Tag Archives: Mental Health series

New Links on CILC & TWICE

new links logoMany of New Links to New Learning‘s 2009-2010 videoconferences are up on www.cilc.org and www.twice.cc. (Search under Cooperating School Districts). Here’s a recap of what has been posted/updated (so far).

Professional Development Provider Programs

Mental Health in Children: Superheroes & Princesses- The Effects of Media on Gender Identity Music, TV, Internet, video games, and movies spend billions of dollars to grab the attention of young people. In the meantime, these forms of media send powerful messages about what it means to be cool, attractive, and even male or female.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Teacher, Paraprofessional, Media Specialist/Librarian, Administrator

Mental Health in Children: You Did What?: Sexting, Cyberbullying & Other High Risk Online Behavior Online isn’t just an entity, it’s the place to be (and be seen) for young people. This presentation will discuss current trends in online behavior and what educators and parents can do to help young people be more pro-active online.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Teacher, Paraprofessional, Media Specialist/Librarian, Administrator

Student Programs

Author Visit with Stefan Merrill Block New Links to New Learning, in partnership with the St. Louis County Library, is excited to announce an upcoming videoconference with international bestselling author Stefan Merrill Block.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 11, 12

Inside a Poet’s Mind: Author Visit with Amy E. Sklansky Amy E. Sklansky gives students a peek inside the mind of a published poet. Sharing poems from her own books, Amy discusses the various places a poet finds inspiration.
Availability: By Request/On Demand AND Published Date(s) and Time(s)
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5

Story Hour with Author Patricia McKissack: Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt Award winning author Patricia McKissack will conduct three, 60 minute story-hour sessions during the fall of 2009, including reading from Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6

Author Visit with Patricia McKissack: Creative Writing – Science Fiction World renowned children’s author, Patricia McKissack, teaches students how to write. During hands-on and highly interactive sessions, students discuss plot, themes, character development and more when writing Science Fiction.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Author Visit with Patricia McKissack: Winter Holidays Around the World World renowned children’s author, Patricia McKissack, teaches students how to write. During hands-on and highly interactive sessions, students discuss plot, themes, character development and more. She will post to her blog and answer students questions.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Cooking a Book with Author Amy E. Sklansky Author Amy E. Sklansky will put on a chef’s hat & coat to “cook” a book. Into her cooking pot go inspiration, drafts, revisions, pencil sketches, and more as she explains how an author’s idea becomes a published book.
Availability: By Request/On Demand AND Published Date(s) and Time(s)
Audience: Education: Kindergarten, Grade(s): 1, 2, 3

Dregs: A Discussion on Peer Pressure with Author Barri L. Bumgarner This distance learning connection deals with issues ranging from the impact cliques have on students and how writing can play a role in dealing with bullying/teasing/peer pressure.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent

Author Visit with Barri Bumgarner In this videoconference with students, Ms. Bumgarner introduces herself and gives a brief biographical background including how she came to be a writer. Then, she begins discussing each of her books, most specifically Dregs, then opens the floor to the students.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12+, Public Library: Library Patrons

November Mental Health Videoconference- Registration Open!

pill-pic.jpgNovember Mental Health in Children & Adolescents Videoconference

(K-12 educators & support staff) * 4 – 5 p.m. CST on 11/20/2007

 This videoconference is presented by Lynn Baer of BJC Health. Participants will connect to the workshop from their school over interactive videoconference. 

Teens & Prescription Drug Use: There is a new and disturbing trend that teachers, administrators, and parents need to be educated on.  Teens are now abusing prescription drugs at an alarming rate, which can cause serious health problems or death.  Learn about the reasons why teens are abusing prescription drugs, the types of medications teens are using, and how easy they are to access.  With increased knowledge about this trend, schools can help identify and guide students and their parents to some much-needed answers.  A question and answer session will conclude this hour-long videoconference.

Don’t miss out on this important session.  Reservations will be taken until Friday, 11/17/07- contact CSD to reserve your spot in this very popular series!  New Links members, this is free; for non-members, it is $50/site.