Happy DEN Teacher Appreciation Week 2014

taw_featuredHi all! I hope you are ready for a great DEN Teacher Appreciation Week. We’ve been working hard to bring some pretty special treats your way this week, just to show you how much we love and appreciate you. I decided to be sneaky and send a message on Sunday just so I could be the very first on the team to say thank you for all that you do to make a difference in the lives of kids. THANK YOU!

I also wanted to make sure you know about all the cool stuff happening this week in the DEN to celebrate this special week.

  • Every day this week, follow the #DENLove hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, and here on the DEN blogs to see special messages from members of your Discovery Education team.
  • If you’re a STAR Discovery Educator, there will be information in the blog posts just for you about treats that we have just for you.
  • Check out the Top 10 Ways Discovery Education is thanking teachers in May. There’s a ton of cool stuff on there.
  • On Wednesday at 7pm ET, join DEN STAR Dacia Jones as she shares strategies she has for grant writing and getting projects funded.
  • On Thursday at 8pm ET, Steve Dembo along with some help from Hall Davidson is showing you how you and your students can use Quicktime to Make Stuff with Discovery Education.
  • On Friday, starting at 9am ET, we are taking over your lesson if you’ll let us! It’s Take the DEN to Work Day. We have Discovery Education folks ready to teach lessons and a special visitor at 1pm ET. Creativity champion, author/illustrator and all around awesome guy, Peter H. Reynolds will be joining us.

approved_peter_portrait9am  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

(all times ET)

Register to attend here.

So, get ready. It’s going to be a fantastic week.



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  1. Julie Wray said:

    Cinco de Mayo and Teacher Appreciation Week! Let the good times roll!

  2. Dacia JONES said:

    Porter- You make my heart happy. Thanks for taking such great care of us all! It is most appreciated!!! Love you!

  3. Rita A. Mortenson said:

    This is such a fun week…and thanks to Discovery, it is a week that makes me feel very special, valued and loved! Thanks Discovery Education.

  4. Sara Badiner said:

    This is awesome. Thanks so much Discovery!
    Porter–is it possible to get a little more info on the “Take the DEN to work day”??? I know the presenters will be amazing, but I’m not sure which (if any) will fit my content area. Thanks for any info you can share.

    • Porter Palmer said:

      Hi Sara, let me see if I can round up their info. Look for another post later this week with more details.

  5. Tracie Belt said:

    Thank you so much! Also, you may now be a director, but I wanted to correct you on one thing you said. You are not a former teacher you are a teacher. Every day you teach hundreds of educators how to recharge their motivation and energy with all of the events, webinars,etc that you and the rest of the DEN team coordinates. Thank you!!!

  6. heidimorgan said:

    Thank you Discovery Education! I sure wish Friday was not our Field Day and a 1/2 day. Will the Take the DEN to Word Day events be archived?

  7. Terra-Lee Gratton said:

    Thank-you Porter for going above and beyond this week for making educators feel extra special! It is very much appreciated! Feeling the #DENLove!

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