Events & Discussions

CAMPUS READING PROGRAM EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES – SPRING 2018

FEBRUARY

Reaching Out to Others
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Room 225

Come to an information session about the Library's Partners in Reading Program that shows how it offers opportunities to do the sort of volunteering and find the sort of rewards that Rob does in this year's campus selection, "Hot Dogs and Hamburgers."  It will be a three person paneI, including the director of the program, a volunteer tutor, and an adult learner/student. 

Films Related to Literacy Issues 
Campus Reading Movie Nights: The Book Thief
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
Sweeney Hall, Room 106 (LCOE Student Success Center)
(co-sponsored by Lurie College of Education)

The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.

Watch the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saR0lpVIljM

Register for movie night now and join us for this extraordinary film, popcorn, and good conversation https://goo.gl/forms/DkqHueQ2NZ9bJK6u2


MARCH

Checking in with Rob
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:00 p.m.
Student Union, Meeting Room 3A

Using campus technology, talk face to face with Rob Shindler, author of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers. Ask him about the book, or about people in the book and what they are currently doing. inquire about projects he is currently working on.  Or just come say hi, whether you heard him speak on campus last fall or not. Connect (or reconnect) with a great guy!

Films Related to Literacy Issues 
Campus Reading Movie Nights: Like Stars on Earth
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
Sweeney Hall, Room 106 (LCOE Student Success Center)
(co-sponsored by Lurie College of Education)

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy troublemaker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Watch the trailer here https://youtu.be/DBg6HSMF9X8

Register for movie night now and join us for this extraordinary film, popcorn, and good conversation https://goo.gl/forms/DkqHueQ2NZ9bJK6u2


APRIL

Literacy in America (co-sponsored by Lurie College of Education)
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.
Sweeney Hall, Room 106 (LCoE Student Success Center)

Professor Andrea Golloher from the Department of Child and Adolescent Development will chair a three member faculty panel that discusses and probes deeper into issues related to illiteracy in the United States.

Overcoming Obstacles, Part II(in partnership with Vet Connect)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Engineering, Room 285/287

A special event focused on disability, resilience, and facilitating success for all students. 


BOOK DRIVE for READING PARTNERS (ongoing until March 23)

This semester we continue the Book Drive led by the Lurie College of Education to help supply Reading Partners with children’s books.  Reading Partners is a nonprofit dedicated to 1-1 literacy tutoring for K-4 students reading below proficiency at fourteen different under-resourced schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.  For more details on what sort of books to donate and locations for book drop off, see: 

http://www.sjsu.edu/education/studentsuccesscenter/book-drive/