Monthly Archives: March 2012
Author Amy E. Sklansky connected to first grade students in Stone Harbor, New Jersey for her interactive videoconference Cooking a Book. Into her cooking pot she added inspiration, drafts, revisions, pencil sketches, plus more as she explained to the participating students how an author’s idea becomes a published book this morning.
This is one of Amy’s most popular programs through New Links. Cooking a Book is for younger students; she has a new version of the videoconference for older elementary students called From Inspiration to Bookstore Shelf. To participate in any of Amy’s videoconferences (she also connects via Skype), contact Cooperating School Districts.
Our next Wednesday Webinar is April 18th on the Show-Me a Movie Contest. Please join us next month to learn the latest news and rules on the digital storytelling contest!
We have three Wednesday webinars left this school year (please note, we have had some date changes). These are free, 60-minute professional development sessions offered by the Virtual Learning Center of Cooperating School Districts. You can see a list of the archived sessions (also at no cost) by visiting csd.webex.com.
Starting this afternoon, we have:
March 31: Community Day Program at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
This special event, from 11 am to 3 pm, welcomes the community and celebrate the art on view features snacks and games with interactive art experiences for all ages. Activities at the Kemper Art Museum will include button making, scavenger hunts, storytelling, collage making, and more. Here’s a break down of the day (admission is free):
- 11:30 am – Storytelling in PC gallery An Eye For Color
- 12:30 pm – Wash U A Capella group The Stereotypes
- 1:00 pm – curator’s tour of Stezaker with Kate Butler
- 2:00 pm – Wash U SLAM poets perform in PC gallery
- All day:
– collage making in conjunction with Stezaker exhibition in 104 led by local artist Maria Ojascastro
– cut silhouettes in conjunction with Stezaker exhibition led by local artist Joyce Yarbrough
– scavenger hunt in Stezaker exhibition with prizes at front desk for completed ones
– scavenger hunt in PC galleries, button making in atrium
– lemonade and cookies!
Learn more at kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu.