The Beyonder Academy

The Beyonder Academy Premier product: Summer camp for middle and high school students at Buffalo State College.

The Beyonder Academy offers a variety of programs aimed at the development of creative potential through innovative education. We are affiliated with the International Center for Studies in Creativity.

Mission: To empower individuals to achieve their creative potential through innovative education.

Thought our fans might like to know about this event - we believe that by supporting teachers, the world is a better pla...
08/01/2016
Teacher's Retreat: Restore Your Passion and Purpose

Thought our fans might like to know about this event - we believe that by supporting teachers, the world is a better place!

An Invitation to Teachers Before you return to the classroom, take a day to relax, reflect and recharge...and remember again why you became a teacher. Spend time with other teachers who believe in what they do, but also need to find ways to deal better with the demands and challenges of teaching. Le...

07/25/2016
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Sometimes we just need a little reminder đź’•

Everyone learns differently, and these kids just want their teachers to give them a chance. (via Brain Highways)

What a perfect day to launch the Beyonder Pop-Up at the Creativity Expert Exchange conference! We're ready! #nationalchi...
06/12/2016

What a perfect day to launch the Beyonder Pop-Up at the Creativity Expert Exchange conference! We're ready! #nationalchildrensday

We are excited to be offering a 2-day Beyonder Pop-Up experience for the youth with parents who are attending the Creati...
06/08/2016
Alumni, Others Share Best Practices during Creativity Expert Exchange

We are excited to be offering a 2-day Beyonder Pop-Up experience for the youth with parents who are attending the Creativity Expert Exchange this coming weekend! Read more about it below.

Alumni of Buffalo State’s graduate Creative Studies program, along with others who use creativity daily in their professions, will gather on campus June 11–13 for the 14th annual Creativity Expert Exchange (CEE).

And our junk inventions were such a hit on Saturday at the Buffalo Museum of Science Miss Pam made the thank you message...
05/09/2016

And our junk inventions were such a hit on Saturday at the Buffalo Museum of Science Miss Pam made the thank you message! This fun only happens at Beyonder, so come to camp August 1-5!

THANK YOU to all the #buffalomakers, vendors, food trucks and YOU #buffalo for making our 3rd annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire a huge success! We hope you had as much fun as we did! #untilnextyear #buffalomake

Photo credit: Buffalo Science Museum Camera Club

We have a boy repeller here! #BuffaloMiniMakerFaire #junkinventions #thingsthatbugyou Buffalo Museum of Science
05/07/2016

We have a boy repeller here! #BuffaloMiniMakerFaire #junkinventions #thingsthatbugyou Buffalo Museum of Science

We're ready for all you junk inventors out there! Stop by the second floor maker village at the Buffalo Museum of Scienc...
05/07/2016

We're ready for all you junk inventors out there! Stop by the second floor maker village at the Buffalo Museum of Science

The amazing results of the Cardboard Challenge yesterday at the Buffalo Museum of Science. And...Beyonder is pretty luck...
04/25/2016
Instagram photo by Pop Up Park Buffalo • Apr 24, 2016 at 4:54pm UTC

The amazing results of the Cardboard Challenge yesterday at the Buffalo Museum of Science. And...Beyonder is pretty lucky because the creator of the Cardboard Challenge will be a teacher at our summer camp this year! Great job Miriam Kelley!

See this Instagram photo by @popupparkbuffalo • 2 likes

So we have some really exciting news to share...We will be at the 3rd Annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire showing off one of...
04/13/2016
3rd Annual Event at the Buffalo Museum of Science

So we have some really exciting news to share...We will be at the 3rd Annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire showing off one of our classic creativity jump starter activities, JUNK INVENTIONS! We hope to see you there!

04/04/2016
Taking your Balloons for a Walk – Beyonder Academy

On this cold snowy April day, (YIKES) we thought everyone could use a reminder that a little snow won't stop us from taking our balloons for a walk. Yes, we said balloons for a walk. On that note, read all about it and our latest #BeyonderChallenge http://www.beyonderacademy.com/taking-your-balloons-for-a-walk/ International Center for Studies in Creativity

Taking your Balloons for a Walk Posted on April 4, 2016April 4, 2016 by beyonderllc It sounds like a good day to take your balloons for a walk. Miss Pam here…I have a little #BeyonderChallenge for you but first let me tell you all about taking your balloons for a walk… Today, I went for a walk and c…

Talk about having imagination! This reminds us of the creative pods our first Beyonder "firework" cohort made...amazing!
03/03/2016
The Internet Is Going Crazy Over This Incredible Play Kitchen A Mom Built For Her Daughter

Talk about having imagination! This reminds us of the creative pods our first Beyonder "firework" cohort made...amazing!

Rodessa Villanueva Reyes never expected the cute little play kitchen she built for her daughter to go viral. But it has. Made from recycled cardboard boxes that she collected from friends and family, she used her creative energy and ideas to craft something so adorable, it’s been shared thousands an…

02/27/2016
NSTA: Freebies for Science Teachers

Freebie Friday for our teacher friends! Love these activities from the National Science Teachers Association.

Resources for science teachers

We couldn't be happier about the  Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside. We're thinking Beyonder Pop-up might ma...
02/18/2016
Explore & More Moving Towards Construction

We couldn't be happier about the Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside. We're thinking Beyonder Pop-up might make an appearance someday...#OneBuffalo #BuffaloBeyonders

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) is taking a significant step towards construction of the Explore & More Children’s Museum by seeking a construction manager for the project.

Wouldn't it be great if our Beyonders grew up to do this job with their amazing problem-solving skills? #BeyonderinResid...
02/16/2016
Using art as city problem solver - The Boston Globe

Wouldn't it be great if our Beyonders grew up to do this job with their amazing problem-solving skills? #BeyonderinResidence

Boston’s new artist-in-residence program will embed local artists inside city departments to promote creative thinking about municipal government.

An amazing project and it will only expand opportunities for Buffalo youth. It's amazing what a little creativity can do...
02/10/2016
Rich family donates $200,000 to Massachusetts Avenue Project farmhouse - The Buffalo News

An amazing project and it will only expand opportunities for Buffalo youth. It's amazing what a little creativity can do. Well deserved Massachusetts Avenue Project, we can't wait to visit your new space!

The Rich Family Foundation announced Monday it was giving $200,000 for a new community farmhouse on the West Side, allowing the Massachusetts Avenue Project to reach its $2 million fundraising goal.Groundbreaking on the 11,000-square-foot, two-story farmhouse, at 387 Massachusetts Ave., is... - The…

Sounds like a great opportunity for our teacher friends!
10/31/2015
Inventive Thinking Workshop

Sounds like a great opportunity for our teacher friends!

This Inventive Thinking Workshop is for educators across all formal and informal learning settings, including: teachers, scout leaders, after school providers, home-school parents and other student advisors. It addresses the NYS Education Department standards by providing attendees with take-away s…

We love this infographic by Educator, Mia MacMeekin. We challenge Teachers to try one of Mia's suggestions to inspire st...
05/03/2015
27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate

We love this infographic by Educator, Mia MacMeekin. We challenge Teachers to try one of Mia's suggestions to inspire students! And after you try it, share the results with us. #iamcreative

Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It's a helpful way to begin a conversation about what it means to innovate, a word that sometimes seems to belong in the adult domain of business and is estranged fr…

8 things we make sure are part of the Beyonder Camp. 2015 camp dates will be released soon!
02/15/2015

8 things we make sure are part of the Beyonder Camp. 2015 camp dates will be released soon!

8 things that indicate real learning is happening by @gcouros http://bit.ly/1fZhkKg

Kudos to today's modern teacher. We know it's hard to be a co-learner, to make mistakes and ask "Why not?" The future th...
02/07/2015

Kudos to today's modern teacher. We know it's hard to be a co-learner, to make mistakes and ask "Why not?" The future thanks you for embracing the unknown.

There's a lot of talk about what 21st century learners need, but what about the habits of mind of a modern teacher? Graphic via Reid Wilson @wayfaringpath http://bit.ly/1jgeWGo

Beyonders...HINT: Maybe your inventions from camp would qualify! If you want to submit something we can help, just let u...
01/23/2015
Disney Friends for Change US Grants

Beyonders...HINT: Maybe your inventions from camp would qualify! If you want to submit something we can help, just let us know.

Disney Friends for Change Grants offer young change-makers an opportunity to receive a $500 grant to help make a lasting, positive change in the world. Apply by February 6.

Attention Parents of Beyonders: Want to know more about what your kids are learning during our summer camp? Get a taste ...
01/22/2015
Ignite Your Everyday Creativity

Attention Parents of Beyonders: Want to know more about what your kids are learning during our summer camp? Get a taste through this FREE MOOC (massive open online course) by the International Center for Studies in Creativity. We partner with the ICSC for our camp curriculum, which is based on 50+ years of research in the field of creativity. Register today!

Ignite Your Everyday Creativity is a free online class taught by John F Cabra, Dr. Cyndi Burnett & Meghan E. Barrett Pereira of State University of New York

01/09/2015

Ok Beyonders doing anything fun and creative during the latest Buffalo snow storm? Send us some pics!

11/14/2014
Buffalo Microbirth screening

Free screening of the award-winning documentary Microbirth today at 4 pm! See the work of Dr. Dietert in film, then attend his workshop on Saturday to learn about his creative approaches to research.

Loading Map.... Bulger Communication Center East1300 Elwood Ave - BuffaloEvents 42.9326142 -78.8769959 Date/Time Date(s) - 14/11/20144:00 pm - 5:30 pm Location Bulger Communication Center East Categories No Categories Free screening of Microbirth, sponsored by The Beyonder Academy. With Prof. Rodney…

Getting ready for our Adaptable Me workshop on 11/15. It's bound to get pretty flexible with our creative twister boards...
11/12/2014

Getting ready for our Adaptable Me workshop on 11/15. It's bound to get pretty flexible with our creative twister boards! If you haven't registered yet, there's still time! beyonderadaptablemeworkshop.eventbrite.com We have some individual spots and school team spots left. Will you be there?

NEW: We've added a film screening to the event with Dr. Dietert! Following the book signing on 11/14, we will be screeni...
11/03/2014

NEW: We've added a film screening to the event with Dr. Dietert! Following the book signing on 11/14, we will be screening the film "Microbirth" in the Bulger Communication Center, East and don't forget the grand finale on Saturday, the Adaptable Me workshop! And all this for $21!
Register at beyonderadaptablemeworkshop.eventbrite.com

NEW: Dr. Rodney Dietert will be available to sign his book Science Sifting 2-3 p.m.  on 11/14 at the Buffalo State Colle...
10/23/2014
Adaptable Me: Saturday Science Workshop for Kids

NEW: Dr. Rodney Dietert will be available to sign his book Science Sifting 2-3 p.m. on 11/14 at the Buffalo State College (SUNY) Bookstore in relation to the Adaptable Me Science and Creativity workshop scheduled for 11/15 at Buckham Hall. A weekend of science and creativity! Want to attend? Register today!

Do you have a curious mind? Do you like adventure? Do you want to know if you have what it takes be a cutting-edge scientist? Beyonder presents... Saturday Science Workshop: Adaptable Me With internationally recognized scientist, author and lecturer Dr. Rodney Dietert Saturday November 15, 2014 1 p…

In our upcoming workshop for youth, Adaptable Me, a seasoned scientific researcher will share the creative thinking tech...
10/16/2014
Adaptable Me: Saturday Science Workshop for Kids

In our upcoming workshop for youth, Adaptable Me, a seasoned scientific researcher will share the creative thinking techniques he has used for generating breakthrough ideas. Join Beyonder on November 15 as we bring in special guest, Dr. Rodney Dietert!

Do you have a curious mind? Do you like adventure? Do you want to know if you have what it takes be a cutting-edge scientist? Beyonder presents... Saturday Science Workshop: Adaptable Me With internationally recognized scientist, author and lecturer Dr. Rodney Dietert Saturday November 15, 2014 1 p…

DRUM ROLL PLEASE...Beyonder Academy presents it's first Saturday Workshop Series for kids! Dr. Rodney Dietert, internati...
10/10/2014
Adaptable Me: Saturday Science Workshop for Kids

DRUM ROLL PLEASE...Beyonder Academy presents it's first Saturday Workshop Series for kids! Dr. Rodney Dietert, internationally recognized scientist, author and lecturer will lead a series of science and creativity activities on November 15, 1-4 p.m. at SUNY Buffalo State. $21 per person or $70 for school teams. Register today to reserve your spot!

Do you have a curious mind? Do you like adventure? Do you want to know if you have what it takes be a cutting-edge scientist? Beyonder presents... Saturday Science Workshop: Adaptable Me With internationally recognized scientist, author and lecturer Dr. Rodney Dietert Saturday November 15, 2014 1 p…

08/15/2014

Today, our next cohort of Beyonders graduates! Hmmm...what will they call themselves? We have the "Firework" cohort and "Reactive" cohort. See everyone at graduation!

08/11/2014

Yay! Today is the first day of camp. Welcome to all of our Beyonders! Best wishes for a fun week and beyond :)

Sneak peek of our camp! We can't wait to see our Beyonders tomorrow!
08/10/2014

Sneak peek of our camp! We can't wait to see our Beyonders tomorrow!

Only 2 weeks until the 2014 Beyonder camp in Buffalo! If you haven't registered save your spot today. Registration close...
07/28/2014
Register

Only 2 weeks until the 2014 Beyonder camp in Buffalo! If you haven't registered save your spot today. Registration closes on Thursday, July 31! http://www.beyonderacademy.com/register.html

Welcome to the Beyonder Summer Camp 2014 registration page! If you wish to register one or more campers for one of our two camp weeks in August 2014, please select from the options below and purchase.

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