Here are two documents related to the presentation and discussion which took place at the last BALit meeting on 10/14/2014. Thanks to Joanne Wright (Solano County) for sending these.
BALIT High School Equivalency Alternatives (MS Word doc.)
BALit GED 2014 (Powerpoint file)
Below you will find links to many informative resources recommended by Kathy St. John during her July 15th BALit workshop.
BALIT Retreat 2014 workshop PDF
Adult_Literacy_Reading_Writing — highly recommended
ARRIA — Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults
L2AProfessionalGuide2010 — Learning to Achieve – teaching learners with LD
Supporting Learning and Motivation — highly recommended
Teaching Adults to Read — excellent introduction to the 4 components of reading
Dear Literacy Coordinators,
The Adult Learner Leadership Institute is a statewide training program generously sponsored by the California State Library. The Institute is presented by adult learners for adult learners to build leadership, communication, advocacy, and presentation skills through practical exercises. It is a great training program for your adult learners who have demonstrated leadership potential and wish to strengthen and apply those skills.
The Adult Learner Leadership Institute (ALLI) can help you train a corps of “learner leaders” who can become excellent advocates for your programs as well as serve as mentors to other learners. The training is facilitated by adult learners who are graduates of the program. This year, the program will be presented in a “boot camp” format, with classes meeting over one weekend in June: Friday, 6/7- Sunday, 6/9. Please take advantage of this great training opportunity for your adult learners! The entire program is FREE and will include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and training materials. Limited overnight accommodations are available for those for whom travel would be a hardship. We will be happy to discuss your learners’ needs upon acceptance.
The applicant letter, application form, and a description of the “boot camp” are linked at beginning of this post. Please distribute to any learner in your program whom you feel would benefit from this leadership program. Their tutor or a staff member can help them complete the application form. Please sign their form after they complete it and mail or fax it to me by Thursday, May 9.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me at (510) 981-6275, or email at email@example.com.
Library Literacy Coordinator
Berkeley Public Library
Project Read at the San Francisco Public Library has been offering a learner book discussion group (the Wednesday Night Readers) since January 2001. It is probably the most successful ongoing learner workshop we have ever presented. Expertly facilitated by two experienced volunteer tutors, the group meets on the last Wednesday of each month. All participating learners receive free books and unabridged audio books that they may keep. Along with the books and audio they also receive discussion/comprehension questions that they can use with their tutors at tutoring sessions. Over the years the Wednesday Night Readers have read a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction, plays, poetry and short stories. Here is a comprehensive list of what’s been read and discussed since January 2001. WNR book list- 1-2001 to 1-2013
One of our most useful and popular technology tools to support literacy is “Goldie” our sunshiny page of Internet links.
We find it well suited to adult literacy tutoring and independent learning. Pasted below is a direct link to Goldie as well as a PDF of a handout to support your use of this fine resource.
Direct Link to Quick Links: Project Read Quick Links
PDF of Quick Links Handout: Project Read Quick Links Aug 21 2012