Friday, September 27, 2013

SCLLN Literacy Workshop Calendar: October 2013

SCLLN  Literacy Tutor Workshop Calendar: October 2013

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

Follow Health Literacy Month on Twitter
National Book Month (National Book Found no longer sponsors event)

Oct 2  Literacy Tutor Orientation = Huntington Beach Library @6:30p
Oct 3  Literacy Tutor Orientation - South Bay Literacy Co, Torrance @7p
Oct 5  Literacy Tutor Training - San Diego Co Library @10a
Oct 6  Literacy Fair = Ventura Library @ Prueter Library @10a
Oct 7  Literacy Tutor Training = Huntington Beach Library @ 6p
Oct 8  Literacy Learner Orientation = Newport Beach Library @10a
Oct 8  Literacy Tutor Orientation - Carlsbad Library @Noon
Oct 8  Literacy Tutor Workshop - Santa Fe Springs Library @6:30p
Oct 12 Walk for Literacy - Monterey Park Library @8a
Oct 16 Literacy Tutor Orientation = READ/OC @1p
Oct 16 Literacy Tutor Orientation = READ/OC @6p
Oct 17 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Newport Beach Library @10a
Oct 17 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library @6p
Oct 25 Scrabble Tournament - Whittier Area Literacy Council @6p

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

National Education and Family Literacy Week - Part 2

National Education and Family Literacy Week
September 23 - 29


Raises public awareness of adult education and family literacy, assists adult learners in need of literacy services, leverages local resources, and supports increased access to adult education and family literacy programs. Use opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy nationwide with policymakers, the media, and the community.

#AEFLWeek Twitter Fact Fest
Follow @NCLAdvocacy and #AEFLWeek
Tweet facts about adult education and family literacy. Raise awareness of adult education and family literacy. Share what you are doing to raise awareness and:
ReTweet !

Some SCLLN Facts - watch for more !

Azusa City Library Literacy
Violence, Crime and Literacy: What’s the Connection?  Did you know that —
60% of America’s inmates read below a fourth-grade reading level
   (U.S. Department of Education)
70% is the recidivism rate for inmates who do not receive literacy help in prison — but if inmates do receive literacy help while incarcerated, their rate of returning to prison drops to 16%
   (Penal Institution Records)
85% of all juvenile offenders have reading problems
   (U.S. Department of Education)
2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare
    (One World Literacy Foundation)

congratulates 129 newly literate adults at their 7th Annual Manos Amigas/Helping Hands Celebration.

  Zickefoose was functionally illiterate, unable to read a prescription label, his children's report cards or a menu. He was diagnosed as a young boy with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and didn't learn to read and write until he was 35.
  That's when everything changed. He became a poster boy for the Corona library's adult reading program, began to speak publicly about his own struggles and was named the library's literacy director. He founded a nonprofit youth organization.
  And on Dec. 7, Zickefoose, 52, was sworn in as a member of the Corona-Norco Unified School District Board of Education.

Monday, September 23, 2013

National Education and Family Literacy Week: Sep 23- 29

National Education and Family Literacy Week
September 23 - 29


Raises public awareness of adult education and family literacy, assists adult learners in need of literacy services, leverages local resources, and supports increased access to adult education and family literacy programs. Use opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy nationwide with policymakers, the media, and the community.

#AEFLWeek Twitter Fact Fest

Tweet facts about adult education and family literacy. Raise awareness of adult education and family literacy. Share what you are doing to raise awareness and:
ReTweet !

Some SCLLN Facts - watch for more !
Let’s Read, Altadena! was chosen to participate in a pilot project called Fam-Track which developed into the wonderful literacy program Families For Literacy (FFL). The FFL program worked with the entire family to enhance reading, writing and comprehension skills.

Azusa City Library Literacy
Health Literacy Learning is a program of the Azusa City Library, in collaboration with the Azusa Neighborhood Wellness Center and the Azusa Pacific University Department of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Based on the belief that literacy is not an end in itself, but rather a catalyst to transform lives.
• In one California study, 65% of participants with low reading skills reported they avoid going to the doctor because of difficulties with paperwork; 75% of medical professionals said they were aware of medical errors that were the product of low literacy.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Centro Latino for Literacy: Manos Amigas/Helping Hands

Centro Latino for Literacy congratulating 129 newly literate
BlogTalkRadio: 9.20.2013 @ 6pm
by Latino Role Models - Success in Business

Centro Latino for Literacy is congratulating 129 newly literate adults at their 7th Annual Manos Amigas/Helping Hands Celebration.

Event is being co-chaired by Paul Garza, Jr., Centro Latino for Literacy Board Chair and Gil Vazquez, Principal at Vazquez & Company, LLP. For twenty-two years now, Centro Latino has been transforming lives by teaching literacy skills to non-literate Spanish speakers.

These 129 adults will graduate from the Leamos and Listos courses, where they learned reading and writing, math, grammar, and financial literacy.

Thanks to our major sponsors First Credit Bank Community Bank, Barker Management, Inc., CHAPA (CA Housing Assistance Program), Wells Fargo Bank, Telemundo, Union Bank, Southern California Gas Company/Sempra Energy, California Bank and Trust, The California Endowment, and Jeff Tsuji Design & Photography. Their support not only impacts our students’ lives, but it also impacts their families, workplace, health and the entire well being of the community.

Tweet Spots: Manos Amigas/Helping Hands

LBC@CalGoBears1h
@centrolatino graduation! @NCLR Affiliate that teaches adults #reading #writing #education #America #newlife pic.twitter.com/WuuFJYvelE

Centro Latino @centrolatino2h
Inspirational and moving words delivered to our graduates by our keynote speaker @octaviopescador #MA2013 pic.twitter.com/NGfyzXZ8GL

Centro Latino @centrolatino3h
Enjoying the wonderful company of CLL contributors with catering by @LaGuelaguetza #MA2013 pic.twitter.com/YdxBBByMqx

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Literacy Tribune Newsletter: September 2013

Literacy Tribune: September 2013
The Adult Learner Network Newsletter


UnitedLiteracy, 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:
Simple Steps to Improve Your Credit Score by Kristina Bergner, Simplicity Bank

A Reason to Remember: International Literacy Day

Six Years and Running: With this issue, we enter our sixth year of publishing The Literacy Tribune, a publication of United Literacy.

A History Lesson:
“I Have a Dream” Speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

Technology Watch:
Computer Troubleshooting
By Daniel Pedroza, President & CEO of United Literacy

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 !

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Newport Beach Library

Literacy Day Celebrated in Newport Beach Library
Corona Del Mar Today: 9.12.2013

 
Life in Newport Beach without the skills to communicate in English left one woman feeling like a hamster running on a wheel in a cage. Another woman described endless days surfing the Internet, too uncomfortable to step foot outside her home. Another said she spent her entire childhood and part of her adult life finding ways to fool her family, teachers and friends into thinking she could read and tell time.

The women — all “learners” with the Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy organization — spoke today in the Central Library Friends Room as part of a celebration of International Literacy Day. A standing-room only crowd of about 150 people shared foods from around the world as well as literacy accomplishments.

Tutor Katie Northup  &
 2013 Hoffman Award
recipient, Marnalee Lopez


“Literacy is a hard word when you can’t read,” said Marnalee Lopez, who described trying to read a flier about literacy services 20 years ago. She studied for awhile, she said, then returned to the ProLiteracy program in Newport Beach when her triplets were in fourth grade.

“I realized they were becoming smarter than I was,” she said. “And that wasn’t going to happen.”

Lopez received 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.  READ MORE !

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Literacy Library Jobs: California

Literacy Jobs: California

Program Manager: FT
Read to a Child Los Angeles Branch
oversee and ensure successful implementation of our lunchtime reading program currently at seven school sites throughout Los Angeles County.

Application Deadline: Sep 27

Literacy Program Coordinator: FT
San Mateo Public Library
plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates the Library’s adult literacy programs as well as programs for adults who speak little or no English.
Application Deadline: Oct 7

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Internationall Literacy Day: Sep 8

Tweet Spots: International Literacy Day



International Literacy Day, observed annually on September 8, focuses attention on worldwide #literacy needs | http://ow.ly/olZXS #ILD13

human rights law
   @humanrightslaw  5 Sep
Why is literacy a human right?
:soschildrensvillages.org.uk/about-our-char…International Literacy Day

One of our favorite pictures to celebrate #LiteracyDay :
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151697203049181&set=a.121325699180.98955.75635964180&type=1&theater … #TBT

ReadWriteThink.org   @RWTnow  5 Sep
Monday is International Literacy Day.
How will you celebrate:
Find ideas and lesson plans on ReadWriteThink:http://ow.ly/ov2yJ

Tell us how you'll support local adult literacy initiatives
to commemorate International Literacy Day on Sunday, 9/8.
pic.twitter.com/pWgMUyTo1o

#InternationalLiteracyDay is this Sunday!
How has literacy impacted your life??
#literacy http://bit.ly/15J743x

Friday, September 6, 2013

SCLLN Newsletters - Part 2

SCLLN Member Newsletters
Summer 2013 - Part 2

Huntington Beach - Open Doors
Family Literacy
Kudos to tutor Trina Gaynon, author of 'The Alphabet of Romance.'  Trina Gaynon, a tutor at Oak View Family Literacy, has recently published a book of poetry called "The Alphabet of Romance." Trina's book is a series of poems based on the early days of courtship between her and her husband. Trina has a degree in Creative Writing from University of San Francisco and has been writing "forever."



LAPL - READ
My First Election Day
BY LEARNER LETICIA BUENROSTRO
I was busy all morning trying to finish everything by 3:30 pm to be ready to vote. When I arrived to the polling place I was nervous because it was my first time. The line was very long but when I turned around I was relieved to see a friend, so I went back to stay near her. I asked her, “What do I have to do to vote?”

Newport Beach - Literally Speaking

Each year, Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy publishes a collection of learner writings consisting of stories, personal essays and poetry. Entitled In Our Own Words, the books are distributed at the annual International Literacy Day celebration, this year held on September 12, 2013.





READ OC - READ Writes
The Day the Books Came to Life!
Annual Family Picnic and Appreciation Celebration 2013
  Where were you on the day the books came to life? I hope you joined us for a wonderful day at the park!
  The Friends of READ/OC (FROC) hosted the Annual Family Picnic and Celebration (AFPAC) where all the wonderful READ/OC volunteers were recognized for their time, talents and treasures contributed to literacy efforts throughout Orange County during this past year. The thousands of hours of service this past year from hundreds of volunteers are truly something to celebrate!
  On June 22, 2013, we celebrated “The Day the Books Came to Life” at Irvine Regional Park.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SCLLN Newsletters

SCLLN Member Newsletters
Summer 2013

Highlights from this summer's newsletters. Watch for More !
 
Altadena - Let's Read
Inspiring History ­ Exciting Future

Looking back through the years the Bob Lucas Branch and Let’s Read, Altadena! have an inspiring history. After being closed for many years the Altadena Library Branch, formerly named the Arroyo Branch, was re­opened in October 1991 with a grand celebration featuring former Lakers player Michael Cooper as the Guest Speaker. Since that grand reopening many wonderful activities and programs have been presented. Credit must be given to the late Winnie Ragsdale for her leadership in getting the Literacy Program started.

Grassroots ESL Growing in Azusa

Question: What do the Azusa City Library, Lee Elementary School, Dalton Elementary School, Neighborhood Homework House, Azusa Hispanic Foursquare Church, Canyon Christian Fellowship and Foothill Family Service have in common?
Answer: They are all partners in Azusa’s new GrassRoots ESL program!

Adult Learner Leadership Institute


The Adult Learner Leadership Institute was held on May 3 through 5 at the Cole Library. Fifteen learners attended from 6 Southern California libraries, with six learners from Carlsbad. Participants attended workshops on leadership, networking, and self-esteem. The learners also gained valuable public speaking skills. The learners’ speeches on the final day of the Institute were the highlight of the weekend’s activities. According to one learner, “I now find my-self very confident to speak in front of people due to the Institute. That is why I liked it a lot.”

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Literacy & Library Calendar: September 2013

CA and National Literacy & Library Calendar: September 2013

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

Southern California and California Literacy Events: September 2013


Sep. 8  International Literacy Day
Sep. 1+  Festival of Children - South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa CA
Sep. 3+  Roman de Gillion de Trazegnies (illus. manuscript) - J. Paul Getty
Sep. 12  Spelling Bee - Kern Literacy Council @7p
Sep. 20+ Southern California Writers' Conference, LA
Sep. 21  100 Authors for Literacy - Martin Luther King Center, San Mateo
Sep. 21  Family Day at the Park - University Park, Stockton, CA
Sep. 21 Food Literacy Fair - Midtown Farmers Market, Sacto @10a
Sep. 22+ BannedBook Week
Sep. 23+ National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week
Sep. 24  National Punctuation Day
Sep. 27+ SCIBA Trade Show - Omni Hotel, LA
Sep. 29  Orange CountyChildren's Book Festival, Orange Coast College
California Food Literacy Center

National & International Literacy Events: September 2013
Sep. 6  Literacy Symposium - Univ of Arkansas
Sep. 7  LitCrawl, London UK
Sep. 8  International Literacy Day
Sep. 14  Lit Crawl, NY NY
Sep. 15  International Dot Day
Sep. 20+ New England Reading Assoc Conf - Portland ME
Sep. 21+ National Book Festival National Mall, Washington DC
Sep. 22+ BannedBook Week
Sep. 23+ National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week
Sep. 24  National Punctuation Day
Sep. 25  Curiosity Day with Curious George
Sep. 26+ Center for Health Literacy Conf - Arlington VA
Sep. 26+ Conference of the Book - Universit├Ąt Regensburg, Germany

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