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We’re thankful this week to be able to announce the return of author James Otis Thach to Cooperating School Districts for two videoconferences this December! James is a St. Louis native and the author of A Child’s Guide to Common Household Monsters, The Tickle Monster is Coming and his latest, The Seal Pup. James was raised in Clayton and attended Glenridge Elementary.
This free, one hour videoconference is for elementary students. James Otis Thach will read from his book, The Seal Pup. The story follows the quest of a lone seal, trying to reunite with his herd. James will also talk about the true story than inspired the book, and about the long journey of making a book. He will also share related videos, and invite the kids to use their research and library skills to find the documentary the book is based upon.
There is limited space available for these multipoint, interactive videoconferences, so please reserve your classroom’s spot early. There is a limit of 35 students per site; we are accepting four interactive sites per videoconference. Available times on Tuesday, December 20th include:
• 9 am CST for kindergarten, first and second grade classes
• 10:30 am CST for third, fourth and fifth grade classes
Participating schools also receive a free copy of The Seal Pup, signed by James. Happy Holidays!
Thanks to those who submitted their name to win a free videoconference from Amy Sklansky. Congrats to our winner, who now can bring this bestselling St. Louis author into her classroom via distance learning– at no cost (she will choose a session over videoconferencing or Skype). She will get to select from Amy’s four distance learning programs: Cooking a Book; Author Visit and Eggs-periments Videoconferences; Inside a Poet’s Mind; or Amy’s new program, From Inspiration to Bookstore Shelf. Click on the image to see the video of Amy drawing the winning educator’s name!
Author and New Links content provider Amy E. Sklansky is working on a new videoconference for the 2011-2012 school year- details will come soon! In the meantime, don’t forget to revisit some of your favorite programs with Amy. This year, she will also be giving the first three schools who sign up for three videoconferences an autographed book for their school library!
Author Visit and Eggs-periments Videoconferences with Amy E. Sklansky
Using visuals in an interactive videoconference, author Amy E. Sklansky outlines stages of writing the book— research, revisions, artist’s sketches, etc. She also explains what happens inside an egg from fertilization thru hatching.
Availability: By Request ONLY | Audience: Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1, 2
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 ONLY | Audience: Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3
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 ONLY | Audience: Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5
New Links members get a discounted rate on Amy’s author visits; and she’ll also Skype with schools, too. For more information, contact Rebecca Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy E. Sklansky has been in the “kitchen” this summer – cooking up new ideas for books and author visit videoconference connections (as well as traveling to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons with her family)! Look for a new vc program from this bestselling local author this fall. (But don’t worry- she’s keeping her prices the same they were last year)! She is also expanding her offerings to Skype, not just H323 videoconferencing.