FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 2, 1998
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TEACHERS.NET TO HOST LIVE INTERNET EVENT
WITH AUTHOR/OAK RIDGE BOY JOSEPH S. BONSALL
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Teachers.Net, a major online resource for educators, will host a live Internet chat event with well-known entertainer-turned-author Joseph Bonsall on June 24 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Mr. Bonsall will appear in the Teachers.Net Conference Room (http://www.teachers.net/conference) to discuss his three children's books about his cat Molly with teachers across the globe.
Mr. Bonsall, 50, is the tenor voice for the famous and award winning country group, The Oak Ridge Boys. With the publication (by Ideals Children's Books) of his three "Molly books", Molly, The Home, and soon to be released, Outside, Bonsall enters the world of successful author, fitting book signing appearances in between concerts. Expected to be a series of twelve books, the stories are written from the perspective of his favorite cat, appealing to the children's audience as well as cat lovers.
The Teachers.Net audience will have the opportunity to chat with Bonsall about his books, singing career and his involvement as spokesperson for "Just Open A Book" which, in its first year, is expected to deliver 300,000 books directly to K-3 students in Tennessee's public schools, according to publicist Steven Robinson.
With Joe Bonsall's appearance, Teachers.Net adds to its busy schedule of online events focusing upon issues important to educators everywhere. The site offers live meetings on topics such as computer technology, curricular issues, special education, job-hunting skills, literature and classroom management. Forums called "chatboards" are targeted to administrators, classroom teachers, and specialists on topics ranging from Technology to Field Trips.
Much of the information shared during Teachers.Net live events is preserved and offered online in the Archive, making the transcripts available for the more than 4,000 user sessions the site logs each day.