Take the DEN (and Peter H. Reynolds) to Work Day: May 9


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For DEN Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re giving you the gift of time. Gather your students and join the Discovery Education team at the top of each hour starting at 9am ET for Take the DEN to Work Day. We have 30-minute lessons already prepared  for your students. As a super special bonus, we a have creativity champion Peter H. Reynolds joining us at 1pm ET.

May 9
(all times ET)

9am  Would You Rather?… Patti Duncan
10am  Story Time with Steve Steve Dembo
11am  Try This at Home! Jannita Demian
12pm  Game on!  Hall Davidson
1pm  Make Your Mark and See Where It Takes You Peter H. Reynolds

Register to attend here. Join us for one, or join us for all. It is up to you.

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
9:00am ET: Patti Duncan Would You Rather?… have a stack of quarters from the floor to the top of your head OR $225.00? Do you have the math skills to figure this out? Let’s look at puzzles like this and learn shortcuts for solving them fast! Bring your calculator and your smarts and be ready to be the first to get the right answer… IF there is one!

10:00am ET: Steve Dembo Story Time with Steve! Listen to our in-house storyteller read a fun and funny tale and then experience interactive storytelling, as you get a chance to try your own hand at writing a piece of a story that will fascinate your classmates.

11:00am ET: Jannita Demian Try This at Home! You probably have all you need for cool science right in your pantry or closet. We’ll use items found around the house in demonstrations that bring science to life. Watch fun, simple, and safe experiments and leave the session with step-by-step guidelines on how to try this at home!

12:00pm ET: Hall Davidson Game on! Match wits with students at other schools around the country in topics from songs, history, and mystery subjects.  Be ready to think fast, be creative, and interact with people you have never met.  Who will take the gold?

1:00pm ET: Peter H. Reynolds Make Your Mark and See Where It Takes You! Hear from the incredibly popular author and illustrator of children’s books as he delivers a message of creative inspiration. Peter H. Reynolds is the author of The Dot, Ish, and other amazing books and he will share his enthusiasm for learning in this exclusive session.

 

Comments

  1. Tracie Belt

    I can’t wait for May 9th for take the DEN to Work day. It will be fun to do some of these sessions with the students. If you have never heard Peter Reynolds speak please tune in at 1:00.

  2. Marina Williams

    This seems to be a very interesting event! I signed my class up. However, I am not clear on what each session/lesson entails and therefore I am not sure which session(s) to attend. How can I find out the details?

    • Jeanette

      Hi Marina. The session descriptions, above, are as much detail as we have. The sessions will be appropriate for all ages, targeted to elementary-middle. Hope that’s helpful.

  3. Ghost Reader

    I signed my class up. However, I am not clear on what each session/lesson entails and therefore I am not sure which session(s) to attend. How can I find out the details?It will be fun to do some of these sessions with the students. If you have never heard Peter Reynolds speak please tune in at 1:00. pm

  4. Kelli Erwin

    The DEN and Peter Reynolds…that makes a TGIF to infinity. :)

  5. Doug

    Will these be archived in case a teacher can’t make the time?

    • Jeanette

      Hi Doug and others curious about archives! We will be archiving these sessions, although it won’t be instantaneous. They’ll be posted next week and you’ll be notified through the DEN blogs. Thanks!

  6. Carmi Scheller

    With the sessions starting well before school will we be able to view missed sessions after their original air time later that same day?

    • Jeanette

      Hi Carmi. See above: although we will be archiving the sessions, they won’t be available later in the day… will be next week.

  7. Elizabeth

    I have the same question on whether it will be archived. I don’t have class at that time, but DO share Peter’s books with my art classes regularly, and would love for them to be able to see this.

  8. Tami

    same question.. will this be archived? After reading The Dot and Ish, our class motto is now Make your Mark and our classroom is decorated in dots! I’d love to be able to share this with my four classes, but they don’t meet on Friday, just Mon-Thurs. Will there be a place it can be viewed later?

    • Jeanette

      See above! Yay for your class motto.

  9. Cheryl

    Are the sessions a full hour long?

    • Jeanette

      Hi Cheryl. The sessions are 30 minutes long. Hope you enjoy them.

  10. Ann

    I would also like to know which grade level(s) the Peter Reynolds presentation might be best suited for and if it will be archived.

    • Jeanette

      Hi Ann. The sessions are generally targeted to elementary-middle, but I would happily bring high school students and adults to listen to Peter Reynolds. See above re: archives.

  11. Isabel

    Here in Spain students are not at school at 1 p.m. ET…
    You are very lucky! Enjoy it!

    • Jeanette

      Hi Isabel. You and your students can enjoy the archives at any time of the day in your time zone… starting next week. Hope you will!

  12. Kim Hyman

    So disappointed, this won’t broadcast using an iPad. That’s all we have in my district. : (

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