2016 Literacy Conference | Writer To Writer Awards

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Buena Park Holiday Inn
Writer to Writer Presentations



Writer To Writer
Award Ceremony & Brunch
March 7, 2015
Greg Lucas, California State Librarian :: Guest Speaker


Radisson Hotel – Newport Beach


SCLLN Literacy Conference :: Mar 8 2014    Holiday Inn, Buena Park

SCLLN 2014 Literacy Conference Schedule
Strand 1  9:00 – 10:15
Techniques for Assisting Adults with Learning Disabilities Part 1: Explicit Instruction for Strategy Learning - Kathy St. John, LINCS National Trainer
identify and learn how to use explicit instruction: 1. What is a strategy?  2. What is explicit instruction? 3. How can we use explicit instruction to teach strategies and why is it useful? 4. What is important in preparing and modeling a strategy?
Banish Boredom! Match-em Card Games - Tamarie Tigh, Writer and Trainer
how to create card games that are easily adapted to teach any subject.
Reading Fluency - Kat Gilmore, Board of Director President, Tutor & Class Instructor; Tutoring Center Business Owner
English language learners. More success with writing, better vocabulary skills, and a greater understanding of written texts.
Bring Children’s Books to Life, ESL - Amy Crepeau, Family Literacy Coordinator
create activities to help ESL learners develop English literacy skills.
Learner Strand
Accent Reduction - Margaret Watkins, Speech Pathologist, Adj Professor at Golden West College, & Board Member, Friends of READ/OC.
demonstrate accurate pronunciation of commonly mispronounced sounds of English
Strand 2  10:30 – 11:45
Techniques for Assisting Adults with Learning Disabilities Part 2 - Kathy St. John, LINCS
Citizenship: Tips from the Experts - Graciela Arreola-Muñoz and Jennifer Lane, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
eligibility requirements and the process to become a citizen of the United States.
Reading Fluency - Kat Gilmore, Board of Director President, Tutor & Class Instructor; Tutoring Center Business Owner
English language learners. More success with writing, better vocabulary skills, and a greater understanding of written texts.
Clear Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays – Guaranteed! - Toby Larson, Writing Consultant, Literacy Specialist
Learn how to organize your thoughts and put them on paper using a variety of visual strategies.
Learner Strand
Social Media for Beginners: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Oh My! - Susan Vega, Tutor/Learner Coordinator
basics to social media, and if you want, create a Facebook, Twitter, and or Pinterest account!
Strand 3  1:45 – 3:00
Alphabetics: A Critical Component of Reading - Kathy St. John, LINCS National Trainer
focus on decoding skills and phonics instruction.
Live & Learn- Language Experience - Judy Widener, Library Technician, Carlsbad City Library Learning Center
Adults learn best when they can use their own experience; Language Experience Approach (LEA)
Tap that App - Susan Vega, Tutor/Learner Coordinator
free apps to help with reading, writing, and math. Bring your own iPad or iPhone!
Using Prompts to Kindle Creative Writing - Kat Gilmore, Board of Director President, Tutor & Class Instructor; Tutoring Center Business Owner
develop the skill of using prompts with your learner to build ideas, characters, and storytelling skills through the written word.
Learner Strand
Practice Yourself into Being a Sensational Conversationalist - Carol Chapman, Program Manager, READ Ventura County Library
learn how you can become more comfortable in social and business conversations.

SCLLN Literacy Conference - 2013 @ Holiday Inn, Buena Park

SCLLN Literacy Conference - 2012 @ Holiday Inn, Buena Park

SCLLN Literacy Conference - 2011 @ Holiday Inn, Buena Park
Strand 1 – 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
1.  Health and Wellness the Easy Way: Tutor Resources for Teaching Healthy Life Skills
Kelli Ham, Consumer Health Librarian, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, UCLA Biomedical Library
2.  Stories In Our Lives: An Introduction to Finding and Shaping Family Stories
Stephen Henegar, Professional Storyteller and Monologist/Workshop Leader
3.  Writing from the Senses
Kathy St. John, Literacy Consultant
4.  Preserving Literacy Services in Tough Times
Rod Williams, Former Palmdale Literacy Coordinator; Current Case Manager with Mental Health America
Barbara Carson, Volunteer Coordinator/Director, Palmdale/Antelope Valley Adult Literacy Program
5.  How To Publish Your EBook
Sharon Henegar, Author, Orange County Children’s Services Manager
6. Stay in Control !
Matthew Le, Orange County Community Resources Volunteer Coordinator-Administrator of READ/OC
7. Learning to Read in Adulthood
Jacquie Brinkley, Library Programs Consultant - CLLS
Catherine Troka, Volunteer Tutor/Literacy Trainer, Sacramento Public Library
Strand 2 10:30 – 11:45
8. Powerful Strategies to Improve Your Learner’s Writing and Reading Comprehension
Toby Larson, Writing Instructor and Trainer, Newport Beach Public Library
9. Rekindling The Spark
Carol Chapman, Program Manager for READ Ventura County Library
Marianne Tromp, Tutor and Trainer for READ Ventura County Library
10. Becoming an Effective Spokesperson for Your Literacy Program–Double Session
Kathy St. John, Literacy Consultant
11. What About Executive Function: Beyond Basic Skills
Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley, San Diego Learning Center & Dyslexia Training Institute
12. 7 Keys to Decoding
William Byrne, Literacy Coordinator, Burbank Public Library
13. Money 101 – Practical Financial Literacy
Variny Yim Paladino, co-author of The Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-it Guide to Money. She also Blogs for the Money Wise Women forum on Forbes.com
14. Writer to Writer Challenge
Donna Jones, Adult Learner and Past Winner of the Writer to Writer Contest.
Strand 3 – 1:45-3:00
15. Wacky for WIKIS: The Advantages of Social Networking
William Byrne, Literacy Coordinator, Burbank Public Library.
16. Talk To Your Kids About Money
Variny Paladino, co-author of The Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-it Guide to Money. She also Blogs for the Money Wise Women forum on Forbes.com
18. Resume and Interview Skills
Julie Cottle, Staffing Specialist/Recruiter, Wells Fargo
19. A Picture Can Spark 100 Words
Rebecca Braun, Tutor Coordinator, READ/OC
20. Creative Writing for Learners
Shenikka Barnes, Learner Coordinator, READ/OC
21. Heed and Feed the Need to Read
Rod Williams, Former Palmdale Literacy Coordinator; Current Case Manager with Mental Health America