Saturday, July 14, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: San Mateo Public


Literacy Library Jobs – California

work collaboratively with a dedicated team of literacy staff comprising our Project Read program. Under the supervision of the Literacy Program Coordinator, the ideal candidate will work with Project Read staff to create fun, meaningful and literacy-focused programs and services for adults and families


Friday, July 13, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: Orange Public


Literacy Library Jobs – California

provides direction, information and assistance to clients and volunteers of Literacy Program; assists with recruiting, training, and recognizing/rewarding volunteer tutors; maintains tutor/learner records; performs reading level assessments; provides outreach to the community



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs - California :: Volunteer Center Santa Cruz :: Redwood City :: San Mateo Co


Literacy Library Jobs – California

manages a volunteer based literacy program involving volunteers who provide one to one and small group instruction to 200 local adults each year.

support and assist our Literacy Student Tutor Coordinators and Literacy Staff
offering educational activities, tutoring and performing clerical tasks

improve students' literacy skills to help them become part of a literate, confident, and creative community of life-long learners. We offer literacy enrichment, homework help, and mentoring in a safe after school environment


Sunday, July 1, 2018

READ OC :: OC Public Libraries hosts its first Career Online High School graduation ceremony


OC Public Libraries hosts its first
Career Online High School graduation ceremony



On Thursday, June 13th, 2018 four Orange County residents earned their high school diploma through the Career Online High School (COHS) program. The COHS offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma, while gaining career skills in various employment fields. Gilbert Avila, of Orange, shared that he is a testament that it is never too late. After losing his father at the age of 15, Avila dropped out of high school to help his family financially. Now at 36, he has a high school diploma and will be enrolling at the community college in the fall. He thanked the program, its supporters and donors for giving him this opportunity.

For many adults, the decision to re-enter or enter an educational program can be challenging. Adults with work and family responsibilities must learn to balance various commitments to ensure that they are successfully advancing in their coursework. The COHS program addresses these challenges by offering students the opportunity to earn a diploma using an online platform where students study at their own pace, in their own environment, and on their own schedule. Students are able to graduate in as few as 4 to 6 months.

This project was made possible in part by OC Public Libraries, Gale (a part of Cengage Learning), the San Clemente Friends of the Library, and the California State Library.

OC Public Libraries will offer qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district. Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce.

OC Public Libraries will award up to 10 scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers.

To be considered for the program, applicants must:

Be an adult aged 19 or over
Be a resident of Orange County
Have a library account in good standing.

For other SCLLN libraries offering the Career Online HS program,
check the member list on the SCLLN Blog




Friday, June 29, 2018

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events :: July 2018


Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events :: July 2018

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


July 02       National Literacy Day Proclamation 5507 1986
July 09       Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training Anaheim
July 10       Clerihew Day
July 11       Bowdler's Day Challenge & Report Censorship
July 12       Summer Learning Day
July 13       Authors Booth @ California State Fair A/B Building (California Building)
July 17       Scholastic Reading Summit Universal City Universal City
July 19       Comic-Con International San Diego
July 20       Sierra Storytelling Festival Nevada City
July 23       Wilson Reading Just Words® Introductory Workshop Sherman Oaks
July 23       Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training San Francisco
July 30       Introduction to Structured Word Inquiry Cyberspace
July 30       Overview of Orton Gillingham Approach Cyberspace
July 30       Special Ed Law and Dyslexia Cyberspace
July 30       Orton-Gillingham Training with Ron Yoshimoto San Francisco


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: July 2018


SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: July 2018

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


July 07       Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ San Diego Central Library 10a
July 10       Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 12N
July 10       Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Placentia Library 6p
July 11       Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation San Bernardino Co Library Highland 5p
July 11       Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation San Bernardino Co Library Fontana 5p
July 12       Literacy Coalition Meeting San Bernardino Co Library Highland 3:30p
July 16       Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Corona Library 7p
July 18       Adult Literacy Tutor Training Newport Beach Library 5:30p
July 10       Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 6p
July 19       Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation READ OC El Toro Library 5:30p
July 21       Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation San Bernardino Co Library Chino Hills 9:30a
July 24       Youth Literacy Tutor Orientation Words Alive San Diego 12N

Beverly Hills Library Adult Literacy last Friday month 10:30 - 12 N
LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online Instruction
Local Tutor Workshops :: Always Scrolling in the Right Frame

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ventura Co Library :: County Libraries Seek to Help Adults, Kids Struggling with Reading, Writing


County libraries seek to help adults, kids struggling with reading, writing
VC Reporter: 6.20.2018 by Alicia Doyle

Letters and words hold the code for almost everything in life — road signs for driving, aisle signs at the grocery store, price boards at the coffee house, pharmacy instructions for prescriptions, and emails and letters from loved ones.

“Almost every aspect of life is impacted by the need to decode and interpret print,” said Kelly Behle, director of the Simi Valley Public Library.

In its efforts to promote literacy, the Simi Valley Public Library is among others countywide that offer programs to help individuals, including those with dyslexia, a learning challenge that makes it difficult for a person to read quickly and automatically.

“Dyslexia does not impact intelligence or creativity,” said Behle of Camarillo.

Perhaps the biggest myth surrounding people with dyslexia is that they are less intelligent than someone who isn’t dealing with that challenge, Behle said.

“We don’t tend to think of hurdles such as poor eyesight or hearing loss as impacting intelligence, so it really is an additional burden for kids and adults who have to deal with dyslexia,” she noted.

And because reading is foundational for other learning, “the inability to read fluently, unfortunately, can have a devastatingly negative impact on school success.”

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What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a general term for neurological disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read, spell and pronounce words, letters and other symbols, said Carol Chapman, Program Manager for the Ventura County Library’s READ Adult Literacy Program.

These disorders do not affect general intelligence, emphasized Chapman, of Ventura.

“In fact, most people with dyslexia are very intelligent and talented,” she said. “Many successful and well-known actors, scientists, inventors and artists have dyslexia.  READ MORE >>

Simi Valley Library Literacy
Teri Smyres, Site Supervisor
Tues & Wed 4:30 - 7pm
(805) 256-5122

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Huntington Beach Library :: City of Huntington Beach's First Graduation Ceremony & Celebration!

City of Huntington Beach's First Graduation Ceremony & Celebration!



On Friday, June 1, we honored 4 of our graduates for completing the Career Online High School program. Each graduate has a high school diploma and a career certification in their chosen field. These 4 women should be very proud of their accomplishments! I know we are!

The Huntington Beach Public Library's Career Online High School (COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online.

The library's pilot program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education.

For other SCLLN libraries offering the Career Online HS program,
check the member list on the SCLLN Blog