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St. Louis Author Carolyn Lesser Continues to Connect

All of author Carolyn Lesser’s videoconference programs are available upon date request, but preferred connection times include: Teacher sessions at 4 pm CT | Student sessions at either 9 or 11 am CT. She works with third grade and up.

Carolyn, a former classroom teacher and veteran presenter over distance learning, is the author of books including Great Crystal Bear, a lyrical natural science book that follows the polar bear through all seasons and reveals his wisdom and resilience in a stark and beautiful Arctic environment (illustrated by Bill Noonan) and Spots: Counting Creatures from Sky to Sea, a natural science book about spotted creatures and the ten biomes they inhabit. It’s an early counting book with a glossary to spark the imagination of older readers (illustrated by Laura Regan).

She offers three-part interactive sessions which include professional development for participating teachers; the last two sessions are with the students. Selections include:

•  Custom-designed writing program   •  Writing Nonfiction Prose or Poetry
•  Writing Nature Prose or Poetry   •  Multi-genre Nonfiction Writing

Each session is full of inspiration, enthusiasm, and positive feedback! Carolyn Lesser will engage students with enthusiasm for her nonfiction process. For more information, including scheduling & program fees, contact Rebecca Morrison.

Bring Author Carolyn Lesser Into Your Classroom this School Year

Author Carolyn Lesser returns for the 2011-2012 school year as a content provider for New Links! Here’s what she is offering this year ~

Three-Part Interactive Videoconferences Sessions which include Teacher Professional Development:

•  Writing Nonfiction Prose or Poetry
•  Writing Nature Prose or Poetry
•  Multi-genre Nonfiction Writing

Each session will be full of inspiration, enthusiasm, and positive feedback! Carolyn will engage students with enthusiasm for her nonfiction process. For three-part writing series, the cost breakdown is as follows: Nonmembers pay $650 for three videoconferences | New Links members pay $600 for three videoconferences.

Carolyn also offers a Custom-designed writing videoconference for educators and/or student. This interactive videoconference is offered to give the most flexibility to planners & educators. Embedded in this program is total control over the content, number of presentations, and the issues/concerns most important to your district or schools. Collaborative planning between educators and the author is one of the riches of this custom design as it brings support & professional development to educators regarding nonfiction writing. Cost to be negotiated with author.

All programs are available upon date request, but preferred connection times include: Teacher sessions at 4 pm CT | Student sessions at either 9 am or 11 am CT.

Carolyn is the author of books including Great Crystal Bear, a lyrical natural science book that follows the polar bear through all seasons and reveals his wisdom and resilience in a stark and beautiful Arctic environment (illustrated by Bill Noonan) and Spots: Counting Creatures from Sky to Sea, a natural science book about spotted creatures and the ten biomes they inhabit. It’s an early counting book with a glossary to spark the imagination of older readers (illustrated by Laura Regan).

Questions? Email Rebecca Morrison.

Making Connections

Last week, author Carolyn Lesser held four videoconference sessions over two days with Linda Altoonian’s journalism classes in Arlington, Texas. Carolyn spoke live from Cooperating School Districts in St. Louis, Missouri.

Here’s a snapshot from one of the days. To see more photos from this videoconference and others, please visit our Flickr page.

To learn more about how you can bring Carolyn to your school via interactive videoconference through New Links to New Learning, click here. All of her videoconferences are upon request.

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Author Carolyn Lesser (far right), like Patricia McKissack, Barri Bumgarner, and Amy Sklansky continues in 2010 to connect to children and their teachers over videoconference live from Cooperating School Districts.

Carolyn Lesser works with students in second through twelfth grades, as well as professional development with educators. She offers a variety of distance learning programs, including nonfiction prose or poetry, journalism, and play writing. Past topics she’s covered are polar bears, global warming, butterflies, and sesssions on ancient China.

An avid traveler, explorer, observer and teacher, Carolyn uses her experiences from her trips around the world to motivate & encourage students participating in her interactive videoconferences. Questions on Carolyn’s programs- or any New Links to New Learning Author Visits? Contact CSD.

Plight of the Polar Bear Videoconference Series

Carolyn Lesser - October 5. 2009 Today author Carolyn Lesser is connecting to Linda Altoonian’s journalism classes at Martin High School in the Arlington (TX) Independent School District for the first of two customized videoconferences.

Carolyn will be discussing the “Plight of PCarolyn-and-Bearolar Bears” with Ms. Altoonian’s students. She will share her work and her stories of traveling to visit polar bears in their natural habitat. The participating students will then be assigned a writing project to work on between now and the next videoconference connection on October 13. Carolyn will then review the writing assignments and share her critique.