Friday, January 29, 2010

California Literacy Calendar: February 2010

California Literacy Calendar: February 2010

SCLLN Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
-local, California and National Conferences-
visit the
Southern California Library Literacy Network
for more information

Updates of Tutor Training Workshops Scrolling in Left Frame

Southern California Literacy Library Events
Feb 2 12pm: Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library
Feb 3: What is Dyslexia: Introduction = On Line Cyber Space
Feb 3 6pm: Literacy Tutor Orientation - Newport Beach Public Library
Feb 5-7: Riverside Dickens Festival Riverside CA
Feb 5: Evening with the Stars - READ/San Diego
Feb 6 10am: Sensory Friendly Film: The Tooth Fairy
AMC Covina, Ontario Mills, Orange, SD, Torrance, Woodland Hills
Feb 10 5:45pm: Learner Orientation - READ/San Diego
Feb 11 6pm: Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library
Feb 12-14: Reaching, Teaching & Motivating A How-to Conference for Teachers - Riverside CA
Feb 13: Scrabble-Thon for Literacy- Escondido Public Library
Feb 13 10am: Learning Disabilities Adult Support Group Providence Tarzana Medical Center
Feb 18 6pm: Tutor Workshop - READ/San Diego
Feb 20 10am: Tutor Training - Los Angeles Public Library
Feb 20 10am: Tutor Training – LEARN San Diego Co
Feb 23 7:30pm: Learning Disabilities Parent Support Group The Help Group - Sherman Oaks CA
Feb 25: 9:45am: Learner Orientation - READ/San Diego

California & National Literacy Events
February: National African American Read-IN
Feb 2-4: Read. Write. Act. National Conference Cyberspace
Feb 3-6: NABE 2009 - Denver
Feb 3-6: World Dyslexia Forum UNESCO - Paris
Feb 6-9: National Reading Recovery Literacy Conference - Columbus
Feb 6 9am: Teaching Reading: What Works and Why - San Rafael CA
Feb 9: Transliteracy Conference - Leicester UK
Feb 12-15: Southern California Writers' Conference - San Diego
Feb 12-14: CATE 2010 - LA CA
Feb 16-18: NAREN Annual Conference -Panama City FL
Feb 17-20: International Reading Assc = West Regional - Portland OR
Feb 17-20: Learning Disability Association - Baltimore MD
Feb 17-19: Literacy Promise Conference - Salt Lake City UT
Feb 19-21: Reaching At-Promise Students - San Diego CA
Feb 19-20: CARS+ - San Diego CA
Feb 25: Accelerating the Reading Skills English Language Learners – Pomona CA
Feb 26-28: Southern California Kindergarten Conference Pasadena CA
Feb 26: Accelerating the Reading Skills English Language Learners - Long Beach CA

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Beaumont Library District: Literacy Matters


Beaumont Program To Teach How Best To Read To Children
“Literacy Matters”
Press Enterprise: January 26, 2010 by Monique R Henderson

Many parents, grandparents and other caregivers have heard that they should be reading to the children in their lives.

But Beaumont Library District Program Manager Lucy Sims says that often, adult patrons have questions about exactly how they should read to children, and how children can benefit most from the practice.

Those and other questions will be addressed by UCLA professor and author Virginia Walter on Thursday evening in a free literacy program at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Walter is a professor and chairwoman of the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.

Beaumont Civic Center - 550 E Sixth St
6:30 p.m. Thursday; registration begins at 6:15
Information: 951 . 845 . 1357


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. . . Celebrating Our 25th Year: 1985 – 2010 . . .

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2010

Buena Park Holiday Inn: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lunch: 25th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration

“Learner Leaders Speak”
Presented by graduates of the
Adult Learner Leadership Institute (ALLI)
What does it mean to be a learner leader? Here’s an opportunity to hear from a panel of graduates from the ALLI program in an interactive and roundtable format.
Learner Strand

“7 Keys to Decoding”
William Byrne, Literacy Coordinator, Burbank Public Library
cv - cvc - cvce - cvvc - cv + r - cvcc + le - workshop
Solve the Puzzle – Win a Prize!

Tutor-Learner pairs are encouraged to attend this workshop together.

“Teaching Adults to Read: Vocabulary”
Kathy St. John, Literacy Consultant
Participants will learn about approaches for identifying vocabulary words that should be taught and will practice making instructional decisions about vocabulary.

Early Bird Registration: Feb 15, 2010
-
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Win A Free Admission – see Q below

$ 35.00: SCLLN Tutors and Staff
$ 10.00: Adult Learners
$ 50.00: Non-Members
Luncheon Commemorative Only: $35.00


Win 1 Ticket to the 2010 SCLLN Conference
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Only Tutors, Learners or Public are eligible to Win !
Employees of SCLLN programs, its affiliates, subsidiaries,
and their immediate families and household members are not eligible.

What was the SCLLN Group Facebook post about on Dec 22, 2009 ?

of Reading and Writing to Adult Learners in
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Programs from Santa Barbara to San Diego
. . . Celebrating Our 25th Year: 1985 – 2010 . . .

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Literacy . . . Info . . . News . . . Questions

New Website Boosts Healthcare Communication
Health Literacy San Diego
January 2010

A new website to help address health literacy challenges faced by patients and healthcare programs has been launched - a joint project of the Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) and the San Diego Council on Literacy. The website content will help improve patient healthcare by arming providers and literacy service programs with information and other resources that will close communication gaps.

"Health literacy" is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000).

Jose Cruz, CEO for the San Diego Council on Literacy, says, "Too often, the literacy abilities, language, or culture of patients clashes with the literature, language, and culture of the healthcare service provider."

Stocked with information that helps healthcare providers and literacy organizations gather information to improve services for patients whose healthcare is affected by communication barriers. The website features readability tools, training resources, curriculum information for low-literate populations, and literacy resources.

Newsletters:
Health Literacy in General
Health Literacy Curriculum
Training for Health Care Professionals
Health Literacy Website

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. . . Celebrating Our 25th Year: 1985 – 2010 . . .

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2010

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2010: Feb 27
Buena Park Holiday Inn
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Teaching Adults to Read: Fluency”
Kathy St. John, Literacy Consultant
Discuss the characteristics of fluent reading and practice approach
es to guided repeated oral reading.

“Tweets, Blogs, Facebook: The Advantages of Social Networking”
William Byrne, Literacy Coordinator, Burbank Public Library
Why 140 characters can be smart, useful, maybe even - necessary !


“Writer to Writer Challenge”
Donna Jones, Adult Learner, Past Writer To Writer Winner
Hints and tips on how to write a letter to an author telling him or her how their book changed your life or changed the way you see the world.
Learner Strand.

25th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration Luncheon
Early Bird Registration: Feb 15, 2010
-
click here for Form -
Win A Free Admission – see Q below

$ 35.00: SCLLN Tutors and Staff
$ 10.00: Adult Learners
$ 50.00: Non-Members
Luncheon Commemorative Only: $35.00


Win 1 Ticket to the 2010 SCLLN Conference
Be the 1st person to answer this Q as a Comment to this Post

Only Tutors, Learners or Public are eligible to Win !
Employees of SCLLN programs, its affiliates, subsidiaries,
and their immediate families and household members are not eligible.

What was the SCLLN Group Facebook post about on Dec 22, 2009 ?

of Reading and Writing to Adult Learners in
Southern California Library Literacy Network
Programs from Santa Barbara to San Diego
. . . Celebrating Our 25th Year: 1985 – 2010 . . .

Thursday, January 14, 2010

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2010

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2010: Feb 27
Buena Park Holiday Inn: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Tutor/Learner Roundtable”
Jose Cruz, CEO: San Diego Council on Literacy
An interactive sharing of information about the fundamentals of learning, what works best for students and tutors, and challenges that teachers and learners face.

“Music, Rhyme, and Literacy”
Sal Morano, Library Supervisor—Literacy, Corona Public Library
and Rod Williams, Literacy Coordinator, Palmdale City Library
How to use song lyrics as a fun way to teach reading for comprehension, word families, phonics and spelling, and so much more. Tutor-learner pairs are encouraged to attend this workshop together.

“Scotopic Sensitivity”
Marcia Tungate, SCLLN Alum, Past President
How to recognize it; how it affects your learners; what can be done about it.

Early Bird Registration: Feb 15, 2010
-
click here for Form -
Win A Free Registration – see Q below

$ 35.00: SCLLN Tutors and Staff
$ 10.00: Adult Learners
$ 50.00: Non-Members
Luncheon 25th Commemorative Only: $35.00


From the beginning of the establishment of library literacy programs by the California State Library in 1984, library programs in Southern California have been meeting to share resources and ideas, and address literacy issues. The Southern California Library Literacy Network (SCLLN) was formalized in 1985.

Win 1 Ticket to the 2010 SCLLN Conference
Be the 1st person to answer this Q as a Comment to this Post

Only Tutors, Learners or Public are eligible to Win !
Employees of SCLLN programs, its affiliates, subsidiaries,
and their immediate families and household members are not eligible.

What was the SCLLN Group Facebook post about on Dec 22, 2009 ?

of Reading and Writing to Adult Learners in
Southern California Library Literacy Network
Programs from Santa Barbara to San Diego
. . . Celebrating Our 25th Year: 1985 – 2010 . . .

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Literacy . . . Info . . . News . . . Questions

Literacy Tribune: January 2010

United Literacy, a non-profit organization, provides resources and support to adult literacy learners in the United States. Its aim is to make literacy education accessible and worthwhile for adult learners.

Main Story: 7 Keys to Spelling by Sylvester Pues
~Correct spelling uses a combination of techniques.
Member Spotlight: Johana Trevino by Alison Werner
~her nightmare started in 2nd grade when she was supposed to start learning to read.
Organization Spotlight: ProLiteracy by Alison Werner
~the world’s largest organization of adult basic education and literacy programs.
A History Lesson: Theodore Roosevelt by Alison Werner
~born Oct 1858 into a wealthy family living in New York City.
Technology Watch: Google Chrome by Daniel Pedroza, Writer & Learner
~a web browser is likely the most used program on any computer.

Daniel Pedroza will present a workshop on the Literacy Tribune @ the
Southern California Library Literacy Network
Annual Tutor / Learner Conference
February 27 @ the Buena Park Holiday Inn

The Literacy Tribune is looking for adult learner writers.
Are you an adult learner ?
Do you want to write ?
Do you want to publish your writing ?

You can write about:
Your road to literacy
Your literacy organization
Literacy resources you like
You can write book reviews, poetry, short stories
You can write articles about health, finance, or technology

You can write just about anything !

Give The Gift
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Southern California Library Literacy Network
Programs from Santa Barbara to San Diego
. . . Celebrating Our 25th Year: 1985 – 2010 . . .

Monday, January 11, 2010

Literacy in Libraries Around California +

Literacy: the Good Word in Salinas
Monterey Herald: January 10, 2010 by Marc Cabrera

For economic development and growth, Salinas mayor Dennis Donohue is looking toward an unlikely source — the written word.

The concept is a "City of Letters," an idea that the Salinas Public Library and National Steinbeck Center have collaborated on for a year, after receiving a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The city branded itself a "City of Letters" in 2009 in reference to the dictionary definition of letters, which is literature, learning and knowledge.

With the IMLS grant, they have developed programming through the library to promote literacy in the community.

Another part of the grant is to develop community-based initiatives with the intention of attracting commerce from outside the city.Donohue's vision with the "City of Letters" concept is a literary district, possibly near Oldtown Salinas, that would include everything from a library-themed hotel to a performing arts venue, and, perhaps, that elusive big box bookstore. READ MORE !

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. . . Celebrating Our 25th Year: 1985 – 2010 . . .

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2010

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2010: Feb 27
Buena Park Holiday Inn: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lunch
25th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration

Early Bird Registration: Feb 15, 2010

Win A Free Admission – see Q below

$ 35.00: SCLLN Tutors and Staff
$ 10.00: Adult Learners

$ 50.00: Non-Members

Luncheon Commemorative Only: $35.00

From the beginning of the establishment of library literacy programs by the California State Library in 1984, library programs in Southern California have been meeting to share resources and ideas, and address literacy issues. The Southern California Library Literacy Network (SCLLN) was formalized in 1985.

Some of the 21 Workshops
Extra! Extra! Read All About It-Literacy Tribune: Daniel Pedroza, United Literacy
Study Habits & Time Management: Pat Habeck, Tulare County Library
Teaching Adults to Read-Fluency: Kathy St. John, Literacy Consultant
HELP! I Have to Take a Test: Carol Chapman, Ventura County Library
Tweets Blogs Facebook Advantages of Networking: William S Byrne, Burbank Public Library
Overview Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome: Marcia Tungate, SCLLN Past President
Learner Leaders Speak – Adult Learner Leadership Institute Graduates
Creative Writing for Learners: Shennika Barnes, READ/Orange County


Win 1 Ticket to the 2010 SCLLN Conference
Be the 1st person to answer this Q as a Comment to this Post
Only Tutors, Learners or Public are eligible to Win !
Employees of SCLLN programs, its affiliates, subsidiaries,
and their immediate families and household members are not eligible.

What was the SCLLN Group Facebook post about on Dec 22, 2009 ?


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. . . Celebrating Our 25th Year: 1985 – 2010 . . .

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Katherine Paterson Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
SLJ: January 4, 2010 By SLJ Staff

Katherine Paterson, both a two-time Newbery medalist and National Book Award-winner, replaces Jon Scieszka as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a two-year position created to raise national awareness of the importance of lifelong literacy and education.

“It is, I don’t have to say, an honor and a thrill," says Paterson. "I cannot fill Jon’s shoes, but I can follow in his footsteps, seeking to alert our nation to the importance and delight to be found in literature for young people.”

Paterson, who has chosen “Read for Your Life” as the theme for her platform, was selected by a committee that represents those in the book community based on her contributions to young people’s literature and her ability to relate to children.

Katherine Paterson is the new Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

“Katherine Paterson represents the finest in literature for young people,” says Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, who announces her appointment in Washington, DC, Tuesday morning. “Her renown is national as well as international, and she will most ably fulfill the role of a national ambassador who speaks to the importance of reading and literacy in the lives of America’s youth.” READ MORE !

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Programs from Santa Barbara to San Diego
. . . Celebrating Our 25th Year: 1985 – 2010 . . .

Monday, January 4, 2010

Riverside County Library

Turn the Page for Fun
Desert Sun: January 3, 2010 by Dennis A Britton


Amy Dodson has a passion to promote reading as a fun, everyday activity to help readers relax, relieve stress and learn.

“If you are not reading for fun, it is not going to stick,” she said. “If you are not reading for fun it is going to be seen as a chore. If you associate reading with something you have to do, then you are not going to go to it for pleasure.”

She said a lot of people “don't agree with promoting books that are not serious, so to speak, that are not literature, but people are at least reading and that's what matters.”

The Cathedral City librarian came by her passion for reading naturally. She thinks she first entered a library as an infant with her mother, who visited her local public library several times a week.

“She should have been a librarian,” Dodson said of her mother. “My whole family went to the library often during the week. They were big readers. Reading was always important and fun in my family.”

Dodson said she thinks literacy “has taken a downturn in recent years. Of course every library strives to improve literacy. For instance, one of the things we do here is offer ESL (English as a second language) classes which help to improve literacy.

“Virtually every program we offer in one way or another is meant to engage people in reading,” she said. “The computer classes we offer tie in with books we have on how to use computers. Our cooking classes tie in with cook books or books on how to become a chef or how to go to culinary school.

“Our summer reading program for children is an easy one. Everything we do is to improve literacy in adults, teens and kids.”

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And 14 years later her enthusiasm hasn't waned. She says she loves her job, from selecting new books to creating special programs.

Dodson is especially excited about two upcoming events at the Cathedral City Library.The first is called “Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace.” A photography exhibit opens on noon Jan. 23 and continues the next day with a roundtable discussion from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to encourage “civic dialogue” about the impact of the exhibit. The second event features award-winning writer Victor Villasenor, who will speak on Jan. READ MORE !

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

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International Literacy Study
scheduled for 2011 by PIAAC, OECD, US Department of Ed and NCES.

DoED is accepting public comments before Feb 26, 2010.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION –
Requests Comments about PIAAC
Federal Register: December 28, 2009 - V74, #247

Title: Programme For The International Assessment Of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2010 Field Test and 2011/2012 Main Study Data Collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 26, 2010.

Abstract: NCES seeks OMB approval to survey adults (16-65 years old) for the field-test administration of the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) in 2011. PIAAC is coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor.

PIAAC is expected to be on a 10-year cycle.
In 2011, 28 countries, including 23 OECD-member countries, plan to participate.

The U.S. PIAAC field test data collection will occur between August and November 2010. The main study will occur between September 2011 and March 2012. NCES will seek approval for the full-scale instruments in the fall of 2010.

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