Academy of Literacy converts the memory challenged into logic based learners.
Teaches the ALPHabetic Principle in a meaningful & predictable format.
The founder and Developer
Turning a would be curse into a gift of inestimable value, the founder of the A.W.A.R.E. system -Barbara Pringle- has used her own "learning disability" as her research base for teaching.
The effective learning strategies she developed to earn her university degree in special education have become the foundation for designing the literacy teaching system that has enabled hundreds of "alternate learners" to succeed when the standard education had written them off as "learning disabled."
Over thirty years Barb has combined intense analysis of the intricacies of written English with careful observations of how learners of all ages and learning styles process information.
On that research base she has evolved the highly effective "PhonKnowLedgy" system.
It expedites literacy learning for natural learners and teaches "disabled" learners to process information instead of depending on their unreliable memory.
Barb Pringle's unique perspective draws on three sources not usually combined in educational design.
As an alternate learner herself, a parent of alternate learners, and an educator she synthesizes
With that trilogy of "inside information" her problem solving literacy program meets the needs of parents, teachers and users.
The A.W.A.R.E. Academy of Literacy
The A.W.A.R.E. Academy of Literacy was founded in 1992 to provide specialized instruction for disabled learners whose needs were not adequately met by the resources of the school system.
Demand for services has now outstripped the resources of the facility, and waiting lists are growing.
The outstanding successes achieved by learners who have graduated from the academy have alerted educators in the community to the A.W.A.R.E. system and its potential.
As a result, teachers, parents, and even students are asking "why isn't this available in the schools?"
Our answer is to convert the program into a virtual teacher "Techi Tutor".
The A.W.A.R.E. Academy is converting its highly effective teaching program into a set of educational Web Apps each of which becomes a "Techi Tutor" that teaches fundamental literacy skills.
Techi Tutor is an interactive multi-media product that uses a coherent engaging storyline.
Learners participate actively in unfolding the storylines of the concepts and practice their newly-developed skills in meaningful ways.
"ALPHABITUNES", the initial Web App in the series begins by teaching basic phonology - one sound = one letter.
It is scheduled to be completed in 2019.