Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Burbank Library - Outstanding volunteers honored in Burbank

Outstanding volunteers honored in Burbank
Valley News: 5.18.07 by Bill Grayeb

Since 1963, May has been proclaimed Older Americans Month nationwide, in part to bring attention to problems faced by older citizens, but also to recognize how instumental seniors are in helping solve those problems.

On May 15, seven local residents were honored for their volunteer work within the community.

Six received the city of Burbank's Outstanding Older American Volunteer Service Awards -among them:

Pat Gafford (back row) was honored for her tutoring work with children in the "Ready to Read" Program-Burbank Public Library, and her previous work at the Burbank YMCA, Burbank Chorale and Burbank Heritage Commission.

The Older American Awards is one way we take the time to acknowledge and thank those who give of themselves to help make our communities stronger and a better place for all Americans.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

SCLLN PDD Conference 2007

How To Integrate Technology into the Curriculum: May 11, 2007 by EducEdge

The Southern California Library Literacy Network, Inc. organized the SCLLN Professional Development Day in Anaheim, CA.

Workshops on Health Literacy by Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Learn to Use the Wilson Reading System by Marcia Tungate, Integrating Technology into the Curriculum by Sabine Reljic, and A Holistic Approach to Volunteer Management by Cathay Reta were offered to the SCLLN members.

My presentation/workshop addresses some interest in using web-based tools to support reading and writing instruction for low literacy adults. My ppt can be accessed here: How to Integrate Technology into the Curriculum

You are free to use the slides for your own workshop. I am only asking you to properly credit the slides contents to their original author as per the Creative Commons License.