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



Friday, June 15, 2018

San Diego Public Library :: Congratulations to the 2018 Career Online High School Graduates!


Congratulations to the 2018 Career Online High School graduates!

The San Diego 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 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.

To be considered for the program, applicants will successfully complete an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview.

Once enrolled in the program, COHS pairs each student with an online academic coach, who provides the student with an individual career path, offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance and connects the student with the resources needed to master the courses. Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program.

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




Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Redlands Library :: “Year of the Writer” Launched with Edison International Grant


“Year of the Writer” Launched with Edison International Grant
Redlands Reads: May 2018

Everyone has a story to share, but for many, writing is a challenge. To help adult learners reach their literacy goals, the Friends of the A K Smiley Public Library applied for and received a $5,000 grant from Edison International. The grant is funding two writing workshops to help adult learners and their tutors in new writing strategies, and updates to the computer class curriculum to include a new writing module.

Using their new writing skills, learners are encouraged to write their personal stories. The Redlands Adult Literacy Program will publish an anthology of the learners' works and share these works with the community. Writing is key to communicating with employers, teachers and family members, and can be a lasting legacy. Many thanks to Edison International for their continuing support!  READ MORE >>

Tutor Orientation :: September 11 :: 6:00 pm
Please call the Redlands Adult Literacy Program office
at 909.798.7565, ext. 4138

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Newport Beach Library :: Learner’s Corner: Irvine Museum Highlights


Learner’s Corner: Irvine Museum Highlights
Literally Speaking: May/June 2018

Thank you so much for providing us all amazing events and programs such as the Irvine museum field trip. Carolyn, our tour guide, gave us a great tour and tried to simplify general information about different art eras and addressed their distinctive characteristics of each style in the exhibition’s paintings.

It’s always hard to pick one out of several interesting ones. The first painting that caught my eyes turned out to be my favorite. Although it wasn’t a big frame, the interesting oil on canvas painting by William Clapp called Country Road made me frozen for a moment.

It was like watching a garden in spring full of blossom through a rainy window glass. I saw myself sitting in a warm chair and the spring rain had made the scene blurry. The blended colors of the garden’s creatures by using the pointillism technique was so powerful that I could even hear the rain pitter-pattered on the window glass.

I found the museum’s flyers and postcards with the same artwork as a representative of this collection by the entrance door when we were leaving the museum, as if the postcard designers heard the rain melody the way I did and that’s why they chose it too.  READ MORE >>

June 27 Adult Learner Orientation 6 pm
July 18 & 25 Adult Literacy Tutor Training 5:30 pm

Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy is a program of the Newport Beach Public Library which provides free literacy instruction to adults who live or work in the Newport Beach area. Our dedicated volunteers have helped hundreds of people improve their English skills. In doing so, these volunteers have helped change lives. Literacy is a concern for everyone in our community as it affects not only the learner, but employers, healthcare providers, schools and more.