Content Provider Partners
Authors | Language Arts
Barri Bumgarner The author of several books, Barri is finishing up her Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She primarily works with middle school and high school students through her writing workshops over videoconference, focusing on subjects like peer pressure and bullying. To learn more about Barri’s programs, click here.
Carolyn Lesser A self-described explorer and observer, Carolyn connects with elementary through high school students on a range of topics and subject matter, including playwriting, nonfiction, and poetry. To read more about Carolyn’s programs, click here.
Patricia McKissack For over ten years, Patricia has conducted writing workshop videoconferences with New Links to New Learning on subjects such as historical fiction and biography writing. She is the author of over 100 books and works with elementary through high school students. To read more about Pat’s videoconferences, click here.
Amy Sklansky The 2011-2012 school year marks Amy’s fourth year as a content provider for CSD. Amy’s videoconferences are for elementary students and include poetry and science. She also offers her programs over Skype. To read more about Amy’s videoconferences, click here.
New! Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Author/illustrator Jenny will connect to students- for for free- over Skype. To read about Jenny Sue's Skype offerings, click here.
Health | Science
Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS) - Practical Anatomy, Saint Louis University (Grades ES-HS) AIMS videoconferences introduce students to human anatomy, stimulate awareness of good health practices, provide information about injury prevention and lead students to a better understanding of career choices in medicine. Topics include Teen Nutrition; Dental Health; Organ Transplant; Your Role in the Environment. Also available: General Cadaver Demo, Forensics Autopsy Demo, General Sports Medicine Demo, and Dissections for Pigs' Hearts, Sheep Brains. Click here to learn more about AIMS videoconferences.
Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis (Grades 1-8) In partnership with Cooperating School Districts, Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis offers two interactive videoconferences, A Day in the Life of an Astronaut, and The Body in Space. Both videoconferences are available upon request on Tuesdays and Thursdays (please submit requests with at least three weeks notice). New Links to New Learning members get a discount. Click here to learn more about CLC-St. Louis' videoconferences.
Media Literacy | Test Prep
BJC School Outreach and Youth Development was formed in 1991 to assist St. Louis-area school districts address behaviors deemed extremely harmful to young people by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their mission is to empower youth to make the best possible decisions regarding their personal health and safety, and support their health-care career exploration. Click here to learn more about BJC's videoconferences.
St. Louis County Library has partnered with Cooperating School Districts to bring several free videoconferences to area high school students, including tips on researching effectively in the library and mock trial presentations. Click here to learn more about St. Louis County Library's videoconferences.
The Princeton Review and Cooperating School Districts have teamed up to bring inexpensive, effective test prep to Missouri students over videoconference. To learn more about our ACT prep class with The Princeton Review over videoconference, click here. And New! this year, New Links is offering ACT, SAT, and PSAT prep online! To learn more about online prep with The Princeton Review, click here.
HEC-TV Live! is a leading producer of education, arts, and cultural television programming in the Midwest. Their interactive field trips, facilitated by Tim Gore, broadcast live into classrooms via videoconferencing, on the web and on the HEC-TV cable television channel, connecting educational and arts groups with students in their classrooms. Click here to learn more about HEC-TV Live!