Wednesday, January 30, 2013

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: February 2013

SCLLN Tutor Workshop Calendar: February 2013

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

Tutor Orientations and Workshops

Feb 1 Evening with the Stars = READ/San Diego Silver Anniversary 5:45p
Feb 5 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 12N
Feb 5 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC 1p
Feb 5 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC 6p
Feb 5 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Newport Beach Library 6p
Feb 9 Literacy Tutor Workshop = San Diego Co Library 10a
Feb 9 Literacy Tutor Workshop = Oxnard Library 9:30a
Feb 11 Literacy Learner Training = READ/San Diego 5:45p
Feb 13 Literacy Tutor Training = READ/San Diego 6p
Feb 13 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Ventura Library 5p
Feb 19 READ Tour = Ventura County Library 6:30p
Feb 21 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 6p
Feb 23 Wine & Words FUNraiser = Huntington Beach Library 7p
Feb 23 Sensory Friendly Film - BEAUTIFUL CREATURES AMC Theaters 10a
Feb 26 Literacy Learner Training = READ/San Diego 9:45a

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Monday, January 28, 2013

2013 SCLLN Literacy Conference: March 9

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2013
March 9
Buena Park Holiday Inn
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lunch: Writer To Writer Awards Ceremony

Early Bird Registration: Feb 24, 2013

$ 40.00: SCLLN Member Tutors and Staff
$ 15.00: SCLLN Adult Learners

After Feb 24 and At Conference:
$ 75.00: SCLLN Member Tutors and Staff

Non-Members - $ 75.00
Strand 1: 9am - 10:15am
Reading Comprehension Made Simple: Carol Chapman, Ventura County Library
Learn why research suggests that improving your reading comprehension begins BEFORE you start reading. Tutors & Learners.
Teaching Strategies for Improved Fluency: LINCS What is fluency and how does it affect a learner's reading success? Come find tools you can use with your learner today!
Using eBook Readers and Google Chromebooks: Susan Vega
In this workshop we will examine how to use tools such as e-readers and Chromebooks and the differences between these devices vs tablets and laptops.
Sounds to Syllables to Spelling: Marcia Tungate, Literacy Consultant
Help your students sound out and spell words more effectively. Get tips and learn techniques from mulitple programs!
Basics of Financial Literacy: Tony Crabb
Learn about basic financial skills to deal with every day life.
Strand #2 - 10:30am-11:45am
The Naturalization Process: U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
An overview of the naturalization process and the requirements for naturalization: such as good moral character, physical presence and knowledge of English and civics. Tutors & Learners.
Vocabulary-The Cornerstone of Reading Achievement: LINCS
Strategies you can use to strengthen your learner's vocabulary to improve reading skills.
Paragraph Writing 101: Victor Castellanos, Covina Library
Help your learners write an effective paragraph! Learn the function and anatomy of paragraphs and tips for success.
Learning 2.0: Amy Crepeau,Huntington Beach Library
Would you like to know more about web-based tools like blogs, pinterest, and tumblr?
Tips for Getting a Job: Patrice Mariscal
Looking for a job? Know someone looking for a job? Come to this workshop for tips for success!
Strand #3 - 1:45pm-3:00pm
Be A Reading Partner with Your Child & Learn Together: Barbara Neder, READ OC
This interactive workshop will encourage adult learners to be learning partners with their families and children. Tutors & Learners.
Grammar Games: AmyCrepeau, Huntington Beach Library
Need some easy activities to help your ESL students practice tricky aspects of basic English grammar? 10+ activities that are fun.
What you Need to Know About the New GED: Cherall Weiss, Newport Beach Library
Find out about the new 2014 changes to the GED. Find out how best to prepare for the changes.
Tutor in Your Pajamas! Google Docs: Peter Wexler
Ever wish you could tutor from your couch? Learn how you can connect with your learner online.
Setting Goals That Stick!: ALLI Graduates, Carlsbad Library
What do you want to achieve in 2013? Learn to set goals for success!
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

SCLLN Writer To Writer Awards: 2012

2012 Writer To Writer Awards

Southern California Library Literacy Network
2013 Literacy Conference - Lunch Ceremony
March 9 – Holiday Inn Buena Park

Adult Learners read or listened to a book that inspired them and wrote a letter to the author describing how the book influenced their lives. There were 62 entries this year.

Four panels of Adult Learners are judging the finalists in each category:
Emerging category (dictate a letter to tutor or staff)
Beginning category (write a basic, simple letter independently)
Intermediate category (write a more complex letter with larger vocabulary)
Advanced category (write independently with little support from tutor or staff)

SCLLN will announce the winning letters in February. Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony during the lunchtime program at the Southern California Library Literacy Network (SCLLN) Literacy Conference, March 9 - Registration Coming Soon !

The winners in each category receive $100, a certificate, a journal and a pen.
The runners-up receive a certificate, a journal and a pen.
The winning letters will be published in a book.

Click here for Last Year’s Winners.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Whittier Area Literacy Council - Welcome to SCLLN's Newest Member:

Welcome to SCLLN's Newest Member:
Whittier Area Literacy Council

WALC is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to teaching people to read, write, and speak the English language (for free). WALC has served Whittier and adjacent communities since 1962.

8th Annual Soup & A Good Book "Reading makes Sense"
Saturday, March 16th, 2013 from 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Tutor Training (Spring Session)
April 13th, 20th & 27th, 2013 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Board Installation
Saturday, June 1st, 2013 - 9:00am

Annual Student Recognition Awards
Saturday, June 1st, 2013 - 11:30am
@ Uptown YMCA 12510 E. Hadley Street, Whittier 9060


Visit WALC on Facebook

Whittier Area Literacy Council
12911 E. Hadley Street
Whittier CA 90601
562 . 698 . 6598

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Literacy Jobs: California

Literacy Jobs: California

Hourly Literacy Clerk - PT
Carlsbad Library Literacy Services
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2013
Registering patrons; Answering phones; Checking materials in and out; Shelving and sorting library materials;
Transporting students to and from Carlsbad High School and the Learning Center in a City vehicle; Other duties as assigned.

Adult Education Instructor/Trainee
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2013
Owens Valley Career Development Center
Under the supervision of the Family Literacy Coordinator, or designee, employees in this class will administer the instruction of the Adult Education Component of the Family Literacy Program.

AmeriCorps - 3
Schools of Hope Literacy Coord’s.
Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2013
United Way Wine Country
SF/Oakland/San Jose
Bilingual Spanish required. The Literacy Coordinators will: 1. increase the use of and enhance the effectiveness of volunteers in area schools and 2. improve school and family partnership efforts in largely mono-lingual or bi-lingual Spanish-speaking neighborhoods. Individuals with experience working in Latino/Hispanic communities strongly encouraged to apply.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Literacy Library Jobs: California :: Burbank

Literacy Jobs - California

Literacy Clerk - PT
Burbank Library Literacy Services
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2013

Please call William Byrne, Literacy Coor., for more information: 818 . 238 . 5577

LITERACY LIBRARY CLERK - Grant Funded Position
Salary: $13.90 - $19.16 Hourly
Part-Time, approximately 25-30 hours per week. Required to work a flexible schedule, this includes evenings and Saturdays, in support of Literacy Services’ hours.
This is a non-benefited, grant-funded position through June 2013.
Background Check required.

Under general supervision, to provide basic library services in Literacy Services; to perform a variety of clerical tasks; and to do related work as required (including Intake/Assessment/Support; and assist with Outreach and Fundraising).

Minimum Qualifications / Employment Standards:
Knowledge of - telephone etiquette; basic mathematics; basic alphabetizing and filing; simple decimal numbers.

High school graduation or equivalent. Ability to type 35 net words per minute. NOTE: Clerical experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis for a maximum of one year.

Supplemental Information:
A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent may be required at time of appointment.