Welcome!

News Feed Item

Neuhaus Education Center Launches Innovative Multi-Platform Reading Program

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- Neuhaus Education Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting reading success and literacy locally and nationally, announced today the launch of Neuhaus Academy -- an innovative program that provides free self-paced instruction in multiple formats to meet individual learning needs.

Based on 21st century teaching techniques, Neuhaus Academy provides interactive instruction and access to inventive learning techniques at any time. The flexible online program provides students with videos and phonetic pronunciation of a word, allowing them to hear and then repeat the sounds of the word. It also sends students on different learning paths depending on their needs and abilities.

"We are so excited about launching this new reading platform," said Marybeth Flachbart, president and CEO of Neuhaus Education Center. "Neuhaus Academy gives teachers a new tool that can transform young readers who are struggling, prepare students studying for entrance exams and advance adults with busy schedules. This technology will change the way reading is taught and learned."

The tool is effective for readers of all ages because of the constant repetition of the lesson, using different examples and questions, allowing the learner to build a deep and rich understanding of the material at his or her own pace. By connecting academic and professional vocabulary words to world and cultural knowledge, Neuhaus Academy helps learners of all ages build comprehension.

Neuhaus Education Center offers this free tool to the Houston and national communities because of its foundational belief in aiding all readers, with a special focus on adolescent and adult learners. The program also has instructor manuals and Companion Readers sold individually or as a set, which are designed to work in tandem with the online component. They are available online at the Neuhaus Store at http://neuhaus.org/online-store/.

"Neuhaus Academy flips the classroom," said Suzanne Carreker, senior vice president and creator of Neuhaus Academy. "Learners learn independently online and deepen their world knowledge through partner and small group activities. Project-based learning activities integrate knowing and doing and improve communication skills, reading, and writing. There is something for every learner. The possibilities are endless."

The instructor manuals include bright illustrations, reproducible work pages, and new ways to approach reading. As part of a pilot program, the instructor manual portion of the program was implemented at Jane Long Academy, a Houston Independent School District public middle school, and was met with tremendous success.

During the pilot program, a seventh-grade and eighth-grade teacher at Jane Long Academy used the Neuhaus Academy teaching manuals for ten weeks. At the end of the ten-week period, the seventh-grade students made statistically significant gains in fluency and comprehension and the eighth-grade students made statistically significant gains in fluency. During the pilot program the entire campus adopted the Neuhaus word of the week, which was broadcast over the school announcement system each morning.

"I recommend it heartily because it gives teachers tools to use with struggling students," said Kathy Zimbaldi, instructional coordinator at Jane Long Academy. "Some teachers may not know what they need to do or how to start helping a struggling reader. With Neuhaus Academy they can tailor it to the particular student."

"I hoped that a spirit of learning and adventure with words would evolve at Jane Long Academy, and that is exactly what has happened," she continued. "Although we began with just a pilot program in the two classrooms, it has evolved beyond that. We now have the 'Word of the Week.' We have activities in the morning on thinking skills. Teachers have taken Neuhaus Academy and used it in content areas in ways that we had only hoped would happen. We see it's contagious, and that is always an exciting thing to have happen at a school."

The launch of Neuhaus Academy follows the recent announcement from the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, which addresses Houston's literacy crisis with its blueprint for community action. The Foundation, aided with targeted funding, will financially support Houston's literacy providers so programs and capacity can be expanded to reach more citizens suffering from low literacy. One in five Houstonians are functionally illiterate. The Neuhaus Academy reading platform is an effective and free tool to help learners gain the reading and life skills they need to be productive members of our community.

While many reading initiatives focus on young readers, Neuhaus Academy specifically targets adolescent and adult learners.

While it is generally difficult for adult learners to make the time to improve their reading skills, this program will meet readers where they are on the path of learning. The Academy will begin an adult literacy course in the fall that will accelerate the learning process and enrich the program.

For more than 25 years, Neuhaus has provided scientifically based reading instruction to more than 60,000 teachers of reading and served approximately 2,000 adult learners. Neuhaus offers more than 15 courses taught in-house and 10 online courses and, in the past year alone, assisted more than 2,500 parents through onsite consultation and outreach programs.

Visit the Neuhaus Academy online platform at www.neuhausacademy.org. After taking the steps to create a free account, the online reading program is readily available to the user.

About Neuhaus Education Center:
Neuhaus Education Center is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation is dedicated to promoting reading success. Neuhaus provides evidence-based training and support to educators, supplies information and resources to families, and offers direct services to adult learners. Its staff includes licensed dyslexia therapists, authors of research papers in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters on effective reading instruction, and board members of international organizations that promote scientifically based reading instruction.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2583930

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 18th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects). Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social med...
SYS-CON Events announced today Object Management Group® has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In the rush to compete in the digital age, a successful digital transformation is essential, but many organizations are setting themselves up for failure. There’s a common misconception that the process is just about technology, but it’s not. It’s about your business. It shouldn’t be treated as an isolated IT project; it should be driven by business needs with the committed involvement of a range of stakeholders.
SYS-CON Events announced today that EastBanc Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. EastBanc Technologies has been working at the frontier of technology since 1999. Today, the firm provides full-lifecycle software development delivering flexible technology solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing systems – whether on premise or cloud. EastBanc Technologies partners with p...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNeta is the only application performance monitoring (APM) company to provide solutions for all applications – applications you develop internally, business-critical SaaS applications you use and the networks that deli...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, will explore the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences betwee...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, will discuss the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to fo...
As machines are increasingly connected to the internet, it’s becoming easier to discover the numerous ways Industrial IoT (IIoT) is helping to shape the business world. This is exactly why we have decided to take a closer look at this pervasive movement and to examine the desire to connect more things! Now if you need a refresher on IIoT and how it is changing the world, take a moment and listen to Greg Gorbach with ARC Advisory Group. Gorbach believes, "IIoT will significantly change the worl...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Docker Meets Kubernetes – Intro into the Kubernetes World, being held June 9, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Register for 'Docker Meets Kubernetes Workshop' Here! This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, introduces participants to Kubernetes (container orchestration). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants learn ...