Simon & Schuster Partners with Ball State to Create Virtual Author Series
Each EAV will have several components, including its own Web site. The site will provide teachers with background information and interactive materials that can be used to help students prepare for the author’s virtual visit. S&S and BSU also will provide the featured author’s books to a select group of teachers to develop grade-appropriate activities for other teachers to use before the live broadcast. Finally, the live Web broadcast will be a 45-minute segment that includes a presentation from the author, a reading or excerpt from one of his or her books, and a question-and-answer session in which the author fields questions from the students.