Today In America To Feature AWARD Reading

Top Quote The producers of Today in America are pleased to announce that AWARD Reading, published by AWARD Publishing Limited, will be featured in a segment on Improving Academic Excellence through Innovative Technology, as part of the American Education series. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 02, 2010 - CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA - Surrounded by technology in their everyday lives, today's children are captivated by the interactive experience. So much so, that when technology is brought into the classroom, it can open up a whole new world for young learners - especially when it comes to reading.

    "Reading is complex and children come to school with different skill levels. Some know the alphabet letters already, and others are only beginning to learn them," says Wendy Pye, President of AWARD Reading. "Animated technology can make a huge difference to students beginning to learn, but the learning must be designed so that software makes it straightforward and enjoyable, but also builds the scaffolding necessary to ensure success."

    Located with headquarters in New York City, AWARD Reading is part of a successful worldwide publishing organization that specializes in technology and print resources. Over the past 27 years, the organization has delivered quality literacy products to U.S. classrooms for students at grades K-3. The program teaches students to read through scaffolded skills activities, entertaining stories and informational texts. The organization has used its considerable experience in teaching millions of children throughout the world to read print, to develop a digital product called AWARD Reading.

    "AWARD Reading took six years to develop with a team of skilled educators, and three years of further testing to ensure that it supported students' learning," adds Pye. "A research project in New York City of 1068 students showed an improvement in literacy rates, with a doubling of the students' scores over a full year of learning. Award's technology component can help teachers differentiate instruction and engage the students of today in such a way that language and learning will become part of an enjoyable and successful school experience."

    Filmed on location, at Oak Hammock K-8 School, in Port St. Lucie, Florida, the five-minute segment takes viewers into the classroom, where AWARD Reading is being used. The segment introduces viewers to the many reading-friendly features of the program, and includes interviews with Oak Hammock Principal, Carmen Peterson, Grade 1 Teacher, Dorothy Levin, AWARD Publishing President, Wendy Pye, and Executive Education Consultant, Paige Jerome.

    For more information on AWARD Reading, contact Shannon Murphy, 1-760-902-3080 or visit HYPERLINK "" or ""

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