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Ken Scheel

KEVA Planks Education
Director/Founder
Virginia, USA


We help kids of all ages reach their greatest potential with a simple wooden building block.

Every piece is exactly the same size and shape.
No glue or connectors, just simple stacking.

Kids grow STEM skills, communication skills, and SEL skills while building. Teachers and librarians consistently report that the results are magical: kids with previous behavior issues are able to negotiate and help one another, kids on the autism spectrum begin talking to their partners for the first time about what to build and how to do it, among many other success stories. Long-time educators tell us it is the most powerful teaching tool they have encountered and they wish they had found us sooner.

Check out our 30 minute session on open ended challenges, explore our website, or follow us on social media to learn more about how KEVA Planks can make a positive impact in your library.

Dr. Ken Scheel is a “Block” Expert, International Education Consultant, Top Ranked Presenter, Award-winning Professional Toy Inventor, Maker space advocate, Founder and Chief Education Officer at KEVA Planks Education. As an international informal education resource for science centers, children's museums and educators, Ken develops hands-on, playful activities to engage and connect with children and adults of all ages and all skill levels. Ken was rated the #1 presenter at SFN PD conferences.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, December 6
 

9:00am CST