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New Links Presents Author James Otis Thach

If you are participating in Cooperating School Districts‘ interactive videoconference with author James Otis Thach, you may want to check out the website for his amazing book, The Seal Pup. Click on the image above to check out the various resources James (a St. Louis native!) and Bowrider Press have posted. James is also the author of A Child’s Guide to Common Household Monsters (Frontstreet Books) and The Tickle Monster is Coming (Bloomsbury). See you Wednesday!

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.

Weekend Planner

For our readers who live in St. Louis, Missouri, you’ll want to check out The Big Read Festival this weekend. One of the featured authors at the event was our v/c guest yesterday, award-winning author  James Thach. From our previous post, you’ll see that he was extremely well received.

James will be at the KETC Channel 9 Kids Big Stage at 1:15 pm on Saturday. This is an ideal event for children ages 4–8– or for anyone who thinks they can tickle a monster!

The Big Read is Saturday, October 11, 2009, from 9 am-5 pm at the Clayton High School Campus & Mark Twain Circle.