Saturday, May 25, 2013

Literacy Tribune Newsletter: May 2013

Literacy Tribune: May 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: The Irlen Method: Reading with Color

Simplicity Bank: Don't Get Hooked by a Phishing Scam: Phishing (pronounced fish ing) is a form of online identity theft.

A History Lesson: The U.S. Constitution

Member Spotlight: Eva Dominguez (Azusa Literacy)
"If they can teach me, then maybe I can teach my son."

My Unforgettable Vacation: by Mary Kouzayha, Volunteer Tutor, Learn to Read Program, ManchesterCity Library, Manchester, New Hampshire - Guest Writer

Technology Watch: Windows 8 Update
By Daniel Pedroza, President & CEO of United Literacy

The Literacy Tribune is looking for adult learner writers.
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Do you want to write ?
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You can write about:
Your road to literacy
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Literacy resources you like
You can write book reviews, poetry, short stories
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You can write just about anything !

Saturday, May 18, 2013

PLA Innovations in Literacy Awards

PLA Innovations in Literacy Scholarships

Congratulations to the eight recipients of the PLA Innovations in Literacy Scholarship. They will be awarded $1,000 for registration and travel to the PLA 2014 Conference in Indianapolis, March 11–15. This new scholarship is funded by a generous donation from the Cambria Estate Winery, which has a strong tradition of supporting literacy initiatives. The winners are:
 
Winning applicants demonstrated literacy programs that were unique and inventive and that resulted in a measurable impact on the community the library serves. Programs in early literacy, adult literacy, digital literacy, transliteracy, information literacy, financial literacy, etc., were considered.