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.

11/14/19 Improving Childhood Literacy Success Stories from Traveling Stories!

Standing in for our regular host, Jose Cruz, was Elisabeth Jacobsen, Program Representative for the San Diego Council on Literacy. This was her first experience as a radio show host and she nailed it. Her guests were Emily Moberly, Founder & CEO, Traveling Stories, and Christelle Jones, Director of Outreach & Partnerships, also from Traveling [...]

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10/24/19 Online Resources for Teachers & Students and Coaching for School Principals

Our guests for these segments are Cindy Dunlevy, Coordinator, Library Media Services for the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), and Jessica McCreary, an executive leadership coach with a specialty in training and guiding public school principals. Both Cindy and Jessica work under the SDCOE service categories of Learning & Leadership. Cindy shares about [...]

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10/10/19 American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read, and Waterford.org Mentoring at Home

Our show started off with conversation between host, Jose Cruz, and wsRadio president, Wade Taylor regarding the importance of media in promoting literacy. Our first guest was Pradeep Gidwani, Medical Director of Healthy Development and First Steps Home Visiting Program. He joined us to talk about the American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read, [...]

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09/26/19 Graphic Novels and Other Literature with Graphics

Meet graphic novelists and researchers, Meryl Jaffe and Talia Hurwich, who are creating literature with visuals and providing teachers with tools to promote and teach visual and verbal literacies. Together they have written a book: "Worth a Thousands Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy". On our show, they share more about [...]

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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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