Literacy for All

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Literacy for All radio show is here to enhance access to information and promising practices that support the national and international literacy network and those they serve.

About the Host:
Jose L Cruz began his work in literacy in 1985. The San Diego Council on Literacy was formed one year later. Since then, both have worked to unite the San Diego community to support literacy. Jose has worked in collaborations for literacy at all levels. He has a 26 year history with the SDCOL, the last 12 years as CEO. The pride of the SDCOL is its network of 27+ affiliated literacy program partners that annually serve over 179,000 San Diego residents of all ages at no cost. Everyday, these partnerships help emerging readers, students, parents, heads of households, and workers function and thrive through the power of literacy.

09/12/19 The importance of protecting information through schools, colleges, libraries.

With all of our information outlets, truth and facts are vulnerable to manipulation and abuse. Information is power. Our colleges, like UCLA are engaging in work that looks at the role of information in our lives and confronts issues of trust, validity, and equity. Our guests, Esther Grassian and Dr. Jeff Share, both from the [...]

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08/22/19 The Role of Emotions in Teaching & Learning

Dr. Leslie Shelton, long-time advocate for adult literacy students, shares her history and important information related to the needs of all students. She highlights the importance of working with students from their strengths vs. deficits; the seven intelligences, and her findings as they relate to the role that emotions play in learning. In this interview, [...]

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08/15/19 Literacy Advocate and Wordsmith Richard Lederer

We are happy to present four interview segments for our listeners, starring Richard Lederer, author, speaker, historian, humorist, literacy advocate, and teacher. He is best known for his books on the English language and on word play: puns, oxymorons, and anagrams. He refers to himself as "the Wizard of Idiom," "Attila the Pun," and "Conan [...]

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08/08/19 Update on San Ysidro School District and Ethnically-Relevant Books

Part 1 We were joined by Dr. Gina Potter, Superintendent, San Ysidro School District, and Francisco Mata, Coordinator, Public Relations & Community Services for the district. They spoke about the exciting future of the district, described it's challenges, and shared information about interventions and partnerships that are producing results. San Ysidro is a community that [...]

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07/26/19 The Reading League teaches the Science of Reading

Dr. Maria Murray, CEO, President, and Founder of The Reading League dedicates a full-hour to speaking about The Reading League and its mission of advancing the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-based literacy instruction for instructors. Membership in The Reading League is growing, and is benefiting teachers who aim to provide effective reading instruction to [...]

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07/11/19 Britfield: Real World Youth Literature; Journeys Maps…charting career paths

We are joined by Chad Stewart, author of Britfield & The Lost Crown, who talked to us about his book series, the writing process, and why his books are popular with junior high and school students, teachers, and administrators. Scott Sibley, Executive Director, Journeys Maps, talked to us about overcoming "workplace disruption", and being aware [...]

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06/25/19 Literacy Chicago and San Diego Social Ventures Partners

Our first guest was Richard Dominguez, Executive Director of Literacy Chicago. Richard spoke about the literacy services that his organization provides to adults in the Chicago area. In addition to giving students the opportunity to gain reading skills and learn English, Literacy Chicago also prepares students for employment. Our second guests were Sierra Visher Kroha, [...]

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06/04/19 Understanding Invisible Leadership; Testimonials from Life Long

Dr. Ann Gladys, author of The Invisible Leader, talks about changes, made possible by technology, that will result in more workers not working from an office, but from other locations, or from home. This change affects leadership and the way that for-profit and nonprofit organizations will be operated, more and more, in the future. We [...]

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05/28/19 Literacy Supports Family, A Mother’s and Son’s Story; Write Out Loud Entertains and Educates

Part 1: Denise O'Neal, lifelong learner, and her son, Brendan, talk about their battles in our education system, and their journey to literacy. Denise never dreamed that, after all of her challenges, her son would experience what she experienced. Here's their incredible, still unfolding story. Part 2: We also welcome Walter Ritter, co-founder, Write Out [...]

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05/15/19 Art of Problem-Solving, Rigor, and the Laubach Literacy Council of San Diego

We are joined by Dr. Grayson Maas, Chief Communications Officer for Art of Problem Solving (AOPS). This entity is the producer of Beast Academy and other educational content that is high-rigor, engaging, and challenging. We explore concepts in teaching and learning and the idea of greater expectations for reaching student potential. Our second guest is [...]

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