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Greetings, all! I want to share a great event in which the San Antonio Toyota Family Literacy Program (TFLP) was involved. The Blue Santa Parade and Community Event is held annually by the San Antonio police and about 35 community organizations, TFLP included. Blue Santa arrived by helicopter at the Miller’s Pond Community Center to… Read more »
The “C’s of Change”: Students — and Teachers — Learn 21st Century Skills This PDF from the National Council of Teachers of English discusses the role technology plays in teaching and learning: “The skills today’s students need ‘are often referred to as “the C’s of change,”‘ says Donald Leu, co-director of the New Literacies Research… Read more »
Organizations across the country celebrated National Family Literacy Day in a variety of ways. Check out some of the events below! Did your program or organization celebrate NFLD? If so, let us know how you celebrated! Dallas, Texas NCFL partnered with Educational First Steps (EFS) in Dallas for the 2nd Annual Literacy Day at the… Read more »
Reminder: Applications for the 2009 Verizon Tech Savvy Awards are due this Friday, December 12. Visit our website to submit your application. Good luck! For some inspiration, check out this video from last year’s Tech Savvy winner — the Boston Digital Bridge Foundation’s Technology Goes Home Program at the Lilla G. Frederick Middle School. Through… Read more »
Check out this article in USA Today from December 2. John Corcoran calls for schools and communities to expand family literacy programs. Do you know a leading champion for family literacy? Be sure to let us know so that we can honor them on in this blog!
There could be good news about families and literacy in the new administration. NCFL was encouraged by yesterday’s statement by President-elect Barack Obama on Meet the Press. Answering anchor Tom Brokaw’s question about cultural activities in the White House, Obama responded, “… ultimately, we want to talk about parents reading to their kids.” NCFL applauds… Read more »
Teacher video can help parents boost literacy From The Augusta Chronicle: “Parents needing an example of good reading practices now have a hands-on tool that models real-life lessons. The Aiken County School District released this month a 20-minute video guide, Parents: A Child’s First Teacher, to encourage parents to build literacy skills from birth.” Education… Read more »
Tomorrow is the last day to submit nominations for the 2009 Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year Award! Visit our website to get your nomination in.
Only 11 days left until applications for the 2009 Tech Savvy awards are due! Here’s a guest post from Kristine White, one of the four regional winners of last year’s award. Visit our website to submit your application. Winning the regional Verizon Tech Savvy Award was an honor for Computers for Families in Santa Barbara…. Read more »