1/27/12: The CILC Spotlight is focusing this week on Myra interviewing Jim Murphy and Andrea Warren:

CILC Spotlight: Person-Centered Views of the Past

You have to register for the event which will be held on Wednesday, Feb 1 from 4-5 pm EST. It will be archived and made available afterwards.

Teachers - I've watched this webinar and it is very good and quite relevant to what we're doing. If you would like to view it yourself, I will be able to grant you professional development credit. Please let me know if you're interested. - Dave


This past week the CILC Spotlight was on Myra, Alex and Vicki in a webinar: Science Writing that Makes You Question What you Know. It has been archived here:

CILC Spotlight: Science Writing that Makes You Question What You Know
When you click on the link a new window will open that will ask to be allowed to download the Elluminate platform to your computer. Allow it. This takes a few minutes. Then the session will be loaded in. There are a few minutes of housekeeping details in the beginning from Tonia Carriger, who was our moderator, and the program runs an hour.
Here is the link to the handout for the session:

Vicki shows a video as part of her discussion. Here is the link:

If you'd like to see a very short video of Roz's award, go to Vicki Cobb's page in this wiki.
INK Authors in the Spotlight (posted 10/20/11)
The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (www.CILC.org) is featuring Ink Think Tank in a series of webinars:
Date Authors Topic
November 30, 2011 4-5 pm EST
Vicki Cobb, Alex Siy
Science that Makes You Question What You Know
February 1, 2012 4-5 pm EST
Jim Murphy, Andrea Warren
Person-Centered Views of the Past
April 25, 2012 4-5 pm EST
Trish Marx, Roz Schanzer
Innovative Picture Book History and Social Studies
May 16, 2012 4-5 pm EDT
David Schwartz, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Math and Science for Young Thinkers
The webinars will be interviews by Dr. Myra Zarnowski who teaches teachers how to use nonfiction literature in the classroom and is a member of INK. She will be looking at:
Author as co-teacher
Author as exemplary writer
Author as inquirer
The session will be given in real time, but it will be recorded and archived if you'd like to see it later.
To sign up for a Spotlight session go to
Click on the big orange "Professional Development Programs" button and then click on "Upcoming Spotlight Sessions. Our sessions will be posted about two weeks before the date.
Using Your Wiki Page: Initial Post (Posted 9/14/11)

This wiki is a repository of your thoughts and feelings about the Bogert-Authors on Call project as it unfolds throughout the school year. It will become part of the story about the project to be published when we know some of the answers. So it is important that you create a record in a timely fashion as it happens. Here are the some questions you can address right away in your initial entry on your wiki page: (Please try to date your posts.)

Why did you sign up to join this project?

What possibilities do you see for yourself as a teacher in this project?

What possibilities do you see for your students in this project?

What reservations do you have?

Roz Schanzer Reception (Posted 9/14/11)

Roz Schanzer is going to be honored at the opening reception for the The Original Art Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration for her Gold Medal Award for Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem.
The opening is on October 27 at 6 pm at the Society of Illustrators:

128 East 63rd Street
(between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

Tel: (212) 838-2560
Fax: (212) 838-2561
E-Mail: [[mailto:info@societyillustrators.org info@societyillustrators.org||info@societyillustrators.org ]]

If you would like to attend the reception, it is $30 at the door.