This is the blog for the student writers’ workshop with published author, Patricia McKissack. ‘Author Visit’ videoconferences with New Links to New Learning allow students to gain valuable information about the writing process and how real authors work to create and publish their work.  After having worked with videoconferencing in education for several years and participating in thousands of actual videoconferences, we at New Links to New Learning have come up with a model that seems to work well to integrate this new technology into the existing curriculum of schools. Students who interact over a videoconference with the author are invited to read her blog to learn what inspires her to write, how she researches, creates and revises.

You can also find Pat’s programs on


3 Responses to “About this Blog”

  1. I’m very interested in the model you are using here and interested in learning more about best practices for videoconferencing and helping students learn to be better writers. I’m subscribing to your blog to keep up to date. 🙂

  2. Rebecca said

    Wes, I will be presenting at the Missouri Distance Learning Association (MODLA) Conference in July, discussing New Links to New Learning’s Author Visit Videoconference Series. I encourage you to stop in!


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