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New Links to New Learning Presents James Otis Thach

New Links to New Learning is pleased to announce the return of one of our favorite authors, James Otis Thach.  James will be live at Cooperating School Districts on April 20th to participate in four videoconferences!

James will read from his books, The Seal Pup and The Tickle Monster is Coming.  He will talk about the heroic seal that inspired The Seal Pup, the making of a book, and will share some related videos.  James was raised in Clayton, Missouri, and attended Glenridge Elementary. It is wonderful that James takes time during his visits home to share his work with students (& teachers)! In addition, each participating teacher will receive a complimentary hardback copy of The Seal Pup.

On April 20th, James will have the following free videoconferences:

•  9:15-10:00 a.m. CT:  James talks about The Seal Pup and The Tickle Monster is Coming for K-2 students;  limit 3 interactive sites (JUST VIEW ONLY AVAILABLE NOW)
•  10:30-11:30 a.m. CT:  James discusses The Seal Pup for upper elementary & middle school students;  limit 4 interactive sites (JUST VIEW ONLY AVAILABLE NOW)
•  1-2:00 p.m. CT:  James discusses The Seal Pup for upper elementary & middle school students;  limit 4 interactive sites (JUST VIEW ONLY AVAILABLE NOW)
•  2:30-3:15 p.m. CT:  James talks about The Seal Pup and The Tickle Monster is Coming for K-2 students;  limit 3 interactive sites (JUST VIEW ONLY AVAILABLE NOW)

Registration begins tomorrow, March 1st with Rebecca Morrison. MOREnet will bridge the videoconferences. To read about past author visits brought to classrooms by New Links to New Learning, click here.

Author James Otis Thach Returns to St. Louis

We are thrilled to spill the beans that St. Louis native and author James Otis Thach will be returning to Cooperating School Districts in April to conduct a handful of videoconferences for elementary and middle school students.  More details will be posted next week here on The Wired Classroom, so be sure to check back to learn when James will be in town and which books he’ll be discussing during his videoconferences through New Links to New Learning!

To read more about his past visits to CSD, please click here.

New Links Authors to Speak at Conference

Next week at the 2011 Midwest Education Technology Conference, you’ll have a chance to see two New Links to New Learning authors present. Barri Bumgarner (top, left) and Amy Sklansky (top, right) will share their expertise in topics that include digital storytelling and interactive H323 videoconferencing. Barri presents Wednesday morning, Amy presents Wednesday afternoon. Looking forward to seeing them!

Writing about Monsters

Barri live from CSD

This week New Links to New Learning author Barri Bumgarner is connecting to middle school students in Louisiana six times over videoconference to discuss Monsters.

LA classroom

She inspires and encourages young writers to create stories brought about from personal fears, experiences, and real-life issues – “monsters.” By opening the door to the imagination, Barri offers insights to getting kids to write, revise, and share!

Barri will also be presenting at the Midwest Education Technology Conference next month in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information on Barri’s author visit videoconferences or METC, contact Rebecca Morrison at Cooperating School Districts.

What does an Amy Sklansky Videoconference Look Like?

Author Amy Sklansky offers three videoconferences through New Links to New Learning. Here are some photos taken over the last couple of years showing what takes place during her programs. To sign up for any of her programs, contact Rebecca Morrison at Cooperating School Districts: rmorrison@csd.org.