Category: Arts Learning

The Heart of the Earth Is Our Beating Heart – National Poetry Month 2020

The Heart of the Earth Is Our Beating Heart – National Poetry Month 2020

  There’s a storm outside Earthquake, volcano, tornado Hurricane, cyclone, tsunami We’ve choked off our lungs– Forest, ocean, air The lungs of the Earth The heart of the Earth Is our beating heart There’s a storm inside Virus, coughing, choking, Wheezing, breathlessness It’s choked off our lungs— Sacs, bronchioles, cell Particles littered like shattered glass … Continued

Stalking Leonardo da Vinci in France

Stalking Leonardo da Vinci in France

leonardo-visitor-clos-luce I was privileged in this, the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, to visit the chateau in Amboise, France, where the Renaissance master came to serve as first painter, engineer and architect to King Francis I beginning in 1516. Leonardo had, by most accounts, worn out his welcome in Florence, Milan and Rome, … Continued

Edge of Yesterday and Fused Learning Join Forces to Engage Young Minds in “STEM Learning through Story”

Edge of Yesterday and Fused Learning Join Forces to Engage Young Minds in “STEM Learning through Story”

Capture a child’s imagination and you’ll create a lifelong learner, says Robin Stevens Payes, founder of Edge of Yesterday Media (EOY) and author of the teen time-travel adventure series and interactive “learning through story” platform, Edge of Yesterday, and Richard Tavener, CEO and founder of Fused Learning of Monterey, CA. Payes and Tavener announce their … Continued

Leonardo da Vinci loves STEAM and Shows Us Why We Should, Too

Leonardo da Vinci loves STEAM and Shows Us Why We Should, Too

Leonardo da Vinci is very much with us. The recent sale, at auction, of his Salvator Mundi, for $450 million, puts him in a rarefied field–some would say, out of this world. There is no other artist in history whose work has claimed anywhere close to that price. The new biography by Walter Isaacson is … Continued

Story-Based Learning Portal Edge of Yesterday Launches

Story-Based Learning Portal Edge of Yesterday Launches

Edge of Yesterday (www.edgeofyesterday.com), a time travel adventure created by writer and author Robin Stevens Payes, is a digital learning platform for young teens with the aims to inspire future scientists and artists, historians and investigators by learning through story. Edge of Yesterday, under parent organization EOY Media, was inspired when Payes was writing a … Continued

Stalking Leonardo in America

Stalking Leonardo in America

On the hunt for Leonardo da Vinci ever since starting on the novelization of my time travel novel, but it seems, instead, he’s been stalking me. The genius is very much alive. A few of the most notable Leo sightings, up-close-and-personal. The Da Vinci Machines exhibit, currently on display in Bradenton, Florida. Artisans from Florence, … Continued

What Do We Really Know After All?

What Do We Really Know After All?

Charley has just begun to plot her next adventure, a journey forward from Leonardo’s time to a period where the world was unevenly wakening to what it means to be fully alive, fully human. In the early to mid-1700s, most of humanity (at least in the Western world) was still firmly in the grips of … Continued

What’s Worth More — the Story or the Merchandise?

What’s Worth More — the Story or the Merchandise?

As I toil away on the second draft of my novel, Out of Time, thinking of the time, care, creative energy and effort I have put forth on this epic adventure, beginning with the seed of a story in 1997 through the prodigious output resulting in today’s (2014) screenplay-novel-tweet storytelling, Web-based learning platform, I wonder … Continued

Out of Time to be showcased on TV talk show "Think About It"

Out of Time to be showcased on TV talk show "Think About It"

Had a blast doing a half-hour interview with Sylvia Henderson, host of “Talk About It’, a biweekly community affairs program on MMCTV, here in Montgomery County, Maryland. We talked about the STEM to STEAM to MASTERY link that is becoming fundamental to student learning in K-12 education. MASTERY, here, includes learning across multiple disciplines, but … Continued