California State University, Fullerton

Sessions & Presenters

April 21, 2012
Time/Location Sessions Presenters

Room 108

Session One
2-3 pm
Grades 2-4

Session Two
3-4 pm
Grades 5-8

"From Inspiration to Publication: The Journey of a Picture Book

In this fun, interactive presentation, Anne will share what it takes to create a publishable picture book, using slides from her new book, The Lunch Thief (for ages 7-11). She will also talk about the "journey" of this book from idea to publication as well as the "ups" and "down" of the writing business. Using a sure-fire writing exercise, she will help participants jumpstart their own stories.
The Lunch Thief is available for purchase at Children's Book World in the Exhibit Hall

 www.annebromley.com

 

Anne Bromley
 

Anne Bromley

Children's Author

Room 106

Session One
2-3 pm
Grades 2-4

in Spanish and English

 

 

 

Room 106

Session Two
3-4 pm
Grades 2-4

Reading Bilingual Children's Books

Come share in an exiting hour with Bilingual Author Mary Cappellini while she reads books in both English and Spanish. Want to learn Spanish? Mary will teach you a few words using some of her emergent children's books, like Huella de pescado and Yo juego fútbol. Want to hear a good book in Spanish? You can follow along on the screen as Mary reads her award-winning book—The Story of Doña Chila—El cuento de Doña Chila. Mary will also share some of her books in English, including the award-winning book—I am of Two Places, which features children's poetry in English. It's also available in Spanish. 

Where Do Stories Come From?

Children all over the country ask author Mary Cappellini this question, so she will share where she got the ideas for some of the stories she has written, both fiction and non-fiction, including: The Big Catch, The Story of Doña Chila, Whale Watching, Fish Print, The Sunflower, The Lac Hong Music Group and In the Mountains. As she shares her books, she will help you think about your stories which can become books of your own. She took photographs for many of her books and will share tips on how to take photos for your own books!

 Mary Cappellini

Mary Cappellini

Bilingual Children's Author

 

Room 109

Session One
2-3 pm
Grades 4-5

Session Two
3-4pm
Grades 6-8

 

How a Book Idea Becomes Reality: From Concept to Bookshelf

This session will look at writing, editing and submission, as well as how the creative process of writing a book works from conception to publication. There will be audience participation through interactive discussions, and time for questions and answers throughout.

www.staciadeutsch.com

 

 

Stacia Deutsch

Children's Author

Room 203

Session Two
3-4pm
Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Your Business

Social media has rapidly become the primary marketing strategy for all of the world's major brands and small businesses alike. It is now replacing old marketing methods and proving to have a high ROI. The question is no longer "Are you using social media, but rather how well do you use it?" If you are not using it, you are hurting your business and missing out on a huge part of your market. Natalie Gouche' will show you the do's and don'ts of social media, common mistakes, and strategic and effective ways to start doing DIY business marketing on the major social media sites.

http://LASocialMediaTrainer.com

 

 

Natalie Gouche

Natalie Gouche

Social Media Trainer

Room 105

Session One
2-3 pm
Grades K-1

Session Two
3-4pm
Toddlers &
Pre-Schoolers

Whimsical Tales of Halloween

Mary Ruth will share her "Halloween Haunt" series of children's books: The Old Toad, Junk Food Mummy, Monsters, Ghost Dancin' Zydeco, and Monster Ball. These books portray Halloween characters light-heartedly through music and song. Parents and children will read and sing along with the PPT presentation. Mary Ruth's session is geared to promote an appreciation of literature and music. Books may be purchased from the author or through  www.WillowVistaBooks.com .

 

 

Mary Beth Hughes

Mary Ruth Hughes

Children's Author

Room 119

Session One
2-3pm
Grades K-8

Session Two
3-4pm
Grades K-8

Stories of Magic

 Children and their parents are welcome to participate in a story-themed magic show designed to entertain and engage students in creativity and critical thinking skills. Participants will receive their own bag of magic at the end of the show. 

 

 

Karen Ivers 

Dr. Karen Ivers

Magician



Room 204

Session One
2-3pm;  K-12 Teachers

 

How to Conduct Free Virtual Author Visits in Your Classroom or
Book Club Using Skype

 Author visits are a great way to get people excited about reading and writing, but finding funds to pay the authors can be difficult. Thanks to today's technology and the generosity of authors, you can conduct virtual author visits in your classroom or book club for FREE! Participants in this session will be given a handout listing over 150 authors who offer free 20-minute Q & A Skype sessions with classes and book clubs. The handout also includes online resources that will help you conduct successful virtual author visits. Participants will be treated to a live virtual visit with a mystery author or two. www.twrctank.com 

julie niles

Julie Niles Petersen

Cal State Fullerton Instructor



Room 120

Session One:

2-3pm
Grades 4-8

Session Two
3-4pm
grades 4-8

Timeless Tales: Folktales and Fables

 Folktales and fables are timeless classics that are still useful today in illustrating cause-and-effect in the real world. Linda brings creative play to these ageless stories.

www.LKPstoryteller.com 

Linda King Pruitt

Linda King Pruitt

Storyteller

 

Room 203

Session One
2-3pm
Parents & Grandparents

'Be There Bedtime Stories' Offers Kid-Friendly Technology for
the Read-Aloud Experience

 As social media platforms grow and video chat is rapidly adopted, families are clearly engaging in new technologies that enrich their relationships, despite being a long distance apart. Be There Bedtime Stories is doing just that, by positioning webcam or iPad recorded video of a family storyteller onto the page of a children's e-book. In this session, you'll learn how grandparents, traveling or military parents, or aunts and uncles can connect with kids through a unique read-aloud technology. These bedtime stories from the web, trademarked as 'Webtime Stories', are building relationships and building readers through storytelling recordings that last forever! www.betherebedtimestories.com 

alison sansone 

Alison Sansone

CEO & Creator
Be There Bedtime Stories



Room 121

Session One
2-3pm
Middle & High School 

Careers in Video Game Design

 If playing video games is your passion, then a career in this industry could be one way to get paid for having fun! CSUF alums who design video games will share what it takes to get there, discuss the importance of verbal and written communication skills, and offer insights into other careers in the video game industry besides programming. To get a jump start, visit http://inventwithpython.com/ or http://www.yoyogames.com/ to shoot towards that goal! 

 Dr. Michael Shafae

Dr. Michael Shafae

Computer Science Professor Video Game Design

Room 204

Session Two
3-4pm
Business Owners & Entrepreneurs  

Effective Writing in the Workplace 

Effective written communication in the workplace involves alertness to: (1) Technical components (appropriate contents, completeness, coherence and clarity); (2) Ability of personnel to perform writing tasks; (3) Recognition of readers' needs – whether customers, associates or bosses; and (4) Production deadlines, restrictions, financial constraints. Smith will also provide tips on how to achieve persuasiveness, offer real-world examples of writing success and catastrophe, and suggest ways to hone your writing skills. 

henry smith 

Henry Smith

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor

Room 111

Session One
2-3pm
Grades K-3

Session Two
3-4pm
grades K-3

The Guitar Playing Storyteller 

 Debra Weller specializes in telling folk tales and singing participatory folk songs. She delights audiences with characters and interactive telling that involves the audience in an imagination experience. www.dwstoryteller@vpwe.com 

Debra Weller

Debra Weller

Storyteller



 

ROOM 207

two part session
2-4PM
BUSINESS OWNERS & ENTREPRENEURS  

Business Expansion and Innovation through the Deep Web

Attend this introduction to the Deep Web and learn to: (1) Recognize the potential of knowledge in value creation and the failure to fully exploit it; (2) Find and use existing and unexploited explicit and tacit knowledge sources; (3) Access information and knowledge that can direct you to new products, processes and markets for your business; and (4) Design and install techniques and processes to create, protect and use known knowledge.

 

Bud Warrick

Bud Warrick

Technology Consultant

 

FREE FACE PAINTING & FREE ANIMAL BALLOONS

Please take a number, take a seat & listen for your number.
South Patio from 2 pm to 4 pm

kimberly face painters     kay face painter     ellen face painter     face painters 

Face painters (from left to right), Kimberly, Kay, Ellen and Star the Clown, animal balloon artist