power of Narrative Engagement”
Join this online class to learn how to integrate story into learning through interactive media.

February 8, 2014, 4 p.m. ET for Connected Online 14 (CO14)
Find the Moodle MOOC Class online at WizIQ
To join the class:
Follow Us on Twitter @OutofTimeMovie
Teachers, teens and YOU!

Authors Boot Camp: Preparation for  2014 Pitch Week 3

February 13-16, 2014
When Words Count Retreat, Rochester, VT
Writers Competition, by invitation only

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