Monday, December 31, 2012

Literacy / Library Event Calendar: January 2013

California Literacy & Library Events: January 2013

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

California Literacy Events: January 2013
Jan. 4 RAIN: Beatles Tribute - San Diego Council on Literacy
Jan. 5 Sensory Friendly Films - MONSTERS INC in 2D – 10a
Jan. 10+ Orton Gillingham Level 1 Certificate – Cyberspace
Jan. 12 LD Adult Support Group Providence Tarzana Med Ctr – 10a
Jan. 18+ Asilomar Reading Conference, Pacific Grove CA
Jan. 18+ California Kindergarten Conference, Santa Clara CA

National & International Literacy Events: January 2013
Jan. 5 Autism Sensory Friendly Films: MONSTERS INC in 2D – 10a
Jan. 6+ Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu
Jan. 19 Early Literacy Conference, Rice Univ
Jan. 27 Family Literacy Day - Canada
Jan. 28+ National Literacy Action Week

Jan. 30+ Assistive Technology Industry Assn Conference, Orlando FL

March 9, 2013

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

Thursday, December 27, 2012

SCLLN Tutor Training Calendar: January 2013

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: January 2013

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

Tutor Orientations and Workshops

Jan. 8 Literacy Tutor Training = READ/San Diego – 6p
Jan. 9 Literacy Learner Training = READ/San Diego – 5:45p
Jan. 10 Literacy Tutor Training = Burbank Library – 6p
Jan. 12 ESL Tutor Training - San Gabriel VLC Pasadena – 9a
Jan. 12 Literacy Tutor Training = Whittier Area Literacy – 9a
Jan. 14 Literacy Learner Training - READ/San Diego – 9:45a
Jan. 15 Youth Literacy Training = Santa Fe Springs Library – 6p
Jan. 19 ESL Tutor Training = San Diego County Library – 9:30a
Jan. 23 Literacy Tutor Orientation - READ OC – 1p
Jan. 23 Literacy Tutor Orientation - Ventura County Library – 5p
Jan. 23 Literacy Tutor Orientation - READ OC – 6p
Jan. 26 ESL Tutor Training - Laubach Literacy, Ventura – 8a
Jan. 27 Literacy Learner Orientation = Newport Beach Library – 6p

March 9, 2013

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Literacy Jobs - California

Literacy Jobs - California

Fresno County Family Literacy Coordinator - FT
Owens Valley Career Development Center
Application Deadline: Dec 28
Oversee the design and provision of individualized courses given to Native Adults, including, but not limited to: Adult Education Services, Early Childhood Education Services, Parenting Education, Family Formation Activities

Education – Instructor
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles - PT
Application Deadline: Open

Under the supervision of the Area Manager or designated Coordinator, assumes responsibility for providing educational, competency and career development services to clients.

Conduct assessment of participants using the CASAS Employability Competency System, including the ECS appraisal and appropriate level test. Conduct instruction in individual and group settings in work readiness, life skills and basic skills.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles Public Library
READ Newsletter: Fall 2012

Judy’s Story
by Tutor: Judy Meyers

I started working with the literacy program 4 years ago. I loved working with my first student so much that when she moved out of town, I wanted to repeat the experience. However, when I received information on my new student, my enthusiasm waned. Apparently, she needed help with her English. She was a college graduate and had a job. How much could I really help her?

Working with my first student had been so exciting. She learned how to read at 37 years old which opened up an entire new world for her, including going for her college degree. Working with this new student didn’t sound like it was going to be nearly as satisfying. So, I called Peggy, our literacy coordinator and explained my ambivalence. She responded that helping someone improve their English can also change their life. I thought, okay, I guess I’ll give it a try.

The “try” has lasted for more then a year. My student, Monserrat, is a new challenge. When we first met it was immediately apparent that pronunciation was her huge issue. It is often very hard to understand what she is saying in English, even though she has a fairly extensive vocabulary. We discovered that she has difficulty hearing the difference between certain letter sounds and when she finally can decipher them, the issue becomes how to pronounce them. READ MORE !

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