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International Dot Day

September 15, 2019

THE DOT

I love the book The Dot written by Peter H. Reynolds in 2003. Not long after that the International Dot Day was established and people around the world recognize the day by being creative and inspiring others.

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT

Observed annually on September 15th since 2009, International Dot Day is a holiday in which people of all ages are encouraged to harness their own creativity and embrace their own confidence as they make their mark on the world. On this day, people are encouraged to embrace their talents – regardless of whether it’s writing, painting, drawing or some other creative medium and share their Dot Day inspiration with others. It doesn’t matter if you’re an educator or student, or a parent or child, we all have a creative spark that we can ignite with just a little bit of bravery and encouragement. And each year, the inspiration continues as people uncover the hidden power of their own creativity.

HISTORY

International Dot Day can be traced back to September 15, 2009. This is when teacher Terry Shay brought the book entitled “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds to his class and introduced it to his student. The Dot is a book about a teacher who encourages a doubting student to trust in her own talents and to be brave enough to make her mark on the world. The student starts off by making a small dot on a piece of paper and it leads her on a journey of self-discovery and cooperation.

CELEBRATE

A great way to celebrate International Dot Day is by reading “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds with your own children or with your students if you are a teacher. After all, the holiday started with this book in the first place. If you’re a teacher and have an interactive white board, then you can also get the Big Screen Books™ version of The Dot. That way, your students can interact with the story in a fun and exciting way.

If you want to share your efforts with International Dot Day on social media, then you can use the hashtags #DotDay or #Makeyourmark. Or you can check out one of the many Dot Day videos on the Internet today.

Resources from Peter H. Reynolds are located at THIS LINK.

Information from this post is taken from the Holidays/Calendar site at http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/international-dot-day/

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International Dot Day

September 17, 2018

Creativity, Courage, Collaboration

International Dot Day is all about celebrating Creativity, Courage & Collaboration! Peter H. Reynolds author of the Dot and other wonderful (pretty much children) books is the brains beyond the day. He makes it clear that it is not just one day! Last year over 10 million in 170 countries celebrated. You and your students can join the fun – check out their site for ideas that can last the whole school year. Let’s face it, who does creativity, courage and collaboration better than teachers?!! At the INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY SITE you can find details on how to get started, inspired and plan a celebration for your classroom, students and perhaps your entire school.

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International Dot Day

August 29, 2014

Celebrate Creativity, Courage & Collaboration? – September 15

dot_secInternational Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

Imagine the power and potential of a million people all around the world connecting, collaborating, creating and celebrating all that creativity inspires and invites. I hope you will join the growing global community of creativity champions using their talents, gifts and energy to move the world to a better place. Sign up now and celebrate Dot Day!

You can sign up to join the celebration by clicking here. And, available for teachers is an downloadable Educators Handbook which you can obtain for by clicking here.

This information is taken from the International Dot Day website that you can access by clicking here.

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