Posts By: Caitlin Madden
Mabel’s Labels is proud to announce our sponsorship and support of the #140edu Conference, held August 2nd and 3rd in New York City. Dedicated to “Exploring the State of Education NOW”, this event will provide a stage for students, elementary and secondary school teachers, professors, parents, administrators, school boards and more.
From the #140edu site:
“Ever since the first #140conf event in New York City back in June 2009, we have been looking at the effects of the real-time web on Education. To date, the #140conf events have provided a platform for: students, elementary and secondary school teachers, college professors and high school principals. At a recent #140conf it was said that “in 1920 being illiterate meant not being able to read or write. In 2010 being illiterate means not knowing how to surf the net.”
The changes in the way we live our lives must create change in the way we teach and learn. The real-time web should create profound changes in the way we think about what, how and why students and teachers can do, create and communicate. The very nature of what we consider “school” should be radically different given the powerful reach of the communicate tools our students have at their disposal. #140edu is dedicated to exploring and expanding that change.”
At Mabel’s Labels, we have a strong connection to teachers and the education system and are thrilled at the opportunity to support both. Not only are the kiddos of Mabel Staffers and Co-Founders growing up in the “State of Education NOW”, we are also very involved with educators, PTOs and PTAs through various Special Programs.
It is our pleasure, then, to offer customers and fans the ability to attend #140edu at the low price of $1.40. Use code MABEL when purchasing your pass and the discount will be applied. Register here.
Share your voice. Join us at #140edu.
UPDATE (Monday July 25): This giveaway is now closed. Please stay turned for more giveaways on The Mabelhood in the future!
We have teamed up with our Friends from the children’s clothing company, Polarn O. Pyret to offer our readers a chance to win a fabulous giveaway just in time for the Back-to-School season.
The following giveaway is only open to residents of the US. Don’t worry Canada! We are going to have something exciting for you soon!
Here’s a little bit about Polarn O. Pyret:
Polarn O. Pyret makes the best children’s clothes in the world. Our philosophy has not changed since our first striped T-shirt. We believe in good looking clothes that let children be children. Clothes should withstand wear-and-tear and become part of your family; from brother to sister, cousin to cousin.
We bring the same philosophy to every decision we make. From environmental to social responsibility, what is good for children is good for adults, too.
Go ahead and check out the gorgeous collection of clothing and accessories they offer. I’ll wait here until you get back to get into the details of the giveaway!
Ok – Now that you are back and have browsed all of the beautiful clothing Polarn O. Pyret has to offer, I know you will want to get your hands on some of their gear for yourself!
The Giveaway Details:
Polarn O. Pyret will be providing one lucky winner with a backpack filled with goodies for back to school or summer fun (a T shirt, pair of pants and pair of fun socks to match). Mabel’s Labels will also provide the lucky winner with an Ultimate Back-to-School Combo to ensure your new gear stays out of the Lost & Found this school year! Total value of giveaway items: $124.00
To enter, leave a comment letting us know your favourite item on the Polarn O. Pryet website. Easy Peasy! Enter from now until Monday July 25th at Noon EST. Winner will be announced Tuesday July 26th. Good Luck!