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I got a surprise in yesterday’s mail from Discovery: a new hoodie!
24 hours ago, I was preparing for the Kimbell Event. Two teachers who had planned to attend had to cancel: one teacher’s father had a heart attack on Monday and she was on her way to Oklahoma to be with him; the other teacher had unexpected family pop in on her. I nearly cancelled for the same reason: I had unexpected family pop in for a visit but I was able to foist them off on others so I could host the event. Who would show up?
I was astonished by who showed up: a teacher from California.
As it turns out, only one other teacher came but what a story! Lora was not in any way connected with DEN. Instead, she is the distant relative of a friend who had heard about my event through Facebook. Lora is from San Francisco and on her way to visit family in the Northeast. Her flight was cancelled, rerouted, etc. and she found herself stranded for the day in DFW. She asked for ideas of stuff to do on Facebook to while away the time and someone pointed her in my direction at the Kimbell. Thus, we met.
Lora doesn’t use Discovery; she’s not even sure they have it available at her school but she’s going to ask. We spent the afternoon talking about school, Discovery, lesson planning and curriculum, art, and how to use art in the classroom. We ended up visiting both the Kimbell and the FW Museum of Modern Art. We both found art we thought we could use in the classroom. We both had ideas for lesson plans by the time we left.
She asked for information about DEN, which I was able to supply. I’m hoping she left as inspired by me as I was by her.
Even though it was just the two of us, I’m glad I didn’t skip the event. I feel I made a very important contact… and perhaps a new friend.
The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth turns 40 years old this year. In honor of that event, the Kimbell curators are bringing out some of their long-hidden, rarely-displayed works of art. To honor the 40 years of patronage, the Kimbell is offering free admission from October 7th – December 30th.
Join your colleagues in viewing these treasures and learn how to find images on Discovery Education and use these images in your classroom.
Date: November 20th (Yes, that’s a Tuesday!)
Time: 1-3PM (You can arrive earlier and leave later if you’d like.)
- Go to an event.
- Take photos.
- Find a computer with internet access to which you can upload your photos.
- Log onto www.flickr.com. (If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need one. The accounts are free; I’ve never received any SPAM from Flickr.)
- Upload your photos to Flickr. (Follow the directions on the right side of the screen.)
- Add descriptions to your photos.
- Add the following tags to your pics: DEN, DiscoveryEducatorNetwork, and DiscoveryEducation.
If you haven’t already, you may want to join the Discovery Educator Network group on Flickr.
- Support the Dallas Arboretum!
- Commune with nature
- Network with some great educators
- Stress? What stress?
- Experience a yard you don’t have to mow and a garden you don’t have to weed or water
- Show some class and look at some glass!
- Prove that a teacher can have a life outside of the classroom
- New photos for Facebook!
- Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold
- Learn what the Discovery Educator Network and Discovery Education can offer you!
Date: Tuesday, October 23rd
Place: The Dallas Arboretum
For more information, contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.