On October 1st, Discovery Channel will be launching a new series entitled ATLAS. The National Institute Attendees were honored with a sneak peek of this new show, and quickly Darlene Wolfe from Ocoee turned to me and asked, "Can we do an event for Atlas? A premiere party?".
But of course! Especially since Atlas is going to be more than a tv series. The educational resources that will be available as a result of Atlas are going to be phenomenal! Already, the website has been drawing DEN members. Ana McMoran from Hernando County has emailed me some great things she learned from the site and about the discussion boards. I’m trying my hand at the game. Have you been to the site yet?
But DEN members have been quick to ask, "But we’ll only be able to use it for ten days after the show airs according to copyright law. Why should we care about the premiere?" I got to smile and explain that unitedstreaming will also have Atlas materials! YEAH! (I have a DEN prize for the first DEN Star to document on the blog that Atlas is available – on the day that it’s available .)
So join us on September 30th, at 12:30 as Darlene Wolfe hosts a premiere party for Atlas at Dim Sum. We’ll play a trivia game based on the website and give prizes away, including for the person who comes the furthest. Register on the DEN website, and contact Danielle if you have any questions.
Some of you signed up to host your own Atlas events in your school or district. What are you doing to celebrate this exciting resource for education?