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Chapter Meeting for Houston SCBWI - Shared screen with speaker view
Alda P. Dobbs
01:04:33
Thank you, Lynne!! Here’s my website too www.aldapdobbs.com where I have a playlist of Mexican music from that era!!
Meghan Senkel, RA
01:05:29
I think I sent this to the wrong chat! Webmaster volunteer position here: https://houston.scbwi.org/get-involved/
Tyler Darnell
01:05:51
All the happy news is great.
Tyler Darnell
01:06:00
Happy to listen to what we have to learn today.
Tyler Darnell
01:10:37
We use picture books in ESL sometimes because they combine language and pictures.
Meghan Senkel, RA
01:12:09
PBs are wonderful for so many things!
Tyler Darnell
01:13:35
A foldable or manipulative for adults, love this
Alda P. Dobbs
01:13:37
Before I learned English, PB helped get me hooked to stories!
Alda P. Dobbs
01:15:17
I want to engage with children about the joy of books and seeking family stories.
Cindy Hall
01:15:22
Why: I love speaking to children. I love travel. It would be extra money, but mostly I would love to talk to children about my books.
Joy’s iPhone
01:15:26
To make a difference! Reach more kids. Help kids who maybe can’t afford a book!
cherylmccosh
01:15:32
Reach a broader audience, meet my readers, promote something I love and I’m excited about
Tyler Darnell
01:15:32
1. Promotion, engagement, community
Laelia Watt
01:15:47
Because it was an author (Susanne Tate) who visited my school in 1st grade and inspired me to be an author. I loved books, but at the time, had no idea it could be a job! So, I'd like to inspire other kids someday.
Meghan Senkel, RA
01:15:55
To let kids know they too can be an author/illustrator!
Charles Beyl
01:15:57
To share my love of stories/books/art
Theresa McClellan
01:16:12
Bounce ideas off young readers. Find out what they want to read
Meghan Senkel, RA
01:16:21
To let them know that their story deserves to be told and is important
Carmela Simmons
01:16:32
To encourage future writers, artists, scientists, nature lovers.
Alda P. Dobbs
01:25:18
Yup!
Tyler Darnell
01:25:39
Time taken away from classroom is more admin than teachers usually. Enrichment is so important, and nice to have an author available.
cherylmccosh
01:25:55
And high-stakes testing environment
Alda P. Dobbs
01:25:56
Thank you for the insight Tyler!
Alda P. Dobbs
01:26:18
Not getting invited!
Joy’s iPhone
01:26:48
Kids getting a bit out of hand and chatting or too excited and looking like I can’t handle the crowd! 🤷‍♀️
Alda P. Dobbs
01:27:04
Not arriving with the right equipment
Tyler Darnell
01:27:06
Ummm…being engaging enough.
Theresa McClellan
01:27:17
Covid
Kristen Kiesling she/her
01:27:23
High school still scares me…
Anita Garodnick
01:27:39
technology issues
cherylmccosh
01:27:43
Not giving the value invested
Meghan Senkel, RA
01:27:49
me accidentally cussing 🤬🤭
Charles Beyl
01:29:11
my stories are more for pre schoolers. Would elementary kids enjoy it?
Meghan Senkel, RA
01:29:27
What to say if someone says something awkaward
McCourt Thomas
01:29:59
The Recess Queen is one of my family’s absolute favorites!
Carmela Simmons
01:30:22
Just read this to my husband last night! Genius!
Tyler Darnell
01:33:06
My guess would be Spring Semester at the earliest for in-person.
Tyler Darnell
01:33:42
My district uses TEAMS, others use different virtual platforms
Tyler Darnell
01:34:47
It might be helpful to use google slides or something you can easily access on different places and share with people if they need it for a presentation.
Laelia Watt
01:35:32
Yes, I work in Spring Branch ISD in a high school and this past year they had a Virtual Author meet and greet for the students.
Lynne Kelly - ARA Houston
01:36:27
Yes I always save my presentations to Google slides in addition to a flash drive and emailing it to myself :-)
Alda P. Dobbs
01:38:20
Google slides is a great idea. I’m glad I attended this :-)
Tyler Darnell
01:41:33
Revision is a hard sell
Tyler Darnell
01:41:52
I’ll make a whole section about that
Tyler Darnell
01:42:59
Like a class guide connected to the presentation, a page or so?
Alda P. Dobbs
01:43:39
That would be great!
Tyler Darnell
01:44:02
Ten minute at most is recommended with a little brain break in between maybe for pedagogy
Alda P. Dobbs
01:44:39
what grade level, Tyler?
Tyler Darnell
01:45:23
Even high school recommends ten minutes instead of long lecture.
Tyler Darnell
01:45:47
So you could do 30 minutes in ten minute chunks, for example.
Tyler Darnell
01:46:23
Kinetic engagement is a great idea
Kristen Kiesling she/her
01:52:19
To LOVE writing!!!
Alda P. Dobbs
01:52:34
Confidence to research and write their own story and learn about other cultures
Theresa McClellan
01:52:41
There is an author inside of them
Sara Lovely
01:52:46
To be inspired to create
Sara Lovely
01:52:52
Engage their imagination
Sara Lovely
01:53:08
To have them learn at least one new thing
Lynn Abrams
01:53:21
Lynn A. To generate their own ideas
cherylmccosh
01:53:24
Lean in to their daydreams
Rebecca Aguilar
01:53:27
Excitement about reading!
Meghan Senkel, RA
01:53:31
Excitement for reading/writing/illustration
Joy’s iPhone
01:53:34
I want them to believe they are enough !
cherylmccosh
01:53:38
Think it’s important to love what you do
Charles Beyl
01:53:44
to be better observers of their world.
Cindy Hall
01:53:46
To see that learning can be fun.
Joy’s iPhone
01:53:46
To love culture and the world
Laelia Watt
01:53:59
to inspire to learn and explore in life so they can find out who they are
Charles Beyl
01:54:04
How can science and art work together
Tyler Darnell
01:54:28
Have a metric
Joy’s iPhone
01:54:46
Yes
cherylmccosh
01:56:54
How long is a typical in-person session?
Tyler Darnell
02:02:27
What about travel costs?
Joy’s iPhone
02:03:12
This is the best presentation ever !!!!
Lynne Kelly - ARA Houston
02:04:19
Travel expenses are on top of your honorarium
Kristen Kiesling she/her
02:07:30
Agreed- BEST presentation!!!
Alda P. Dobbs
02:11:48
When you get invited to come back!!
Theresa McClellan
02:12:35
When a shy child says they want to write
Sara Lovely
02:12:36
When I see faces on the kids and some adults light up.
cherylmccosh
02:12:47
When kids approach you directly for more after the presentation
Meghan Senkel, RA
02:13:28
A former student tells you how you influenced them
Alexis O'Neill
02:15:08
RESOURCESWebsite: www.alexisoneill.comBlog: www.SchoolVisitExperts.comEmail: Alexis@alexisoneill.comArticles: SCBWI Pro Insider – 2019 - presentArticles: SCBWI Bulletin Archives – “The Truth About School Visits” column, 2006-2019Facebook Group, “Create Engaging School Visits” Group: https://tinyurl.com/y5r85sof
Charles Beyl
02:15:27
Do you charge public libraries the same as schools for presentations?
Laelia Watt
02:19:16
What is one of your favorite school visit memories?
Alda P. Dobbs
02:21:05
I have a question
Theresa McClellan
02:24:14
I have to go buy the recess queen.
Joy’s iPhone
02:25:28
If the kids get chatting at some point do you have something to get them all quiet again
cherylmccosh
02:28:08
My favorite teachers all do this. It’s amazing to watch
Alda P. Dobbs
02:28:30
Have you seen kids change through the years, ie their attention spans, ways of engaging, interacting?
Joy’s iPhone
02:29:43
Thank you that helps
Charles Beyl
02:30:04
I have to go now. Thank you so so much!
kristen griffin
02:30:19
Do you have any suggestions or out of the box ideas for someone who also has a full-time day job and unable to do daytime presentations?
cherylmccosh
02:31:41
I hadn’t thought of that
Alda P. Dobbs
02:33:06
Your the BEST Alexis!!!
Charles Trevino
02:33:11
Great Presentation. Thank you!
Alda P. Dobbs
02:33:21
*You’re, ha
kristen griffin
02:33:22
yes, wonderful presentation!
cherylmccosh
02:33:36
I agree, this was so engaging and informative
Jeanette Niles
02:34:09
Wonderful presentation!
Cindy Hall
02:35:03
I could listen another hour to this great information! Thank you, Alexis!
Theresa McClellan
02:36:08
So impressed with my first meeting. High bar. Thank you Alexis and SCWBC
Meghan Senkel, RA
02:36:24
So glad, Theresa!
kristen griffin
02:36:33
Thank you!
Alda P. Dobbs
02:37:21
We love you too, Florencia!
Alda P. Dobbs
02:37:45
I love my Houston SCBWI tribe!
Kristen Kiesling she/her
02:38:03
Miss seeing you all in person!!!
Joy’s iPhone
02:38:12
Really fabulous presentation! So inspired now.
Alda P. Dobbs
02:38:24
I miss you Kristen! We have to get together :-)
cherylmccosh
02:39:03
And it’s about to be against the law
Theresa McClellan
02:39:15
Excellent question Meghan
Carmela Simmons
02:41:11
What a resource! Thank you!
cherylmccosh
02:42:09
I love that perspective
Sara Lovely
02:42:20
I’d love to see that resource
Joy’s iPhone
02:43:20
Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing
Rebecca Aguilar
02:43:24
Thank you, Alexis! Inspired to think more about school visits (I write nonfiction.)
McCourt Thomas
02:43:25
Thank you so much!!
Anita Garodnick
02:43:40
Thank you! This was great!
Jeanette Niles
02:43:54
Thank you so much!!
Sharon Morse
02:43:54
Great presentation!! Thanks so much. MISSING EVERYONE! HUGS!
Sara Lovely
02:43:58
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!
bethchristopherson
02:44:31
So valuable, thank you!
Lynn Abrams
02:44:45
Many thanks, Alexis! Lynn Abrams