Space Week Webinar: Thank You Allan and Ken!

Today, STAR Discovery Educators and their students had the incredible opportunity to talk to Allan Butler, producer of Space Week, and Ken Reightler, astronaut and VP for Lockheed Martin’s Space Operations.  Please post a comment telling us about your favorite part and say thanks to our two very special guests!

Download the audio from the webinar


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  1. Cathy said:

    Thank you so much for this great webinar. What a great way to learn!

  2. Teryl Magee - TN DEN LC, Chair said:

    Allan, Ken, and the entire gang at Discovery that made this happen,

    Thank you so much! My kids have been having so much fun with our science unit this last six weeks. This webinar has made it even more real for the children. Our project for Mission 2 has been voted on: Space Travel in 2030. I can’t wait to share what this group of 4th graders comes up with! Thanks again!

  3. Greg Whitney said:

    Thank you so much Allan, Ken and everyone at Discovery that put this togather.

    It was great fun and very Informative. My students were completely engaged. It’s was a truly unique opportunity for all students to talk to someone who has been in space and hear their first hand knowledge about it.

    Go Tang!

    Thank you again.

  4. Lee Kolbert said:

    Thank you for hosting such a fabulous instructional event. I’d like to post the MP3 of the webinar on our OnePlace site. May I have permission to do that?

    It would be an excellent way to expand the audience to include all of our students and teachers who otherwise could not make the live event.
    Thank you!

  5. Nancy Keck said:

    Allan, Ken, and Discovery Members…the webinar was fantastic and brings a whole new dimension to my classroom.
    Thanks Again!

  6. Maryann Molishus said:

    My second graders really enjoyed this webinar. It was a perfect end to our Career Day presentations. I’ve been building webinars and, hopefully next year, video conferences into our classroom learning environment. As the children participate in the webinars, I observe what they are doing and ask them what they thought about it. Here is what I found out. Most were very engaged in the Space Week presentation and had tons of questions. We’ll have to do some of our own research now, which is great. They absolutely LOVE the chat box!! They were very concerned about proofreading errors and just had to tell me about all the errors that were happening. What a great “extra” lesson/assessment!! I have 23 students. At the end of the webinar, I asked who liked learning this way and who didn’t. Nineteen liked learning this way an four did not. Here’s are their reasons why they did not like it (remember, they’re seven and eight years old).
    1. It was too long.
    2. I couldn’t hear because xxx student was talking the whole time (it’s true.)
    3. I didn’t understand everything. (Makes sense at this age.)
    4. All that talk about food made me hungry! (My favorite.)

  7. Martha Perez said:

    We had a group of 45 third grade students in the library, hovering over the phone, and loving every minute of it. Some of their favorite moments…learning about the amount of time it takes to get into space, the bathing procedures and what you have to do to become an astronaut. Thank you Allan and Ken. You truly inspired our students! They didn’t want to leave the library…what a great problem to have 🙂

  8. Jennifer Dorman said:

    My 9th grade class absolutely loved the webinar. They were thrilled to have had the opportunity to have asked a live questions. Both Allan and and Ken were tremendous and offered some really interesting information. Thanks for coordinating such an interesting online activity. By the way, my students are so motivated and engaged by the idea of sharing a learning experience with 1,000+ other students. (flattening world, etc.)

  9. Jennifer Jensen said:

    First off, we would like to thank everyone at Discovery Education for offering this wonderful opportunity. We would also like to thank Allen and Ken for taking the time to share their great experiences with all of us.

    Our class of 4th grade students LOVED the opportunity to as a live question. We enjoyed learning about the changes that your body goes through while traveling into space. We are all looking forward to watching the upcoming space shows on the Science Channel.

    Thanks again!
    Mrs. Jensen’s 4th Grade
    Castle Rock, Colorado

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