Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Azusa Library :: Leamos (Let’s Read) at the Library :: PLA Conference April 9

Leamos (Let’s Read) at the Library:
Using Web-Based Curriculum to Engage Latino Families
PLA Conference: April 9, 2016, 9:30 am

This program shares up-to-date results of the pilot project “Leamos (Let’s Read) at the Library,” a model program within California public libraries intended to meet the literacy needs of adult Spanish speakers who cannot read or write in any language. These adult learners struggle to learn English, have difficulty navigating American systems, and work in low wage jobs. And they certainly do not go to libraries. Learn how Leamos (Let’s Read) is changing that.

At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Learn about effective literacy tools to use with nonliterate Spanish-speaking adults.
2: Discover how to teach literacy, in group settings, by using a web-based literacy course.
3: Explore new ways of increasing library patronage among Latino immigrant families.

Cathay Reta, Adult Literacy Coordinator
Azusa City Library, Azusa, CA

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