KEVA Maple 1000 Educator Pack with DuraFlex Bin

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$449.99
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$449.99
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Educator Discount: Register as an educator, library, or other qualifying organization to receive access to exclusive educator pricing, including free shipping on orders over $100.

The KEVA 1000 set will make an immediate noticeable impact on your students or patrons, transforming your classroom or library with our largest set of KEVA Planks.

    • - Large open top makes it easy to toss planks in for cleanup
    • - Casters on the bottom make the bin easy to roll, even for youngsters
    • - Compact storage of a lot of planks
    • - Beautiful bin elevates any room it enters
    • - Easy to keep track of its location

 

1000 planks open up a spectacular world of huge projects. Several children can build together. Inspire collaboration and engineering at the same time. Engaging projects make hands-on learning, creating, and experimenting an everyday event. Give your students the gift they will remember for years.

Includes 1000 super durable maple planks, four different laminated idea cards (8.5" x 5.5") packed with project ideas, teacher reference cards with dozens of open-ended KEVA challenges, ten balls, and a beautiful, tough birch plywood bin with heavy duty casters.   

The exclusive DuraFlex™ wood bin is the most compact way to store a lot of planks. Easily roll a huge supply of planks to wherever you need them. Built with indestructible nylon dowels. Flexes but won’t break. Made in Virginia.

Maple KEVA planks are proudly made in the U.S.A. 

Specifications  


Weight:

57 lbs.

Dimensions:

17” x 17” x 19.25” with wheels

17" x 17" x 17"  without wheels

What's Included:

1000 Maple KEVA planks
4 Heavy duty laminated idea cards, includes 1 card each for Simple Projects, Advanced Projects, Structures, and Kinetics. The heavy duty laminated idea cards are 16 pt for thickness, 2 mil lamination for durability, and rounded corners for safety (8.5" x 5.5"). 
10 Unbranded balls
5 Starter cards for 3D Challenges
Teacher Reference Cards with open-ended challenges and activities
1 Large Wooden DuraFlex Bin. Requires easy assembly with a hammer and Phillips-head screwdriver.

Purchase Orders

We gladly accept Purchase Orders and we work with educators every day to make it easy to place your order with us. 

Here's everything you need to know about ordering for a school, library or organization.

You may order online or email a PO to orders@KEVAplanks.com.
Pay by check or Credit Card. 
Pay now or pay later.  
Create an instant Quote.
Get a sole source letter. 
Get our W9.  
Send us your Vendor application, we’ll return it promptly. 
Whatever your process is, we’ll work with you to complete it. Email info@kevaplanks.com with questions anytime.

 

What is the process for ordering with a purchase order online? 

Pay Later with a Check 

1. If you have a purchase order number, enter it in the box provided in your shopping cart so it will automatically be included on your invoice. 
2. If you must submit a written copy of your purchase order, it MUST be marked ‘Confirmation Only,’ otherwise duplication may occur. Email to Orders@KEVAplanks.com.
3. Click “Checkout with Purchase Order/Pay Later”
4. Follow instructions until you click “Submit Order”
5. Mail your check within 30 days according to instructions on your invoice. 

    Pay Later with a Credit Card 

    1. If you have a purchase order number, enter it in the box below so it will automatically be included on your invoice.
    2. If you must submit a written copy of your purchase order, it MUST be marked ‘Confirmation Only,’ otherwise duplication may occur. Email to Orders@KEVAplanks.com.
    3. Click “Checkout with Purchase Order/Pay Later”
    4. Follow instructions until you click “Submit Order”
    5. You will receive an invoice by email that will allow you to pay securely online with your credit card.  Make your payment within 30 days.

      Pay now with a Credit Card

      1. If you have a purchase order number, enter it in the box below so it will automatically be included on your invoice. 
      2. If you must submit a written copy of your purchase order, it MUST be marked ‘Confirmation Only,’ otherwise duplication may occur. Email to orders@KEVAplanks.com.
      3. Click “Checkout with Credit Card”
      4. Follow instructions until you click “Submit Order”

        Sole Source letter

        Most of the products in the KEVA Education section are Sole Source.  We have developed proprietary storage systems and educator resource materials that are copyrighted and only available from KEVA Planks Education. Please send an email to info@KEVAplanks.com to request a Sole Source Letter. 
        The following items are sole source:  
        • - Maple KEVA 1000 with Duraflex™ Storage Bin (Combo Lid/building platform optional)
        • - Maple KEVA 800 with DualPort™ Heavy Duty Canvas Storage Totes - 2 large bags
        • - Maple KEVA 800 with DualPort™ Heavy Duty Canvas Storage Totes - 4 medium  bags
        • - Maple KEVA 800 with Plastic Storage Tubs with lids 
        • - KEVA Mat™
        • - Giant KEVA Planks - with DuraSkin™ Foam Technology
        • - Giant KEVA Planks - with SolidCore™Cardboard Design

         

         

        Educator Discounts

        Approved educators receive exclusive substantial discounts. Click Sign In on the upper right corner of any page and register as an educator to gain access to Educator Pricing. We usually approve within a couple of hours and often in a couple of minutes.

        Free Shipping

        Educators get free shipping on orders over $100.

        Get a Quote

        Need an official quote to create your PO or get permission to order? 

        1. Place the items in your shopping cart
        2. View your shopping cart
        3. Click Create an Instant Quote on from the lower left side
        4. Complete the simple quote forms that follow (such as shipping information)
        5. Click Submit at the end and we will email your official quote immediately.

        You may use it to get funding approval or create your purchase order. Send it to your principal, PTA, purchasing department, or to generous parents. When you’re ready to order, come back to KEVAplanks.com and place your order.

        Product FAQ's

        Top 5 Questions from Educators

        1. How many do I need?

        "The more the merrier" applies here.
        Any classroom needs a minimum of 800-1000 planks to allow several students to build at the same time and gain momentum and excitement for construction.

        We recommend 100-150 planks per student as a rule of thumb. If you cannot afford that many, do not be discouraged. Purchase whatever you can manage and add more when you see success and get more funds. Students build as long as they have planks. If each person has 50 planks, the activity will naturally last about 5-10 minutes because they will run out of planks.

        One option if you have many students and a limited number of KEVA planks is to set up a construction station with just a few students building at one time.
        A set of 1000 planks is a great start for a makerspace or STEM lab. You'll want many more for an event with a lot of people building at the same time.

        A large number of planks makes the job of the leader easier because you can give one open-ended construction challenge and builders will be engaged for a long time without more instruction. Also, people get more excited when they can build larger sized projects. People are more likely to work together in teams for large projects and more likely to take photos and share photos of project where they invested time and care.

        2. Should I get maple or pine planks? What's the difference?

        Educator sets exclusively come with maple planks. Maple is a hardwood that resists finger oils and can stand up to heavy use in classrooms, libraries, and museums. Pine is a softer wood, making pine planks better suited for use in homes. 

        3. How do KEVA planks work?

        There’s no glue or connectors. Simply stack wood planks to create buildings, bridges, sculptures, physics challenges, STEM lessons, tell a story and so much more. It’s the ideal activity to help people gain an understanding of balance and proportion, as well as an interest in architecture, building and design. Natural maple wood grain creates works of art.

        4. Why do KEVA planks work?

        • - Social: fosters positive interactions and communication
        • - Simple: no annoying search for specific parts
        • - Empowering: each person builds at their own skill level since stacking is instinctive
        • - Beautiful: all the pieces are beautiful maple so projects look like a work of art
        • - Time Flexible: meaningful projects can be completed in a short amount of time or fill as many hours as you need

         

        From teachers who use KEVA Planks:

        “I have even used them with my class of students who have been expelled from other schools for behavior issues. They need opportunities to work together, take turns, negotiate, communicate effectively, and help one another. I use Keva Plank projects as a way to foster these behaviors in all students, even those who usually have difficulty working well with others.”

        “I have used the planks with students from kindergarten to sixth grade and they universally love your product”

        “Three different levels of highly autistic classes all love them”

        “One thing I love about the KEVA planks is that it can be done as a day starter, the day ender, or the 5 minutes before lunch.” 

        “It takes little to no time to pass out materials and solve a problem, but it does take lots of creativity and imagination.”

         

        5. How can I get more ideas for projects and activities?

        Visit the KEVA Resource Center.

        Follow us on your favorite social media.

        Teachers around the world share creative classroom ideas every day. We share a new KEVA Maker Monday challenge every Monday. Between the community of enthusiastic KEVA educators, resources we put at your fingertips, and infinitely curious and creative students, you should never run out of KEVA activities - even if you do a KEVA activity every day.

        Compare Products

         

        1000 Planks vs. 800 Planks

        Yes, one has 200 more planks than the other.

        The support materials these sets come with are identical, the biggest difference is the storage container. The wooden rolling bin is the only option for 1000 pieces and the 800 piece set has 3 options: canvas bags, plastic tubs, or smaller drawstring bags. Visit the product comparison for more detail on those.

        Some of the benefits of the bin that comes with this set:

        • - The beautiful bin elevates any room it enters.
        • - Casters on the bottom make the bin easy to roll, even for youngsters.
        • - Large top makes it easy to toss planks in for cleanup
        • - Easy to keep track of its location
        • - Compact storage of a lot of planks

         

        Educator vs. Designer Products vs. Mindware Products

        Educator sets are designed for use in classrooms, libraries, museums, and other spaces where they'll be used by many people, especially people who are new to building with planks. These spaces need storage and supporting materials that are more durable than products made for use in a home. With these sets, we send laminated cards that can be passed around by a larger group, and include ideas for educators on how to make the most of KEVA in your classroom or makerspace.

        Our designer collection is available exclusively on kevaplanks.com and includes small-run and unique KEVA products.

        The Mindware collection is available on our website or through Mindware.com, an official distributor. These products are perfect gifts and work well in households with kids of any age.

        Maple vs. Pine

        Educator sets exclusively come with maple planks. Maple is a hardwood that resists finger oils and can stand up to heavy use in classrooms, libraries, and museums. Pine is a softer wood, making pine planks better suited for use in homes. 

        Lessons and Activities

        We have lots of lessons ready. Visit our KEVA Resource Center or use the cards included with the educator pack to get started.

        Grants

        Let us help you find the money

        Small local grants less than $1000 are the easiest grants to win and $1000 will buy a lot of KEVA happiness in your classroom.

        To make it easy, download our KEVA Grant Template written by a professional grant writer-turned-teacher. Learn common mistakes and important tips for getting funded.

        Grants aren’t the only source of money. Download our Show me the Money packet for creative ideas to get financial support from your community with win-win strategies.

        It’s easy and empowering to ask for help with these suggestions.