Friday, September 28, 2012

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: October 2012

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: October 2012

For Local, California and National
Literacy or Library Conferences and Events
visit the
Southern California Library Literacy Network

Oct 1 - Nov 6: In Our Words: Essays on Democracy = Newport Beach Library
Oct. 2 Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego – 5:45pm
Oct. 4 Tutor Training = Huntington Beach Library – 6pm
Oct. 4 Tutor Orientation = South Bay Literacy Council Torrance Library – 7pm
Oct. 8 Tutor Orientation = Ventura County Library – 5:30pm
Oct. 9 Learner Orientation = Newport Beach Library – 10am
Oct. 9 Tutor Workshop = Santa Fe Springs Library – 6:30pm
Oct. 11 Tutor Orientation = Orange County Library READ/OC – 1pm
Oct. 11 Tutor Orientation = Orange County Library READ/OC – 6pm
Oct. 11 Tutor Workshop = READ/San Diego – 6pm
Oct. 13 Tutor Workshop = Whittier Area Literacy Council – 9am
Oct. 13 Tutor Training = San Diego Co Library Vista Branch – 10am
Oct. 15 Literacy Changes Lives = Redlands Library – 7pm
Oct. 16 Tutor Orientation = Newport Beach Library – 10am
Oct. 16 READ Tour = Ventura County Library -6:30pm
Oct. 18 READ Tour = Ventura County Library Camarillo – 7pm
Oct. 19 SCLLN Professional Development Day = Huntington Beach Library
Oct. 20 Tutor Training = Los Angeles Public Library – 10am
Oct. 23 Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego – 9:45am
Oct. 26 Scrabble Tournament = Whittier Area Literacy Council – 6pm

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always Scrolling in the Right Frame.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Centro Latino for Literacy - NCLR Workforce Development Forum

NCLR Workforce Development Forum
October 2 – 3
Los Angeles

Centro Latino for Literacy will present a “Workplace & Adult Literacy” workshop at the 3rd Annual NCLR Workforce Development Forum. For the past 2 years the National Council of La Raza has convened over 400 workforce development professionals from nonprofits, WIBs, community colleges, employers, foundation and public agencies to discuss programs and policies that strengthen the Latino workforce.

Workplace and Adult Literacy
Aida Cardenas, Executive Director, Building Skills Partnership
Paul Garza Jr., Board Chair, Centro Latino for Literacy
Cathay Reta, Adult Literacy Coordinator, Azusa Library
Mari Riddle, President and CEO, Centro Latino for Literacy

Over 1.6 million Latino adults in the U.S., mostly women, are functionally non‐literate in either Spanish or English. In L.A. County, 11% of adult Spanish-speaking immigrants are non‐literate. At this workshop, you will learn about an innovative pre‐ESL literacy solution that transforms lives, as well as the critical role that literacy plays in empowering the Latino workforce, family, and community.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Newport Beach Library - focuses on American democracy

Newport library program focuses on American democracy
'Searching for Democracy,' which debuted in April, gave a unique perspective on the country's governing style.
Daily Pilot: 9.07.2012 by Britney Barnes

The Newport Beach Public Library brought a bit of democracy to residents through an interactive program and display.

"Searching for Democracy," a program that debuted in April, "gives people a different spin on something we all take for granted," said library Director Cynthia Cowell. "It's very easy for us not to think about it, and that's what the whole grant process was about."
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As a finale, the library's Literacy Services involved its adult "learners" in writing an essay on America and democracy.

The essays will be on display at the Central Library until the November elections, serving as a reminder of the privilege of living in America, Barbier said.
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Excerpt from the essay "Democracy Means to Me" by Grace Liu collected in "In Our Words"
   "Democracy is a myriad of opportunities. There are no boundaries to knowledge. Everyone is allowed to pursue knowledge as far as they can, no matter their age. Democracy is a compromise and commitment. There is hope for no wars in the world. Nation to nation, people to people, coming to a compromise, no matter their strengths or weaknesses as nation."  READ MORE !

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Literacy Tribune: September 2012

Literacy Tribune: September 2012
The Adult Learner Network Newsletter

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: Presidential Election is Around the Corner
The people of the United States will once again go to the polls to elect a president on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Establishing Healthy Eating Habits: Julia Pusztai, Guest Writer
In past issues, we have talked about exercise and the need to maintain a healthy weight. So what is the next step to improve your health?

Camping – A Great Outdoor Pastime: Armando Martinez, Guest Writer
California allows for a number of great outdoor summer pastimes, but your choice depends on what you consider recreational fun.

My Collection: Tungaa Khasbaator, Guest Writer
I came here to the U.S.A. six years ago. I like it here. It is nice and different to me.

Member Spotlight: Shadena Lutin
is a student in the STEP UP program at the American River College in Sacramento, California.

Technology Watch: Nexus 7 Tablet
Have you heard the latest buzz? Google finally release its own tablet

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 !

Thursday, September 13, 2012

SCLLN Professional Development Day: Oct 19

October 19, 2012: 9am – 4pm
Huntington Beach Library
7111 Talbert Ave

9:00 am – Noon Strand (Choice of W1 or W2)
Workshop 1:
Incorporating Technology in Your Literacy Program
Examine how to use devices such as e-readers, tablets, and smart phones in our literacy programs, answering questions such as:
- What mobile applications are appropriate for our adult learner population?
- Why use an e-reader instead of a book?
- What are some things to watch out for when adding these devices to your program?
In addition, we will explore websites such as ProLiteracy’s EdNet and the vast amount of resources available to literacy programs.
Susan Vega, Literacy Tutor/Learner Coordinator for READ/San Diego
Amy Crepeau, Literacy Specialist, Huntington Beach

Workshop 2:
Adult Learner Leadership Institute - ALLI
Adult Learners are given opportunities to develop leadership skills, make new friends, and work on projects that help their literacy program. Learn how ALLI was instituted, how it benefits your learners and your program, and how to utilize their new-found skills for success in your organization and beyond.
Carrie Scott, Community Outreach Supervisor, Carlsbad
Rosie Manela, Retired Literacy Director, Rancho Cucamonga

12:15-1:30 Lunch/SCLLN General Meeting

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Strand
Workshop 3:
Raising awareness of literacy needs is an ongoing task. Collaborations and partnerships are important in order to broaden the audience for library literacy programs, and to maintain and strengthen our resources in times of scarce dollars. In this dynamic workshop, we will discuss collaboration basics including: why collaborations are important, who to reach out to, how to begin collaborations, best practices and challenges you might face.
Iosefa Alofaituli, Executive Director: Oak View Renewal Partnership, Huntington Beach

$125 Before SEP 17
$150 After SEP 17
Payment due October 19

Diane Moseley
Phone: 714 . 375 . 5102
Fax:    714 . 841 . 3765

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

In Focus Martin Sheen on Community Literacy Programs

In Focus Martin Sheen on Community Literacy Programs
InFocus: 9.10.2012: by kelly broox

In the information age, being able to digest the written word is more critical than ever to success in society. For millions of Americans, the task of reading and comprehending material is difficult. The TV program In Focus Martin Sheen is exploring how groups around the country are helping people learn essential reading skills.

In the United States, about one in five adults have the highest level of reading comprehension— that is 20 percent. On the other end of the spectrum is about 14 percent of Americans who have serious difficulty reading according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy.

In Focus PBS is working to highlight community groups around the country that are trying to reduce this alarming statistic.

One novel approach that is showing results in adult education classrooms and community centers around the country is to teach reading through application. By using the types of reading materials that people encounter in their lives, teachers can help adult students improve their skill and understand the necessity of reading. READ MORE !

Resources for Community Literacy Programs
Southern California Library Literacy Network @ Southern California and California
American Literacy Directory @ National - International – Statistics

Monday, September 10, 2012

Newport Beach Library - Literacy Event Honors “Learners” at Central Library

Literacy Event Honors “Learners” at Central Library
Corona Del Mar Today: 9.06.2012

The Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy celebrated International Literacy Day today in the Central Library Friends Room, where a standing-room only crowd of about 100 people gathered to share foods from around the world as well as literacy accomplishments.

Isabel Sevilla, 35, of Costa Mesa, was honored with the Rochelle Hoffman Memorial Award, given each year to a standout “learner” in the Literacy Services program. The award is named for a Corona del Mar woman who volunteered as a tutor before her death in 2004.

Sevilla moved from Mexico in 2000 and has worked as a nanny, but her grasp of only basic conversational English was holding her back, she said in an interview before the ceremony.

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The library’s literacy program was established in 1986 and trains about 50 tutors each year. Currently, the program has 112 active tutors, 132 active learners and 23 learners on waiting list. READ MORE !

Thursday, September 6, 2012

International Literacy Day: September 8

International Literacy Day kicks off Friday
Imperial Valley Press: 9.05.2012 by Celeste Alvarez

HOLTVILLE — As libraries across the nation prepare for International Literacy Day, Imperial County librarian Connie Barrington said she hopes to inspire others to take an interest in literacy during a celebration at the Imperial County Free Library, Holtville Meyer Memorial Branch here Friday.

“We hope to highlight literacy concerns in the Valley and encourage others to volunteer,” Barrington said.

The annual event will consist of several public readings ranging from children’s literature to more sophisticated literature, explained Barrington.

With the demand for teaching literacy in the Valley increasing, Barrington said she hopes the festivities will also motivate others to take an initiative within their own education and the education of their fellow neighbor.

“One of the most rewarding feelings I’ve experienced was as a tutor,” Barrington said.

Barrington said she hopes the festivities will bring about more volunteers to the literacy program and encourage individuals age 16 and older to volunteer and help make a difference in an individual’s life.

The free event is open to the public and is from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with a special guest speaker reading a selection of their choice during the event.

“It’s important to celebrate literature,” she said.

What: International Literacy Day
When: Friday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: The Imperial County Free Library, Meyer Memorial Branch
Holtville, 101 E. Sixth St.

Other Literacy Day Events @ SCLLN Literacy Calendar
Sep. 6 10am
Annual Celebration of Literacy
Newport Beach Public Library
1000 Avacado
Newport Beach CA 92660

Sep. 8 Literacy Festival
Lancaster City Park
Lancaster CA

Sep. 15 10am
Adult Ed-Family Literacy Week
Glendora Library Glendora Library
140 S Glendora
Glendora CA 91741